R E V I E W ➠ What We Leave Behind by Linda Oaks




When police officer Lucille Fisher is injured in the line of duty, she reevaluates her life and decides to confront a ghost from her past. In search of the mother who abandoned her at the age of ten, Lucy travels to the small backwoods town of Briarwood, Georgia determined to lay her past to rest. What Lucy doesn’t count on is a complication she never saw coming.
The notorious outlaw known as Devil rules the town of Briarwood, and a chance encounter with a feisty brunette along the highway leaves him burning for more. Temptation comes in many forms, and Devil is intrigued.
Now, the outlaw has Lucy in his sights.
Small towns have their fair share of secrets, and Briarwood is no exception to the rule. What started out as a trip for Lucy to reconnect with her past turns into something more, following the disappearance of an undercover FBI agent. Not only does Lucy find herself playing a dangerous game that could ultimately end up costing her life but also battling her heart.
Will Lucy have the opportunity to make amends with her past or end up paying the ultimate price?
Can you really dance with the devil without getting burned?

RELEASE DATE: January 21, 2021

“Life is beautiful–short and fleeting, but beautiful.”


NEW to me author and books. I received a PR package from The Boom Factory and author, such a beautiful paperback. I also happen to have made the teasers for this book prior to coming out, which now I can’t wait to read it.

I was taken back at how beautiful the writing in this was, I really enjoyed that part and kept me going. The over all outlook style is not in my path but I was happy to give it a full go and enjoyed moments and then also did not enjoy others. 50/50 for me on this one, I was torn from the easy writing and words flow to the characters that kind of I was on the bench of. There was a lot going on where it took you from one direction to the other, I guess my issue with this personally was the character styles…I didn’t really enjoy the heroine fully at all times. That said of course this is all base don my personal experience with the book, characters and story, not reflect on a negative pattern of the actual book. It might be something that you enjoy the most, but it was just really hard to place the ROMANCE part for me in all of this. I couldn’t connect and of course you know that’s hard to put things into perspective and words. Glad I gave it a go and wish the author the best.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!

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