Author: D.B. James
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 23, 2017
He has everything planned… except her. Rhys lives a life of solitude — one he’s perfectly content with. That is until his friend Vinny is found murdered. There are secrets and half-truths at every corner, but he’s determined to find out what happened. Averill is exactly where she wants to be in life after years of running. She’s opened her own boutique and can finally breathe again. She thought she was safe… until her world collides with the dark shadows of Rhys’. When he unknowingly puts her in the path of a serial killer, will he be able to protect her? Even if it means becoming the killer he’s trained to be?
I give Rhys 3.5 out of 5 wine glasses - Once upon a time, I thought that I only liked my contemporary romance with little angst, only mild or comedic drama, and few plot twists - but books like Rhys have proven me wrong! This was such a page turner that grabbed me from the very beginning - it has the perfect mix of action, character development, and romance in the story line. I love to see a misunderstood character (particularly male characters) prove and redeem themselves in such a way that you wind up changing your first impression of them, as is the case with Rhys. I may also be a fan of the damsel in distress trope - but only when she plays a role in saving herself and that's what we get from Averill.
This was the first book I've read by D.B. James but I'm looking forward to reading more!
D.B. James is an indie author of New Adult Romance. Her debut novel will release on August 19, 2016. In her spare time she's an avid reader. Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher, Teagan Hunter, KA Tucker, Linda Kage, Renee Carlino, and Abbi Glines are a few of her obsessions. She's a Michigan girl through and through but currently resides in sunny Florida. Sarcasm, Supernatural (team Sam!), Harry Potter and coffee are among her favorite things.