Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Behind Closed Doors by Sherri Hayes
Also posted at Ms. Reality's Goodreads
Elizabeth Marshall spent the last nine years doing all the things she was supposed to do. She went to a good college. Married a man with a promising future. Elizabeth even had a nice house in a respectable part of town. There was even the promise of 2.4 kids in her future. From the outside everything looked picture perfect.
One night, six months ago, the world she lived in came crashing down. Her husband dead and her friends gone, Elizabeth moves to the small town of Springfield to start a new life for herself where no one knows who she is or anything to do with her past.
Christopher Daniels enjoys the simplicity of his bachelor life. After his divorce three years ago, he swore off women. He has no desire to change that philosophy.
When Elizabeth Marshall moves into the apartment below him in the small Victorian house, she makes him begin to reconsider the motto he’s lived by for the last three years: women are trouble. She is everything is ex-wife was not and it doesn’t help that she is his wet dream come to life.
He is determined to resist her charms, however when someone starts sending threatening messages to Elizabeth, he finds himself in the role of protector. Can he protect Elizabeth and still be able to resist the pull she has on his body and his heart?
Suspenseful….Romantic…Eye Opening…Well Written book; that went way beyond my expectations! It’s a who done it story, that will have you seriously thinking.
We get to hear two POVs Chris and Elizabeth’s. I always love hearing both sides of the story. It tends to draw me in deeper to the story. This book is more of a narration from up above and many of the conversations are summarized instead of talked out. I would have liked to read the monologue between the characters—not the synopsis.
I loved learning about the characters and their pasts. The author did a very good job being descriptive and very convincing. The issues discussed are deep and cut through me.
Chris was easy to fall for. He’s a good, kind man that is broken, with good reason. I totally understood him and his hurt/pain. Not to mention his tentativeness and apprehension. No one wants to risk being hurt right?
Elizabeth was so shattered and I totally admired her trying to start over and gain her life back. She was so strong, yet seeing her hide or feel her pull away was heart breaking. I was pulling for her to grab her life back!
I freaking loved the who-done-it!! I kept guessing and eliminating and I finally guessed right! I actually yelled ‘I knew it’ at my kindle—Thank got it didn’t respond back!
Overall, this was a well written captivating book that will have you guessing—who-done-it to the very end!
*Book was given by author for honest review.