As the town's secret keeper, Uma Thornton has built a quiet, safe life, until the drive-by murder of her best friend. Tormented by his past, Mitchell Warren returns to Madrid, Oklahoma to find peace; suspicion turns to him as a serial killer stalks the quiet streets and rose gardens. When Mitchell's bad boy brother, Roman returns, old hatreds and new desire throb in the rose-scented air for Uma's friend, Shelly. Suddenly, Uma is torn from her safety, and tossed into passion and danger with Mitchell when the killer wants his secrets hidden forever....
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About the Author
Cait London is a national award-winning, bestselling author who fully enjoys the perks of her career, like traveling and meeting readers.
Cait's contemporary, fast-moving style blends romance with suspense and humor, and brings characters to life by using their pasts and heritages. Her books are filled with elements of her own experiences as a scenic and wildlife artist, a photographer, a mountain hiker, a gardener, a seamstress, a professional woman, and a homemaker. She also enjoys computers and reading, aromatherapy and herbs.
Of German-Russian heritage, Cait grew up in rural Washington State. She is now a resident of Missouri and the mother of three daughters, all taller than she.
The best events in her life have always been in threes, her good luck number. Cait London says, "I enjoy creating romantic collisions between dangerous, brooding heroes and contemporary, strong, active women who know how to manage their lives. I believe that each of my books is a gift to a reader, a part of me on those pages, and I'm thrilled when readers say, "That was a good book.'"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Uma keeps the secrets of her little town as her mother did and her grandmother before her. The Warner boys have returned disrupting the quiet and tranquility of Uma's life. But with threats, strange accidents and murder taking place the Warnen's might be just what the town needs. Great story with twists and turns. Wonderful romance with some hot, sexy scenes thrown in.
Madrid was a small town in Oklahoma. Uma Thornton was known as ¿The Keeper¿ of the town¿s secrets. It was a job that seemed to be passed down by the women of her family. Her life forever changed when her best friend, Lauren Howard, died. Uma, Lauren, Pearl, and Shelly had grown up together. As adults, they still took one night a week for a ¿girls¿ night out¿. Uma would never forget the face of the man who shot Lauren as he drove by ¿ or the feel of Lauren¿s blood on her hands.
Mitchell Warren¿s family had been known as the town¿s troublemakers. As Mitchell and Roman (the younger brother) were teens, someone burned down their home, killing their father. Believing their mother had abandoned them, they left the town far behind. Years later, Mitchell left his high paying job and returned to Madrid. Roman eventually followed. They planned to face their pasts, come what may.
No one of Madrid was happy to see the Warrens return. As the secret keeper, Uma knew more about the Warren family¿s past than either of the brothers. She planned to help them begin to heal. However, a killer stalked the town. He called himself ¿Clyde¿. Lauren had only been the first. Before the last rose petal fell, the other three women would be dead!
***** There is much more going on than I could tell you in the synopsis. In fact, more than one romance blooms in the story. A secondary couple adds more spice and the third girlfriend has husband trouble. Good luck trying to figure out who is behind it all. I had several suspects in mind. I gave up trying to figure it out and just enjoyed the story. I loved it and do not hesitate to recommend it to all. *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch.