by: Ashlee Mallory
Release Date: 3/24/14
Genre: Romantic Suspense
A hopeless crush…
Back in high school, Allie McBride thought the sun set around Sam Fratto’s smiles, even if they were only friends. Now she’s older, wiser, hotter, and teaching at the same school they grew up in. When Sam joins the faculty, she has a chance to make good on the crush that got away. But when a dead body turns up on school grounds, they realize there might be a murderer in their midst. The heat keeps getting hotter between Allie and Sam, but more might be in danger than their hearts…
The cute kid from high school is all grown up…
A family crisis brings true-crime writer Sam Fratto back to town after more than a decade’s absence. Teaching at his alma mater seems like a good way to pass the time—especially when he sees that Allie, the geeky, sweet-mannered girl from high school, has blossomed into the saucy teacher in the classroom next door. Too bad finding a dead body transforms his return into one of his true-crime books come to life. And when it seems the killer might be after Allie next, it’s up to him to keep her safe…
A killer determined to keep the past buried at any price…
As if dealing with the return of one ghost from her past wasn’t enough, it looks like the killer might be the person they least suspected. Someone from the past. Someone with something to hide. Someone who thinks Allie and Sam are getting a little too close to the truth. If Allie and Sam are going to get out of this alive, these two friends to lovers will have to work together…or die together…
Tagline: Old acquaintances, New Lovers, and Murder...
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My Review: 4 stars
This was an interesting read. I will admit that by the end, I was wanting more of the romance that I had thought would happen. I mean, the romance did happen, but you had to wait til the end of the book until Sam tells Allie how he feels about her. They do have a physical relationship, but there are no details, so kind of disappointed there, but it's all good. I thought it turned out as more of a suspense novel, with a bit of romance. The story was well written and involved a lot of people. I liked that Allie stood up for herself and was a take no crap kind of woman. Strong heroines are always a huge plus with me. Sam, is a bit of a jerk at first, but he grows on you. He's intelligent, sexy and a successful writer. He's also disillusioned when it comes to relationships, but that's where Allie comes in. They have a great attraction to each other, even if they fought it initially. There are lots of twists, turns and unexpected things that happen, but that result in a really good book with an ending that is great. Read it, you won't be disappointed. I've read Ashlee before, and I'll read her work again, it's always good.
Ashlee lives with her husband, two kids, a dog, and cat surrounded by the majestic mountains of her hometown of Salt Lake.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she always wanted to know what it was like to live on the other side of the mountains. In college, she interned a semester in DC and later attended law school in Syracuse, New York, where she also ventured to Israel for a summer semester. After graduating law school with a taste of what it’s like living in the bigger world, she moved back home to Salt Lake and took the Utah Bar Exam, got married, and settled in with her hubby and two wonderful kids. After a few more years in the legal realm, she grew restless and turned her pen to one of her first loves—writing stories.
Currently, when she’s not working the day job as in-house counsel, she spends her time with the family and squeezing in writing time—anything to avoid the housekeeping. Just kidding, honey! ;)
She writes with romance and humor at the heart of every story—and a healthy dash of mystery and suspense.
Hopefully she pulls it off.