Author: Shiloh Walker
Book: Headed for Trouble
tl;dr recommendation: Wonderfully smart and seriously entertaining I was so fucking sad when it ended. I could read Shiloh’s writing for days. 5 stars!
SHE’S A SMALL-TOWN GIRL WITH BIG DREAMS.
Nine years ago, Neve McKay fled her small Southern town and disapproving family to seek a career in the big city. Now she’s finally coming home – and hoping for a fresh start. But the relationship that shattered her world still haunts her. And even among her nearest and dearest, she doesn’t feel safe.
CAN THIS BAD BOY BE THE ANSWER TO HER PRAYERS?
Ian Campbell is a pure Scottish muscle – as hard and handsome as they come. But when Neve walks into his bar, his heart melts . . . and he vows to have this gorgeous and somewhat vulnerable woman in his life – for better or for worse. What is Neve’s tragic secret? And how can Neve expect Ian to protect her, when doing so could put his own life at risk? The only thing Ian knows for sure is that he will do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm’s way – and in his loving arms.
I was sold on this book the second I read that Ian was Scottish. Call it what you will but I have a soft spot (and a wet spot) for hot scots in kilts. Upon discovering that he has a beard I promptly orgasmed.
And then something even better happened – I loved the story. While beards and dirty accented words can leave me walking funny, the plot needs to hold me up. This one more than carried me.
Neve’s harrowed past is presented in a suspenseful and intriguing way – the writing allows you to piece together the bits and pieces until the whole horrid tale comes to light and I love that page turning style. William, her ex, his coming for her and Neve’s decided to stop running and finally comes home after ten long years away. The questions swirl around her when she steps foot back into her small town and the rumors start to spread almost immediately. Meeting Ian was a fluke – but a hot as fuck fluke that I wanted her to re-do over and over again. Don’t worry, this book is full of fluking.
Neve’s strong will and stiff backbone made me love her at once. It only took once glance from Ian for him to feel the same way. These two fit together so perfectly and I had to stop myself from physically swooning more than once. They’re struggling to gain their footing in this newfound and unexpected relationship – but Ian is utterly fantastic at giving Neve was she needs (and what she begs for).
Shiloh develops each character with ease and draws you into the quick paced story. While we know that Neve’s on the run – and we also know from what – you don’t know how it all is going to shake out. Being kept on the edge keeps the relationship drama low and the suspense high.
Wonderfully smart and seriously entertaining I was so fucking sad when it ended. I could read Shiloh’s writing for days.
Suspense, heat, quick love and serious seduction: what’s not to love?!?! Get in this book!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]