Series: Crash and Burn
Published by Grand Central Publishing on August 21st 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster
As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that of all the bad decisions she's made in her life, marrying her abusive fiancé would be the worst. She's never been able to stand up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With just the cash she has on hand, she runs to get a bus ticket to the farthest place she can afford. Between her sheer grit and pageant-queen smile, she lands a job as a front desk clerk at the Colorado Springs Hotel. It's not a glamorous life, but she and her baby are all that matters.
A former Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler has worked in the most dangerous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. Now he finally has a chance to return to the last place he'd felt at peace--Colorado Springs, Colorado, to take a new job with the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a top-secret military installation buried deep within the granite.
The moment Trex walks into the inn, Darby knows he's dangerous. There's no way she wants to get involved with another man who seems to be keeping way too many secrets. As charming and devastatingly gorgeous as Trex is, he clearly isn't telling her everything. But as wildfires rage on the mountain and Darby's ex-fiancé shows he isn't so willing to let her go, both she and Trex are soon to find out that what you don't know absolutely can hurt you.
It’s been too long since I read a Jamie McGuire book and I was thrilled to find out her latest, from Here to You, is set in my very own hometown. It made the reading experience all the more enjoyable as I can so easily “see” the places being referred to. After reading the opening chapter my interest was further piqued by the plight of runaway bride, Darby Dixon. Darby has piqued the interest of one Scott “Trex” Trexler as he immediately recognizes Darby as his, a women he’s never met but always knew she was out there.
From Here to You is a romantic suspense story and Maguire does a great job combining these elements. On the run, Darby is merely trying to survive. Darby I found to be endearing, genuine, and principled. Her priorities have shifted and staying safe is all the more important. She can’t afford to make any mistakes in her new “off the grid” effort, and she’s definitely not interested in a relationship. Trex on the other hand is all in from the go and how she manages to keep herself away from him is baffling. He is so completely and utterly charming, motivated by his alpha territorial instincts, but he’s so great to with her. Trexs’ life adds a high degree of action and suspense to the story. As the reader we are privy to more than Darby and I could see that how he omits certain facts could very well result in destroying their connection. As the suspense heightened my anxiety tremendously and I couldn’t get through the last quarter of the book fast enough.
From Here to You encapsulates al that is great in the romantic suspense genre. Although I have no idea if any of the characters we met in FHtY are a part of the future of the series, I am already putting the next book in my mental filing cabinet as “most anticipated” reads for 2018/2019.
~Review by Cyndi