Bad Nights

As Morgan Rains sits in a Cabin in the woods, a cabin she and her late husband used as a retreat, she hears something rustling the leaves outside. She had been contemplating how she could go on without the love of her life. For the last 18 months she has felt nothing and doesn’t care if she lives or dies. At least in death she could be with her husband again. The worry and slight fear due to the noise outside is the first emotions to escape the deep freeze she has been living in.

Venturing outside she finds Jack Brandt, naked, injured and nearly unconscious. When Jack sees the gun beneath the afghan he is sure his captors have found him once more. With the last of his strength he lunges toward Morgan and the gun goes off. Thinking she has shot him at first she tries to think how to get him inside. Going back to get a tarp she drags him inside the cabin and erases all traces of evidence showing Jack was there and her saving him. Once inside she can see the proof of the torture Jack as endured. He has multiple deep bruises and cuts and several severe cigarette burns. She wonders who this man is and what she has got herself into. Then Jack's tormentor finds them and they do the only thing they can, they run.

From the moment you open this book you will be held fast. Rebecca York is a master of suspense and with Bad Nights she proves she has not lost her touch. If you enjoy a novel that is high with adrenalin rushes and keeps you guessing what will happen next then you will be thrilled with the intense drama woven into the story. You will watch as Morgan begins to come back to life as romance between her and Jack develops slowly. Even though they acknowledge the attraction neither is willing to accept anything more. As the plot thickens you will avidly be turning the pages to see how they will escape from and ultimately overcome the evil that is chasing them. If you have not read Rebecca York for a while then you will fall in love again with her style all over again. I must say it has been a while for me and now I have a reason to pull out all her other novels and a few I have yet to pull out of my TBR pile and read them again while I await Ms. York's next intriguing novel.

Bad Nights is a novel not to be missed.

Book Blurb for Bad Nights

When Professor Morgan Rains goes out to investigate a strange sound coming from her backyard, the last thing she expects to see is a naked man covered with burns and bruises. Jack Brandt is a former Navy SEAL on an undercover mission, and he's barely managed to escape from a terrorist militia's torture. When his torturers come back to claim him, he and Morgan are thrown into a pressure cooker of danger and intrigue, and they soon find themselves falling in love. When Morgan is captured, Jack must rescue the woman whose life now means more to him than his own.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 4.50