Release Date: 30 July 2013
Sometimes home is the refuge you need-and sometimes it isn't. Adelaide Davies, who's been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago.
Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible-men now-are punished. But she can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's better to pretend....
Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.
My Opinion 5 STARS
Wow. This book covers some really hard and gritty issues.
First things first, poor bloody Baxter! I really really hope he gets his happy ever after. He really does have good friends and I loved that Noah was still there for him as his friend.
I really felt for Addy. The poor woman has suffered so much, and to be targeted again when she went back just made it so much harder. She is a strong woman, especially with how well she handled things. Especially with how badly she was treated, her forgiving nature really won me over even more.
Noah too showed a strong loyal side. He not only had to deal with his best friend but with his feelings for Addy and the eventual revelations from Addy, Baxters parents and his own. Loved the fact that he VERY quickly believed Addy instead of everyone else and stood up to them on her behalf and fought for the justice he believed was right.
I was however slightly disappointed in the ending. Yes justice was served, but I felt that something was missing, not that I can pin-point it. Otherwise it was another great addition to the series.