I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Low Tide by Leslie Tentler
Series: Rarity Cove #2
Published by Left Field Press on June 12, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: the Author
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Hollywood leading man Carter St. Clair had it all—until a brutal stalker attack nearly takes his life. Seriously injured, he returns to his hometown of Rarity Cove, South Carolina, to recover in private, his outlook on fame forever changed by someone claiming to be his “number-one fan.”
Physical therapist Quinn Reese fled San Francisco to be free of her soon-to-be ex-husband, professional football player Jake Medero. Staying at her mother’s house in Rarity Cove seems like her only option until she can get back on her feet financially. When the St. Clair family makes her a lucrative offer of employment, Quinn sees the potential for starting over, even if it means working with Carter, who broke her heart years ago.
As Carter heals under Quinn’s care, a fragile bond forms between them. Carter also recognizes a parallel between his own stalker and the possessive pro baller who considers Quinn his property. But even as Carter steps into the role of Quinn’s protector, another dangerous storm is brewing…one for which neither of them is prepared.
Renowned actor Carter St. Clair is viciously attacked in his home by a stalker and barely survives. His brother brings him back home to Rarity Cove, South Carolina to heal, both mentally and physically. Guilt ridden about the death of his companion and bordering on depression, Carter’s recuperation becomes a challenge for his family. Physical therapist Quinn Reese has also returned home to Rarity Cove following the collapse of her marriage to an NFL star. When her former brother-in-law asks for her help with Carter, she sees it as an opportunity to establish her independence despite her troubled history with him.
This story had everything I like in the genre. There was always a sense of melancholy surrounding both Carter and Quinn until they reconnected. It was her job to help Carter with his recuperation but he helped her just as much, healing her emotionally following her awful marriage. They’re both normally strong people but now experiencing a period of weakness. They found a source of strength in each other that happened gradually and naturally. Their romance was quite lovely.
The suspense was twofold as Carter’s memory of the attack didn’t immediately return and Quinn’s estranged husband was a constant threat. It was always in the background until the climatic confrontations for both. I had a tough time putting this book down.
I’m captivated by this series and LOVE the covers to date as they beautifully represent the mood and tone of the stories within. This story is another gem and Tentler is now on my auto buy list. Her writing style simply works for me.