Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Review: She Can Run by Melinda Leigh

Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 28th 2011 by AmazonEncore
ISBN 13: 9781612181516
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Stars: 4
Flames: 3

There are so many highly enjoyable elements within the pages of She Can Run. I enjoyed the characters the most. Jack may not be active within a police department any longer, but all of his skills are still present and honed. He knows that the new caretaker of his uncle’s estate is hiding something. He knows that he can’t push to find out this something, pushing will just scare Beth more and send her running. I also enjoyed Henry the police dog reject. He adds some unexpected humor to a very suspenseful book.

And yes, she can run, but the run has become very taxing on Beth. Beth has landed a job as caretaker of an elderly man’s estate. He has agreed that she and her two children can live there as part of the agreement to her employment. It seems perfect. She can hide at a secluded estate with her children. She’s forced to face an unexpected problem, a cop who knows something’s not quite right while she has nowhere else to go.

WOW! Beth’s life is one disastrous wreck after another. The pages just keep turning and turning while you sit there thinking this woman has got to catch a break soon. From the very first pages Beth’s life is in danger. The hits keep on coming! Luckily between Jack, Henry, and a very mysteriously cool Uncle James she just may make it out of this mess that too quickly became her life.  

I did feel like the ending wrapped up a bit quickly and a little too neatly. Over all it is a great book. There is a great mix of suspense, mystery, humor, sexual tension, romance, and the characters are all very realistic. I was surprised at how well all of the characters fleshed out, even the ones that barely had a role. This is only the third romantic suspense that I have read. I enjoyed the author’s writing. I can easily see myself reading more books by Leigh and I will definitely mix more romantic suspense onto my to be read pile. 

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