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Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

What is this book about?

Nurse Pecca Gallegos moved to the tiny town of Walton, Georgia, to protect her son and escape the dangerous lifestyle that once defined her. When a series of strange circumstances evolves into threats, Pecca finds herself confiding in an unlikely ally—her stubborn patient.

Army veteran Colton Crawford is desperate to recover from the disorder that is ruining his life, and his instincts are on high alert when threats against his nurse and her son force him to take action. But Colton’s involvement only ramps up the danger when he uncovers a family secret revealing that whoever is after Pecca is closer—and more deadly—than they realized.

My review:

I think if I held this book sideways, I could have seen the steam rising from the pages. The chemistry between Pecca and Colton is undeniable. If that weren’t enough for a good story, the author throws in death threats from an unknown source, an innocent child needing a good male influence, and a journey through dealing with physical disability. Wow. This was one wild ride.

Pecca and her son were introduced in book 2 of this series and her character was so likable then that I was glad to see her story further developed. I loved her kindness and compassion reflected in her work as a nurse and her role as single mother. Why she didn’t already have a long line of men courting her before Colton arrived was a mystery.

I was fascinated with Colton, particularly with his disorder because I had never heard of it before. It was so interesting to learn about and the challenges that it provided for him were heart wrenching at times. I loved his strength and his protectiveness.

The mystery of the death threats definitely made for a page turning story. I had to think hard about my theories on who was behind the threats. I was on the right track for who was responsible, but was still surprised by how the puzzle came together.

This was a nice end to the series.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

I enjoyed the steamy, yet sweet, chemistry between Pecca and Colton.

What I didn’t like about this book:

There was lots of romance and suspense, but the balance between the two felt a little off to me. It was like eating an ice cream sundae in bites of the individual flavors instead of mixing it. But it was still a really good story.

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. The suspense was page turning and the romance was sweet with lots of chemistry. This is the third and final book in this series. It can be read as a standalone.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant in the Revell book tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Natalie Walters, author website

Natalie Walters, Revell page

-Loraine Nunley

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