Review: Poison by Leanne Davis

Poison by Leanne Davis
Series: Seaclusion Series (# 1)
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 345
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



On the run from her violent ex-husband, Cassie Reeves will do anything to keep her son safe, even if it means turning to a man she betrayed a decade ago. John Tyler now hates her as much as he once loved her–but Cassie has no choice.

John’s quiet life as a small town doctor in Seaclusion, Washington has no place in it for the woman he turned his back on ten years ago. But when Cassie and her son land on his doorstep, he can’t turn them away. The longer she stays, though, the harder it is to remember why he stopped loving her.

With her ex-husband closing in, Cassie soon realizes that only she can end what he has started. And as John and Cassie’s mutual attraction reignites, she vows to do anything to protect her son and grab the happiness that has escaped her for so long.


Review:  This was a great story that really read true-to-life – a woman attempts to stay one step ahead of the psychotic ex that is stalking her and her son. There were moments where I was holding my breath, wondering if the ex was going to appear around the corner or pop up from behind a chair.

Cassie came off particularly well. She could have been written as a weak, whiny woman who needed a man to save her at every turn. She accepted help at times – taking a job from one old friend, accepting a place to live from another – but when it came down to it, she handled things on her own. Her son was her driving factor and she did everything she did with him in mind. To this end, she was braver than most heroines.

I liked that John had issues concerning his past with Cassie. He would not have been a good main character if he had immediately forgiven her for having an abortion without telling him all those years ago. At the same time, he was protective of her which gave the story some meat.

This story took me all over the place. There was, of course, romance but there was also suspense and a bit of action and some humor. I was even disgusted at some points. And I was heavily turned on by the hot sex between Cassie and John.

I was excited when I read that this was book one in a series. I see that Luke and Kelly’s story has been released (Notorious) and I’m looking forward to reading it. I just knew they’d get together, or at least I was hoping they would.


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