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No One But You (Silver Springs, #2) by Brenda Novak
Series: Silver Springs #2
Published by MIRA on May 30th 2017
FINAL DECISION: Really enjoyable small town mixed with mystery and crime romance. These are two wounded people who have no reason to open up and trust one another — and yet they do. They have a sweet romance combined with an exciting storyline for each of them.
THE STORY: Sadie Harris is struggling. She is separated from her husband who doesn’t want to let her go and is trying to sabotage her efforts to be self-sufficient in order to driver her back to him. When a job opens up with helping Dawson Reed at his farm preparing for the possibility of his sister being returned to his custody. Everything seems perfect about the job except that everyone in town knows that Dawson savagely murdered his parents but managed to be found not guilty. With the whole town against her, Sadie agrees to take the job in order to support her son. As Sadie and Dawson spend time together, they grow closer and find that there is something between them worth fighting against the whole town for.
OPINION: I really enjoyed this book because it acted somewhat as a romantic suspense in ways that I didn’t expect when the book began. The merging of the various storylines was done in a skillful manner.
There is a lot going on but the heart of this story remains Sadie and Dawson. They are both people who have been damaged by their pasts and have no reason to trust one another. But as the two spend time together they form a friendship, and alliance, and understanding that it is them against everyone in town.
I thought this book had some beautiful moments between Sadie and Dawson as both are willing to sacrifice for the other. And there is a lot of action and excitement as they story threads play out.
I really enjoyed this book and now want to go back and read the first one in the series.
WORTH MENTIONING: The premise of this series comes from men who were troubled boys at the New Horizons Boys Ranch in Silver Springs.
CONNECTED BOOKS: NO ONE BUT YOU is the second book in the Silver Springs series. This book, however, can be read as a standalone without any problem. (I haven’t read the first book yet and didn’t feel that I missed it.)
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in order to provide a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.