Series: STANDALONE HEA - The Hunter Series Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover: Beetiful - @beetifulgraphicdesigns
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“Anyone who enjoys a tight and intelligent plot with many unexpected twists and turns, on top of a deliciously angst-riddled and heat-infused romantic connection, will love SE Cooper’s debut novel; Silhouette” ~ Freya Barker, Award-winning Author
“SE had me hooked from page 1 right up until the last page. She kept me guessing along the way and the OMG moments were brilliant” ~ DL Gallie, Author of The Liquor Cabinet series
“I loved how S.E brought together two very complex, broken characters and being a part of their journey watching them trying to mend all the broken pieces and making them whole again...This book is simply phenomenal from the first word to the last.” ~ Kinky Kittens Book Blog
“I really really enjoyed this book. From the minute I picked it up, I found it difficult to put down. The style of writing is easy and just flows and the author has you hooked every chapter.” ~ A Book Lover’s Emporium Book Blog
My father put down his spoon and looked at me thoughtfully.“Why’d you ask, Princess?”
“I heard you talking yesterday and you said ‘one more white lie isn’t going to make a difference.’ I just wanted to know what you meant.”
“You heard that, huh?” My father tilted his head to study me. “It’s just a small lie you tell when you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. It’s nothing for you to worry about.”
My eyes grew wide. “Like when you told Aunt Rena her pie was good even though it tasted icky?”
“Exactly.” My father smiled.
“Or when you told that man last week that you hadn’t seen Uncle Bruno and you had?”
The smile fell from his face and he straightened in his chair. “No, Princess, that was a different kind of lie.”
Scrunching up my nose, I asked, “What kind of lie was that?”
My father swallowed hard before replying. “That’s the kind of lie where you have to have a real good memory.”
Clarissa Solano could never have known, as an inquisitive child, how significant those words would become. That she would spend years twisting the truth: hoping and praying that she would not contradict herself and expose the secrets she keeps locked inside.
Most of the people in her life don't really know her at all. She forces them to swallow her lies, but she is the one who feels the bitter aftertaste of deception.
When Lane Hunter sweeps into her life, she finds herself opening up in ways she never thought possible. He sees beyond the facade to the woman beneath and knows instantly that he wants her. However, all is not as it seems and when secrets and lies are exposed, it threatens to destroy them all.
5 of 5 Stars
Now that was a turbulent story that still has me spinning. There was so much in this story that held me to my seat reading like a mad woman, I had to know what was going to happen next. While the main plot of the story is completely involving, SE managed to pull in some small side plots just as a little bonus. Her characters will draw you in and make you feel at home.
Ari has spent her life hiding out in the open, always looking over her shoulder wondering if they will come looking for her again. She has lost so many people and she hold a very select few close to her heart. She will not disclose her secrets as she fears of loosing those she loves more than anything. When the threat is real once again she meets Lane Hunter. The connection is instant and she finds herself divulging more than she means to, is he really going to be able to keep her safe or does he have his own agenda?
Life has not been kind to Lane Hunter. Sure he has a family who love him but he is the wild adventurous one. He does a pretty good job of holding everyone at a distance and keeping his emotions locked and guarded. Ari gets under his skin almost immediately. He will do everything to keep her SAFE.....
The emotions that SE brings to the table with her characters if pretty amazing. Fear, loss, quilt, shame... these can make you act and do things that you might regret at a later time but forgiveness doesn't always come easy. Can these Ari and Lane finally find a way to move from the past and let those they care for in... completely. Can they find happiness?
Congrats to SE Cooper on her wonderful debut novel. The tight plot that flows and reads easy, filled with angst and a little humor is one that I will remember for some time to come. I love that while her main characters sucked me into the story, her secondary characters leave much to be imagined, which leads to a desire for more stories to come from this first. Check it out and give a new author a try.
*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***