A girl in danger…
Aubrey Walsh never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive relationship, but after her boyfriend hits her so hard he breaks her tooth, she flees the University of Maine to hide on a remote island with her best friend. Only to discover that she is pregnant. Terrified of what will happen if Jared finds out, she is walking along the rocks, deciding her future, when she slips.
A guy with a secret past…
After a job gone wrong, Riker has left the assassin business and is incognito as a ferryboat operator off the shores of Maine. It’s a lonely life, and when he sees a young woman almost fall off the rocks, he doesn’t hesitate to save her and take her in, though he’s determined to stay unemotionally uninvolved. But when the truth about her situation is revealed, he will do anything to protect Aubrey and her unborn child.
Even marry her. Even kill for her.
When Jared comes looking for the only girl who has ever rejected him, Riker won’t allow it. And Aubrey is torn between protecting herself and her child, or protecting the mysterious husband she has come to love.
And when chance brings them together but fate tears them apart, can their love survive the storm?
I was pleasantly surprised by Let Me In. I have read the other books in Erin McCarthy’s Blurred Lines series and wasn’t really impressed. I love Ms. McCarthy as an author, she was one of the first romance authors I became addicted to, but I found her New Adult series (Blurred Lines and True Believers) to be lacking compared to the Adult versions. Maybe it’s a sign I’m finally growing up now that I’m nearing the dreaded 3-0, who knows.
Let Me In was different though. The storyline has been done before: abused gal leaves her abuser, but is being pursued. Hero vows to rescue her and saves the day. This time, while predictive, it was written with an enchanting quality. The hero, Riker, was the right amount of mysterious and sweet. From the moment he was introduced I wanted to know more about him. He has his issues, but there’s an endearing quality to him. It’s obvious he wants more for himself. And I’m a big sucker for his dry sense of humor. I love the subtly and unexpectedness of some of his jokes. Aubrey was eh, ok. I don’t think there was anything too outstanding about her. It was her story, but Riker definitely stole the show.
Overall, I liked Let Me In. It wasn’t a unique story, but it wasn’t overly dramatic and played out. I’d give it 3.5-4 stars, mainly just for Riker.