by Allison Brennan

June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-345-50272-8
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Brennanís second book in the Prison Break trilogy takes us from California to Montana as convicted murdered Aaron Doherty and two another prisoners escape the San Quentin State Prison after an earthquake damages the walls. Aaron fantasizes himself in love with romance author Joanna Sutton and expects her to love him back. This isnít the first time heís created a fantasy about a woman, and when heís disappointed, he doesnít react well.

Joanna returned home after her husband and son were murdered by her sisterís husband. While itís been four years, she still hasnít learned how to move on with her life. Joanna did date local sheriff Tyler McBride, but when he proposed to her she didnít handle it very well.

Tyler hasnít gotten over Jo, but heís also not willing to give up on her. Heís worried when he finds out his son and Boy Scout troop are stranded due to a storm. And when he learns three convicts are in the area, and after Jo, heís terrified. All roads are closed, and transportation is limited to ski mobiles. He tells Jo to be on the lookout for any strangers, and that heíll be over the next morning. What neither of them knows is the killer is already there with her, and seeing her in the flesh has made his fantasies even more realistic for the killer.

This romantic suspense is very entertaining and at times rather nerve wracking. The fact Aaron manages to find his way around the county in blinding snow and always be a step ahead of the locals who know the area so well was a bit unbelievable, but all in all this is another great book by a truly talented author.

Reviewed in May 2008 by Jackie.

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