Gentle on My Mind by Susan Fox, a Caribou Crossing romance, was sent to me as an Advance Uncorrected Print Proof in return for my honest review.
I always like stories like this. Brooke Kincaid has come a long way. She has battled bipolar disorder and alcoholism and has made a new life for herself in Caribou Crossing. She has made peace with her estranged son and his wife, who is expecting her first grandchild. Her life seems to be going along very well until an uninvited guest plows into her white picket fence and into her heart.
Jake Brannon, an undercover cop, is fleeing the men who shot him on his motorcycle. He blacks out and takes out Brooke’s fence. He coerces her into taking him in, nursing him back to health, while keeping his presence a secret from everyone. Jake can’t trust anyone in Caribou Crossing. He is on the trail of a murderer and drug lord. He and Brooke hatch a plan so that he can stay with her and keep his secret while investigating the citizens of Caribou Crossing. Their close proximity leads to something neither wants.
This novel has all the elements…romance, danger, and murder…that will make you want to keep reading. I recommend this book to all romance lovers.
In her latest contemporary romance, Susan Fox welcomes readers back to Caribou Crossing, the ruggedly sexy Western town that seems made for starting over. . .
Brooke Kincaid knows second chances don't come cheap. She's spent five years repairing past mistakes and making her life in Caribou Crossing steady and predictable. But now a stranger's Harley has shattered her fence and her peace of mind in one swoop. Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon--his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feel more alive than she's ever been.
By rights, Brooke should curse Jake for complicating her life. Instead she's offered him a place to heal and a cover story as he searches for a wanted man. Jake knows she's vulnerable, but she's also strong, kind, and hotter than hellfire. It's a combination that could make even a die-hard loner long to put up his boots and put down roots at last, and show her just how good a second chance can get. . .