Darcy James' obsession with her new tenant turn her into a stalker. Not in a 'if I can't have you no one will' kind of way, but following him and spying on him like a besotted teenaged girl.
I can perfectly understand how a grown woman can have a fascination with a man, and not want to initiate a romance because she’s been burnt and is in no hurry to get hurt again. What I enjoyed about this novel was that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen next, nor guess the secret that Darcy’s tenant, Baxter was hiding. This was an enjoyable and original novel with well written characters. My interest was engaged right from the beginning, and I found there was a depth to the characters that I really appreciated as a reader.
There is a subplot with a threat to Baxter, which though a little predictable did not spoil the book for me. I did think that the author could not make up her mind about Darcy’s best friend, for some reason, I could not quite work him out or his motives, myself, so perhaps both the author and I have that in common. This was an enjoyable romance that stands out in the genre.
Darcy James' life blew up in her face after her husband disappeared with her newly acquired inheritance. All she has left in the world is the White Birch Inn, formerly run by her grandmother, so she takes over operations in the mountain ski village.
Still damaged from her husband's betrayal, she has trouble connecting with men. But while her emotions are damaged, her libido is not, and she begins spying on a gorgeous tenant who's moved into one of her suites at the inn.
But things become complicated when she discovers her tenant is not what he seems, possibly not even human. And that she's not the only one stalking him... (Heat rating: 3 Novas / 103 pages)