Love Me Anyway by JL Redington


Love Me Anyway (Passions in the Park)

Synopsis:

There is a serial killer loose in America’s National Parks. Greyson Beauchene, Head Ranger of Alaska’s Denali National Park is certain he will never have to deal with that because his park is too ‘out of the way.’ However, Ranger Beauchene soon finds out he is dead wrong. 

Greyson and his two assistants are flown by helicopter into a remote section of the park where hikers have found a casket, one of the biggest indicators the serial killer has found Denali. Greyson’s team is joined by one incredibly irritating and extremely demanding FBI Profiler and her two Agents. Very good at what she does, Aspen O’Connell sets out to take control of the crime scene and everyone involved in it, and Greyson is having none of it. 

Greyson, Aspen and their teams must work together to find this killer before he kills again. Events move quickly as the group pieces together clues from the crime scene and a profile is established. As they work through abduction attempts and visible threats, Greyson and Aspen struggle to put their growing feelings for each other in a place that will keep them focused on finding an evil, evil man and bringing justice to innocent victims.

Review:

When I started Love Me Anyway I was enjoying the story, but it didn't grip me right away.  After about 20% though things pick up and I was completely engrossed in the story.

The story starts off with Greyson in Denali getting a call that a body has been found. Quickly it looks like the serial killer who has been leaving bodies in national parks so he calls in the FBI. When Aspen arrives she is so rude and demanding, but Greyson just has fun with her. She is used to everyone just doing what she says, but Greyson just doesn't. It was quite fun to read. There were, however, these cheesy super romance things thrown into this section which were odd. They didn't really go with the rest of the writing. It was fun arguing and stuff, then Greyson would think oh man but her lips are so whatever and it was just like wait. What is going on? It just didn't go with the other writing and seemed like it came from a different book. It quickly reconciled though so it wasn't that bad.

Once all of the FBI and crime scene investigators are on sight things start to get pretty good. The killer has changed up some things, and watching all the different people work on the scene. It was interesting watching the tracker pick up on things, and how Aspen finally realizes that other people could be of help to her.

Greyson and Aspen are obviously attracted to each other. They quickly realize that they need to focus on the killer and not be distracted by each other, especially as the killer is getting closer and closer to them. There was a good mix of romance and suspense in the book and the end was quite exciting. One thing I didn't like that much was the very very end. There will be another book with the same killer, but the way he escapes is a little...it felt a little like a letdown to me. I don't mind if he does get away and you continue the story in the next book, but I wanted a better get away. I still look forward to reading the next book.

Rating: 3.5/5 

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