Everyone has secrets.
Sometimes secrets can get you killed.
After ten years in the big city, Cassie Holt is moving back to her hometown to take over the bookstore left to her by her beloved Gram, vowing to live her life alone. To her best friend, Sheriff James Marsten, Cassie seems to be the same girl that left Fairfield Corners to go to college but Cassie has secrets and one of those secrets could get her killed. When one of her secrets becomes a threat to her life, James turns to his new deputy to help him keep Cassie safe.
Deputy Logan Miller has been burned by love and is not looking to get involved with anyone anytime soon. When he is thrown into close quarters with Cassie, the sparks begin to fly and he begins to see through the walls Cassie has built around her heart. As the threat gets closer, can Logan protect Cassie and protect his heart?
Saving Cassie was not what I expected it to be. Not that it's a not bad thing. When I 1st started this story I thought it was a mystery. It ended up being a mystery, paranormal, romance kind of story. Yea, crazy I know!
We start off with Cassie AKA Reggie getting ready to turn 6. The night before her birthday her parents are brutally murdered in front of her. She ends up going to live with her grandmother. Now, shes all grown up & her grandmother has died. Cassie has packed up her live in NYC & it headed back to take over her grandmothers bookstore.
On her way back into town Cassie starts to get emotional. She loved her grandmother with all her heart. Cassie doesn't pay much attention while she's driving. That is until the new deputy Logan pulls her over for speeding. These 2 dislike each other INSTANTLY!! Cassie can not wait to get home and tell her only family member her childhood best friend Sheriff James how much of a tool his new deputy is.
James & Cassie have been best friends forever. They have a brother/sister relationship. I really did enjoy the relationship Cassie had with James & his wife Marie and daughter. We learn quick that Marie want to hook up Logan & Cassie. But, BOTH of them are getting over past relationships that have literally broken them. They are trying to move past that.
Cassie notices right off the bat that something is not right at her grandmothers house. Every time she turns around her front door is wide open, her keys are moved into random places like the refrigerator. One minute all her clothes are all over the room. Then, they're put away. It's all crazy weird stuff that she thought she was going crazy. Until she got a death threat.
James vows to keep her safe. When Cassie refuses to move in with him & Marie. James comes up with the next best solution. Against all Cassie's wishes Logan moves in with her so she isn't alone. They start to get along more & more. Logan definitely notices the weird things that Cassie has been saying.
We learn rather quickly that they are being haunted by 2 different ghosts. The main one is the ghost of the guy who killed Cassie's parents. We learn he was a cult leader and when her parents left the cult he killed them shortly after. Those details I am not going to give away. The other ghost/spirit in the house is Cassie's grandma. She is around to warn & try and protect them. Grandma is also around to let them know it's OK to open their heart.
Over the next couple weeks James & Logan are fighting to save Cassie's life. None of them know what to expect. They don't know where the danger will come next. All they know is they must do it together or none of them will survive!
I did like this book for a lot of different reasons. I really loved all of the characters in this book. Cassie has been through A LOT. My heart broke for her from the very beginning. She has been through more stuff then most people will ever go through. Yet, she is still a very strong, independent woman. She loves her friends & would do anything for them. Logan also has had a lot of stuff dealt to him. They weren't all good either. James & Marie I adore. They have a great marriage. James loves Cassie as a sister. I love how Marie isn't jealous of Cassie & James. Marie and Cassie have a great relationship.
There was a few things I didn't like. At times I felt that the story was rushed. I felt like some of the story lines could of had a little bit more. There was 3 POV in the book. Cassie, Logan & the ghosts. They bounced back & forth and 1/2 the time I'd get confused and wasn't sure what was going on. There could of been more from the ghosts. But, if there wasn't any POV from them it wouldn't of been a huge miss. Other then that, I really enjoyed this story & really glad I read it.