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A friend of the family has done despicable things and has his eyes set on Rin and she has no idea what he has in store for her.

Rin lost her mother four years after the murder of her best friend on the night of their high school graduation. Although her mother’s death was unexpected, there is nothing suspicious about it whereas Hannah’s death is an open cold case. At least Rin thinks her mother’s death was nothing more than an untimely tragedy. Going on the long dreamed of post-college vacation that she and her friends have been planning since grade school, she hopes to leave the pain behind for a bit and relax in the Florida sunshine.

Kevin loves his life and his job as an Army Ranger. When he and his Army brothers use some well-earned time off to visit Panama City Beach, he’s not expecting to meet the woman who will change his life forever. A woman being hunted by an unknown monster intent on keeping them apart by any means necessary.

Can Kevin keep Rin from Hannah’s fate? Or is it his turn to face loss like Rin?

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First published November 24, 2020

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395 reviews617 followers
April 14, 2022
This is the author's first book as well as the beginning of the series, and let me tell you, it kept me on the edge of my seat. We do find out who the bad guy is pretty early in the story, but it doesn't take anything away from the storyline itself. We still have to take the journey of just how far he will go and what he will do to achieve his goal. I will say, as far as bad guys go, he takes that cake! He is awful and could be a trigger for some readers, so be aware.

The CRASH crew is pretty great! They are Crystal, Rin, Amy, Sarah, and Hannah, who you'll find are the heroines in each book, with Hannah being the exception as she is no longer with the group. They do stay in touch with her mother. Trina, Hannah's mother, had some issues, and with Hannah's death, the girls have reached out more to help her overcome them. I love that part of the story. When a friend dies, we often forget that others in our lives may also require assistance.

This book focuses on Rin, who is planning to be a teacher, and Kevin, who is an Army Ranger. Since I grew up with them, I love anything with the Rangers! Rin has lost her mother, and, of course, Hannah's murder has taken its toll on her as well. As a result, she and the rest of the crew travel to Florida for some much-needed rest. Kevin and his buddies are there for a break as well. What neither expected to find was each other or the horrible man hunting Rin.

This will keep you on the edge of your seat as you find out just how far some people will go to get what they want. I was ready to start biting my nails. I did enjoy this being a clean romance, as I don't often find that in the books I read. It was rather refreshing.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This review was originally posted on Storied Conversation
2 reviews1 follower
November 28, 2020
Amazing first book

One of the best mystery romances I've read in awhile! Lots of twists and turns but always rooted for Rin & Kevin. Can not wait for the rest of the series! As a first time published Author Jayne knocked it out of the park!
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Author 11 books111 followers
November 30, 2020
First rate for a first time author. Fast paced, exciting, memorable characters, and a villain you’ll love to hate. I couldn’t put it down! Can’t wait to see to see what happens next!
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January 6, 2021
This is the author's first book, and it's just terrific, on-the-edge-of-my-seat suspenseful. Early on in the book, we learn who the bad buy is, and who he's after. What we don't know is what he'll do to get his way. And he turns out to be one really sick SOB, with nothing he wouldn't do, no one he wouldn't hurt. Even before I knew he was the bad guy, he gave me the heebie-jeebies. I love the CRASH crew - Crystal, Rin, Amy Sarah, and Hannah. Even though Hannah is no longer with them, they never forget her, reaching out to her mother. Tina had some issues early on in the book, but Hannah's death, and the rest of the crew befriending her, helped her get her act together. The stars of this book, though, are Rin and Kevin. She's going to be a teacher - he's an Army Ranger, and Crystal's cousin. He and Rin have so much in common, and they go through to much to be together. I really enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to Crystal's story next.

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January 15, 2021
Seriously one of the best romantic suspenses I have read. This story is SO GOOD!! The suspense starts from the beginning and keeps building as the book progresses. The characters are amazing. You can’t help but love them all... except of course the bad guys. I loved the characters so much that I can’t wait to read more books in this series!

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January 2, 2021
The book is a good fast paced, exciting, clean romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, memorable, and they have good chemistry. The story is an enjoyable romance read that is a good for lazy day read.

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Author 13 books84 followers
April 15, 2022
A sweet love story

Romance, action, suspense!
Enjoyed this debut.
It ends with the promise of at least three more love stories. Looking forward to them!
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March 31, 2021
Awesome book keeps you on the edge! I was consumed from beginning to end! I highly recommend this book
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December 24, 2021
I love that this is a clean romance! The story had great flow and kept my attention! Not only I
is it a romance, but has suspense! Jayne leaves no leaf unturned as every event either comes with an explanation or one is given at some point in the story and every event has a pretty realistic baseline. I can't wait to start the next book of the series and hope to read more of the authors work! Jayne Townsley, thanks for writing "clean" romance!! Keep them coming!!
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