Reviewed by Nancy Crocker
Fugitive by Shirlee McCoy, Opens with Deputy Sheriff Logan Randal a prisoner on the run from killers. He is being transported from court to prison when the vehicle that he was being transferred in came under fire, killing one officer and seriously injuring another. He must make it to safety and fast, before he is shot or freezes to death. He makes it to a cabin and comes face to face with none other than Laney Jefferson.
Laney Jefferson came from an abusive home. Saved by her foster brother Logan Randal, who helped her escape thirteen years ago. She left Green Bluff and never looked back. Helped by a loving couple she graduates college and makes a living as an interior designer. But not everything has worked out the way she had hoped. She has traveled to the mountains to prepare the cabin she shared with her late husband so she can sell it.
Things have not been easy for Logan. He struggled as a young adult, but decided to change. He helped Laney escape abuse. He was also instrumental in putting her parents behind bars. He later became a Police Officer and then a Deputy Sheriff. But he is still feeling guilty for not being able to save his wife. Now framed and convicted for trafficking drugs he is being sent to prison, when he is attacked.
I fell in love with both of these characters. While Logan is in need of help, he does not want Laney to be at risk of being arrested by police, or killed by the people after him. Laney on the other hand can't forget the boy, who is now a man, that saved her all those years ago. And she is willing to do anything, even break the law to save him. While both loved and lost, the author does a good job of weaving young love and attraction between these two.
This was my first book by Shirlee McCoy and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Anyone looking for heated passionate sex will be disappointed. But if you are looking for a running for your life, standing by your side no matter what - friendship, a really good story of love with a HEA ending then this book is for you.
I received an ARC "Advanced Readers Copy" of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.