Annie Campbell has made a good life for her young son in the mountain town of Tidal Falls. She’s dating the sheriff, owns a successful business, and has the support of the community.
So why isn’t it quite enough?
Jared Martin left Tidal Falls a hotheaded youth. Eight years in the military has turned him into a cynical, disillusioned man.
Then he returns home and finds out he’s a father.
When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in the small town, can Jared overcome the odds to protect the woman he’s always loved and the child he never knew?
Or will it be too late for a second chance?
THE REBEL’S REDEMPTION (Wounded Hearts #2) by Jacquie Biggar had me reading this romantic suspense well past my bedtime. The characters are so well written they could walk right off the page! In this second book, Annie Campbell, who has always just wanted a safe, secure and predictable life with her small son in her home town of Tidal Falls has her world turned upside down. Emotionally she has to face the sudden return of the boy, now a man, she has always loved. She has to overcome the hurt he caused when he left and reveal an eight year old secret. Jared Martin left Tidal Falls to join the Navy and then the SEALs after high school and never looked back. The men on his team became his family, but when he returns stateside, he has trouble dealing with civilian life. He returns home when an old teammate needs him, but past trouble follows and threatens the girl he has always loved and her son, which he discovers is his. This book has two plots intertwined. A well written romantic suspense between Jared and Annie and the overall series thriller plot involving all the ex-SEALs. The plots flow seamlessly and move at a fast pace with many twists towards the climax. The romance in this book is happily resolved, but the overall thriller arc is left on a cliffhanger. This is a great addition to the series. The characters, good and bad, are all written as complex three dimensional people. I feel if I could visit Tidal Falls, I would find all of these characters walking around. You feel like these characters are friends and you know them all and their back stories and yet there is no overload or dump of information at any time in the flow of the story. I can’t wait to follow them all in to book three! – See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=18140#sthash.oFDrEsb3.an3S2cnl.dpuf