RELEASE DATE: July 26th, 2016
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ½ This book was full of suspense with a nice helping of romance on the side. Samantha and Ethan were both great characters and I enjoyed their immediate attraction. The sparks between them kept up throughout the book nicely. I have to give Samantha props for all she handled in this story. She had a great head on her shoulders and a fantastic gut instinct. Ethan was an honest, reliable guy. He truly felt genuine to me, and I have to say, it's not often I get that feeling from characters.
While the romance wasn't the main plot point (as it is in most of the books I read.) I found the intrigue and of course Naughton’s fantastic writing, kept me reading. I had a few guesses at who and what might happen, but was still left wondering enough to keep the story fresh. I did have one question at the end however. Don’t worry there is no cliffhanger, it was just something I wish was answered, but who knows, perhaps that will be a nice detail for the next book! - Which of course, as always, I can’t wait to read!!
*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Hidden Falls is exactly as Samantha Parker left it—small, insular, and prone to gossip. Eighteen years have passed since she witnessed her brother’s murder, but she’s still the talk of the town. Until a handsome child psychologist with haunting memories of his own arrives.
Dr. Ethan McClane isn’t exactly a newcomer. If it weren’t for his latest case, he’d never set foot back in Hidden Falls. Thankfully, no one seems to recognize him as the troubled teen from years past. Not even Sam, the delightfully sharp and sexy high school chemistry teacher he can’t stop thinking about.
When Sam and Ethan work together to help one of her students, sparks ignite. But Sam’s hazy memories of a long-ago night concern Ethan, and unlocking the repressed images reveals a dark connection between them. As the horrors of the past finally come to light, their relationship isn’t the only thing in danger. A killer will strike again to keep an ugly secret hidden, and this time no one will be safe.