Series: Skull Creek #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Signet on 1 July 2014
When Calla answers her boss’s phone, she doesn’t expect to hear a dying man (Cage). Nor does she expect him to reject all sensible offers of assistance, make her recite a large sequence of numbers and swear to track down a man who ‘done her wrong’ years ago. Things go downhill rapidly from there.
The plot unfortunately is unbelievable and the characters roughly hewn and pretty unlikeable. It was a real struggle to finish the book because Tyler broke verisimilitude over and over again. Calla falling so in love with Cage after a short phone conversation and then mourning him for months is just one example of this as is View Spoiler »Calla filming a porn scene involving Cage for no logical reason « Hide Spoiler. The novel was quite disjointed and at times it felt as if Tyler had a shopping list of elements she wanted to include and just ticked them off one by one.
As you can see, I had a fairly strong reaction to this novel but that’s probably because I’ve read and enjoyed books like Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Man and Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights series. If you do want to give this book a shot, I recommend making it a library read rather than coughing up money for it.