Narrator: Veronica Worthington
Series: Silver Springs #2
Published by Harlequin Audio, Blackstone Audiobooks on May 30, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 10 hours, 41 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes you to Silver Springs, a picturesque small town in Southern California where even the hardest hearts can learn to love again... Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed--the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs.As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else sees. He has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for
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I am a big fan of Brenda Novak. She writes contemporary romance / romantic suspense with great characters and some plot beyond romance. I was seriously in suspense, constantly worried for Sadie and then also Dawson. In this case, some of the “evil” characters were a bit cliche but at least not completely. Dawson and Sadie had more than ordinary difficulties in their lives, but I loved their compassion and efforts to improve situations for others as well as themselves.
Veronica Worthington did a lovely job with the narration. It kept me in the story and yet still differentiated the people with appropriate accents. Her voice was clear and easy to understand providing comfortable listening. This series is my first listen to her and I will look for her in the future.
This could be read as a stand alone, but I’m willing to bet the whole series is great. It helps me to have the background on the town and some of the other characters. I’ve already put the next in the Silver Springs series – Until You Loved Me on hold at the library.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Anne: 2017 Audiobook Challenge
- Anne: 2017 Library Love Challenge
- Anne: 2017 New Release Challenge
Nice review! I really liked this one, too!
I’m normally a stickler for reading a series in order but this is a series where the books truly can standalone. The first book provides the backbone for the town but other than that, there isn’t a lot of character continuity. I’ve read/listened to the whole series and am enjoying all.
Thanks Jonetta! I’m pretty sure I had to get this one because you reviewed it. I’ve always liked Brenda Novak though.
I’m not a big reader of contemporary romances, but I’ve thought about trying her romantic suspense.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads