Hush by Carey Baldwin
Hush (A Tangleheart Romantic Suspense)
A romantic suspense novella from award winning author Carey Baldwin. Coming home has never been this sexy...or this dangerous. Reformed bad boy Charlie "Drex" Drexler returns to his hometown of Tangleheart, Texas hoping to make peace with his dark past and make amends to those he's wronged. He's also looking to reconnect with an old flame. But Anna won't cooperate, new questions tear open old wounds and his best friend's wife and baby disappear. Can Drex and Anna mend their broken hearts while fighting for their lives and racing to bring mother and baby home safely?
Hush is a novella, which normally I hate. Normally I feel like the author tries to fit an entire novel into a few pages and it doesn't work. This one was fun though. Yes, it moved quickly. Yes, the ending was a little quick and all, but I still enjoyed it.
The story starts off with Charlie and Anna meeting on the way to see Megan. Charlie has just broken up with Megan, and Anna got a call from her sister to come over. Anna obviously liked Charlie, and Charlie likes Anna but doesn't think he is good enough for her. Bad things happen and Charlie runs away without saying goodbye to Anna.
The story then picks up 6 years later. Charlie has been in therapy and worked some things out and has returned for Anna, and to put his guilt over Megan to rest. If only it were that simple. Things on the Anna front are good, but Megan might have been murdered, and as they start to look into it more they get caught up with the murderer! They almost get killed, then run off to hide and figure out a plan of action. Anna's sister is missing and boots is after them. It all moves pretty quick, and the reason why boots did what he did is a little...I don't really understand why he was trying to kill Anna and her sister. It was still fun though, and over quickly. I will definitely be checking out more from this author.