Unfortunately this is one of those reviews where I have to be careful of being spoiler free. There is a diary found with clues to a past crime that could be linked to Alexa's family. The best part of this crime is that it is not overly simplistic and you won't figure it out immediately. The intrigue in this story is not wedged in between steamy love scenes, but is instead the focus of the story. I love getting an actual story along with my steaminess and Hawkeye delivers both in spades.
I enjoy a series where the stories all revolve around a small town and all of the lives are interconnected and that it the way the FLORENCE, ARIZONA series is shaping up. UNTOUCHED is linked to the prequel UNSPOKEN, but can definitely be read as a standalone title. However, at the time of posting this review UNSPOKEN (FLORENCE, ARIZONA, #0.5) is currently a free title on Amazon so grabbing it is definitely worth it. Although a prequel, it is a fully complete story that introduces you to this small town that revolves around the local penitentiary. UNTOUCHED is a well written and pretty fast paced read and I look forward to seeing what happens next in Florence!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lauren Hawkeye serves up a captivating story of loss, self-discovery, and deep-seated desire. Some secrets are best left locked away in the past….
Alexa Kendrick has no recollection of the car accident that left her scarred and sent her life careening wildly off course. When the half-sister she thought she’d never meet shows up at her door with an invitation to a new life, Alexa finds herself in Florence, Arizona, a town notorious for being populated with more prison inmates than actual citizens…a town that has done its best to hide its own dark secret.
After Ellie is called out of town, she leaves her sister with the keys to her flower shop and Alexa finds herself swapping lives with her sibling: running Ellie’s business, living in the house left to them both by their absentee father…and forging a smoldering relationship with sexy-as-sin penitentiary officer, Nate Fury—a man with his own demons.
But arranging flowers by day and tangling with the only man who has ever seen her real self by night isn’t enough to silence the mysterious panic that fuels Alexa’s dark dreams. When Nate brings home a book written by an inmate, one describing an unspeakable crime, the shackles binding Alexa’s own lost memories begin to shatter. And as the devastating truth comes to light, she realizes that Nate holds the key to unlocking her past, as well as her heart.
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