This is an amazing read for all ages.
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Flying in the Shadows by R.T. Wolfe is the second book in the Black Creek series. This contemporary romance introduces Rose Piper a heroine as fiery as her hair. Rose Piper is unusual; she knows part of it had to do with her father, the man her mother will only refer to as a bad man. She has never met or even learned his name, and often wonders about her mother’s secretive behavior.
Rose Piper only wants two things to work with birds and to get her best friend, Andy Reed to notice her. She had a possibility of doing the first, but the second, not in her lifetime. Her best bud, Andy, likes the blond cheerleader, high maintenance type. The same type who ridicules Rose for her tomboy ways and plain appearance.
Andy Reed thought he knew what he wanted. That was until he returned home to take his cheerleader diva girlfriend to the prom. He realizes his entire family dislikes his choice of a date. He’s beginning to rethink the whole situation too, especially after he sees Rose on the arm of another guy in her prom finery.
Complications take the form of going to different schools. The biggest issue is the one Rose doesn’t know about, her father. He’s on the scene, but she doesn’t realize it, but her mother does. Her mother’s one goal is to get Rose safely to college and away from danger.
This fast, complex and suspenseful book caught my attention from the first paragraph. The chemistry between Andy and Rose worked well. I did not feel like I was reading a young adult book because the plot basically picked up when they were teens. A few plot holes troubled me. In the beginning, Rose’s father breaks into the home and mentions two girl bedrooms indicating two sisters. We go through many stages of Rose’s life without any interaction with her sister. I thought her father was wrong until mention of the sister pops up eight years later. Then there is the fact that her stepfather is a detective, and yet he is unaware his wife is being threatened.
Flying in the Shadows is an amazing tale, which is sure to rivet all readers. It is a romance, but it is much more. It is more a story of life, and how people managed with the help of one another make it through. I highly recommend it.
“Hot, built and sexy is here.” Grace chided as she popped a canapé in her mouth.
“I told you; he’s all yours.” Rose shrugged slightly, watching him laugh with his brother from her peripheral
“Tempting, but I have a date.” Grace gestured to the snack table as said date tipped over a bowl of dipped chocolates onto the white linen tablecloth.
Rose noticed Andy and his date as they walked toward a table holding the shrimp and sushi samples.
Grace elbowed her playfully in the ribs. “It’s the knight. Don’t kick him in the face this time. He saved the
“I didn’t … kick him the face.” She wasn’t sure what was more humiliating, striking out at him after she told the crowd not to touch anyone, or missing. “And if you call him that one more time, I’ll kick you in the face.”
Grace laughed and threw her head back along with the rest of her flute, then headed for her date.
Feeling petty, Rose made her way to Andy and rolled her eyes behind his back at the, of course, drop-dead gorgeous blonde that was with him. She put a hand on his shoulder to get his attention. Stupid move.
His face was tight as he turned to look at the hand on his jacket, then softened when he followed it up to lock eyes with her. They stood there for just a moment. But, it was enough. And it hurt. Damn it, Rose. Sheer determination had her primly lifting her chin before she spoke, “Hello, Duncan, Andy. I … suppose I owe you gratitude. And … an
One of the many waiters who carried flutes of champagne ventured close to them. She rarely drank but looked longingly at the sweet, calming bubbles. Andy took two and handed one to his date.
Tucking some loose strands of hair behind her ear, she played along. “For, you know. The other day, or week or
“No. I don’t know.” He took the glass and lifted it to his lips, hiding a grin.
Taking the higher ground, she elaborated, “I apologize for misunderstanding your intentions in the purchase of the reserve and, and thank you for going out of your way to interfere, or intercede I should say.”
Andy held out his flute. She forced herself to look at him, then absently took the champagne from his hand and tilted back a long drink.
“Anything else?” he added.
She looked at his date. Her eyes were darting between them. Rose took another drink. “And for trying to kick you in the face.”
He placed his hand on her exposed shoulder and squeezed.“Try a new move next time.” And walked away.
She sighed and closed her eyes. When she opened them again, she looked down at the empty flute in her hand. “Son of a bitch.”
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R.T. Wolfe’s romantic suspense, Black Creek Burning, is the first in a series set in beautiful upstate New York. She enjoys creating diverse characters and twining them together in the midst of an intelligent mystery and a heart encompassing romance.
It’s not uncommon to find dark chocolate squares in R.T.’s candy dish, her Golden Retriever at her feet and a few caterpillars spinning their cocoons in their terrariums on her counters. R.T. loves her family, gardening, eagle-watching and can occasionally be found viewing a flyover of migrating whooping cranes.
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