Wow! A suspenseful love story that kept me on the edge of my seat! Red Nights by Shari J. Ryan follows the story of Felicity Stone, following the greatest tragedy in her life and has her wondering who she can trust, if even herself. The story is told to us from Felicity’s point of view.
Felicity is a 25 year old woman who has her life together, mostly. She is a bubbly, happy woman and a successful chef at a local restaurant. She has a twin brother, who she is closer to and loves more than anyone. But, her whole world is rocked upside down when her house catches on fire, almost taking her with it. Thinking she was the only one home, her whole life changes after finding out her brother was home and did not make it out.
Overtaken by grief, and guilt that she was responsible for the fire, Felicity doesn’t know what to do and barely feels like she can breathe. Her best friend Aspen takes her in, though Felicity isn’t sure how long that will last; and, her ex-boyfriend (and brother’s best friend) Tanner is inching his way back into her life concerned for her and wanting to care for her. But Felicity’s nights are filled with seeing red. Then a chance encounter brings Hayes into her life.
“If you’re broken, it is a beautiful kind of broken.”
Hayes is an ex-detective turned PI. He is dark, handsome, and mysterious. Even with all of the mystery, Felicity can’t help but trust him. With tragedy in his past, she feels like he knows what she is going through. Then the fire creeps back into her life and he may be the only one who can help her, but can she really trust him? In fact, can she trust anyone?
Shari J. Ryan writes an enthralling, page-turning read. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out “who is it” much of the book. While it is a romance, the suspense overpowers yet adds to the depth of all of Felicity’s relationships. This is a must read for those who love a good Romance Suspense. There is some violence, some sexual situations, and mild profanity in the book. I would highly recommend this book and give it five out of five stars!