Be Still My Heart – Sav Miller and Emily McIntire

Skelm Island, Maine has always been known for two things: lobsters and its broken lighthouse.

But when corpses start showing up in the water, the isolated town becomes the face of a cryptic investigation.
At the heart of which stands Lincoln Porter, a grumpy ex-SEAL whose lobstering business seems to attract more dead bodies than fish.

When homicide expert Detective Sloane is called in to assist with the case, she begins digging up skeletons; ones that Lincoln would rather stay buried.

Forced to work together, Sloane’s suspicious attitude and optimistic demeanor grate on the lobsterman’s nerves, resulting in a rivalry that’s as addicting as it is volatile.

But as everything unravels and they have no one else to trust, Lincoln and Sloane must depend on each other to figure out what secrets should be brought to light…

…and which secrets should stay hidden.

I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

When two seriously amazing dark romance authors share that they’re releasing a co-written romantic suspense novel, you sit up and TAKE NOTE. I am so glad that I added this to my TBR, because I sat down tonight after work to read it and finished it at 3am. There was no way I could put it down – I just kept turning kindle page after kindle page.

Let me start by saying that spice fans will not be disappointed at all. If you’re at all familiar with Sav and Emily’s books, you’ll know that they both write incredible tension and steam. This book was literal fire and Lincoln’s dirty talk had me actually blushing. I can’t even tell you how many quotes I highlighted. Hot damn.

The pacing was perfect and I felt like the story was a well balanced mix of mystery and romance. There was a lot going on in the book between Lincoln’s past, the serial killer on the loose, and Sloane and Lincoln’s developing relationship. There were so many sketchy people to keep an eye on and my theories changed about a hundred times over the course of the book.

I LOVED the side characters and while I know this is technically a stand-alone, I really hope that a certain sexy and sarcastic Italian Detective gets his own story someday.

Needless to say, if Sav and Emily write more together in the future, I will be reading it.

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