From the author of Two of Hearts comes a standalone adult romance about finding love where you least expect it.
Meadow Starr has worked in housekeeping at the Golden Arrow Casino since she was legal. Raising her son, Joaquin, without the support of her parents or the child’s father was not something she had ever envisioned. Neither was pushing a broom, scraping money together to pay the bills, or living in a trailer park on the reservation. Little does she expect her worst nightmare and her best dream to show up in town at the exact same time.
Federal Marshal Alex Flores returns to the reservation where he helped solve a murder investigation last year. He’s never forgotten the mesmerizing woman with the luminous smile and world-weary eyes. Too bad the fugitive on this new case has led him straight to her doorstep. Meadow will never give up Joaquin’s father, not if her wary gaze or her tight set jaw is any indication.
Meadow’s draw to Alex is immediate, but no way she’s going to trade attraction for history, longing for heritage. When the stakes become higher and Alex steps in to protect Meadow and her child from the very man she was willing to defend, he can’t help falling for them both. Who knew something so wrong could feel so right? But as the lines continue to blur, something’s got to give, and Alex isn’t certain he can walk away so easily from love.
Three Sacred Words follows the story of Alex and Meadow. Meadow is doing everything she can to be the best mom that she can to her son, Joaquin. Even though she works hard and does it all on her own with no real help from Joaquin’s father, they’re still managing to just scrape by. The last thing Meadow planned on was Alex….Alex is supposed to be in town on official business, but that doesn’t stop him from wondering whatever happened to Meadow. He knew that he would eventually run into her again, but wasn’t prepared at all for his reaction when he finally saw her. Alex is drawn to Meadow, but the two of them perusing anything would only be complicated, especially when Meadow ends up caught in Alex’s investigation. However, as fate would have it, the more time these two spend together, the more they realize their attraction can’t be denied. They want to give in to what they are feeling, but the stakes may prove too high to take this chance. Will Meadow and Alex get the HEA they deserve? There’s only one way to find out…..
Three Sacred Words was a quick and easy read for me. I thought the story was really well written. I loved being back in this world that Christina Lee has created. I found the story-line intriguing and thrilling at the same time. This story had me asking questions and I was dying to know what exactly was going on with Meadow and her ex.
Three Sacred Words pulls you from the very beginning and makes you want to know more. I loved the characters; both new and old. It was fun seeing old characters again; even for just a brief minute. I loved Alex and Meadow together. I thought the two of them had amazing chemistry. I loved watching them try to navigate their way into this relationship. I loved the way that Alex was with Joaquin. He was really good to him despite who Joaquin’s father was. I loved how fiercely independent Meadow was. I appreciated all that she did and sacrificed as a single mother. And I just loved how Alex wasn’t afraid to go after what he wanted with Meadow.
Overall, I thought this was a great read. I really loved the idea of the story and how these two characters were able to find love, when they were least expecting it. Three Sacred Words had the perfect balance of angst, romance, drama and suspense. I really enjoyed all the action and suspense towards the end as well. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*