You gotta love when the title of the book is an accurate depiction of the story cause someone was seriously unhinged in this book.
I loved this author’s debut book and was looking forward to seeing what was next. This book kicks off a new series but has some loose ties with the other series via the characters.
Interesting thing – the leads weren’t written in the typical damsel in distress saved by a big alpha man. Aiden Miller is a very rich and successful businessman but he also suffers from anxieties from a situation that lasted many years in his past. (I’m choosing not to go into detail about what that is so the reader can be surprised.) On the recommendation of his Dr he was sent to oversee one of his family’s smaller grocery stores to help in alleviating some of his stress. Yeah that didnt work out to well as right away he finds himself attracted to very confident and brash woman, realizing the store is losing money and its turn over rate on employees is high and it gets even worse when the police inform him drugs are being sold out of his store and they want to set up a sting.
Tori Radnor is starting over in life with her teenage son. All she wants to do is to help the unemployed homeless get reestablished back into the work force. Tori came from money and even married money but after a disastrous marriage and losing everything and her snooty parents being ashamed of her homeless state she decides she is going to help others and that means starting from the bottom and working her way up on her own. She refuses to ever rely on another person again after being let down by both her parents and ex-husband. She too is instantly attracted to Aiden but after her past resists it as long as can.
We get the baddie’s POV through out and its obvious from their thought process they are unhinged. The author did a good job of not letting the reader know who it was and even once we did there was still a huge shocking revelation you didn’t see coming.. Those are always my favorites in suspense books…
Not as dark and intense in subject matter as Runaway but the story still engages your attention from beginning to end (and what an ending it was)..