She Can Scream by Melinda Leigh
In one moment, high school teacher and single mother Brooke Davenport interrupts a vicious assault, saves a young woman’s life, and attracts the attention of a serial killer.
Sixteen years ago, Brooke lost her roommate to a brutal murder. Now she teaches women’s self-defense, still trying to heal from the guilt and grief that plague her. Convinced the predator knows his victims and is stalking his prey online, she is determined to find him before he strikes again. Her brother’s friend, Luke has the computer expertise to help. But Brooke’s unexpected desire for Luke complicates her investigation, and her fixation with the case provokes a deadly reaction from the killer.
Injured in terrorist bombing overseas, computer expert Luke Holloway is still haunted by flashbacks of his young assistant’s death in the explosion. But Luke can’t refuse the request of a deployed friend to look after his sister, Brooke. Taking on responsibility for Brooke’s safety threatens Luke’s tenuous recovery, especially after he develops feelings for her that transcend a promise to a friend. When Brooke saves a young girl from a brutal assault and becomes a killer’s obsession, Luke vows to protect her at all costs.
She Can Scream, is an impressive romantic suspense thriller that keeps you guessing until the end.
What I liked about this book is the gradual laying of the groundwork both for the suspense aspect and the romance. Excellent writing that kept the reader at the edge of their seat, with the tension just rising until the last pages. The relationship between Brooke and Luke, also had that slow, simmering build up reflected in their heated encounters once they give in to their attraction. Perfect blend of suspense and romance.
*The ARC was provided by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review*
Title: She Can Scream
Author: Melinda Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Rating: ♨♨♨♨♨ 5 of 5 (Excellent suspense thriller with the romance definitely running hot as well)