Author: Shiloh Walker

DEEPER THAN NEED by Shiloh Walker

DEEPER THAN NEED by Shiloh Walker

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DEEPER THAN NEED by Shiloh WalkerDeeper Than Need by Shiloh Walker
Series: Secretes and Shadows #1
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on 2014-06-03
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 400
Reviewed by Jo

Time heals all wounds.Eager to put a dark, troubled past behind her, Trinity Ewing buys an old house that will make the perfect refuge for her and her young son once renovations are complete. The last thing on her mind is finding someone new…but the contractor she’s hired is an irresistible distraction—and Trinity can’t help but fantasize about all the business they could be doing behind closed doors.So does one man’s touch.Noah Benningfield thought he’d put his demons behind him. But the moment he lays eyes on Trinity, the temptation he feels is too powerful to deny. Soon the attraction between them explodes into something neither of them could have imagined. But their desire will be put to the test when a shocking local murder has them dodging danger at every turn. Can the beautiful and damaged Trinity trust someone like Noah, whose own past is as haunted as her own? The only thing she knows for sure is that she can’t live without a man who makes her feel this good—over and over again…in Deeper Than Need by Shiloh Walker.

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Trinity Ewing is just looking to begin a new life for her and her young son after ending a relationship that all but destroyed her family business.  Taking a leap of faith, Trinity bought a large old house off the internet, sight unseen.  Now she and her son are in the small town of Madison and she has found that the lovely old house is really a big old white elephant, but Trinity is determined to make it a home where she can raise her son and begin that new life.

 

Noah Benningfield has lived in Madison for his entire life and has done a few things, including being a youth pastor, always trying to get rid of the lasting doubts that have plagued him since the night something happened in an old house in town and blood was found.  Now Noah is a contractor and his latest job is to restore the same house that tore apart his high school years.  Being a contractor is a series of ups and downs and trying to stay on schedule and Noah enjoys the game – that is until he and Trinity discover a truly gruesome thing.

 

Noah and Trinity have been fighting their mutual attraction from the moment they laid eyes on each other and the daily contact while working on the house has made it very difficult not to give in.  However, when they are suddenly in a cold case murder investigation, the heat between them is suddenly the least of their problems. Noah always knew that his small town held many secrets and it seems that one of the secrets that has haunted Noah for years has reopened again.  Trinity can’t believe that her house is now the crime scene for an old murder but Noah’s arms and her son’s love is getting her through the rough spots.  Things turn from bad to worse when Trinity’s past comes out just when another horrible secret is about to break in Madison.  Noah and Trinity are fighting to find the true answers about that mysterious night so long ago at the same time as their passion erupts into the open.  When the answers finally come into the open, the outcome will rock the very foundations of Madison and many of those in important places.  Noah is rocked as hard as his town is but he isn’t about to let anything destroy the happiness he has found with Trinity and her son. The question is can Noah convince Trinity that Madison really is a good place to raise her son and that their love is the forever type.

 

A woman needing a new start and a man trying to get overcome his past discover love while surrounded by a small town about to be torn apart with deadly and hurtful secrets.  Trinity and Noah get more than they bargained for when they revamp an old house in Deeper Than Need.  I couldn’t believe the deep internal sadness that Noah had been carrying inside of him for so long as his story rolled out.  I couldn’t help cheering Trinity on with her determination to give her son a better life and how she put her own safety on the line to give it to him.  I loved how hot Noah and Trinity came and how fast it happened and then sat back to watch them try and slow the pace down.  The suspense and serious under currents in their town kept everything on edge and me on the edge of my seat as I turned each page.  There was so much going on and more than one important story line point and yet I was outraged and wanted to give several people hugs by the time I discovered all the answers along with Noah and Trinity.  So many lives were changed forever with this book, in both good and bad ways, and yet I didn’t want it to end.  Noah and Trinity not only found the beginning of the answer that Noah searched for for so long, but they also tripped onto a huge secret that will need to be torn out by the very roots of Madison.

 

I want to say so much more about what those answers are but instead I will just say that if this is the start of a new series, I can only imagine what the next few books will bring.  Deeper Than Need is a kick ass book that will grab you from the first page and won’t want to let you go even when the last page is turned.  The intense suspense and blooming passion are only two of the wonderful things to be found between the cover.  I have to Joyfully Recommend Deeper Than Need as a must read and I know it will earn a place on your keeper shelf too.

IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh Walker

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IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh WalkerIf You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker
Series: Ash Trilogy #1
Published by Random House LLC on 2011-10-25
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Miranda

A CRY IN THE WOODS The scream Lena Riddle hears in the woods behind her house is enough to curdle her blood—she has no doubt that a woman is in real danger. Unfortunately, with no physical evidence, the local law officers in small-town Ash, Kentucky, dismiss her claim. But Lena knows what she heard—and it leaves her filled with fear and frustration.Ezra King is on leave from the state police, but he can’t escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her—to be touched by her—but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close? When Ezra hears her story of an unknown woman’s screams, his instincts tell him that Lena’s life is also at risk—and his desire to protect her is as fierce as his need to possess her.From the Paperback edition.

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Lena Riddle is a blind chef living in Ash, Kentucky. She prides herself on her ability to be a fully functional blind woman. When she awakes to screams in the middle of the night she is determined to find the victim. Unfortunately, the local police aren’t taking much of an interest in her screaming woman.

Detective Ezra King has come to Ash to recuperate and figure out what is next for him. He never anticipated falling for a beautiful woman or becoming involved in a mystery. Ezra isn’t quite ready for anything serious but Lena makes him wonder what forever could feel like. 

Things are getting spooky in Ash. Danger lurks around the corner but the citizens of this sleepy small town are none the wiser. One of their own could be a vicious killer. As Ezra and Lena attempt to find a life together their lives in Ash seem to be unraveling. Can they find everlasting love and a killer before it’s too late?

If You Hear Her is a phenomenal and thrilling romance! Shiloh Walker has struck gold with her Ash series! I was engrossed from the first gripping pages of If You Hear Her to the last pulse-pounding moments! Lena Riddle is my kind of character. She is a super strong, independent and enchanting woman. She is the kind of character that you root for! Ezra is super-hot and has that alpha male thing down pat. Lena and Ezra have just waltzed onto my favorite couples list! When these two are together the pages shine. Ms. Walker has outdone herself with character building here. Lena and Ezra as well as the other residents of Ash are the kind of people that you hope are really out there: strong, stubborn and willing to fight for what is right. 

Okay so I could gush forever about how much I love this couple and their friends but I don’t want to leave out how fantastic the mystery is. If You Hear Her packs a punch in the suspense department. I was constantly trying to figure out who is horrid murderer is. I just love it when a book makes me second guess myself over and over again. I’m not usually a fan of getting the killers perspective in books but Ms. Walker had me perfectly on edge with her snippets of the killers creepy psyche. 

If You Hear Her is a must read and I’m Joyfully Recommending it!!

IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh Walker

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IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh WalkerIf You Know Her by Shiloh Walker
Series: Ash Trilogy #3
Published by Ballantine Books, Random House LLC on 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 390
Reviewed by Miranda

A SHADOW IN THE WINDOW   Nia Hollister doesn’t scare easily. She’s returned to Ash, Kentucky, with a vengeance—and with a mission: find the killer who brutally ended her cousin’s life. What she didn’t count on was trembling with desire every time she sees Law Reilly. If any man can help her escape the nightmares for a while, it’s him. But can she allow herself to take comfort in those strong arms when her sister’s killer still roams free? She may think she’s a bad ass, but she should not have come back tohistown. He is watching her—as she slips into Law Reilly’s house, as she storms into the sheriff’s office. These men won’t be able to protect her when her time comes. Timing is everything, though he can’t wait forever. She’s nosing around the woods, looking for his hiding place. Yes, he is watching her . . . through the window . . . in her bed . . .   If she’s not scared, she should be . . . because he is very good at what he does.

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Nia Hollister cannot get over the death of her cousin. She should be able to put this to rest since they found the person responsible for the ghastly murder but that’s the problem. Nia doesn’t believe that the killer has been found. Nia believes he’s still out there stalking women and she’s determined to find out the truth.

The last time Law Reilly saw Nia Hollister she had a gun pointed at him. As strange as it sounds he hasn’t been able to forget the woman and not for the reason you think. Law is undeniably drawn to Nia. Once she comes back to town to find the truth surrounding her cousin’s death, Law cannot stay away. He must test this attraction between the two of them, and if helping her cause gets him access to her then he’s more than willing.

It doesn’t take long for the citizens of Ash, Kentucky to realize that things are not as they seem. A murderer has been lurking in their midst for a while and it’s up to Nia, Law and the new sheriff to follow the clues. 

It’s a dangerous time to be in Ash. Not everyone will come out alive in this the final installment of Shiloh Walker’s remarkable Ash Trilogy. As the wickedly suspenseful If You Know Her starts begin praying that your favorite characters survive this sadistic killer because things are about to become dire in Ash. 

Nia and Law’s passion leave scorch marks on the pages of If You Know Her. I’m totally in love with these two. I love their adventure together and I also enjoyed the interaction between Nia and Law’s best friend, Hope. I love Nia’s relentless pursuit of justice for her cousin and Law’s belief in her. It’s no secret that I have become enamored with the couples that reside in the Ash Trilogy but I cannot get enough of this gripping and sometimes grotesque plot line. Ms. Walker gives the reader a very intimate look at a brutal killer. This is something that I usually do not care for, but Ms. Walker manages to compel my attention thoroughly even through the hard to read spots. 

I definitely recommend that you read the first two books in this trilogy before If You Know Her. What makes this series so much more phenomenal is the way that one book ends and the next immediately picks the story up. It’s important to read the previous books not only because you get to know the sensational couples but your suspect pool grows as well. It’s hard to believe a killer lies within this sleepy little town. Weeding through the possible suspects makes this adventure grand. I must say that I was not disappointed in how this story finished! Ms. Walker ends her electrifying Ash Trilogy with a hell of a bang!

If You Know Her amps up the intrigue and romance taking the reader an unforgettable enthralling journey they won’t soon forget.

IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh Walker

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IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh WalkerIf You See Her by Shiloh Walker
Series: Ash Trilogy #2
Published by Ballantine Books, Random House LLC on 2012-01-31
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Miranda

A FACE IN THE MIRROR Hope Carson may not look like a survivor, but she has escaped an abusive ex-husband and recovered from a vicious assault. Now she endures the painful memories and suspicious rumors surrounding her involvement in the attack. Her ex is a cop, so the last people she trusts are law enforcement officials—and she certainly doesn’t trust how the local DA makes her feel inside.Remy Jennings should know better. He has no business falling for a woman who he suspects may have a deeply troubled mind. And even if he did make a move, she’d bolt like a frightened rabbit. But how can he deny a burning desire that threatens to consume him? As Hope’s past catches up with her in the worst way, Remy is determined to break through her defenses, earn her trust, and keep her safe in his arms—before it’s too late.From the Paperback edition.

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Hope Carson’s been running from her abusive ex-husband for two years. When she finally decides to lean on an old friend and settle in Ash, Kentucky things begin to look up and then they spiral downward. After Hope and her friend are viciously attacked by a murderer she becomes the prime suspect. The locals begin to refer to her as a crazy killer. Hope is tired of cowering from others and running from her problems. It’s about time to take a stand and she’s doing it in Ash. Now, if she could only get her mind off the sexy D.A. 

It is Remy Jennings job to put away killers but there is nothing about Hope Carson that screams murderer to him. In fact, that’s the last thought that pops into his mind when he thinks of the beautiful and vulnerable Hope. While the locals are insisting on her arrest, Remy is making his move. He knows she is innocent and he’s determined to protect her. 

Hope’s aversion to law enforcement is not helping Remy get his foot in the door but he didn’t get where he is today by giving up easily. As Hope and Remy try to start something new her past comes back to haunt her but that’s not the only thing dark happening in Ash. A killer lurks in the shadows stalking Hope. The tension in Ash rises to new extremes. It looks as if not everyone will survive the killer’s grip this time. Will Hope and Remy come out of this together or be torn apart forever?

I emphatically recommend that the Ash series be read in order! If You See Her picks up right where If You Hear Her ended. If You See Her adds more depth to this sublime series! Hope comes off as a bit weak at first. Having survived a physically and mentally abusive husband, Hope is just now learning to think for herself. These are the things I like about Hope. Her past makes her a much stronger woman than she realizes and in If You See Her she finds the power within to stand up for herself and fight her own battles. I love the powerful connection between Remy and Hope. It’s only natural for this handsome and strong district attorney to try to swoop in and protect the damsel in distress, which he does really well, but then he has to respect her desire to become independent. This couple may have some bumps in the road but there is nothing wrong with the heat between them. 

I really love how Ms. Walker has written this series. If You Hear Her left the reader with a bit of a cliffhanger and If You See Her picks up the story from the last page and begins a new enticing love story, yet keeps the suspense plot line going from book one. Once again just when I thought I had it figured out I was fooled. I cannot wait to find out who is behind the disgusting murders and why they are doing it. I was super surprised and intrigued at how the killer evolved during If You See Her. 

I have totally fallen in love with the characters in this spectacular series and I love how I they are all prominently featured in each book. When I started reading If You See Her it felt like a coming home to the people and town that I adore. 

Get ready for spine-tingling suspense and sizzling romance as you inhale the pages of If You See Her!

WRECKED by Shiloh Walker

WRECKED by Shiloh Walker

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WRECKED by Shiloh WalkerWrecked by Shiloh Walker
Published by Penguin on 2013-04-02
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Jo

In the nineties, Abigale Applegate and Zach Barnes were the most beloved sitcom child stars in the world. Then they grew up and left Hollywood behind… Whatever happened to Abigale Applegate? She’s been wondering the same thing. With her Hollywood dreams long gone, Abigale now has a nice, neat, uncomplicated life—until the day her perfect fiancé needs to talk. Dumped, a little more than shattered, and totally confused, Abigale turns to Zach, her best friend since forever, to help her pick up the pieces. He does it with the gift of a journal. She can vent her frustrations and sketch out a new plan. Zach just hopes he’s part of it. Because he’s been in love with Abigale his entire life. When the journal falls into Zach’s hands, he discovers Abigale wants a new man. And fast. Nothing more than a hot distraction. Zach has a plan of his own: He’s going to be that man. It’s his last chance. Abigale might be out to shake up her life, but Zach’s out to reinvent it. Now, all he has to do is convince Abigale that life can go as planned.

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Abigale (“Abby”) Applegate was a child actor who ran from Hollywood and being an actor as soon as she could. Growing up in a series was horrible for Abby with the exception of her co-star Zach. Abby has always just wanted a planned, nice, neat and simple life that included a job she loves, a man she loves and a family to love.  Abby thought that she had finally obtained her dreams until she was dumped by her fiancé.  Now Abby has no idea what her life and dreams will come to.

Zach Barnes also left Hollywood when Abby did even though his childhood wasn’t as bad her was.  Zach turned his back on all that acting had to offer because even as a teenager, he knew exactly what he wanted in his life and that was being with Abby.  Being the best friend had Zach watching as Abby attempted to fulfill her plans and it also had Zach supporting her even if seeing her with other men was a knife in his heart every time. Now that Abby’s engagement is over – is it finally time for Zach to make his move?

Abby thought Zach was insane to give her a new journal just at her darkest moments and what a journal it was – encouraging her to wreck it and do insane things.  But the night that Abby gives in and comes up with a new plan to wreck her life (see the theme?) is the night that gives her and Zach a chance at a passion that will shine brighter than any Hollywood star.  Zach just has to show Abby that all she has dreamed of has been right in front of her all the time.  Abby is shocked to discover that she wants her best friend with a fierce passion and at first fights her feelings but when she gives in to Zach and their passion so many doors open for her.  Zach and Abby might finally be on the path to love but it sure is filled with a lot of potholes, otherwise known as the people in their lives who can’t leave things alone.  Just when Zach believes he has finally gotten the future he always wanted with Abby, events happen that might tear them apart forever. 

Two best friends take the steps that will lead them to the brightest and passion filled future in Wrecked.  I love how Zach has always protected and backed Abby even when it all but broke his heart.  Knowing that the girl turned woman he loved only saw him as a friend proved to me just how deeply he really did love Abby.  I couldn’t understand at first how Abby could have missed Zach’s feelings until I saw just how much she depended on him and just didn’t let herself see what was right in front of her.  The zaniest journal in the world was the perfect gift for a woman who needed to turn her world right side up and give it a bit of a shake.  Watching as Zach showed Abby his true feelings and showed her that loving him wouldn’t take their friendship away but would strengthen it had me turning pages really fast.  I also loved that once Abby went with the idea of accepting the passion with Zach, it was with her entire heart and even allowed her to prove to Zach once and for all that her love was just as deep as his and would last forever.  Seeing Abby become the light hearted and loving person Zach believed in was as wonderful as seeing Zach finally achieve the love he dreamed of for so many years.  Wrecked is full of love, humor and a passion that burns brightly as these two childhood stars find their happy ever after. 

I had to Joyfully Recommend Wrecked as a must read and a sure addition to your keeper self or a permanent book on your reader because who wouldn’t want the type of romance and love that Zach gave Abby in their lives?

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