Title: After Sundown
Author: Linda Howard and Linda Jones
Date finished: 4/9/20
Genre: Romantic suspense
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: March 31, 2020
Pages in book: 384
Stand alone or series: Stand alone
Where I got the book from: Edelweiss
NOTE: I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
Blurb from the cover:
Danger brings together two guarded hearts in a battle for survival in this irresistible story from New York Times bestselling authors Linda Howard and Linda Jones.
Sela Gordon, the shy owner of a Tennessee general store, finds safety in solitude. But if anyone can pierce her protective shell it’s the handsome, mysterious ex-military man living alone in the wilds of Cove Mountain. For two years, he’s kept his distance—until the day he appears to warn her that a catastrophic solar storm capable of taking down the power grid is coming. Now, Sela must find the courage to become the leader Wears Valley needs.
Bitter experience has taught Ben Jernigan it’s best to look out for number one. For two years the former soldier has lived in a self-imposed exile, using a top-notch security system to keep people away. But he had to let Sela know about the impending threat—and now the quiet and undeniably sexy woman is making it too easy for him to lower his guard.
As panic spreads, Sela and Ben discover that in the dark, cut off from the outside world, there’s no more playing it safe—in life or in love.
My rating: 4.5 stars out of a scale of 5
My review: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.
I absolutely love Linda Howard, she’s one of my all-time favorite authors. When I saw she had a new book coming out I was so excited! I honestly didn’t even read what the book was about I just requested it as soon as I saw Linda Howard. And in this specific situation I probably should’ve looked at the synopsis ahead of time since it was SUPER weird timing! With everything going on in the world and with the panic surrounding certain aspects of the coronavirus, and with this book being about the panic surrounding preparation and fallout of a solar storm it almost caused me so much more panic and anxiety than I was already feeling. At the same time though, it was so good! It had my heart racing and my adrenaline flowing and I just loved it! It was worth the additional panic, the plot line was so different and inventive and I really liked it. While I would give a trigger warning for those dealing with their own anxiety through this quarantine business, overall I’d very much recommend this one!