Book Review: Search Me

Search Me

L.A. Witt

In the beginning, Detective Andrew Carmichael and paramedic Nick Swain barely escaped Nick’s delusional stalker with their lives. Now, months later, the physical scars haven’t quite healed, and neither have the emotional ones.
Lingering guilt and resentment threaten to tear their relationship apart, but Andrew isn’t ready to give up. He’s nearly lost Nick once, and he’s not giving him up this time without a fight.

In a last ditch effort to keep them together, Andrew suggests a weekend away, but is that enough time to find a reason to keep their relationship alive?

Or is it time to let Nick walk away?

* I read this book a couple months ago and am just getting to the review now… so my my memory is a little hazy on the details… *

I abso-freaking-lutely loved this book.

Loved it.

This is the third in the Cover Me series, of which I’ve read the second book, but not the third.  Search Me is written such that no knowledge of previous books is required.

Witt writes a beautiful novel that explores a deteriorating relationship.  Much of the book is just Nick and Andrew talking.  Nothing more.  There’s the occasional sex scene, but that’s just the icing on the cake.  This entire book sizzles with tension, both sexual and non.  This book had me gripped, immediately making me care about characters I barely remembered from the previous book.  They were fully realized and their relationship felt true and natural.

The resolution of the plot was not obvious — I had no idea if the couple would split or if they’d find a way to stay together.  (Although, this is a romance, so I kept looking for signs they might make it work.)  I won’t reveal if they stay together or not — you have to read it to find out.  I was on the edge of my chair until pretty much the last page.

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