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Refuge Cove

Book 2, The New Americana Series

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Refuge Cove, Alaska, stays true to its name when a woman who has lost hope and a man in need of healing come to each other’s rescue . . .   

She came to Alaska on the promise of marriage, only to find herself on the run from her would-be husband. Lost and alone in the wilderness, Emma Hunter nearly weeps with relief at the sight of a small plane in the distance—until the rugged bush pilot makes his way through the brush to help her.  Can she trust this stranger any more than the menacing predator on her trail? But there’s something in John Wolf’s dark eyes that wills her to believe in him, something about his gentle nature that allows her to accept his offer of protection . . .
He’d let her into his life because he knew she was in trouble. The last thing John Wolf expects is to feel so much so quickly for the vulnerable woman in his care. For sharing his lonely wilderness home with Emma means allowing her to see his sorrow—the son he longs to reconnect with, the loss of the family he once dreamed possible. Sharing his heart with Emma means being willing to risk everything to keep her safe . . .

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“Big, bold, and sexy . . . Janet Dailey at her best!”
—Kat Martin on Texas True
“Plenty of intrigue, subplots, twists, and of course, love. Fans and newcomers alike will revel in this ride.”
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“Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller.”
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REFUGE COVE by Janet Daley. Kensington Publisher
A honeymoon that quickly turned into a nightmare for Emma. Running, and now was sinking in a mass of mud, when John spotted her from his plane. Her story and his past are entwined, did she bring him trouble. She was lonely, waiting home, and babies; now an annulment, and justice, before leaving. What follows is a devious plot of revenge, to a trade if John was willing. Both were important to him, now what. This was a gripping plot set in Alaska, would survival and second changes be for John and Emma. Readers will be caught up, and wonder how she ties it all up, for there are many twists and turns. Given ARC by Net Galley and Kensington Publishers for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

A suspenseful read that tests diffent

A suspenseful read, this book tests the different kinds of love through major family drama.

Central characters Emma and John are thrown together when he rescues her from the man who turn mean as soon as she said I do. She's escaped with Boone and his hounds at her heels in the cold Alaska brush. John sees her from his plane, makes a tough landing and is shot at while rescuing her.

Emm may be embarrassed at her naiveté and terrified on Boone, but she's determined he'll face justice for his deception and actions, and to make sure he doesn't have a chance to lure another victim to his run down trailer.

Throw in an ex-wife Marlena -- who's kept John's kid from him for a decade and told david what and awful alcoholic he is, and is also sister to Boone, married to John's former boss, who is the brother of Emma's new temporary boss/coworker -- and David starting work at the restaurant alongside Emma, and you've got quite the web of drama. Past wrongs and hurts have to be dealt with while Emma and John grow closer as they try to remain safe and put the authorities on Boone's trail.

Refuge Cove was interesting interwoven tale. I did feel like the two main characters got attached a bit fast, but given the danger of the situation, still plausible.

I would have liked more on Emma's background. I felt like the details of how Boone was able to sweep in and sweep Emma up in his lies, her life before that were glossed over. Where were her friends, the married ones with babies, when she was being conned by Boone? Her coworkers?

Typically, you don't just skip out of a teaching job, especially with elementary kids after the semester is underway. What about her contract?

So where did John live after his grandfather died when he was 16? He just stayed at his house? Why didn't John and Marlena just live there instead of with her crazy family?

Loved the full family circle at the end.

* ARC received from Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Refuge Cove
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Western
  • Published: Jan 30, 2018
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, The New Americana Series
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