Happy Release Day to Natalie Walters!!! Silent Shadows is the newest release in the Harbored Secrets series, and I have to say that it’s my favorite.
About the Book
Pecca Gallegos moved to the tiny town of Walton, Georgia, to protect her son and escape the dangerous lifestyle that once defined her. When a series of strange circumstances evolve into threats, Pecca finds herself confiding in an unlikely ally–her stubborn patient.
Army veteran Colton Crawford is desperate to recover from the undiagnosed disorder that is ruining his life, and his instincts are on high alert when threats against his nurse and her son force him to take action. But Colton’s involvement only ramps up the danger when he uncovers a family secret revealing that whoever is after Pecca is closer–and more deadly–than they realized.
With this suspenseful new story, Natalie Walters welcomes you once more to Walton, Georgia, where everyone knows your name–but no one knows your secret.
If no for other reason, read this book for Colton, aka Captain Handsome. As I was taking notes while reading this, I noticed most of them were about his character. Yep, he’s swoony, fierce, protective, good with kids, did I mention swoony? I mean the list goes on and on. Here’s a peek at some of my notes:
-I don’t know about you, but if a guy called me a defensive end (football player), it’d be love at first sight.
-If dancing is considered physical therapy, then sign me up!
-You can take the guy out of the military, but you can’t take military out of the guy.
-Captain Handsome, yeah that sounds about right.
-One of the cutest first dates ever.
-WOW. Where is my fan? Not just for the first kiss, but for the first hug.
Yeah, they are all about Colton, but don’t worry I had other notes too. But I can’t seem to get Colton’s character out of my head, and it has nothing to do with his swoonyness. Colton had a disability – one that I’m not familiar with, but became familiar with in this story. His problem wasn’t the disability itself, but rather how he allowed his disability to limit him. He felt like he wasn’t good enough for pretty much anything because of it. However, we was quick to show others (specifically Pecca’s son) that they shouldn’t let their disability define them. They just needed to work hard to prove to others that they could do whatever it is they wanted to do. Basically, he was not good at taking his own advice, which reminds me of myself. How many times have I tried to encourage someone or give advice, while doing the exact opposite in my own life? Makes you look in the mirror a bit!!
Walters delivers a book with so much emotion, suspense, twists (yes there were a few of these near the end that had me yelling in surprise!) and an ending that has readers on their seat. In addition – she adds the POV of Juan, aka the bad guy, which only added to the depth of the story. I love it when suspense authors do this, because you get to understand the why behind their every move. Juan has a story to tell – one that I think we can all relate to. When you dig deeper into Juan’s story, he becomes more then just the bad guy. He becomes someone that you have empathy for. Someone you almost start to like. And someone you don’t want to see get hurt. Kudos Ms. Walters for the addition of this POV. It’s not too often I find myself worrying about the bad guy!
This has been a fantastic series to read. I do recommend starting with book one if this series is new to you. Not because you’d necessarily miss anything by reading this first, but just because the series is that good! This is a series I see myself coming back to again and again! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
My world revolves around GI JOE and our three adult (or almost adult) children who keep my life anything but predictable. Our boots hit the ground wherever the Army sends us but home is when we’re all together no matter the zip code. My passion is writing stories where adventure meets love and share my belief that life rooted in purpose is a story worth telling.
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