She Can Kill – She Can… #5 by Melinda Leigh

REVIEW

This is the fifth and final book in the ‘She Can’ series and follows two characters that have appeared in previous stories, Christan Rojas and Sarah Mitchell.  I really enjoyed this story as it essentially began in ‘She Can Tell’ and has waited until the end to be told.

Sarah Mitchell started off her married life to her charming, funny, high-school sweetheart with all the promise of happily ever after, but when an injury stopped Troy Mitchell from achieving his goals he took his displeasure out on a bottle and his wife. Scared for herself and her children, Sarah finally decides to leave but Troy is not going to make it easy for her.

Christan Rojas has been running from his former life for 12 years in order to keep his daughter safe and give her the life she deserves, but when it seems that it has finally caught up to him he knows he must leave again.  Unfortunately for him, his daughter and his blossoming relationship with Sarah put his plans on hold.  Can he stop running and keep his daughter safe. And when those he loves finds out the truth about his past will they ever forgive him?

Parents will do anything to keep their children safe and both Sarah and Christan do what has to be done for theirs.  Sarah has a fight on her hands against a husband who doesn’t love her or their children but will use them a leverage over Sarah.  Christan’s threat is much more violent and life-threatening.  As a parent I often wonder if I am doing the best for my children. Are they happy? Are they safe?  I don’t think that will ever go away.  Both these parents have the same doubts but on different levels and for different reasons.

The romance between Christan and Sarah is a slow simmer that bubbles away under the surface of the trouble they find themselves in.  Christan is the type of man that Sarah both needs and deserves, someone caring, considerate and wanting to make her happy.  For Christan, Sarah is what he needs.  He has had the drama, excitement and thrills and now wants to settle down, raise his daughter and enjoy life.

The threats to Christan keep the story exciting and engaging, along with the drama of Troy and Sarah.  Full of action and intrigue, this final book brings the series nicely to a close.  I have really enjoyed meeting all the characters and following the ups and downs of their lives as they face unknown threats and fall in love.

Rating 4/5

Listened to via Audible. Narrated by Amy Rubinate

Series in order:

She Can Run – Elisabeth and Jack

She Can Tell – Rachel and Mike

She Can Scream – Brooke and Luke

She Can Hide – Abby and Ethan

She Can Kill – Sarah and Christan

Synopsis

Reformed assassin Cristan Rojas just wants to raise his daughter in peace. But after twelve years on the run, he learns that even the quiet little town of Westbury, Pennsylvania, has many hidden dangers. Although he can’t shake the feeling he’s under surveillance, Cristan’s attraction to Sarah Mitchell continues to grow, as do his concerns that his secret past could jeopardize anyone who gets too close to him.

Sarah is ready to start her life over with her children, a new job, and a budding romance. Her newfound happiness is threatened when her ex-husband becomes increasingly violent—and she soon learns her ex isn’t the only person stalking her.

Cristan fears someone from his past has arrived in town, someone far worse than a jealous ex. Someone who may be responsible for a brutal—and unsolved—murder a dozen years ago. To protect Sarah and his daughter, he must shine a light into the darkest recesses of his nightmarish past.

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25682621-she-can-kill)

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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