WARNING: Author believes in soul mates and insta-love, proceed with caution if you're not a romantic at heart.
Love's greatest cure is salvation of one’s soul.
Shane Sherman has a problem. Well, two, actually. One has auburn hair and pale-green eyes, and the other? . . . Is a secret. One he doesn't want to talk about. But all that changes when Sage comes to town.
Sage Sloan is being stalked. So she runs to Trails End and the bravest man her sister said she'd ever met. Sergeant Shane Sherman.
Sparks fly, tempers flare, and bears misbehave as Shane and Sage find a way to coexist in Trails End. That is, until a killer comes to call. Then all bets are off. Shane isn't about to lose his saving grace.
This is the third and final book in the Reason Series. I highly recommend you read books one and two before "A Reason To Live."
Rated R for sexual content, language, and M for Maxine.
About the Author
C.P. Smith is a mother of 5 and has a vivid imagination. Married 26 years and a stay at home mom, she spent most of the time she wasn't hauling kids around, reading. Ms.Smith loves a good HEA, but not finding many stories with older couples, and knowing from experience love and passion don't end at forty, she set out to write her own stories for the more mature reader.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another very hot alpha. This series has been one yummy book boyfriend after another. Love it!
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, bears, trouble, murder, and heartbreak. Before reading this story please read the below books first A Reason to Breathe (Reason #1) A Reason to Kill (Reason #2) This is Sage and Shane’s story. Shane was in the war with Sage’s sister but he could not save her. Years later Sage needs help when someone is after her. She flees home to Shane. Can Shane protect her or will he turn her away? What happens when the person after her tracks her to a new location? Will she stay with Shane or will she leave if she believes she is causing him pain by hanging around? Will she have to run again and leave Shane behind? Or will Shane figure out his feelings and go to any length to save her? Will they figure out who the killer is before it’s too late? Is the past about to come back for them all? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book.
I have loved every book in this series, but A Reason to Live COMPLETELY rounds out the series so perfectly. As usual, the suspense is intense and exciting and the mystery of it all keeps you turning the pages. I couldn't for the life of me put this book down! LOVED EVERY SINGLE WORD! Seriously! Shane and Sage were another example of how to fight for something that you cherish. Jack, Max and Shane are men that you can't ever forget. Men you don't WANT to forget. Men you want your sons to become! I know I'll be re-reading this series a lot in the future. Sage is incredible. Strong, smart, and determined. And her job certainly requires it. Working with children who are being neglected or abused and determining whether or not they need to be removed from their parents' custody… seriously a tough job. But she does it and she is good at it and she certainly knows how to handle herself. She's struggled since the tragedy that happens at the beginning of the story, but she still has that spark that was there in her sister as well. A sister that Shane knew and cared for. Her past was not easy and it shaped her into the beautiful and fascinating woman she has become. Flaws and all. Shane has been in darkness. A pit of despair for a year and he can't find his way out. Not even with the help of his family and friends. But he is such a unique character. Strong as you would expect, but holds such a caring core as well. He knows what is in front of him but he is willing to sacrifice his own happiness to ensure the happiness of others. He doesn't do this blindly, but very maturely. I think that is why I fell in love with him so quickly. His protectiveness of Sage is immediate and the reason why is touching and beautiful. He won't let her be hurt by the psycho that is stalking her and not just because of what happened. Shane and Sage together seriously send the fireworks flying because, my God, they are intense together. From the first moment they laid eyes on each other, then the moment they actually first speak to each other… you can't help but feel the connection. Shane fights it, but as this author is SO INCREDIBLY TALENTED at doing, their story becomes one that burrows so deeply, you wish you could crawl into it and live it out yourself. And how the author brought Jack and Jenn, Max and Mia, and even Maxine into the story only to weave a thriller of a suspense together… it will take your breath away. These women make you laugh out loud! START THIS SERIES if you haven't already! I am looking forward to more from this author because she has become one of my favorites and EVERY SINGLE one of her books has blown my mind! A Reason to Live is going right to the top of my favorites for 2016! 5+++ Stars and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who loves an alpha that cherishes his woman's strength, a woman that knows her mind and fights for what she wants, and a mystery that makes your heart race!