I love Dee Davis’s time traveling historical romances so I thought I’d give her romantic suspense a try. I’m so glad I did!
Fade to Gray is the first in her new Triad series and is a second chance story—my personal favorite. Gideon Sloan is a swoon worthy hero who despite knowing he should keep his distance from the heroine does the right thing and helps when she asks. He’s also smart, and not some alpha jerk who pushes the heroine, Emily, around. There were moments where he stood his ground, as he should have, but he never crossed that line and thank goodness because poor Emily had enough of those in her life already.
As for Emily, boy did Dee Davis take her on a roller coaster of a ride. I think if that had been me waking up next to a dead body, I’d be too freaked out to ever leave home again. But not our girl Emily. She’s determined to meet her commitments, and to live a normal life, even if it kills her, which it almost does.
There were a few times I wanted to slap some sense into Emily, but then I thought with everything going on, she’s just not thinking clearly. And really, could I blame her? (See above comment about me never leaving home again…so no.)
The romance believe the two main characters was believable and the chemistry clearly on the page. The plot was full of twists and turns and just when I thought I’d figured out who the bad guy was, she’d throw another twist in there and I’d be in doubt again. Love when that happens. The secondary characters were great: hated some, loved some, but all played an integral point to the plot. Dee Davis also did a great job balancing the story between the romance plot and the suspense plot and weaving the two together.
I was hooked from page one to the very end and am looking forward to the next book in the series!
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