Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Author: Mia Sheridan
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
When wilderness guide, Harper Ward, is summoned to the small town sheriff’s office in Helena Springs, Montana, to provide assistance on a case, she is shocked to find that their only suspect in the double murder investigation is a man described as a savage.
But the longer she watches the man known only as Lucas, on the station surveillance camera, the more intrigued she becomes. He certainly looks primitive with his unkempt appearance and animal skin attire, but she also sees intelligence in his eyes, sensitivity in his expression. Who is he? And how is it possible that he’s lived alone in the forest since he was a small child?
As secrets begin to emerge, Harper is thrust into something bigger and more diabolical than she ever could have imagined. And standing right at the center of it all, is Lucas. But is he truly the wild man he appears to be? A cold blooded killer? An innocent victim? Or a perplexing mix of all three?
Harper must find out the answers to these questions because the more time she spends with him, the more she risks losing her heart.
Oh boy. This book was much more intense than I expected it to be.
At times this novel was a bit over-the-top and it took quite a bit of suspension of belief, but I’m such a sucker for the inexperienced, somewhat innocent male hero that I didn’t mind turning a blind eye.
Nothing will compare to Acher’s Voice for me, let’s be real, however, this book definitely had some of the same vibes.
I didn’t know I had a thing for the gruff, masculine, yet sweet and pure hero, but here we are.
Typically when one aspect of a novel doesn’t do much for me, in this case the entire murder-mystery aspect, I find my mind wandering off when those parts are discussed – waiting for the romance to surface again. However, though I could have easily done without it, I wasn’t bored to tears when it was covered.
I’m very curious about Mia’s work and can’t wait to read more. I’ve had a couple misses when it has come to her books, but most of them, like this one, I’ve enjoyed quite a bit.
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Maybe
Bookshelf Placement: Yes
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars