If you harbored a devastating secret, had given your solemn promise of silence… what would make you to break it? Ian Shaw can have anything he wants… …except the woman he loves. After all, Sierra Rose is his amazing assistant, a woman who helps him hold his empire together, leaving him free to pursue his adventurous hobbies—his only distraction from his excruciating past… until now. But what if she is the one who can finally free him from his regrets? Sierra Rose harbors a terrible secret… …the fact that Ian’s favorite niece and ward, Esme, just might elope with her less-than-awesome boyfriend. Sierra’s made a promise to Esme—but her first loyalty belongs to her boss Ian, the man she’s admired for years. But letting herself fall in love with him risks the best job she’s ever had. When tragedy strikes, sparks ignite… …because Esme has vanished. Ian fears the worst–has she run away with her boyfriend? Or, has something more sinister happened in the wilds of Glacier National Park? It’s a race against time, with Sierra and Ian caught in the crossfire of secrets, regrets and what-ifs.
Time to be honest here. This book drove me crazy. It ended on a cliff-hanger! WHAT! Why did she have to write this book before the actual book about them came out. I thought that this book would be a cute romance to “introduce” all the characters in the up and coming series. It did introduce the characters and it did have a good romance. But it also left me on at the edge of a cliff. Why, Susan, why?!
Don’t get me wrong. I did enjoy reading this book. From the beginning to end, I didn’t want to put it down. Well, maybe at the end of the story, I wanted to through my Kindle across the room because of how it ended. But, that doesn’t count. I would definitely recommend reading this book. However, I will tell you that you should probably wait until a book about Ian and Sierra comes out.
I am going to give the cover 3 stars. Don’t really have a big reason. It just isn’t my style.
The story I am going to give 4 stars. There were just a few basic things that docked it a star. Other than that, though, I would recommend this story to those who like a romance and an adventure. (Oh, and by the way, this is a novella. So it is not a full length novel.)
Title: If Ever I Would Leave You
Author: Susan May Warren
Author’s Website: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/
This review is written in my own opinions and words.