Krista Avery moved to the sleepy town of Mt. Eve, Virginia, away from big city life, enticed there by a research doctor that is fascinated with her blood. Trying to build a life for herself after a horrific event in her past sent her into a spiral, she is a woman battling a rare blood disorder and the memories she has never dealt with. Returning home from the hospital after the Doctors experimental treatment, a dizzy spell forces her to pull over to the side of the road.
Lawson “Kade” McKaden is a State Trooper, ready to retire, returning home after a transport to a Federal Prison that wasn’t supposed to be his. After a stint in the Air Force and a satisfying career, he is ready to leave the uniforms behind for the life of a rancher. But a broken down car on the side of the road calls to his sense of responsibility and the sick woman inside calls to his heart. They have more in common than they know.
An escaped rapist turned serial killer is hunting her. She was his first and he has plans to be her last. Together can they beat back the demons from her childhood? Will Krista have to face the demon from her past alone, or is she Kade’s for… His Safe Keeping?
What an enjoyable read! This is the first in a new series from Tina Bass. It is a quick read. The characters both had their flaws. Kade was bossy, arrogant, and hateful at times, however, once you see from his perspective, you can understand why. Krista is an amusing character because of her philosophy on life.
While there are things that could have been explained in more detail, the emotions that Tina brought up in regards to Krista's rape, showed me that this is a talented author, who will only get better.
I give this entertaining read 4 stars!