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Thursday, November 22, 2012

She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh

She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary, suspense/mystery
Length: Full Length (337 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sunflower

When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family’s horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister’s abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel’s new business and her life. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who’s been watching her. Now Rachel must face the fact that the sins of her carefully hidden past have returned to haunt her…

Police Chief Mike O’Connell never had trouble drawing the line between his personal life and his job—until he met Rachel Parker. Mike’s investigation uncovers a shocking number of secrets and suspects. But the stalker’s escalating violence convinces him he doesn’t have much time to sort through it all. Whoever is watching Rachel wants her dead. Mike and Rachel race to untangle a web of deceit and lies that stretches two decades into the past—before her stalker strikes again.

You can go home again, but it doesn't mean everyone wants you there....She Can Tell starts out with a fast pace and doesn't stop. With a heroine who fights for what she believes in, a hero that has his own problems, but can't seem to stay away, this suspenseful read thrills. Are you ready for the ride?

No one knows heartache better than Rachel. She had a successful riding career, until fate stepped in and stripped away her ability. What else can she do but go home and start over? She's strong willed, but definitely haunted by her past. And her future back home isn't looking up, either. Between problems with her brother-in-law, keeping her sister safe, and keeping up with her farm, she's got her hands full. I like this gal. She's got a good head on her shoulders, and I can't help but sympathize with her for all she's lost, and her will to not let it get the best of her.

If you like a hot cop hero, you're going to like Mike. He's the chief of police, and he meets Rachel on numerous occasions, considering she is an apparent target for vandalism. His only job is to protect her and keep an eye on the property, but his duties turn a little more personal when he allows his heart to get involved. With a fiery attraction, sizzling sexual tension, the sparks light up from an ember to a full fledged flame.

When you add in the suspense element, it only makes things hotter. A great secondary character that I came to care about is Rachel's sister. She plays a big role in the story, as some of the bad things involve her. I'm even hoping she gets a story of her own at a later time, because she's had an impact on me.

As well done as the tension and suspense is, there are a few parts where I found myself skimming because it was a little slow. Not too many places, mind you, but there were a few. The characters are well fleshed out, making them very believable. I'm intrigued by the writings of Ms. Leigh and look forward to more in the future.

Are you a fan of romantic suspense? Don't miss She Can Tell. Grab your copy today!