She Can Run – She Can… #1 by Melinda Leigh


I first read this book about two years ago and really enjoyed.  I have since started to listen to audio romantic suspense books and decided that I would give this series a try.  It was narrated well and the story was conveyed with enough suspense to keep the listener engrossed. The plot twists throughout kept me engaged and the connection between the two main characters was undeniable.

Beth’s life is not working out the way she had hoped.  Happily married with two children, her dreams are yanked away the day her husband dies.  Re-marrying then turned out to be the biggest mistake of her life.  Now on the run from her current husband she finds herself thrown into the path of Jack O’Malley, a former detective, on leave following a serious injury.  Jack knows that Beth is not all she claims to be but can he put the pieces together before her life catches up to her.  Can hiding out with Jack save her or are there more dangers surrounding Beth than they realise?

Jack is very wary of Beth, who shows up on the day of his Uncle’s funeral claiming to be the new caretaker, but knows that something is not right with the woman and her two overly-cautious children. Beth is equally sceptical of Jack and distrusts anyone in law enforcement. The chemistry between Jack and Beth is there from the beginning although it still surprises me how quickly she relents to his advances, but then that’s half the enjoyment of these types of romantic suspense books (which is why I love reading them!)

There are some interesting characters that will appear in their own books throughout the series and I shall look forward to reading/listening to those in due course.

If you like your romance with a strong heroine hell-bent on protecting herself, a tough Alpha male determined to protect his woman, and a touch of danger that throws them both together then you should enjoy this book.

Rating 4/5

Listened to via audible, narrated by Amy Rubinate


Elizabeth was a young widow with two small children when she met Congressman Richard Baker. Handsome and wealthy, with a sparkling public image, Richard seemed like the perfect man to provide the security that Beth and her kids were craving. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret about her new husband, Beth realizes he will go to any lengths—even murder—to keep it. After barely escaping with her life, she and her children flee. They eventually make their way to a secluded estate in the Pennsylvania countryside, where Beth dares to hope she has found a safe place at last…

Forced into retirement by an unexpected injury, Philadelphia homicide detective Jack O’Malley is mourning the loss of his career when his uncle abruptly dies, leaving Jack to dispose of his crumbling country house. Unbeknownst to him, his uncle engaged a caretaker just before his death, a mysterious woman with two children and a beautiful face that haunts his dreams. Determined to know her, Jack begins an investigation into Beth’s past. When he uncovers the shocking truth, and a local woman is viciously murdered, Jack puts his own life on the line to keep Beth and her children safe.


Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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