My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It is such a pleasure to discover stories that have everything that you love in a book and Secrets In Oak Creek managed to be one of those books that filled me with joy.
Emily works as a graphic designer and is happy being alone and working from home. When her beloved aunt passes away and leaves her with an inheritance, Emily decides to take the plunge and shift to the house in Oak Creek. Ryan Collins is a celebrity fashion photographer returning to his hometown for a much-needed rest. On the way home from the airport, Ryan witnesses Emily’s accident, a deliberate act by an unknown person that begs reason. Forced to care for Emily’s dog Bentley, Ryan helps Emily settle back to her home and sparks fly.
B K Stubblefield paints a picturesque town beautifully but vices and dangers lurk under the surface of this small-town as Emily understands that her aunt, a fierce protector of abused dogs was on the trail of something quite sinister and deadly. The romance that develops between Emily and Ryan was absolutely toe-curl-worthy. The smoldering sexiness and the burning chemistry had me devour the book in one sitting. The mystery is not too heavy to decode, once the details are brought to light but I loved Ryan and of course Bentley. Dogs in a book are always a treasure and here, Bentley is super cute helping the couple and in one scene literally forcing Emily into Ryan’s hands.
Easy to read romantic suspense, this is book #1 in the Oak Creek series, and Book #2, I understand takes their adventure further and I do look forward to reading it ASAP.
Many thanks to BookSirens, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
A small town with a dark secret. A new arrival in grave danger. Can she solve the mystery before she ends up the next victim?
The best part of Emily’s childhood may have been the time she spent with her quirky aunt. So when her favorite relative passes away, she drops everything to attend the funeral in the small town of Oak Creek. But she never expected to inherit her aunt’s entire estate, including her massive black dog Bentley. Just as she starts to get the hang of small-town life, an unknown driver runs her off the road and sends her to the hospital.
As doctors tend to her and she makes a connection with a charming Oak Creek resident named Ryan, Emily racks her brain to figure out who would want her dead. When sparks start to fly between her and the Good Samaritan that sat by her bedside, they team up to solve the mystery. Digging into the crime starts to reveal a dark side to Oak Creek and long-held secrets nobody wants revealed. Emily and Ryan must uncover the truth before her assailant comes back to finish the job.
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