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Don't Cry for Me (Rebel Ridge #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  616 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Mariah Conrad has come home. Badly wounded on active duty in Afghanistan and finally released stateside, she has no family to call on and nowhere to go-until Quinn Walker arrives at her bedside. Quinn...her brother-in-arms, ex-lover and now maybe her future.

Quinn brings Mariah to his log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky to rest and recuperate both physically
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Harlequin MIRA
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Bark's Book Nonsense
I hadn’t read Sharon Sala’s work in many years and was kind of excited to get this audiobook started for the Armchair Audie Awards. I was once a big fan of Sharon Sala’s writing. Tallchief? Sweet Baby? Annie and the Outlaw? Now those were some romantic, emotion filled books and were one of the reasons I gorged myself on romances back in the 90’s. Haven’t read them? I recommend seeking them out instead of this one.

Anything but this one . . .

Quinn is a former soldier with PTSD. He’s been home fo
4.5 Stars. Very good read. We met Quinn in the first Rebel Ridge book. He was suffering from extreme PSTD symptons. He is finally getting on his feet when he hears from an old buddy that a person from his past is about to get out of the VA. She has been hit by an IED months earlier. Mariah, didn't know what she was going to do once she got out of the hospital as she didn't have a family or home to go to. Could have knocked her over with a feather when she saw her old flame Quinn walk into her ro ...more
So much better than the first one in this series. Sharon Sala is one of my go to authors, usually penning a solid read. This one was tightly plotted and there were consequences for people's actions I was glad to see. The last one, Next of Kin, had a few problems along that line. You can check out my review if you like.

I enjoyed the romance here although it was not center stage but it was fairly well developed. There was a good balance between the romance portion of the story and the suspense por
I loved Mariah and Quinn. I absolutely enjoyed watching Mariah mostly work through her history in the war. PTSD and injuries. It's not an easy thing and I always enjoy a story about a war vet coming to terms with being back in the regular world and finding their way to happiness with the person they are after that experience. This should have been a great book for me. I loved that this was a female vet and that the two main characters had a history. The situation of them having a relationship in ...more
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
Narrated by Kathe Mazur

It’s been years since I last read a Sharon Sala book but I do recall enjoying her writing style. Starting up Don’t Cry for Me, I was eager to hear my first Sala audio, especially after reading the synopsis.

My one experience with narrator Kathe Mazur wasn’t all that favorable. Listening to Rachel Gibson’s Any Man of Mine, I found her performance adequate but not good enough to inspire a relisten. When I choose to experience Any Man of Mine again (which I will – Gibson is al
This was my first Sharon Sala book. Probably my last, too. Though I usually like a good romantic suspense, and I have soft spot for military heroes (thanks to Suzanne Brockmann), this book did not do it for me.

Let's start with the hero, Quinn. He was a good guy, but kind of old fashioned. If my grandma was trying to be hip, she'd really like Quinn. He cooked (but also encouraged the heroine to cook and become better at it), he was protective of the heroine (but kind of paternalistic, like havin
The second book in the Rebel Ridge series by Sharon Sala. I was a little disappointed in the first book so I was hesitate about buying this one but I did. I liked it more than the first book in the series but I didn't feel it was Ms Sala's best by any means.

Quinn Walker was discharged from the military and was recuperating at home in Rebel Ridge, Kentucky when he learns a fellow soldier and ex-lover, Mariah Conrad, has been injured in the line of duty and needs a place to recuperate herself. Bo
My prevailing thought while reading this? Ms. Sala is BACK! This book tugged on my heart strings almost from page 1 ~ we have wounded warrior Quinn, whom we met in Book 1 in the Rebel Ridge series, Next of Kin, as pretty much a recluse. He's come pretty far, but he's still a loner up in his isolated cabin, working his job as a parks ranger, where he spends the majority of his time alone, with only himself & the wild animals. But when he hears that a former platoon mate, Conrad, has been woun ...more
Don't Cry for Me by Sharon Sala
5 STARS Don't Cry for Me is a A REBEL RIDGE NOVEL. I could not put the book down. Stayed up till 2:00am till I had finshed. Warning thier are a few sex scenes but by far thier was a full engaging story in Don't Cry for Me. I did not obey the title, I cried a little. Quinn Walker has shown up in a previous book helping to save his brother's future wife Beth. Quinn has been home from the war three years and still has nightmares. He works as a Ranger in the back coun
Don't Cry for Me is an excellent romantic suspense novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in Sala's Rebel Ridge Series, but I liked this one even better. The main characters, Quinn Walker and Mariah Conrad, both veterans who were severely wounded in active combat duty, were very sympathetic and likeable. Quinn's family made a great group of secondary characters, and the puppy, Moses, was a delight. The book was very fast moving and had lots of action. It kept me interested, and I didn't want ...more
Kerry  sullivan
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

OMG I loved this book!! it took me on an emotional journey that had me smiling the whole time. I really enjoyed how the treads of the plot came together and that the obvious routes were not always taken in the plot. I read the first book in this series and it left a very high bench mark for this one and boy did this one not only reach it but surpass it.

Mariah was the kind of women you want to be, strong and capable but soft too. Quinn was the kin
Shanyn Hosier
I received this book for free as a raffle prize.

Sala does a lot of things right in this, and she ought to: she's got 85 books in print! (Way to go, girl!) The setting of rural, western Appalachia in Kentucky is vivid and unique. She depicts the remote isolation, the immediacy of nature, the clannish populations, and the poverty they endure very well. I loved that both hero and heroine are vets of the war in Afghanistan, intrigued by the notion of both of them struggling with PTSD. I super-duper
This is my least favorite of this series and I knew it would be, so I read it last. My problem is that the other two books are pretty quick and action packed. This one had a bit too much "everyday domestic stuff" that felt like filler instead of getting to the meat of the story.

The drama was great, though. I just wish Sharon Sala had dedicated one less chapter to Mariah and Quinn playing house and spent that time developing the drama. The shocker at the end, where somebody kills something they r
The constant change in the POV is really annoying. Quinn, Mariah, Ryal, beth, Quinn's mother, the bad guy drug dealer, the woman that sold the land and so on. Even the bear has his voice in the story. I just read Quinn and Mariah parts and skipped everyone else, they weren't important anyway.
Maggie Worth
I liked a lot of things about this book: the family drama, the mountain setting, the characters -- main and secondary. Most of all I love that the author featured soldiers with PTSD *and* that one of them was a highly capable woman. It's definitely suspense rather than mystery, which is a-okay by me, and it's a solidly worthwhile read. I had three issues that kept me from assigning a higher rating. First, I thought the human predator story arc should have started a little earlier. As it is, it f ...more
Very good book. Quinn has been home from the war for three years and is still fighting the aftereffects. He still has nightmares and flashbacks, but he's better than he was. He has a job as a backcountry park ranger so he doesn't have to deal with too many people. When he hears that Mariah was wounded and has no place to go when she gets out of the hospital he brings her to his place to finish her healing. They had had a hot and heavy romance back when they served together and she was the one wh ...more
I didn't like the first half of the book, so I would give that a 3 star. I loved the last half and would give it a 5 star. So, overall this is a 4 star read. I especially love the depiction of the Walker family. In so many books the family just doesn't exist. In these books they show what a support a real family is.

Quinn Walker is a vet who came home broken 3 years ago. He has had a difficult time putting his body and mind back together and prefers his own company or that of his family. A very s
2013 Audie Award & RITA nominees

2 stars story/2.5 stars narration

How to begin to describe my feelings about this book and it’s narration… The entire time I was listening to this, I kept asking myself is how in the world did this get to be nominated for an Audie Award. Thinking, and looking at all the bookmarks I made, I narrowed my disappointment down to major issues: the setting/background and the narration.

First, the setting. I understood before starting this book that the setting was back
The second book the Rebel Ridge Series and another hit for me.

This is a tale of damaged individuals. Damaged by war, hard economics, drugs, love and well...just life.

I have to admit to being in tears just from the Author's Introduction. I am a patriotic person and feel great gratitude for those who have served our country, especially when so many here at home don't believe the cause is necessary and therefore have little or no respect for those who just served where they were told to go.

Philisha Stephens
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Another book given to me by a friend and a romance book...The book isn't really a book I would select to read, but, I suspect it is pretty representative of its genre and , being from a prolific author, it had the top degree of quality of its ilk.

Ms. Sala tells a good story and tells it well with an obligatory amount of "romance" but nothing overwhelming. Issues like drugs in blighted communities, healthy families, and PTSD were featured and addressed well. It was an interesting diversion from m
Ellen Parker
Quinn Walker lives every day with the knowledge he owes his life to his military comrades. So when he learns one of them without a family is soon to be discharged from the hospital in Fort Campbell he does the logical thing. He arranges to bring Mariah Conrad to his home in the Kentucky mountains to heal both mentally and physically.

This romantic suspense puts the reader into the center of plenty of action. You track a large rouge bear, get a peek into the private demons of Quinn and Mariah -- c
Recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, Mariah Conrad finds a place to heal when Quinn Walker takes her to Rebel Ridge. They'd served together and fooled around before Quinn's injuries sent him home early. Familiar with the trauma of PTSD, Quinn hopes he can help the girl he loves . . . and convince her they have more between them than just a wartime fling.

Of course, things aren't going smoothly on Rebel Ridge. A poacher's causing problems. A drug operation moves in. The two run toget
This is the first book I have read by this author. It was given to me to read by one of my co-workers. I was entranced from the very beginning. It was so real and the characters were so believable. It was facinating reading more about PTSD and wish the author would have even went into more detail about it. I feel, we back home, need to be educated on this and what our veterans go through. My heart just aches for them. I loved the whole story line, the romance and certainly all the suspense. I wa ...more
I just felt this was too long, or in another way of looking at it, there just wasn't enough story to have kept it going for as long as it did. By the end of the book I was relieved that I'd finished it, even though I had enjoyed the story up to about the 150th page....
Nancy Lee Badger
Fantastic, scary, yet VERY romantic. As a mom of a former army sergeant, who spent time overseas in a war-torn country, I was unsure if I could read this book. once I got through the first chapter, I was too intrigued to stop! The location, the characters, the villains, the terrifying bear, the weather...everything worked to make this an 'I could not put this book down!' kind of story. I have never read Ms. Sala's other books, BUT NOW I WILL! p.s. I handed the book to my husband and said "Read t ...more
Agnes J
Christ said "...and greater works will be they do..." I marvel at what human beings are capable of doing and surviving, and many times we survive purely and simply because of love.
Don't cry for me made me cry. It also made me laugh and stay up all night waiting to see what would happen next. There were so many sweet, tender moments between Quinn and Mariah as they healed and fell in love. And the suspense just kept on building and building. This is why I always love books by Sharon Sala you can't put them down and they make you feel
Mariah Conrad returns from duty in Afghanistan badly wounded and with nowhere to go to recuperate once she is discharged from the hospital. Fellow vet Quinn Walker takes her home to his log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky where Mariah works on recovering both physically and mentally. The relationship between the two, both dealing with PTSD, is well developed and believable. The setting is vivid, and the suspense element (rogue bear and drug dealer setting up shop in the mountains) ...more
Tamara Witika
Mariah kicks arse, even with PTSD and leg injury earned in Afghanistan. Hillbillies, drugs, hatred, betrayal, and a bit with a dog ;)
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