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5+ stars for Shattered Promises by @LindaTrout2 #romanticsuspense #bookreview #newrelease
Title: Shattered Promises
Author: Linda Trout
Genre: Romantic Suspense
While investigating a plane crash in rural Arkansas, FBI Agent Wade Malone is stunned to find the only woman he ever loved living close by. As a hardened criminal closes in, putting Miranda in the cross-hairs, he’s conflicted on how to protect her, yet keep his well-guarded emotions from resurfacing.
Miranda Johnson loves the life she has carved out as an artist, but she never expected to see her former lover again. Can they reconnect and move past the hurts each inflicted on the other, or will the secret she has kept from him all these years cost them everything?
Wade strolls back into her life and she’s stunned at what he’s become. Randi finds comfort in the life she’s made for herself. She’s a successful artist living in a small rural town. Her world is shattered when she sees a plane crash in her backyard. The look of fear on the pilot’s face just before the crash will haunt her for the rest of her life. As the federal, state, and local authorities arrive to investigate, Randi comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart years ago. She was known as Miranda back then. He’s cold, angry, and standoffish to her. She doesn’t understand why as she’s the injured party. He abandoned her. Before she can find the time to sit down with Wade to talk things out, bullets fly. There’s a killer on the loose gunning for one of them, but who? Is Wade or Randi the target? As Wade hunts down clues, Randi knows she has to tell him her dark secret. As the killer moves to strike, Wade discovers what she’s been hiding all these years. Can Wade and she survive long enough to reconcile or will promises made long ago shatter like crystal?
Shattered Promises is an unputdownable romantic suspense from start to finish. The action starts right away with the crash. I connected with Randi and she quickly tugged at my heartstrings. As the story unfolded, I got to know what makes Randi tick and how much pain she’s been in. I also met Wade, but he was a puzzle to unravel, and once I did, the emotions overwhelmed me. Why is this important? As a reader, I need to connect with the characters and what they’re going through. Linda Trout has a poignant gift for writing romantic suspense and connecting her characters with the reader. She builds up the suspense without overdoing it. The descriptive narration is intricate and therefore allows the reader to become part of the story. An emotionally charged romantic suspense, Shattered Promises needs to be read and enjoyed. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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An Award-Winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Oklahoma native Linda Trout loves Happily-Ever-Afters. She counts herself lucky to having grown up in a small farming town with small town values. Getting lost in a good book is one of her favorite pastimes so it was natural that she turned to writing, creating intriguing stories of her own. Between her numerous cats, who think they have to help her write, and traveling to various parts of the country, she’s working on her next novel.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N