Meg Tilly delivers a superb story with this absolutely stunning contemporary suspense release. Maggie and Luke had so much in common and yet they were nothing alike. While the attraction is obviously so are the fears and doubts. Seeing these two explore their attraction while taking on a new business ventures and unknown threats was a treat. It warmed my heart and left me feeling hopeful.
What could have easily been a cliched, well worn story idea turned out to be one of the best books I’ve read all year. There was something so deeply emotional about this book; the setting and characters drew me in and gripped me until the very last word. The plot twists and action was delightfully unexpected and yet worked so seamlessly into the feel and flow that I can’t imagine the story working any other way. The emotion and the depth of these characters left me with no unanswered questions, just a contentment knowing that everything worked out exactly as it should have. It has been a little time since I finished reading the story and I still cannot explain the pleasure and the sadness I felt at the completion of the book. While I didn’t feel at all cheated I still felt bereft at letting it go as if something were now missing from my life. I’d love to return to this nearly magical, healing destination and perhaps see Maggie’s sister find her peace. This is a book you’ll be glad you read; it has the feeling of a classic with just the right amount of modern touches.
The Story: Maggie Harris and Luke Benson both have things in their pasts they would simply love to forget and never think about again. They both know the past isn’t always behind us, especially when it seems to have followed one or both of them to Solace Island. Can they move forward and perhaps have a life together?
A contemporary novel with a strong suspense element from Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly set on a peaceful island village in the Pacific Northwest.
Dumped on the eve of her wedding and looking for a quiet place to lick her emotional wounds, Maggie Harris joins her sister on Solace Island, where she hopes to recover from the stunning betrayal. At first, Maggie resists Eve's impassioned argument about relocating permanently so the sisters can open their own local bakery. What she definitely doesn't need on her road to recovery are Eve's efforts to fix her up with their mysterious and alluring neighbor, Luke Benson--even if he is incredibly handsome and desirable.
Just as Maggie starts to get comfortable in her new surroundings, a car tries to run her down in the middle of the street. If it weren't for Luke's extremely quick reflexes, Maggie could have been killed, leading her to wonder just who exactly Luke Benson really is...
Luke thought he'd left the violence of the high risk security world behind. But he can't stand by while Maggie's life is threatened. Luke will do anything to keep her safe--even moving Maggie and her sister into his house with its state-of-the-art security features. But with the secrets between them and an unknown threat stalking her heels, Luke will have to think fast to prove to Maggie that she can trust him with her life--and with her heart.