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Jamie Matthews goes to Cornwall to find his missing brother. The police are convinced Michael drowned, but Jamie knows better. No way would Michael swim to his death, especially on a beach with a wicked rip tide. Finding a stranger in his brother’s cottage only deepens his misgivings.
Felix Bergstrom is recently discharged from the British Army. Unable to put the past behind him, he takes an unhealthy interest in old acquaintance and millionaire businessman Karl Weston, hoping to catch him up to no good. Michael’s disappearance adds fuel to Felix’s suspicions. Weston’s clifftop home overlooks the beach where Michael supposedly walked into the sea, but Weston has an alibi for that day.
When Jamie and Felix meet, the physical attraction is instant. Mistrust keeps them from acting on it until finally all their secrets are laid bare. But time isn’t on their side. Before they’re able to work out whether they have a future, danger catches up with them and threatens to put an end to everything.
I really enjoyed this story a lot. I love a good mystery thriller, this was more on the romance side of the line but still equally good. Jamie & Felix were good together. I wish it was longer. I loved the buildup between the main characters. Annabelle Jacobs did a really good job with intertwining the mystery aspect for the main characters. Jamie goes to the last place that his brother was seen alive. I liked reading from Jamie’s point of view, and I enjoyed his tenacity about who his brother is. In this time of his life, he’s not even dealing with the possibility that his brother committed suicide by walking into the ocean. He is adamant that Michael would never do such a thing. Felix kind of drops into his life by making the man who lives in the house on the cliff the guilty party in this situation. Jamie not knowing that Felix has his own dark demons and reasons for accusing Weston.
I think it was really good pacing of the story, and I liked how the romance happened. It wasn’t as cliche as being super emotional about who they lost. It was almost them fighting each other every step of the way, and why not blow off some steam to be together. Neither trusts each other at this point, but trust doesn’t have anything to do with sex. They were hot together and gawd I almost forgot about the mystery when they were together. Them finding peace and happiness surrounding the mystery was good. I liked that we got an epilogue, but I really wanted to see them build on them together. They came together in a time of misery, and they are happy. I just wanted to see Jamie & Felix with no distractions. With that being said, I still enjoyed this alot. Good pacing, and really nice writing from Ms. Jacobs. I’m starting to like her writing more and more. Can’t wait for more of her work.