Thursday, January 14, 2016

Better Than the Best by Amabel Daniels

A new beginning. Turning a leaf. All that crap.

After her divorce and the death of one of her patients, an ER nurse, Kelly Newland, searches for a fresh start in the little town of Churchston, unaware that trouble and danger has followed her. As she learns to accept her failures in life, she befriends some of the locals, except for one disgruntled man, the hero everybody loves to hate.

He could feel their stares on his back, their judgments hovering over their heads.

Will Parker suffers from PTSD, and as the black sheep of the sleepy lakeside community, he struggles to get back up on his feet. Initially, Kelly and Will mix like oil and water, but as a series of dangerous incidents strike the people closest to them, their antagonism turns from cool to hot. It is only when they realize it is impossible to resist each other that a killer closes in on them, threatening the love they've dared to find.

My review:
Amabel Daniels is a “new to me” author but not for much longer I hope. Better Than the Best is a dark romantic suspense that will keep you guessing right up until the end. The characters of the small town of Churchston are realistic and I really liked Kelly and Will. Kelly is the good hearted, strong young woman it is impossible to dislike. Will is the damaged hero suffering from PSTD and the ill will of half the town. Kelly can fall for him because she is from out of town and not subject to the small town party line.  The friends that Kelly surrounds herself with keep the story moving along and the mystery as well. Fans of romantic suspense have found a treasure in Amabel Daniels.
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review

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