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Deep in the Heart

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Samantha Carlyle knows someone is watching her—someone who wants her dead. So she runs to the safety of her tiny Texas hometown, and to the sweet, haunting memories of John Thomas Knight. A dedicated small-town sheriff as tender as he is tough, John Thomas was Samantha's best friend, her first love—and now he is her only chance. Fate has carried them down different roads, ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Avon (first published December 1st 1995)
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Hope Frost
Mar 26, 2011 Hope Frost rated it liked it
I really liked this book. There was a mix of who-done-it and sweet romance. There are lots of twists and turns and many half-truths and meddling family that have gotten in the way of Sam & Johnny. She turns to him when she feels there is no one in the world she can trust, she finds it hard to even trust herself at times. The way that Johnny doesn't give up, and does everything in his power to make her feel safe goes a long way to help ease her fears. There are lots of additional characters t ...more
Sarah
Dec 31, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
This is an earlier book by Sharon Sala. It's an ok romantic story, however it lacks the depth that she has developed over the years. Some parts were a little cheesey, but if you're a Sala fan you'll like it. This one involves a stalker, a childhood friend/lover, and finding a HEA.
Lorena Helfers
Dec 05, 2015 Lorena Helfers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a good story

So nicely written and put together. A mild mystery for most of you, but for me it was just enough. A lovely romance with just the proper words placed in time let the reader feel the love. He liked to do his own private search and rescue!!!
Natalya
Feb 08, 2011 Natalya rated it it was ok
dont know why i bothered finishing it, stilted dialog all the way through the end
Lesli
Jul 14, 2010 Lesli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2003
Typical Sharon Sala suspense.
Lyndi
May 26, 2014 Lyndi rated it really liked it
Liked it better the second time around, but I'm disappointed that I've been reminded of the fact that Sala uses the same "parents kept two young lovers apart by lying to them" plot device so often.
Kitty
Mar 20, 2015 Kitty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guy-meets-girl
This was basically just a sweet little romance, with a bit of suspense. It was sappy, a bit over-the-top, slightly predictable, but I loved it anyway. Perfect little "escape" book.
Sharon Sherman
May 31, 2014 Sharon Sherman rated it really liked it
Sharon Sala writes good suspense books. Someone wants Samantha Carlyle dead. Can she survive, that is the question.
Sdeets
May 27, 2013 Sdeets rated it really liked it
Girl on the run, needs protection and finds a new home and love at the same time. Good read, kept you intersted all the way through.
Stefanie
Mar 06, 2013 Stefanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Read this one awhile ago, its slow in the beginning but it gets better and better the more you read it!
Cheri D Mendenhall
Good

I liked this book with the humor, mystery and Monty with his heartbreak. Sharon is good at writing about a good love story that makes you smile
Kelly H. Pruitt
Feb 20, 2014 Kelly H. Pruitt rated it liked it
Really good.
Debbie Pisana
May 06, 2010 Debbie Pisana rated it it was amazing
I finished this last month. It was very good, and I liked it.
charmaine White
Jun 02, 2015 charmaine White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Read

Plenty of suspense,action,and drama.Holds you on the edge of your seat.waiting to get to the end and find out what happens.
Glenda
Oct 09, 2015 Glenda rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Sharon Sala and I enjoyed. I read this story in one day, it kept me wondering what wad next. I was surprised by the stalker
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Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 100 plus books in print, published in five different genres – Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. First published in 1991, she’s an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, five-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader
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