Nowhere to Hide by RaeAnne Thayne Release Date: December 1, 2003 Publisher: Silhouette Intimate Moments Book #1 in the Searchers series Number of pages: 250 paperback Source: Warren Public Library Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: R Read 10/25/18 to 10/26/18
As an on the run single mother out to protect her little girls, Lisa Connors needed two things: money, and to keep her identity secret. But it was just her luck that the possibility of the former would threaten the latter – for as the caretaker of the hunk next door with two broken legs, her ability to keep her distance was already shaky. When she found out said hunk’s professions – FBI agent – it was downright demolished… Gage McKinnon had spent most of his life trying to keep away from all things familial, so the last thing he needed was to have two adorable little girls take root next door. But it was their mother who posed his greatest threat. For in Lisa he felt that door in his heart – the one that had been slammed shut twenty-five years ago – start to open, just a crack.
Another of RaeAnne Thayne’s older stories and another winner. I can’t particularly pinpoint what it was about this book, but I didn’t want to put it down.
The progression of the relationship between Gage and Allie is so smooth and natural. From standoffish neighbors to reluctant caregiver/patient to cautiously optimistic friends to can’t deny the chemistry any longer lovers. The remorse Allie feels while trying to keep her emotional distance from Gage is touching. And Gage has so many demons to face from his past, it’s beautiful to see him break through to the other side of the grief and guilt he’s always carried with him.
This is a very quick read and easy read. Partly because of the flow of the story making it hard to put down, partly from the wonderful characters and world building, and partly from the chemistry. I think this story is an amazing read.