Author: Shiloh Walker

SWEETER THAN SIN by Shiloh Walker

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SWEETER THAN SIN by Shiloh WalkerSweeter than Sin by Shiloh Walker
Series: Secrets & Shadows #2
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Adam Brascum runs the family tavern which in itself temps Adam, who is a recovering alcoholic from his teens.  If Adam was totally truthful to himself on why he turned to alcohol and then to women, it was to make himself forget his involvement that night long ago when people died and others disappeared, and a small, sleepy town began to lose its innocence.  Now the town seems to be giving up the secrets from that night, but Adam still doesn’t know exactly what happened to the young girl he secretly loved and who disappeared that night and who is presumed dead.

 

Lana Rossi has lived on the run, constantly looking over her shoulder since the night her life turned to hell.  Lana always tried to help anyone in need when she could and trying to help a fellow student escape a horrible situation changed her young life forever.  Lana does not remember exactly what happened that night or how she ended up far away from home. But she has been watching events in Madison ever since—once she got herself clean. Recent events make it so that Lana must return and find out the truth of that night, and she knows exactly who to begin asking her questions to.

 

Adam catches a glimpse of a young woman who just appeared in town and something makes him follow her.  Shock doesn’t describe Adam’s feelings when he realizes its Lana. Anger quickly follows, and then those hidden feelings begin to come back.  Things are tense as Adam and Lana, in their own ways, try to find out the truth and keep her appearance a secret.  Madison, Indiana kept many harmful secrets for years, and several more are going to out into the open as Lana and Adam reveal the secrets of what really happened the night that Lana and others disappeared.  The real question is who will survive the revealing of those new secrets and if the passion that burns between Lana and Adam will be given a second chance to fulfill a future together?

 

On a night that twisted many lives, two of those left twisted are determined to find the answers of that night and also find passion along the way in Sweeter than Sin.  Life certainly wasn’t nice to either Adam or Lana, however, I was very happy to see them both find the truth and each other.  My heart ached for both Adam and Lana as their stories unraveled, showing all they had been put through.  When I learned the identity of the man behind part of the misery, I was shocked and mad when comparing his life against Adam’s and Lana’s.  As that fateful night became even clearer, I found yet another shock I had not guessed and won’t tell you about here and ruin the surprise.  The truth is coming out about the nasty underbelly that threaded through Madison, and I can tell more surprises and shocks are to come.  However, I already know that Adam and Lana will be just fine, and that their strength that will help each other through whatever may be revealed next.  Sweeter than Sin is a must read for suspense lovers—full of twists, turns and best of all a deep love was found between two of the people whose lives were trashed so young.  I can’t wait for the events that will be revealed in Madison, Indiana.

LONG FOR ME by Shiloh Walker

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LONG FOR ME by Shiloh WalkerLong For Me by Shiloh Walker
Series: Secrets & Shadows #3
Published by Macmillan on May 13th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

In Long for Me by Shiloh Walker, Christina Bell remembers what it was like to be part of a loving family. The youngest of the Bell children, she simply cannot believe that her dad, or anyone else she loves, had a hand in her mother’s disappearance. She’s looking forward to moving on and spending more time with her sexy best friend, Guy Miller, who she is starting to see in a whole new light.Their attraction sizzling and love deepening, Christina feels confident in her life and ability to handle what comes her way...But when Nichole’s body is found—and the mystery of her death slowly reveals itself—Christina is left not knowing who to trust. What if Guy, her one true desire, proves to be her biggest danger?

Christina Bell, a florist, is the youngest of the Bell siblings and the one who has always believed that whatever happened to their Mother, Nichole, she was not harmed by anyone that Christina knew and loved.  Now that her Mother’s body has been found and they finally are able to put her to rest, it’s leaving an even bigger question – who killed her and why?  Christina knows that several people in town believe that she lives in her own world more often than not, but Christina knows that she has a very good hold on her life even with all the knocks life has given her.  Christina’s one non-family person who has always been there for her is her best friend, Guy.  And just when did he get so sexy?

 

Deputy Guy Miller has had it bad for Christina, his Tink, and he knows that she needs him more than ever now that her Mother’s body has been found.  The hard part is that Guy wants Christina to need all of him, not just her best buddy.  But Guy is holding a few secrets of his own and he isn’t sure that when all the answers come out about what happened to Nichole that he will ever get what he wants most – Christina in his arms forever, just like that one stolen night when their passion came to life.

 

Christina knows that Guy will protect her without over doing it like her brother and sister are apt to do.  Guy totally understands her and maybe, just maybe it’s time to explore the passion that Christina tried to forget and that Guy never could.  While Guy and Christina are working at overcoming the self made barrier that keeps their passion from flaring, the investigation on Nichole’s death is gaining speed and the clues are leading Guy to an answer that he hoped was very wrong.  Guy knows that he has to find out if his fears are correct and goes to speak to the one man who can tell him, but doing so just might be the one thing that will tear Christina from Guy forever.  The Bell siblings have finally overcome the disappearance and death of their Mother and have found love.  But once Guy tells them the final answers and just what had to be done to get them, will that destroy the love that Christina and Guy have finally accepted and are learning to cherish?

 

A young woman who has let flowers and her best buddy ease her from a frightened and scared girl into a loving woman and the deputy who wants that same young woman for his own find a way to have it all in Long for Me.  Christina lost so much as such a young age and that was only part of the reason she would rather deal with her sketches and flowers than people.  Guy has protected and been what Christina has needed for the majority of his life and just when it looks like he might get it, a horrible truth about his past just might tear him apart from his friendships and his love with all the Bells.  I have to say I alternated cheering, smiling and shuddering as I read about the journey that Christina and Guy traveled.  So many times I wondered if their happy ever after would actually happen and when the final answer on what actually happened to Nichole came clear and it was Guy who had to tell the Bells, I was sure heartbreak was in the pages.  Yet the long time friendship and passion between Guy and Christina was more than enough to overcome even that.  Long for Me was heartbreaking in several places and still filled with passion and just the right touch of suspense to keep things moving along to the best ending.

 

I am so happy that now all of the Bell siblings have been able to let their pasts go and have found that golden ring filled with love.

BREAK FOR ME by Shiloh Walker

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BREAK FOR ME by Shiloh WalkerBreak For Me by Shiloh Walker
Series: Novella, Secrets & Shadows
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Jensen Bell was twelve when her life was turned upside down with the mysterious disappearance of her mother, yet she has worked hard to overcome that. Now she is a cop in her tiny town of Madison and a damn good one if you ask her.  One of the bad things about staying in the small town you grew up in is that you know everything about all the guys and that can really affect your private life.  Jensen has been going through a really dry spell lately but the new and highly sexy defense attorney just rubs Jensen the wrong or is that the right way?

 

Dean West applied for and moved to a new position in the town in Indiana and that included leaving his high paying, high powered job for that of a DA – a job that makes you more enemies than it does friends.  One particular person that Dean would love to become a very close and personal friend of is Jensen and yet their jobs as cop and DA put them on the wrong side of the table more often than not since they met.

 

Jensen can’t believe that Dean had the gall to approach her after his latest stunt of doing a deal with a drug scum and even worse the atmosphere between them is so thick with lust that if anyone struck a match the entire place would go up.  Jensen is tired of fighting her desires and can’t believe that Dean has been in the same frame of mind this entire time.  They combusted the very first time they come together and just when it looked like Dean and Jensen could find a way to be together and still be assets to their jobs, a new element is dropped onto Jensen and her family.  The town of Madison has just given up one of it’s secrets and it could tear all of the Bells and their lives apart yet again if given the chance.  Jensen and Dean have fought themselves, town prejudices and just about everything else to have a chance at the passion they have just started to explore. The question is do they have the strength to overcome this last hurdle and find the keys to just what really happened that night Jensen’s mother disappeared?

 

Take a hard working small town cop and a flashy district attorney import, add sparks every time they see each other and you have a combination that will lead to either a passion of a lifetime or war that will last forever.  Jensen and Dean solve this question in Break for Me in a spectacular way.  The cards seemed to be stacked against Dean and Jensen ever getting together in a loving way, just because of their jobs.  Yet I loved seeing that both of them were willing to reach across that divide and grab on to the passion that was just waiting to ignite between them.  As I read what led Dean to leave his high powered job and life, my heart ached for both of them – they had both lost so much.  Yet I was sure they would find a way and then the next shoe dropped and I wasn’t sure that even Dean’s super ability to think clearly or their love would be enough to carry Jensen through this latest and most hurtful find.  I loved how Jensen and Dean not only reached for their golden ring but showed Madison just what they had together.  Break for Me is a great mix of suspense and passion that not even hurtful pasts could destroy.  Two Bell siblings down and I’m highly anticipating to see how this last sister finds her happiness at last in the next installment of Shiloh Walker’s Secrets & Shadows series.

BURN FOR ME by Shiloh Walker

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BURN FOR ME by Shiloh WalkerBurn For Me by Shiloh Walker
Series: Secrets & Shadows Novella #1
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Tate Bell has wanted Ali Holmes for just about as long as he can remember.  In fact he spends his nights at her house and then steals away as dawn comes, keeping their relationship a secret.  Tate knows that this isn’t fair to Ali or her children, yet he can’t seem to get past a horrible event from his past and the anger from it that keeps him from moving on with his life.  The night Tate heard his parents argue and his mother, Nichole, left never to be heard from again.  So much emotion is bottled up in Tate from that night until now, the majority of that is his deep anger at his father.  Tate knows that his sister’s have forgiven their father and have gone forward with their lives, unlike himself, who’s been drifting through life.

 

Ali Holmes loves Tate like no other, but she has just about given up hope that he will ever be able to overcome the events of his past. Events that just won’t let him move forward with her and accept the love that is just waiting for them to grab it.  After yet another night of Tate arriving in the dark of the night, then leaving while everyone’s sleeping, Ali has had it.  It’s time that Tate accepts her, her kids and their relationship. Ali decides to give Tate one last chance and issues an ultimatum that she knows could very well backfire on her and break her heart.

 

To say that Tate is shocked when Ali puts their nights together on the line, doesn’t quite cover it, still Tate can’t make the changes that Ali needs to move all of them forward.  Ali breaks her own heart and tells Tate that she is done unless he can start living is the present, out of the past once and for all and that she isn’t going to wait for him while he tries.  Tate knows that Ali would probably be better off without him and yet once her door is closed to him it’s the best type of wake up call.  Tate suddenly tries to see those so long ago events as his sister’s do and how they were able to go forward even though their missing mother still weighs heavy in all of their thoughts.  Tate has finally done what he never thought he could do,

talk to his father and actually see that night through an adults eyes instead of that of a teenager.  Heck he even has visions of what his future could be, that is if Ali can find it in herself to give him just one more chance and believe that he has put the past to rest once and for all.

 

A pair of lovers fight for their chance to have it all in a tiny town where secrets are deep and hidden from view in Burn for Me.  Ali is fighting with her heart in hand for Tate to see what they have before it’s too late.  Tate finally sees what his anger and mistrust has done to his family, his life and his love, but is it too late?  I was cheering for Ali when she finally stood up to Tate and made him choose their love or his past.  I wasn’t honestly sure if Tate could do what she was asking, yet I was hoping beyond hope that somehow he could find a way to forgive what he perceived happened in the past and step in to the loving arms of Ali.  I knew he had achieved it all the night he asked Ali for another chance, proved to her that all he was interested in was a future with her and that the past hurts were finally on the mend.  Burn for Me is a great preview into the Bell family and the secret past that changed all of their lives so long ago.  The tension between Tate and Ali all but smolders with passion and the degree of suspense will keep you turning the pages as fast as possible.  I can’t wait to see what happens with his sisters and just what other mysteries that tiny town is holding back.

THE INNOCENT by Shiloh Walker

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THE INNOCENT by Shiloh WalkerThe Innocent by Shiloh Walker
Series: FBI: Psychics #2
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Jay Roberts has a psychic gift doesn’t allow her to touch anyone and gloves are her necessary accessory but she finally risks reaching out from her personal life isolation and enters into a very sexy online relationship with a cop, but after several months he suddenly breaks everything off with Jay.  Now that she has reached out, Jay isn’t going to let herself just be dropped with no explanation and she goes to the small town of Hell.  Only to find out there is much more going on than just a man getting cold feet.

 

Linc Dawson is no longer a cop, but he is now a very vengeful father out to make the people who didn’t help his missing daughter or Linc himself during his search for her suffer the consequences.  It’s been months now that he has been searching and while he hasn’t found her body, he knows that the odds of finding her alive are beyond slim.  When he walks into a store to find Jay there, things in his life are shaken up even more.  Linc has never believed in psychic gifts and he doesn’t plan to start now.

 

Jay finds out what was behind Linc walking away from her but now that is only a part of her issues.  Now Jay knows what is going on in Hell and she isn’t going to let it happen any longer and calls in the one type of help she knows will get the job done – other psychics.  Jay and Linc struggle with their feelings while putting together the clues on what exactly happened to Linc’s daughter and the other missing people.  When all of the clues finally come together some hearts will be healed and some will be broken and the small town of Hell will never be the same again, but that isn’t a bad thing.  In the aftermath can Jay and Linc find a way to allow their passion to blossom into the love that is just waiting for them?

 

A pragmatic cop and a psychic are not your normal couple but these are not your everyday couple either.  Jay and Linc discover a red hot passion while hunting for the truth about Linc’s daughter in The Innocent.  I loved just how feisty Jay was from the beginning until the end, even when the odds weren’t in her favor.  Linc had me from the minute he tired to protect Jay in the store.  I really loved watching as they not only search for what happened to his daughter but also tried to transition through the potholes of a new relationship.  As I turned the last page I knew that the future might be a bit rocky for Jay and Linc for a while but I know that they will be there for each other and those they love.  I can’t wait to see what the next chapter is in the world Ms. Walker has created.  The Innocent takes suspense to a spine tingling end with a hot passion thrown in and just enough danger to keep the spice going.

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