Oh my goodness, I loved this book. Fugitive is the 8th book in the Heroes for Hire series by Shirlee McCoy. Now, I've not read any of the b 4.5 stars
Oh my goodness, I loved this book. Fugitive is the 8th book in the Heroes for Hire series by Shirlee McCoy. Now, I've not read any of the books from the first 7, so I can't say how this book was in comparison to the others, but I can say it was amazing as a stand alone read.
Laney Jefferson escaped her abusive parents and moved on with her life thanks to her childhood friend Logan Randal. There friendship was based on misery, abuse and the need to leave that life behind. And that's exactly what she did. She got away, married a sweet, older man and never looked back - not even to check up on her old friend. Cancer took her husband and her father died in prison and now she's back in the town that it all started. She's just getting the house cleaned out and put on the market, then she can go back to her life far, far away from the horrible place that haunts her nightmares.
Sometimes the worse things we've ever lived through make us the best people we could ever hope to be.
Logan may have helped Laney escape, but he didn't give himself the same luxury. He didn't blame the town for the tortures heaped on him when he was a child. He knew who was to blame and had no problem holding that person responsible. He became a well respected sheriff and was the reason that Laney's father was convicted for his crimes. Now, his whole life has been flipped upside down and he's running out of options quick. Convicted of a crime that he didn't commit he found himself being transported to prison with little hope of declaring his innocence. Things just got worse - his transport was forced into an accident, the deputy transporting him was shot and he's on the run. What are the chances that he would happen upon Laney and she would be the help that he needed.
Nothing happens by chance. I was put in your life for a reason. This is it.
I am not always a huge fan of romantic suspense, but this book was great! The characters were well developed and even had some fun banter between all the suspense and drama. The book was labeled romantic suspense, but was pretty light on the physical romance. Honestly, I think it could fall into a christian romance genre, too. There was mention of scripture in a few places and the characters often spoke of their faith. Logan and Laney slowly felt their way around a new attraction. It was sweet and done well. I highly recommend this book!
I would like to thank NetGalley.com for the loan of this book in exchange for my honest review.