The Wildwood Sisters by Mandy Magro
Nine years ago, Renee's twin sister Scarlet went missing. In the threatening aftermath, seventeen-year-old Renee was forced out of her home at Wildwood Acres, leaving her family and her boyfriend behind. Although the case has long gone cold, every day Renee hopes the person responsible will be found. She has since made a new life for herself in the city but when fate intervenes, a family emergency forces her to face up to her fears and her painful memories. But can she go back to Wildwood Acres, the one place her heart yearns to be but where her life may be in grave danger?
Dylan Anderson has never quite got over the loss of his first love, Renee Wildwood, who left him without a word. He's now a single father trying to make it on his own after the tragic death of his wife, and his cattle property is struggling financially. Against all odds he's taking steps to get his life back on track, starting with a new job. But how will he feel when he finds Renee, the girl who stole his heart, is back at Wildwood Acres? Will he ever be able to forgive her?
To be honest, the main reason I picked up this book was because the main character was called Renee. I've never found a book with the main character called Renee. The only song I know about Renee, tells me to "Just Walk Away". I was so excited to find a contemporary romance where I would have a happy ending - I mean where the fictional Renee character would have a happy ending. I was even more excited (and expressed my excitement by live tweeting Mandy as I was reading) to find my Dad's name, my pet guinea pig's name and my son's and in the book too. But apart from all these self centered reasons, the book is fantastic.
The cover is gorgeous and sets the scene perfectly. The pacing was great, the suspense keeping me on the edge of my seat. I had my suspicions about "who done it" but started second guessing myself. The romance element blended in well and balanced out the darker side of the tale. Dylan was swoon worthy.
I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
- Where: Netgalley
- Format: ebook