Thursday, June 19, 2014
River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Author Info: Goodreads & Website
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 336 pages
Buy It Here: Amazon
Our Rating: 5 stars
Why We Read It: Book Club book for June!
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue.
Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night—and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who’d targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.
A lot has changed in thirteen years. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother—though he still knows his way around a wrench when he fills in at his uncle’s local hardware store. Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California’s wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara’s house, and some of Tristan’s old friends start acting suspicious, Mason’s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he’ll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .
One of my favorite things about Book Club is that it each month someone different picks the book. We all have such different tastes/interests that I am constantly reading something that I probably wouldn't have picked up on my own! River Road was definitely one that I enjoyed reading!
I loved a lot of things about this book! I loved that it constantly kept me guessing about something: Who killed Tristan? Was Sara & Mary's deaths an accident? If not, who were they after? Who was really behind everything? I was constantly surprised by what was being revealed! I also really loved Lucy & Mason and loved the romance that was woven throughout the book! I definitely was glad that this book got picked for book club & it makes me want to read more Romantic-Suspense books!