Monday, November 7, 2016

Legacy of Lies by Jillian David (Hell's Valley, #1)

Legacy of Lies
by Jillian David

 
Series: Hell's Valley - Book 1
Publisher: Crimson Romance (November 14, 2016)
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 256 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
 Garrison Taggart doesn’t have time to deal with touchy-feely junk like “trust issues” or “feelings.” His dad’s health is waning and the family’s Wyoming ranch is being sabotaged. Too bad his supernatural ability to tell when someone is lying has been exactly zero help in ferreting out the betrayer so far. So, when sweet schoolteacher Sara Lopez raises concerns about his son being bullied, who can blame a guy for getting a little testy?

The last thing Sara needs is any more attention or gossip after her recent breakup with big-shot rancher Hank Brand. So her attraction to surly but sexy Garrison, Hank’s rival, is entirely unwanted. When she uncovers an insane plot to kidnap the Taggart boy and throws herself in harm’s way to protect him, Garrison must risk his deepest secret and his own life to save the people he cares for the most. But will his heroics cost him everything?

  
Legacy of Lies by Jillian David (Hell's Valley, #1)

Legacy of LiesLife has been kicking Garrison Taggart at every chance. Seems like the weight of the world is falling down on him and he’s unable to juggle all he takes on. The ranch has issues, his father is getting older, his wife walked out on him, his young son is having problems in school and he is just hearing about it from his teacher.

The conference with Sara Lopez does not go well, it seems bullying is involved and the school principal’s nephews are the instigators and Brand family is the Taggart’s arch enemy and biggest competitor for land for grazing. Even his internal lie detector seems to be on the fritz, or maybe Garrison just isn’t listening to it. Through it all? Someone is sabotaging his ranch, and what they are doing is both terrifying and deadly.

Sara takes the hit when Garrison explodes, but she has more on her plate than testy parents. Her life, her job and her student loans are being held over her head and following the Brand rules leaves her emotionally exhausted and walking a thin tightrope of control. Should she stand up for Garrison’s son, following her conscience and her heart or should she look out for herself and just get the school year over with? In spite of his demeanor, there is no doubt that Garrison is a catch and something about the man sets Sara’s girly bits into high gear. But is the feeling mutual? Does Garrison even have time for romance?

When her past and Garrison’s son cross paths with insane evil, it is time to make a stand, no matter the cost and it is only another Taggart with supernatural abilities that could mean the difference between life and a frozen death.

Jillian David is back with another rugged and sexy suspense-filled read with her first book in her new series, Hell’s Valley. Meet a contemporary cowboy/rancher with too much testosterone to seek help, a temper more volatile than a raging bull and the sweet school teacher who has the true grit to be his match and his greatest ally. Together they battle insane jealousy, an insane old lover and near death while struggling to believe in each other and the power of fate and love.

LEGACY OF LIES is a heart-pounding start to what looks to be another fabulous paranormal series from Jillian David who makes her rural settings come to life with jaw-tensing reality. Ms. David brings a feeling of high tension to a fever pitch while tackling small town politics, bullying and fear of the unknown in the deeps woods and plains of Wyoming.

I received an ARC edition from Jillian David in exchange for my honest review.

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