Samantha Carlyle knows someone is watching her, someone who wants her dead. So she runs to the safety of her tiny Texas hometown, and to the sweet, haunting memories of John Thomas Knight. A dedicated small-town sheriff as tender as he is tough, John Thomas was Sam's best friend and her first love. Fate has carried them down different roads. Sam must trust the proud, strong, and devastatingly handsome lawman with more than her heart, she must trust him with her life. Because there is someone else out there that wants her, and they want her dead.
I really liked this book. There was a mix of who-done-it and sweet romance. There are lots of twists and turns and many half-truths and meddling family that have gotten in the way of Sam & Johnny. She turns to him when she feels there is no one in the world she can trust, she finds it hard to even trust herself at times. The way that Johnny doesn't give up, and does everything in his power to make her feel safe goes a long way to help ease her fears. There are lots of additional characters that bring this story to life. Don't judge to early as who you think is after her, Ms. Sala keeps you guessing.
"That, I think, is how the West was won. That man was a sheriff. A genuine, pissed-off, Texas Sheriff. And if there really is some crazy stalker after Samantha Carlyle, and he runs in to John Thomas Knight, then I pity him...(from Detective Pulaski after his first meeting with Johnny)
I give this book a 3 1/2 out of 5. It is a really easy read, the characters are solid, if not predictable.