She Can Run
Elizabeth was a young widow with two small children when she met Congressman Richard Baker. Handsome and wealthy, with a sparkling public image, Richard seemed like the perfect man to provide the security that Beth and her kids were craving. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret about her new husband, Beth realizes he will go to any lengths—even murder—to keep it. After...more
The problems come pretty soon after the introduction. The main reason? I found the pacing to be slow a ...more
I have read Melinda Leigh before and was looking forward to starting this series.
Initially I liked the story and characters but was quickly irritated by the immediate attraction that developed between Elizabeth and Jack. They are both older characters and I was hoping for a more mature romance. My complaint is not only how quickly the attraction developed between the H/h, but that it didn't seem realistic to the characters. She's on the run from an abusive husba ...more
Which is fine if you're into that sort of thing. The reason I couldn't put it down was because I wanted to see how many cliches could possibly be shoved into a single 300 page book.
The prose is light and readable, so I might pick up another one of her stories one of these days, but since she has already used every single cliche known to man, it may be difficult for her to find source material.
Beth Baker lost her 1st husband, a firefighter, not to the job but a car accident. A widow with two kids. No family. Senator Richard Baker saw as the perfect 'wife' a widow of a hero. Mother of 2. Alone. Only she wasn't as submissive to his demands as he thought and when she walks in and discovers ...more
She walks in on her husband then gasps. Next thing she knows, she's
running for her life. This is a story that starts out with a bang and
doesn't let up. Its quick pace brings a reader along on a suspenseful ride.
Will Beth Baker and her kids outrun the senator? He has all the power and
money, and he must stop Beth permanently or risk his secret getting out.
Beth shows up at the home of a nice old man who hired her to be his estate
Beth is on the run and she, and her kids are hiding from a very powerful man. Beth's husband, Richard, is a US Congressman, his father is a former Senator and the family is filthy rich. Oh, and, he tried to kill her. Beth takes a job with a elderly man as careta ...more
I look forward to reading more from this author.
I borrowed this is audiobook format through Amazon Kindle Unlimited.
But can she run fast enough and far enough? She knows that her husband's paid killers are close on her heels, so when she tries to disappear into a mountain village in Pennsylvania by taking a job as a caretaker on an estate there, she hopes she may have found respite.
But Elizabeth Baker (now Beth Markham) may have entered a whole new danger zone. For lurking near ...more
I don't think that this can be classified as a mystery... The second the "bad guy" was introduced I knew he was going to be the suspect. This was an okay read for me, it felt like something I have read several times before. The heroine had every possible bad situation happen to her, it was pretty spectacularly unbelievable. There was also the strange supernatural aspect of the uncle's "premonitions" that had me quirking an eyebrow...
Probably wont be continuing ...more
I was asked to read an ARC of this novel by Melinda Leigh, an author that I had never read before. I like romantic suspense and the plot sounded good, so I said, Yes. Oh my goodness, I had no idea what a treat I was in for. I loved this book. The plot is FANTASTIC. The action is non-stop. I was riveted to the book from the moment I started it until I sadly reached the final page. It was one of those books that I did not want to end because it was so good.
I absolutely fell in lov ...more
Even though you can figure out the bad guys and all the secrets that are to be figured by the first half of the book the suspence continues to the end (happy of course). Poor Beth everyone wants a hit on her so I was really simphatetic for her. After all through the second half of the book she is constantly hurt by one or another.. at least there is Jack.
All in all a good book so if you like romantic suspence you'll probably like it too.
Throw in a serial killer plot twist, a cousin of Jack's who is a ...more
Whew, that was a story! This was quite the winding road of a story that covered a lot. My one disappointment was I knew from early on who the serial killer was but otherwise, quite a story! I do wish there was a little more at the end but otherwise, really enjoyable! The narration was also enjoyable, so much so, that I was really into the story during the serial killer end scene and a real life noise happened and almost caused a heart attack!
I Listened to this story, it was ok.
The serial killer storyline had my interest but my oh my what an anti climax! It was all a bit predictable.
Would I listen to another book by this author? Yes if it was free!
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