From the time she was a little girl, Rose Piper was sure of two things: she wanted to work with animals and she wanted to win the heart of her best friend, Andy Reed.
Now the most sought-after conservation biologist in the Northeast, she's trying to convince herself that one out of two isn't bad.
Andy spent most of his life following his dream of becoming a builder. Now a successful land developer, he has returned to Black Creek to win the girl he has loved since high-school and hurt too many times: Rose
But efforts to keep their love together turn dangerous when a decades-old secret brings a murderer out of hiding, sending the pair running for their lives.
Flying in Shadows is the fantastic second book in the Black Creek series by R.T. Wolfe. While this is the second in the series it can be read as a stand alone, taking place over many years and while the hero & heroine of Flying in Shadow are secondary characters in Black Creek Burning this is a complete and separate story.
R.T. Wolfe set a pretty high bar with her first in the Black Creek series,Black Creek Burning, Flying in Shadow does not disappoint this is romantic suspense the way it should be done. Following Andy (one of the nephews from Black Creek Burning) and Rose (the neighbor girl from Black Creek Burning) from the time they are 10 and 11 into adulthood this story spans many years and their lives from childhood best friends to finding love and dealing with a danger from Rose's past that could become a deadly problem for their future.
Flying in Shadow is equal parts romance and suspense with plenty of sexual tension and a few love scenes that are extremely well written without being explicit. We are treated to enough back story, secondary plots and tidbits that hint at what could be future stories that this is a rich tapestry of love, life and the element of danger all while making sure you want to read the entire series. With this book as well as the first I was unable to put it down, reading this in one sitting from beginning to end.
I don't give out a lot of 5 flower reviews because that says I liked this so much that I would re-read it, something I don't often do with books. Flying in Shadow is one of those books that was so well written and so griping that I would re-read it and I wait not so patiently for the next installment.
About this author
R.T. was born and raised in the Midwest, the youngest of six children. She married at a young age and decided early on she wanted a family herself. With three small boys in tow, she and her husband flipped two houses with R.T. in charge of the landscape design and install. Now, she is rooted in the final home they designed inside and out.
Now that her boys are nearly grown, R.T. spends much of her time on the road traveling from one sporting event to another serving as mom and cheerleader. When at home, she enjoys Pilates, working with her Golden Retriever and digging in the glorious dirt of her landscaping plots.
During one of many busy and restless nights, R.T.’s first novel began to pluck its way onto her laptop. It was a drug, an instant addiction that only grew with time. Moments borrowed and stolen at her laptop are, now, between all of the travel and work and many of those busy, restless nights.