She shouldn’t be alone. He shouldn’t be the one with her.
Private Investigator and ex-Ranger Noah Sullivan arrives in Nashville to identify the victim of a twenty-year-old kidnapping, one of a series of cases in a nation-wide investigation. He plans to locate the victim, hand off information to authorities, and move on. But Quinn Collier has other plans. How dare this handsome stranger ruin her life and not stick around for the fallout?
Uncovering the truth means questioning everything she’s ever known and destroying every barrier he’s ever put up. Finding lust amid the conflict is easy. Love is a whole different story
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POVs, not always by chapter, but clearly defined.
The only problem with this book is that it’s hard to express what I love about it without giving away spoilers. M.K. Chester sets up a truly unique set of circumstances that seem far-fetched yet entirely realistic and relatable at the same time.
P.I. Noah detonates elementary school teacher Quinn’s life with the revelation that she is not who she thought she was. He’s unable to walk away and it’s easy to feel the strong initial connection between them as well as the developing relationship. While things are a bit bumpy at first, I love that Chester has Noah & Quinn communicate. Most of the angst surrounds working this expanding case, Quinn coming to terms with her family’s involvement, and Noah finally finding peace with his own past.
This isn’t a mystery in the traditional sense – definitely heavier on the romance and the mystery aspect is centered on the two main characters, how it transforms them, and the love that blooms. This is another perfect mix of sweet and sexy. And there’s an epilogue!
Note: While part of a series, the New South Romance books have no overlapping characters or events. These truly stand alone and can be read/listened to in any order.
About the author:
M.K. Chester is an RWA award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance, urban fantasy and non-fiction. M.K. is a native Buckeye who lives in Tennessee. She’s married to a veteran, MoM (Mother of Marine), and a grandmother. She adores her Scottish Terriers and is fighting Multiple Sclerosis.
You can connect with M.K. Chester here:
My Favorite Quotes
No one wants to rip you from your reality and absolutely none of this is your fault. – Missing by @M_K_Chester #NewSouthRomance #Mystery #PrivateInvestigator #ContemporaryRomanceTweet
He didn’t want to be close to her because he wanted so much to be close to her. – Missing by @M_K_Chester #NewSouthRomance #Mystery #PrivateInvestigator #ContemporaryRomanceTweet
After what she’d just discovered, he might be the most honest person she knew. – Missing by @M_K_Chester #NewSouthRomance #Mystery #PrivateInvestigator #ContemporaryRomanceTweet
How do I tell them? ‘I’ve found your daughter and I think I’ll keep her for myself.’ – Missing by @M_K_Chester #NewSouthRomance #Mystery #PrivateInvestigator #ContemporaryRomanceTweet