Still Lake

Still LakeSophie Davis had wanted a change for herself, her sister and her mother which lead her moving them to Stonegate Farm. She will transform this place into a country inn but when a man moves next door her plans to get the land had taken a step back. When she meet John Smith she was hesitant, there was something dangerous about the man but nevertheless she was drawn towards him.

John Smith aka Thomas Griffin was back in the town that had accused him of murder. He had come back to find out the truth. He did not expect his neighbor to be distracting him from this task.

Still Lake is a novel by Anne Stuart. I loved this book. I was without a doubt brought into this story right away. The prologue writes about a young man, Thomas Griffin, who was being brought in for three murders that he supposedly committed. I wanted to know more. Anne Stuart then brings us forward twenty years when Griffin is back to find out what had really happened all those years ago.

Griffin was a man who had been almost convicted of murder and now he his back to find out the truth. He is a lawyer and is ruthless. He is not a friendly man but he is a passionate man and will show that side with Sophie. Now Sophie was timid but determined to do what she needed to do. She did have a backbone which was brought out whenever she was around Griffin.

I loved how Anne Stuart put together the mystery of these murders with Griffin. There was no doubt in my mind that he did not commit these murders which lead me to wonder who else would have done the deed. I had only one guess and it was just from subtle ways this person acted towards our heroine, Sophie. Throughout the book you got to know the thoughts of the murder and he was a man who was on a mission to cleanse these woman from their evil ways. It was because of these thoughts that I guessed the real murderer. Though just because I guessed the villain did not mean it was predictable.

Sunny Chandlers’s Return by Sandra Brown

Want something short, enjoyable and a heartwarming romance.  Sandra Brown is where you should go.  Her book Suny Chandler’s Return is just that.

The Plot of Sunny Chandler’s Return:

Sunny Chandler is back after three years gilting her fiancee at the alter.  No one knows why she did it.  But there are theories and all include that Sunny was at fault.  Sunny doesn’t want to be in the small town but her friends wedding brings her back and into the arms of the a resident she never got to meet.

Ty Beaumont is the town’s sheriff for three years and he has his sights on Sunny.  The sensual woman he sees from across the room.  With a wager from his deputy Ty makes it is business to get in bed with Sunny and he is not shy about letting her know.

Sunny is stunned by Ty and wants to refuse him, does but keeps letting herself get wrapped up in his arms.  She thinks about her ex-fiancee and before anything can happen with Ty she has to let her past go.  Ty will be the man to help her with that task.

This book was a fun and enjoyable to read.  There was wit, short and to the point.  Brown delievers a great love story.