Backlash by Karyn Good
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (246 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sunflower
What he's sworn to protect, she's willing to sacrifice to save those she loves...
When dedicated teacher Lily Wheeler interrupts a vicious gang attack on one of her students, she vows it won't happen again. But her rash interference puts her in the path of a cold-blooded killer and the constable tracking him--a man she has little reason to trust, but can never forget.
Constable Chase Porter returned to Aspen Lake to see justice done, not renew old acquaintances. But when he rescues the woman he once loved from a volatile situation, he realizes his feelings for Lily haven't lessened over the years.
Now, the dangerous killer Chase has sworn to capture has Lily in his sights. Can Chase and Lilly learn to trust each other again before it's too late--or will old insecurities jeopardize their future?
Picture an ordinary day, in an ordinary small town. School has let out. People are making their way to their destination. Minds are filled with things to do, places to go....You get the idea. Until you notice a strange group of people that seem to be huddling together. Does that set any warnings off in your gut instinct? For teacher Lily Wheeler, it does,. And that's only the beginning of the nightmare this woman is about to endure....
Never think things like this don't happen in small towns. They do. It's everywhere. Lily has now found herself in the middle of a dangerous group of people. The protective aspect in her wants to keep a student she knows safe. She's willing to go above and beyond. Lily isn't afraid of going up head to head against danger. A little hard headed? Perhaps. But wouldn't you do the same thing? Lily's strong willed, opinionated, and a perfect example of what today's heroines have shaped out to be. She's not without her quirks and pitfalls, of course, but that's what makes for the conflict within the book.
Not only does she have to deal with this situation, but it all brings her past back when ex beau Chase comes into the picture. Now a police officer, he's got to do all he can for Lily, along with the person in trouble. Can you just imagine how the sparks fly and the intensity heats up? Oh yes, within the pages of Backlash comes plenty of angst. Add in the suspenseful element of stopping the villain, and you get a page turning story.
I like the small town setting. This community looks out for one another, but when danger is near is when you learn who the good folks really are. Ms. Good sure spins a tale of deceit and a trail of clues that lead right to a climax I never imagined.
Need some suspense to keep you up long into the night? Why not give Backlash a chance. Immerse yourself in the strong sense of right and wrong, with a great cast of characters.