Author: Tara Thomas
Type: Romantic Suspense
ARC graciously provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for an honest review.
Release Date: February 27, 2018
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Reviewed by 2shay
Rating: 4 Stars
In this first novel in the explosive, brand-new romantic suspense Sons of Broad series from Tara Thomas comes a novel of deadly secrets and hidden danger. In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top. But a merciless enemy is out to destroy them…and everyone they hold close…
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SHE THOUGHT SHE’D LOST HIM FOREVER
Tilly Brock has learned—the hard way—how to take care of herself. Once a pillar of Charleston society, her family lost everything in the wake of a shocking scandal. And then Tilly lost the only boy she ever loved.
BUT NOW THAT HE’S BACK IN HER LIFE
Keaton Benedict is Charleston’s most notorious bachelor. But in spite of all his advantages—the money, the women, the family name—he longs for more: the heart of the young woman he still can’t forget.
THE DANGER HAS JUST BEGUN…
When Keaton re-enters Tilly’s life, after all these years, she is torn between feelings of doubt and desire. Can they put the past behind them and learn to love again? Tilly is willing to try. But Keaton is afraid that a vengeful enemy is watching—and waiting to destroy them. Can the rekindled flame of their love defeat the deadliest rival and light their way forward in the darkest night?
Where do I start? There is a lot going on in this first book in a new series. That’s not unusual. It often takes a lot of early information for an author to set up what intriguing plot is unfolding in her head. I just went with the flow and let the story unwind.
As the story begins, Keaton, the youngest of the Benedict brothers has just finished college. As a very wealthy young man, his college days were seamless, full of friends and fun. Tilly, on the other hand, is working as a drink server in a gentlemen’s club trying to pay for and finish her last semester of school. Her father, who was fired from the Benedict’s shipping empire for embezzlement, left Tilly penniless after his death. Tilly and Keaton were very close as kids, spending a lot of time together and sharing their very first kiss.
Just as Tilly and Keaton reconnect, threats against Tilly start. And that’s just the beginning. A series of murders of people close to Tilly makes it look like she’s the target. But is she really? There are way more questions than answers. Why in the world is Elise, Tilly’s childhood best friend and a close family friend of the Benedicts moving into Benedict House for the summer? Who is The Gentleman, and what are his plans with his cadre of thugs? What’s his grievance against the Benedict brothers? And who the heck is Jade? I think I’ve figured out that last one, but I have been proven wrong by twisty authors before, so I won’t bet on it just yet.
So. More questions than answers, though at least one of the questions I posed is answered. You’ll have to figure out which one for yourself, so pick up a copy and…