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Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. Maddy soon discovers that the case has gone cold, but the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever. Now living on an isolated island, Maddy takes up residenc Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. Maddy soon discovers that the case has gone cold, but the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever. Now living on an isolated island, Maddy takes up residence near the sexy Mr. Ward's home. As she begins to seek out answers, the mystery deepens, putting Maddy in jeopardy. Lies, secrets, deceptions. Nothing is ever what it seems in Harbour Falls. A steamy novel that immerses the reader in an intricate storyline that will keep them glued till the very last page. First in a series. Romance/Mystery genre.


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Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. Maddy soon discovers that the case has gone cold, but the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever. Now living on an isolated island, Maddy takes up residenc Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. Maddy soon discovers that the case has gone cold, but the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever. Now living on an isolated island, Maddy takes up residence near the sexy Mr. Ward's home. As she begins to seek out answers, the mystery deepens, putting Maddy in jeopardy. Lies, secrets, deceptions. Nothing is ever what it seems in Harbour Falls. A steamy novel that immerses the reader in an intricate storyline that will keep them glued till the very last page. First in a series. Romance/Mystery genre.

30 review for Harbour Falls

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexis *Reality Bites*

    SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised. 4 STARS out of 5 Genre: Suspense/Mystery Romance Warning: Readers should re-frame from reading this in public because it may cause you to scream in loud out bursts using words like and.... Review 'The Harbour Falls Mystery was the real reason I was here. I had every intention of basing my next novel on the facts of the case. I was tired of fiction; I wanted to write a true crime novel. Plus there was a little part of me— SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised. 4 STARS out of 5 Genre: Suspense/Mystery Romance Warning: Readers should re-frame from reading this in public because it may cause you to scream in loud out bursts using words like and.... Review 'The Harbour Falls Mystery was the real reason I was here. I had every intention of basing my next novel on the facts of the case. I was tired of fiction; I wanted to write a true crime novel. Plus there was a little part of me— the detective that lurks in all of us— that dreamed of solving this case.' Maddy Fitch is a Best selling mystery author living in L.A. which is a long way from her hometown of Harbour Falls, Maine. Until now all of her stories have been literary fiction... Maddy recently decided to go home in order to research the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Chelsea Hannigan. A wealthy social lite in Maine. The facts surrounding the case are not well known. What Maddy does know is that four years ago at the time of her disappearance Chelsea was engaged to marry the mega rich and extremely sexy Adam Ward. Adam became suspect numero uno in her disappearance. Eventually the case trail went cold... Maddy plans to rectify that, hoping her research will in turn solve the case as well. Maddy is greeted by the unwelcome home party fairly quick.. Prompting her suspicions and fueling her need to solve the case. “Go back to California where you belong, Fitch, before you end up getting hurt. Or worse.” Yup, she catches heat on day one of her arrival. But, you know what they say. If you can't take the heat then get the fuck out of the kitchen. Well, let's just say Maddy can take the heat and then some... After her arrival Maddy meets with Ami, her former best-friend from high school and current realtor/escort to her newly rented cottage. They catch the ferry from Harbour Falls to Fade Island where she will be staying. Upon arrival Ami explains how this is the off season which means the island's only occupants are far from many. But it's the name of one neighbor that has piqued Maddy's interest. Adam Ward. Maddy remembers Adam from high school, in fact she had a crush on him. Ami remembers this tid bit as well and is quick to point it out. All it takes is one look. Yes, one look at Ward has Maddy wanting him more than ever in every way that counts, up close and personal. It doesn't take long for Maddy to realize that there is more to Adam than what meets the eye.. In fact it takes her less than 24hrs to draw that conclusion... 'Much like the Harbour Falls Mystery itself, the man at the center was a puzzle. And I longed to solve him, piece by piece.' Maddy jumps head first in to research; she catches a lead and follows it but comes up just short. Or so she thinks. Meanwhile things heat up fast between her and Adam. “Do you think I just want to fuck you, Madeleine?” I stifled a moan, and he laughed softly. “Or is that what you’re looking for? A good, hard”— Adam rocked against my hips— “ fuck.” 'I wanted Adam in every way imaginable. I was sure he knew his words made my body ache for his touch. But it was more than that. Despite everything I was clearly falling for Adam a little more with each passing day.' Slowly more pieces of the dark case come to light, causing Adam to look guilty. “Wouldn’t it be poetic if you found out you were sleeping with the enemy, so to speak, in this little scenario?” ~Jennifer She's in too deep... 'It was, but it was no longer the only reason. Yes, I was here to research the mystery so I could write my next novel. But now that I was involved with Adam, I knew adjustments would have to be made. I wouldn’t be able to just recklessly recount everything I’d discovered.' ~Inner monologue of Maddy But he is not the only one. More people start to become suspects. Some say the truth shall set you free, in this case the truth may just get you killed... Soon Maddy's life is in peril when she digs too close to the truth. Did Adam kill her or not? “No more games, OK? There’s one thing you have yet to ask. So just get it over with, ask me.” “Are you serious?” My voice was incredulous. I hadn’t expected this. Adam’s eyes, dark as cobalt today, met mine. “Deadly,” he replied coolly. This Suspenseful romance will leave you guessing til the very end as the twist and turns lead you on a treacherous path of And a jaw dropping conclusion. My Thoughts Simply put, I loved it! If you are looking for a good supenseful mystery with a good dose of romance than this book is for you! My Ratings Characters- Lovable Writing Style- Good Plot/Storyline- Suspenseful, Sexy and Alluring Steam Factor- High/Very Steamy Overall- I loved it! Read it! Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it on Goodreads! For more reviews got to http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs... *Copy Kindly provided by the author for an honest review*

  2. 5 out of 5

    Georgia ♥

    4+ TWISTY STARS Lies, blackmail, affairs and deceit Oh, WOW! The romantic suspense genre is alive and kicking! It's been ages since I enjoyed a mystery/romance so much... It reminded of the tons of Nora Roberts, Linda Howard and Beverly Barton's books, I devoured in my late teens. Sexual tension, chemistry, a classic whodunit and so many details, turns and suspense to leave you breathless. So... What happened to Chelsea Hannigan? Six years ago Harbour Falls' socialité disappeared the night b 4+ TWISTY STARS Lies, blackmail, affairs and deceit Oh, WOW! The romantic suspense genre is alive and kicking! It's been ages since I enjoyed a mystery/romance so much... It reminded of the tons of Nora Roberts, Linda Howard and Beverly Barton's books, I devoured in my late teens. Sexual tension, chemistry, a classic whodunit and so many details, turns and suspense to leave you breathless. So... What happened to Chelsea Hannigan? Six years ago Harbour Falls' socialité disappeared the night before her wedding. No one ever heard from her again. No one ever learned what happened to her. But really who had a reason to harm her? ✦ Adam Ward, her fiancé. Rumours are still circulating of their relationship being a façade. ✦ Trina, Adam's sister. Her despise of Chelsea was well-known. ✦ J.T. Was he involved in this case? ✦ Jennifer. She did marry J.T in a hurry. ✦ Helena. Her alibi isn't ironclad for that night. ✦ Nate. Would he kill to protect his best friend? ✦ Max. Who is Adam's security guy? ✦ Or is there another, more sinister culprit? A random act of violence? Or a well-executed plan? Some secrets are meant to remain hidden.. Madeleine "Maddy" Fitch another Harbour Falls' own and an accomplished mystery writer, she is set on solving this mystery. She returns home determined to find out the truth and write her real crime novel. To cheat, lie and con her way to the truth. She didn't count on falling for the main suspect and that there are still people willing to keep their secrets hidden, at any cost. Maddy is a frustrating female lead. Stubborn and hard-headed, a liar and deceiver she certainly is no better than all her suspects. But deep down where it counts she is just a girl that still nurses a huge crush on the seductive Mr. Ward. Adam Ward is an enigma. The puppet master or a puppet himself? The powerful and secretive businessman protects his privacy but under his many layers, his beating heart is still alive and has a soft spot for curious Maddy. Their chemisrty is explosive but you can't run forever from your past and you can't escape the future. In the secluded Fade Island no one is safe and everyone is hiding a secret. Some more than one... The setting of the novel adds to the despair and the feeling that you can't escape. The island isolates people and emotions. It suffocates you and makes you helpless. It adds to the general mystery and lefts you craving for some sunlight. The heroes are the same. Exasperating and frustrating, pull your hair out and beat them up until they confess. EVERYTHING. My heart was pounding and then at the end... You are gonna rant, you are gonna despair and really... A job well done for S.R. Grey! Bravo! I have a ton of unanswered questions and I can't stress enough how much I need the 2nd book! This review can be found on my blog: infinity-of-time.blogspot.com also known as...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mo

    Maybe 3.5. I started this one a while back and stopped reading it for a while. In a bit of a book slump so went back to it again…. The pace picked up a bit and it was a good enough read. Did not know who to trust and believe while reading it, right to to practically the very end. Not sure if I would call the ending a “cliffhanger” – it obviously left it open for the next book but I don’t know if I really cared enough about the characters to pick up the next installment … maybe sometime in the futur Maybe 3.5. I started this one a while back and stopped reading it for a while. In a bit of a book slump so went back to it again…. The pace picked up a bit and it was a good enough read. Did not know who to trust and believe while reading it, right to to practically the very end. Not sure if I would call the ending a “cliffhanger” – it obviously left it open for the next book but I don’t know if I really cared enough about the characters to pick up the next installment … maybe sometime in the future but definitely not straight away.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)

    HARBOUR FALLS basically revolves around Adam Ward aka stock market billionare aka I.T extraodinare and prime suspect to the island's most scandalous and leading mystery: THE DISSAPERANCE OF Chelsea , ward's high school sweetheart and rich fiance,who mysteriously disappers the night before their fairy tale wedding. Maddy Fitch plays the intruded best selling mystery novelist, whose interest's peak up while coming across the unresolved dissapearance and murder mystery, which could, potently b HARBOUR FALLS basically revolves around Adam Ward aka stock market billionare aka I.T extraodinare and prime suspect to the island's most scandalous and leading mystery: THE DISSAPERANCE OF Chelsea , ward's high school sweetheart and rich fiance,who mysteriously disappers the night before their fairy tale wedding. Maddy Fitch plays the intruded best selling mystery novelist, whose interest's peak up while coming across the unresolved dissapearance and murder mystery, which could, potently be the plot to her next big murder bestseller. S.R grey developed the story line immaculately from the beginning to the very end. at one point of the chapter ,when you think you had the whole plot figured out and u begin to crumpled the suspect list you jolted down by hand , grey goes around and changes the whole freaking dynamics that leave you gaping when your prime suspect ends up being blackmailed,kidnapped or even worse DEAD.. this novel is highly recommend to ANYBODY searching for a good mystery read, with strong leading characters and a twisted end...i don't really want to elaborate on the novel too much since basically almost EVERYTHING is connected to the case or the acknowledged suspect that builds up to its end. a definite 4 stars from me ! and trust me its deserved !

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lucia

    This sexy, romantic and suspenseful mystery story holded my attention from the beginning to the end and I loved it! My Maddy and Adam: Maddy Fitch is a best-selling author who comes back to her home town. She is the woman on a secret mission. Maddy plans to do a research on the subject matter for her next book and rents cottage on Fade Island next to Adam Ward - wealthy and successful entrepreuneur, her high-school schoolmate she had crush on and most importantly, n.1 suspect in disappearance of h This sexy, romantic and suspenseful mystery story holded my attention from the beginning to the end and I loved it! My Maddy and Adam: Maddy Fitch is a best-selling author who comes back to her home town. She is the woman on a secret mission. Maddy plans to do a research on the subject matter for her next book and rents cottage on Fade Island next to Adam Ward - wealthy and successful entrepreuneur, her high-school schoolmate she had crush on and most importantly, n.1 suspect in disappearance of his fiancé night before their wedding. Maddy is determined to solve this mystery but she has no idea what is she getting herself into... The more Maddy digged into this mystery, the more suspects were revealed. And when her feelings towards Adam changed from professional to romantic, things got very interesting. Will her attraction towards Adam jeopardize her research and ruin the possibility of solving Harbour Falls Mystery once and for all? It has been long since I read crimi-novel and this book reminded me how much fun they are. Suspense, drama, secrets and danger. From the beginning it was clear that almost every character was hiding something. With every new chapter, with every shocking revelation, I was changing my ideas about who was good and who was bad character. I do not want to give any spoilers so you will have to believe me that this book will leave you guessing and questioning everything till the last chapters! I really liked Maddy. She is extremely stubborn but otherwise ordinary woman with ups and downs. It was very easy to connect with her character. Adam was mystery himself. Romantic but never cheesy. Sensual, charming, sexy but full of secrets. But is he really such an awesome man he seems to be? What is his secret? Is he playing Maddy? This story will definitely keep you on edge of your seat! Moreover, I really loved well-crafted writing style which had this personal touch that made me feel connected with narrator. I cannot wait to read more from this series! MORE REVIEWS ON MY BLOG Reading Is My Breathing

  6. 4 out of 5

    Didi

    I needed a change. Something to cleanse the angst-ridden palate I've had riding me of recent. This was the answer. Romantic suspense is a great sub-genre if you haven't delved into it before. It combines my essential demand for romance with an air of mystery--you can't go wrong. With the right book that is! Harbour Falls has been on my list for awhile. Finally getting into the mood, I fell into this book and fell in love with it's atmospheric presence. Madeleine Fitch is a successful mystery noveli I needed a change. Something to cleanse the angst-ridden palate I've had riding me of recent. This was the answer. Romantic suspense is a great sub-genre if you haven't delved into it before. It combines my essential demand for romance with an air of mystery--you can't go wrong. With the right book that is! Harbour Falls has been on my list for awhile. Finally getting into the mood, I fell into this book and fell in love with it's atmospheric presence. Madeleine Fitch is a successful mystery novelist who has come back to her home town, Harbour Falls, to gather research for her upcoming true crime novel. No one knows that except her father, the mayor of Harbour Falls, and her publicist. Maddie is claiming readers block to everyone else--why?--the real crime novel she wants to write is about the mysterious disappearance of a woman the night before her wedding. The groom-that-was-to-be, Adam Ward, a man Maddie knew from highschool and secretly crushed over, was the lone suspect in a case eventually dropped due to circumstantial evidence. The mysterious Adam Ward now lives on Fade Island, just off the mainland of Harbour Falls--and that is where Maddie plans to camp out for the next 3 months. He is an enigma: Hot, intelligent and a billionnaire to boot. However, once Maddie starts digging up old graves and asking questions, she soon finds herself in danger and questioning everything she's ever believed. Not to mention the growing attraction and relationship with Adam that is also wrecking havoc on her secret investigation. This book was really good! It was very atmospheric and I always felt apprehensive with every new chapter. There was developments galore and I was never bored. The book contains a blevy of secondary characters, each one adding significance to the suspenseful storyline. I liked Maddie for the most part. She had an inquisitive mind that often landed her in trouble. She was smart, resourceful and vulnerable. The thing I didn't like about her, although tried to understand, was her over-suspicious tendency to mistrust Adam. I understood that with him having been the prime suspect in a now cold case, she held reservations about his truthfulness. But she didn't try and hold back the movement of their relationship. Trust is part and parcel in loving a person so I couldn't comprehend all the breaches she pulled on Adam's trust. But at the same time one could argue it was head vs. heart. Adam was very mysterious, even at the end of the book I felt I didn't know him much more than at the beginning. He was however, sexy, alpha and charming, so he won me over easily! The few times he was sexually aggressive was HAWT! I'm looking forward to more of Mr. Ward with Willow Point, the second in this series. This was very much a who-dunnit story and I was glad to find out my suspicions held some merit. There wasn't a cliffy per se, and up until the last chapter it seemed all wrapped up until the epilogue of course, then BANG! we're given a thread almost forgotten with the resolution of the Harbour Falls disappearance. This thread is the segue to Willow Point. Great story and great romantic suspense! GENRE: Romantic suspense STEAM: Low-medium with some smexy time POV: 1st person, Maddie CLIFFY: HEA with a mild cliffy

  7. 5 out of 5

    Miranda

    See my review here: http://www.bittenbyparanormalromance.... From the first page Grey engulfs you in the mystery that has haunted Harbour Falls. Maddy is determined to figure it out once and for all. The chemistry between Adam and Maddy is undeniable. I absolutely loved it and could not get enough. You are left in the dark about what is really going on through most of the book. Between the mystery, the suspicious acting people, and the sexual tension of Adam and Maddy, Grey keeps you on the edge See my review here: http://www.bittenbyparanormalromance.... From the first page Grey engulfs you in the mystery that has haunted Harbour Falls. Maddy is determined to figure it out once and for all. The chemistry between Adam and Maddy is undeniable. I absolutely loved it and could not get enough. You are left in the dark about what is really going on through most of the book. Between the mystery, the suspicious acting people, and the sexual tension of Adam and Maddy, Grey keeps you on the edge of your seat and flipping pages. As for the end....I cannot wait for the second book!!! Talk about a cliff hanger to end all cliff hangers! What a great set up for book two!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anne OK

    An unsolved mystery brings an author back to her hometown with hopes of solving the crime that will become the story for her next best seller. What happens when your prime suspect is a gorgeous and hot billionaire who steals your heart? This debut romantic suspense included all the elements that make a challenging read and keeps readers on the edge of their seats. I especially loved the setting on a small remote island -- where there are some strange characters roaming around. Well-written plot f An unsolved mystery brings an author back to her hometown with hopes of solving the crime that will become the story for her next best seller. What happens when your prime suspect is a gorgeous and hot billionaire who steals your heart? This debut romantic suspense included all the elements that make a challenging read and keeps readers on the edge of their seats. I especially loved the setting on a small remote island -- where there are some strange characters roaming around. Well-written plot filled with dark secrets and heartache, marvelously multi-dimensional characters, and just an all-around fantastic romantic suspense.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    *** 4.25 Stars *** Just what I needed, a romance suspense! This story was a mystery begging to be solved and had me acting all Nancy Drew. There were so many key players in this game, everyone was a suspect, and I thoroughly enjoyed attempting to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The story was tangle of lies, secrets and deception, and I just needed to know how it would all end. The romance aspect was missing something, and that's where the story fell a little short for me. The intense build *** 4.25 Stars *** Just what I needed, a romance suspense! This story was a mystery begging to be solved and had me acting all Nancy Drew. There were so many key players in this game, everyone was a suspect, and I thoroughly enjoyed attempting to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The story was tangle of lies, secrets and deception, and I just needed to know how it would all end. The romance aspect was missing something, and that's where the story fell a little short for me. The intense build up of the romance scenes was evidently there, but there was something a little off about the dialogue exchanged in those moments. Perhaps it felt a little rushed? I felt that those moments lacked a little depth and smoothness. In saying that, this was more of suspense then a romance novel, and I can understand why the romance aspect was not emphasized. I just think had the romance aspect been not as rushed, it could have easily been a 4.5- 5 Star read. Overall, this was a great suspenseful read and I'll definitely be moving onto Book Two in the series!

  10. 4 out of 5

    ~Tina~

    4.5 stars "Much like the Harbour Falls Mystery itself, the man at the center was a puzzle. And I longed to solve him piece by piece." It's been five years since Madeleine Fitch returned to Harbour Falls. As a famous mystery-crime novelist claiming to get away due to "writers block" Maddy doesn't want anyone to know why she's really staying at Fade Island. She's doing some investigation and research for some inspiration for her next mystery book and what better research then to study a man who was 4.5 stars "Much like the Harbour Falls Mystery itself, the man at the center was a puzzle. And I longed to solve him piece by piece." It's been five years since Madeleine Fitch returned to Harbour Falls. As a famous mystery-crime novelist claiming to get away due to "writers block" Maddy doesn't want anyone to know why she's really staying at Fade Island. She's doing some investigation and research for some inspiration for her next mystery book and what better research then to study a man who was the number one suspect of the Harbour Falls Mystery. Adam Ward and one time high school crush. His ex-fiance went missing four years ago, the day before they were to be married and the case has never been solved. Only Maddy might be a little to curious for her own good as she dives deeper into this mystery. She could be facing some real danger. Possibly loosing her life or maybe even her heart. Well now! This turned out to be such a pleasant surprise! I'll admit, I don't read to many mystery novels since nine-out of-ten times they're more disturbing then anything else, but I still find them so intriguing. I like trying to figure out the whole whodunit thing and I like the unpredictability of it all. So I'm happy to say that not only did this book appease my curiosity, it also gave me so much more. It was easy to lose myself within these pages. In the memories, the mystery and the romance, captivating me from start to finish. S.R Grey's writing is strong and confident. She creates such a delicious lively and haunting atmosphere, inviting readers further into her world. I loved how complex and solid all these character seem to be, but at the same time they have a vulnerable side to them making them feel even more real. Maddy is a curious little thing. Maybe a little to curious, but I still found her determination to seek out the truth to be both stupid and courageous. Anyone could see how dangerous her 'questions' were and while it may have started out to be about her work, it didn't take long for it to be about something else altogether. I have to respect the measures she went through to protect the people she cared about and to do the right thing. But I think it was Adam who really owned this book for me. Ahh Adam Ward. Now here's one helluva complex man. Adam has a lot of colors that make him a rarity, but mmmm, what a delicious being. He's calculatingly seductive, amusingly playful and a cunning tease. But he's also intelligent, powerful, controlling and connected. He's the kind of character that you can't help want to push away and pull closer in the same breath. I liked all the secondary characters as well. Each has a role to play in this well thought out plot and it was fun to try to make out who was friend and who was a suspect. The romance was slightly fast, but given the fact that Adam and Maddy already knew each other in high school and are obviously attracted to one another, I didn't see the point in waiting for the inevitable. The chemistry was crazy intense and passionate but it was also quite frustrating how long Grey-the true minx that she is- choose to tease her readers with sheer madness. Lets just say there were a lot of head-desk moments, but totally worth the wait;) As for the plot, I loved how Grey created such a thoroughly structured mystery. It's sharp and clever and unpredictable. It was a lot of fun trying to solve the whodunit mystery of Harbour Falls along with Maddy. I couldn't for the life of me figure out who was behind it all and was very impressed with the way it ended. Great heart-pounding twist! All in all, I really enjoyed myself with this book. It has a little bit of everything any reader would want in an escape. Mystery, intrigue, lies, blackmail, deception and last but not least sweet and spicy romance with some of the best sexual tension between two characters I ever did read! I'm greatly looking forward to reading the next book in this series;Willow Point Special thanks to S.R Grey for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Loved it!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    Favorite quote from this book: "Propping himself up on an elbow, he leaned over to press his lips to mine. We kissed-oh so slowly and gently- until I was positively dizzy. Pulling back, Adam said in a low voice, "Oh, Maddy, the things I'm going to do to you." What I liked about this book: 1. Maddy- she never did what I thought she would do. She also never reacted as to how I thought she would. 2. Adam- broody, sexy, playful, flirty, control freak.... and the list can go on and on and on ;o) 3. I l Favorite quote from this book: "Propping himself up on an elbow, he leaned over to press his lips to mine. We kissed-oh so slowly and gently- until I was positively dizzy. Pulling back, Adam said in a low voice, "Oh, Maddy, the things I'm going to do to you." What I liked about this book: 1. Maddy- she never did what I thought she would do. She also never reacted as to how I thought she would. 2. Adam- broody, sexy, playful, flirty, control freak.... and the list can go on and on and on ;o) 3. I loved that this book kept me on my toes until close to the end. As every one was shady and always seemed very suspicious. 4. I loved that there was a mystery to solve. Quick synopsis about the book: **Adam and Maddy had secret crushes on each other in high school. Who knew years later they would end up sharing that secret with each other. When these two meet up with each other again, they fall for each other pretty quickly. Will their relationship survive all that the Harbour Falls Mystery throws at them?** Maddy is a murder mystery fiction writer. She's looking to start a new book and what better idea to use for her next novel then the very mystery that plagues her home town and the very boy she crushed on in high school. However, this book is going to be her very first piece of non-fiction. As Maddy researches this mystery and tries to solve it, she will find her self in hot water more than once. Has Maddy bitten off more than she can chew with this mystery? Adam lives on an island outside of the town he grew up in living under suspicion for years of the towns folk due to his ex-fiancee's disappearance. He's a very rich and successful business man with the need to have control not only in his business affairs but in his personal life as well. Can Adam hold on to the one girl he has always wanted, or will she befall the same fate as his ex-fiancee Chelsea did years earlier, as she unravels this web of lies, betrayal & blackmail? My thoughts about the book: This story will have you guessing for most of the book as to who the culprit(s) is/are. This book is full of shady characters and even the two closest people to Maddy on Fade Island will have you guessing as to what they are up to. No one is left out of the suspicion pool or should they even be forgotten about for even a minute. This book still left me with some questions mainly regarding Adam, the blackmail and what in the world does this man do for a living? I still believe his job has many shady dealings. I hope these will be solved in the next mystery of Willow Point.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    4.25-4.5 suspenseful stars! What a ride. After being in a book funk for quite a while and having little time to actually indulge myself in a book, Harbour Falls proved the perfect ingredient in helping me to get that spark back. And WOW, what an ingredient it was! This book really had everything I was looking for in the moment: a likable (yet sometimes frustrating--aren't they all?) heroine, a powerful, secretive hero, and an intricate storyline with enough clues to keep me guessing yet never kno 4.25-4.5 suspenseful stars! What a ride. After being in a book funk for quite a while and having little time to actually indulge myself in a book, Harbour Falls proved the perfect ingredient in helping me to get that spark back. And WOW, what an ingredient it was! This book really had everything I was looking for in the moment: a likable (yet sometimes frustrating--aren't they all?) heroine, a powerful, secretive hero, and an intricate storyline with enough clues to keep me guessing yet never knowing. Based on my recent reading pace lately, I FLEW through this. I couldn't get enough, and the suspense was honestly killing me the whole way through. While I had no complaints with the story, the writing style irked me occasionally. It wasn't bad writing--more so I just wasn't fond of the overall style. Something about the verb tense (especially to start) just seemed a bit off. I'm also not a fan of ominous chapter ending sentences that seem to disrupt the POV like "Little did I realize what was to come." Nothing that ruined the book, but just enough to rate it a tiny bit lower based on my own personal preference. I knew going in that this was a series. Once I found out the twist (which was kind of one of my theories) I decided I wasn't going to continue reading only because the ending just seemed so perfect--why rock the boat? Especially because I've been having bad luck with sequels that introduce unneeded drama... BUT THAT EPILOGUE. What a twist. I need to know. I NEED TO KNOW.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Serena

    This book will have you guessing till the end This is a story told from Maddie Fitch's point of view. Maddie is a mystery novel writter living in LA. She comes to her home town in Maine to write a novel about a Non-Fiction mystery. She wanted to get to the bottom of a cold case file of a disaperance. Chelsea was a beautiful young girl that was engaged to be married to the town rich kid Adam Ward. Seeming to have everything everybody in the town wanted. Looks, wealth and Adam. No one could unde This book will have you guessing till the end This is a story told from Maddie Fitch's point of view. Maddie is a mystery novel writter living in LA. She comes to her home town in Maine to write a novel about a Non-Fiction mystery. She wanted to get to the bottom of a cold case file of a disaperance. Chelsea was a beautiful young girl that was engaged to be married to the town rich kid Adam Ward. Seeming to have everything everybody in the town wanted. Looks, wealth and Adam. No one could understand how one night she just up and disappeard. So Maddie takes on the case. She goes to stay on a isolated island owned by Adam Ward. Who just happens to be the prime suspect in the crime. When Maddie starts to dig into the bottom of the mystery, that has haunted the town for so long. It seems everyone turns into a suspect or has a reason to hate Chelsea. Adam and Maddie start up a romance that is knock your socks off hot. But has you wondering the whole time did he do it. The ending will blow you away! The writting in this novel sets you up big time. The chapter will end with cliffhangers and little hints. It will have you pulling out your hair and trying your hardest not to "cheat" and read the end.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'

    Book Review - HARBOUR FALLS (A Harbour Falls Mystery #1) – S.R. Grey A crime mystery novel that compels the reader with its intricately woven detail, delivered with perfect execution. I have read a few crime thrillers lately, all of them being totally unique in their own way, but I must say, S.R. Grey has done an incredible job with Harbour Falls. Not only is it a cleverly written crime/mystery/investigative novel, but also it incorporates a love story that rendered me, at times, totally and utter Book Review - HARBOUR FALLS (A Harbour Falls Mystery #1) – S.R. Grey A crime mystery novel that compels the reader with its intricately woven detail, delivered with perfect execution. I have read a few crime thrillers lately, all of them being totally unique in their own way, but I must say, S.R. Grey has done an incredible job with Harbour Falls. Not only is it a cleverly written crime/mystery/investigative novel, but also it incorporates a love story that rendered me, at times, totally and utterly speechless. I read one of the most beautiful scenes in my life, in this book, and it didn’t even contain sex – yeah, ‘What the hell?’ I hear you say. But, hear me out because it was still incredibly intimate and consisted of strawberries and champagne and a very HOT rich guy and an aeroplane… And it made me hungry, a little dizzy (sympathy altitude – or I forgot to breathe, not sure which) and totally envious, knowing that I could never write such a stunning scene, even if my life depended on it! I’m not going to add a plot overview, simply because the synopsis is enough, and I am worried I will give too much away with regards to the premise. I will say however, that due to the character scale being a little on the limited side, you quickly have your suspicions - not only on what happened but who was the likely perpetrator, but that’s all it is, suspicion! Be prepared for it to change at the drop of a hat, therefore keeping the reader on his or her toes, because in all honesty, it could involve any one of them! Harbour Falls is a compelling read with a refreshing twist that still left me guessing, right until the end! The author was right in taking this original work of fan fiction and embracing the self-published route to get her work ‘out-there.’ You can tell that S.R. Grey put everything into this story; it echoes within the pages that every word, every sentence and every paragraph contains remnants of her heart and soul and it was an absolute pleasure to read. I just wish I had taken the journey sooner! Can’t wait for Willow Point, the next book in the series. Great Job S.R! 4.5 Stars.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Laura Carson

    Very excited for this release. I'm so proud of her for putting herself out there and writing this. Update: Let me start this review by saying that I am indeed friends with the author. I met her through Goodreads a while back and we have become close since. That in no way changes my review. I take my ratings and review seriously. I know that my fellow goodreads friends and I as well, use reviews to gage whether or not a book is worth our time. So with that, I move on to my review: After being teas Very excited for this release. I'm so proud of her for putting herself out there and writing this. Update: Let me start this review by saying that I am indeed friends with the author. I met her through Goodreads a while back and we have become close since. That in no way changes my review. I take my ratings and review seriously. I know that my fellow goodreads friends and I as well, use reviews to gage whether or not a book is worth our time. So with that, I move on to my review: After being teased with the first few chapters a few months back, and having to anxiously wait to get my hands on the rest, I couldn't wait to get started once it was finally published. The one benefit to having a friend with such similar tastes write a book is that the book has all the ingredients you love. This book contains everything to get a reader hooked. We get a dose of a sexy alpha Adam Ward, a relateable heroine in Maddie Fitch(even if you occasionally wanted to shake her for being reckless), and an array of side characters ranging from ones we love, and ones we just love to hate, as well as a mystery that leaves you guessing till the end. The entire story left me on the edge of my seat. Every time I thought I had it figured out, we were thrown on to another trail. As the book progresses, you can't help but get immersed in these characters and their lives, you feel like you're experiencing everything with them. The writing is descriptive and authentic. It's one of those books you get so lost in it you don't even realize how much you read until you're on the last page. The ending left me begging for the next one and set up a sure to be amazing adventure. I have so many questions, 2013 can't come soon enough!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Zautner

    3.5-4 Stars I sat down yesterday to read a bit more of Harbour Falls with the intention of only reading a couple of chapters and then moving on to something else. I am in the process of reading and reviewing four books. Well, yeah, that did not go quite as planned. I was up until 1:00 this morning finishing it. I could not stop turning the pages. So many questions needed answers and I needed to find them. I adored this story line. I had a few minor issues, but as I said I initially sat down for a 3.5-4 Stars I sat down yesterday to read a bit more of Harbour Falls with the intention of only reading a couple of chapters and then moving on to something else. I am in the process of reading and reviewing four books. Well, yeah, that did not go quite as planned. I was up until 1:00 this morning finishing it. I could not stop turning the pages. So many questions needed answers and I needed to find them. I adored this story line. I had a few minor issues, but as I said I initially sat down for a couple of chapters and it kept me hooked. S.R. Grey's writing keeps you engaged. It was suspenseful enough to keep you guessing. I was wondering the whole time what the hell is everyone hiding, because let me tell you they are all hiding something. I was piecing the puzzle together and sort of had it figured out and I was still like WTF?! One thing I will say is this was more suspenseful for me then it was romantic. It had the ability to be great in that area, but just needed a bit more detail and development between the characters. I just could not buy it. Part of that is I do not believe in instant love. These two were hardly ever in the same state so they did not spend a lot of quality time together. Now I say there was not a lot of romance, but there was awesome sexual tension when they were in a room together. So this kinda made up for the lack of romance I felt was missing. Sexual chemistry and romance/love are not the same thing. I need build up; I need to feel the connection on a level deeper than intense sexual attraction. To me love forms from trust and honesty. These two had none of that going on. With that being said, it did get kind of frustrating that Adam was always pushing off the actual act. I wondered why the hell is he not going at it with Maddy. The chemistry is there and I would think finally, and then guess what Adam had some damn reason he could not. It was so bad I was left wanting and frustrated so I could only imagine how poor Maddy felt. The characters were intriguing as they all had secrets. Some of those secrets were revealed while others were not. Everyone knew everyone from high school, had been childhood friends. So it was nice in that sense. I love reading a book with a sense of familiarity within the characters. There was deception at every turn, which makes for interesting drama. Leaves the reader wondering what is this person willing to do to keep their secrets hidden. This was where your suspense came in. Susie executed this PERFECTLY. Ah Adam and Maddy. What can I say about them? I liked them. Did I like them together? Eh. Sometimes. If I must be honest, I was not always fond of our hero and heroine. I felt like he was using Maddy, maybe because I did not feel their love connection. I do not know. But it felt like he has an agenda and he was using Maddy to fit this agenda. He kept too many secrets and he forgave her too easily too many times when she betrayed his trust over and over again. To me if he truly loved her, her betrayal of trust would not have been so easily forgiven with the amount of times it was broken. Seemed like she was more of a means to an end for him, not so much the love of his life. For her, I did not like that she lied to everyone she came in contact with. Even after declaring her love to Adam, she continued to lie to him. This did not sit right with me. I adored their witty banter. I can also see their potential in book two, but again he is hiding some MAJOR stuff and she was lying every time she made a move. I hated that he was always in Boston and I hope S.R. Grey clears up why he spends so much time there in book 2. I am hanging in suspense wanting and needing to know what it is he is keeping well hidden. I need to see this couple outside the lines of deceit that they both clearly live behind. I want their relationship to slow down and be rebuilt on love and trust. I am giving this 3.5 to 4 stars because I really loved the plot line and the author's writing style. If a book can keep me turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next than it is worthy read in my opinion. The mystery was engaging, the setting was awesome (love the idea of a private island), and the ending had enough questions left to have you wanting to come back for more. My main concern and what I needed most was more character development and interaction. Everything in between worked perfectly! I will definitely be picking up book 2 and continuing on with Adam and Maddy’s story. Thank you S.R. Grey for giving me the opportunity to read your book for an honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    I really wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Harbour Falls-I actually only decided to read it because Ms. Grey thought I'd like it and rec'd it when we friended each other-she was right. I will admit, I wasn't sure if I liked Maddie all that much at first. I was a bit irritated that she felt it was okay for her to investigate the "Harbour Falls Mystery" and write about it; plus she seemed to have no regard for whom she might hurt in the process. Then along came, Adam. Adam, Adam, A I really wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Harbour Falls-I actually only decided to read it because Ms. Grey thought I'd like it and rec'd it when we friended each other-she was right. I will admit, I wasn't sure if I liked Maddie all that much at first. I was a bit irritated that she felt it was okay for her to investigate the "Harbour Falls Mystery" and write about it; plus she seemed to have no regard for whom she might hurt in the process. Then along came, Adam. Adam, Adam, Adam... He had Maddie changing her view in no time (thank goodness), and I was able to enjoy the clever twists and turns of this mystery romance. I was a bit confused as to how Adam and Maddie could have such strong feelings for each other so quickly...there didn't seem like there was any real relationship building (besides the fact they both had a crush on each other in High School). But then, a line from the story my fifth graders were reading in their reading textbook this week just jumped off the page and grabbed me and it described Adam & Maddie's relationship perfectly: (the line is when a mother was explaining to her daughter how she and her father met) "We fell in love first, then got to know each other." That describes what's happening to Maddie & Adam perfectly. I'm very happy that there was closure to "the mystery"; but I'm happier that there's another "mystery" for Maddie to dive into and can't wait to read the second book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Valencia (Vee)

    I so wanted to like this book, but I'm sorry I really didn't care for it. It had potential but just missed the mark of a good book. The two love interest never connected for me and it killed the rest of the story because their relationship was central to the story. I never understood why Adam stayed with Maddy. She broke his trust over and over, and given his issue with Chelsea his ability to just give in and trust her let alone love her made him seem weak and thusly overall undesirable. Adam wa I so wanted to like this book, but I'm sorry I really didn't care for it. It had potential but just missed the mark of a good book. The two love interest never connected for me and it killed the rest of the story because their relationship was central to the story. I never understood why Adam stayed with Maddy. She broke his trust over and over, and given his issue with Chelsea his ability to just give in and trust her let alone love her made him seem weak and thusly overall undesirable. Adam was not an alpha-male, but it was clear he was supposed to have been. Character development really needed help. Good enough mystery but I was left with loose ends regarding JT and Helena and other character friendships were not plausible. I never liked Maddy not even when Jennifer and Ami threatened to kill her. She seemed dishonest and stupid to me. I was frustrated with her. She never grew even by the end of the book. Really?! Overall it left me wanting so much more character development (can't emphasize that enough) and it finally left me not wanting to know what happens in the next book. I believe the author has wonderful potential and hope she keeps trying. I would strongly suggest that she brake away from the stereotypical clichés and stretch herself. I know it must take a lot of time to write and edit, but time well spent will pay off. Be the smart writer you clearly have the proclivity to be. I want to see more.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rosanna

    What a page turner!! I loved this book. Romance, murder and mystery all in one. Looking forward to book 2! Ooohh Adam .... What have you done? What a page turner!! I loved this book. Romance, murder and mystery all in one. Looking forward to book 2! Ooohh Adam .... What have you done?

  20. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    I really enjoyed this novel, I can't believe its the author's first one. Loved the character development and the chemistry between Maddie and Adam was unmistakable. From the first chapter I was sucked in and couldn't put the book down. Of course it had to end with a cliffhanger that has me screaming for more! I cannot wait until the release of Willow Point. I really enjoyed this novel, I can't believe its the author's first one. Loved the character development and the chemistry between Maddie and Adam was unmistakable. From the first chapter I was sucked in and couldn't put the book down. Of course it had to end with a cliffhanger that has me screaming for more! I cannot wait until the release of Willow Point.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    Loved this book from the minute I started reading it. Loved that it was a mystery but had some romance in it as well. I really can't wait for the second book in this series to come out. I can't wait to find out how Maddy's and Adam's relationship turns out and what the next big mystery is! Loved this book from the minute I started reading it. Loved that it was a mystery but had some romance in it as well. I really can't wait for the second book in this series to come out. I can't wait to find out how Maddy's and Adam's relationship turns out and what the next big mystery is!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    SR Grey did a wonderful job with Harbour Falls. Creating great characters with a strong female lead. Can't wait for 2013 for the next book. SR Grey did a wonderful job with Harbour Falls. Creating great characters with a strong female lead. Can't wait for 2013 for the next book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Hartman

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE STORY TO CONTINUE! ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE STORY TO CONTINUE!

  24. 5 out of 5

    GraceMyBookSnack

    “So much had changed since I'd left Harbour Falls. Everyone was so different, their lives so full of complications.” When crime/mystery novelist Maddy Fitch returns to her hometown in Maine to do research for her next novel, she takes on the cold case that has become the town's biggest mystery. It all surrounds the disappearance of someone she once knew. What exactly happened to Chelsea Hannigan the night before her wedding? The night she was supposed to marry Adam? “He was tall and had an “So much had changed since I'd left Harbour Falls. Everyone was so different, their lives so full of complications.” When crime/mystery novelist Maddy Fitch returns to her hometown in Maine to do research for her next novel, she takes on the cold case that has become the town's biggest mystery. It all surrounds the disappearance of someone she once knew. What exactly happened to Chelsea Hannigan the night before her wedding? The night she was supposed to marry Adam? “He was tall and had an amazing body, gorgeous jet-black hair, and stunning blue eyes.” Ahhh...Adam Ward...he's a computer software genius, ultra rich, handsome, and happens to be Maddy's high school crush. Renting a cottage next to his home on Fade Island was no coincidence. Maddy had every intention to get close to him to find answers, but can she really trust him? After all, he is the prime suspect in this unresolved case. Oh, I love a good mystery that keeps me guessing and guessing until the very end and with S.R. Grey's self-published debut novel I got just that and more! I really loved the setting of the story. Fade Island was described so beautifully. The fog shrouding the island and the thunderstorms truly did enhance the ambiance as the mystery unfolded. A fantastic cast of characters, many of them suspects, kept my interest alive as Maddy tried to put the pieces together. The blossoming relationship between Maddy and Adam is just delicious. Adam, although slightly stalker-ish and mercurial when it comes to Maddy, is one helluva sexy guy! After numerous short-lived steamy encounters, after all the interruptions and time apart, when the stars finally aligned for this couple, it was well worth the wait! My only minor complaint is that I felt the story was really slow in the beginning. It took a while for the mystery to unravel. However, once the plot got going, it was really exciting all the way to the end! Maddy digging around lands her in a heap of a mess that I didn't see coming! At this point, I was all...what the frickin' eff happened!? Then things just go from bad to worse for the curious heroine. I was truly scared for her as I reached the end, and the author got me good...real good! In my wildest dreams, I didn't think it would end that way. Now, the mystery does get resolved, but we also get left with a little something to expect for the next book, Willow Point, which is expected to be released in spring 2013. So, if you're in a mood for a solid mystery-romance with twists aplenty, give Harbour Falls a try, and see if you can figure out whodunit before reaching the end.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Chloe Friend

    Ok, I love this book! This book has to be one of the best mysteries, romances books I have ever read! It is now one of my favourite books and I can't wait for the next book to come out as S.R Grey has left it perfectly ready for the next book! Leaving us like... I was so shocked when I found out the murderer, I was completely stunned but when Grey explained it in the book it made perfect sense. The whole time she explained I was like The mystery was amazing, not too confusing but not at all dul Ok, I love this book! This book has to be one of the best mysteries, romances books I have ever read! It is now one of my favourite books and I can't wait for the next book to come out as S.R Grey has left it perfectly ready for the next book! Leaving us like... I was so shocked when I found out the murderer, I was completely stunned but when Grey explained it in the book it made perfect sense. The whole time she explained I was like The mystery was amazing, not too confusing but not at all dull, it was a great read. I didn't put the book down once, I had to finish it and fined out the murderer! By the time I was finish I was like... I would highly recommend this book as it was a great story and amazingly well written. It was descriptive but not like wading threw tar like some books can get when they are descriptive. I don't usually write long reviews but this book was so good, I felt it deserved a good review! And I am stunned that this was Greys first book and it once of the best books I have read in a long time! When I went to look for other books she'd written and found none I was like... AMAZING! LOVED EVERY WORD!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews

    What a mystery! What a romance! Just what the doctor ordered to test my heart... Right away, you will fall in love with Maddy and Adam. She is a snoop and a gossip (for shame but it is quite interesting). He is the epitome high school boy crush grown into swooning gorgeous alpha male. Yeah! Remember that one guy in high school that you thought never knew you were alive? That's the one! The one you used to blush, stammer and would make you forget how to walk... and you never forgot him. Well, Maddy What a mystery! What a romance! Just what the doctor ordered to test my heart... Right away, you will fall in love with Maddy and Adam. She is a snoop and a gossip (for shame but it is quite interesting). He is the epitome high school boy crush grown into swooning gorgeous alpha male. Yeah! Remember that one guy in high school that you thought never knew you were alive? That's the one! The one you used to blush, stammer and would make you forget how to walk... and you never forgot him. Well, Maddy has come back to solve the mystery of what happened to Adam's fiancee the night before the wedding when she went missing; never to be seen again. The problem is that in order for her to get to the truth, she has to go and live on Fade Island... spooky in the Autumn months and owned by none other than Adam. She thinks she is pulling the wool over his eyes... but he is a genius and nothing gets by him. No matter what, Maddy wants to play it cool and search for the truth. I had to scream at her a couple of times ( maybe more) because it was obvious he was going to find out what she was doing and she was going to be in trouble. You will not be able to put this book down. Even though this is a self contained story, it does leave you thinking of other secrets that may not have been resolved. This will lead you straight into book #2. Believe me, you will want to read the entire trilogy. It is that good!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda

    Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. I love the edge of your seat feeling you get when really into one. As I started reading Harbour Falls it was slow going. It took a while, but once it started going good, OMG I couldn’t stop reading. My favorite kind of romantic suspense is when you have no idea who did what until the end. That was definitely the case here. I was getting whiplash from switching who I thought it was so many times. This story had so many twists and turns, it constantl Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. I love the edge of your seat feeling you get when really into one. As I started reading Harbour Falls it was slow going. It took a while, but once it started going good, OMG I couldn’t stop reading. My favorite kind of romantic suspense is when you have no idea who did what until the end. That was definitely the case here. I was getting whiplash from switching who I thought it was so many times. This story had so many twists and turns, it constantly kept me on my toes. Madeline, a mystery writer came back home to discover the truth about the Harbour Falls Mystery only to fall in love with the lead suspect. She’s was pulled in so many different directions, had so many possible suspects her head was spinning. Adam, wealthy entrepreneur and prime suspect in the mystery fell right back in love with Maddy. I wish the author would’ve included his pov in the story as well, but I understand why she didn’t. It lead to the intrigue of the story. The huge twist at the end of the book has me pulling my hair out ready to read the next book in this trilogy which doesn’t come out until next spring. I can’t wait! I will definitely be reading this trilogy!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    “Best-selling author of several novels” Maddy Fitch has returned to her hometown in northern Maine. Ostensibly dealing with a case of writers’ block, she’s really far more interested in solving an old murder case, where the chief suspect is Adam, a guy she had a crush on long years ago. It turns out Adam is just as handsome and enigmatic as ever, but does his secrecy hide shyness, pride, or guilt? And will Maddy survive falling in love? The mystery is nicely hidden in this tale, but uninvestigate “Best-selling author of several novels” Maddy Fitch has returned to her hometown in northern Maine. Ostensibly dealing with a case of writers’ block, she’s really far more interested in solving an old murder case, where the chief suspect is Adam, a guy she had a crush on long years ago. It turns out Adam is just as handsome and enigmatic as ever, but does his secrecy hide shyness, pride, or guilt? And will Maddy survive falling in love? The mystery is nicely hidden in this tale, but uninvestigated clues and frantic conclusions might frustrate some readers. Romance is well-hidden at times as well, with two characters who can’t seem to choose between being unable to keep their hands off each other, or being unable to speak a line of truth. Mixed signals and lack of communication abound with sweetly suggestive strawberries, maxed out credit cards, and long digressions into inner dialog because, well, Adam is really attractive and he really might be guilty. “[H]ere I am again, rehashing the facts,” muses Maddy. But where will they lead? Harbour Falls is a long slow read, perfect for long evenings dreaming of a beautiful island with wild weather, wild passion, and wild plot. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy during the author’s blog tour and I offer my honest review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    LipSmackin' GoodBooks Bloggin' Bitches

    Wow! That was an awesome, exciting, and incredibly nail biting story. I was suspicious of everybody in the book, I felt like someone was watching me the whole time I was reading it. The author does a perfect job of painting gray shades and fog around the supporting characters that has you constantly questioning them and reading between the lines. I even caught myself trying to read in between the lines when there was NOTHING between the lines lol. I loved the chemistry between Maddy and Adam, it Wow! That was an awesome, exciting, and incredibly nail biting story. I was suspicious of everybody in the book, I felt like someone was watching me the whole time I was reading it. The author does a perfect job of painting gray shades and fog around the supporting characters that has you constantly questioning them and reading between the lines. I even caught myself trying to read in between the lines when there was NOTHING between the lines lol. I loved the chemistry between Maddy and Adam, it was hot, HOT. And I love LOVE the picture in my head of Adam that was created my Grey's words! Hot damn! Good lord baby Jesus! He was the perfect, purrrfect picture of what I needed Adam to be, where I quiet frankly did not give a damn if he did the crime or not, I still wanted in his pants, and I wanted to stay there ;) Great story, great setting, and I loved Maddy <- God love her, I just kept screaming at her, "It doesn't matter! Just leave it alone!" Lol. I was hardly to chap. 2 and Grey's words had me humming Phil Collin's "in the air tonight" and that was pretty dead on, though I didn't know it at the time. This book was a fun time, period. And I cannot WAIT for "Willow Point" yay!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Vera

    I've been on the edge of my seat while reading this book. Such a mind-twister! There were times that I thought I could guess what's next or who are really involved in the crime - I came close... But, not close enough and was proven wrong - frustrating but love it! The characters were well developed and I like how Maddy has a strong personality. Even if Adam is a hot billionaire, she still does what she wants to do, which more often than not gets her in trouble. I love how it keeps you guessing w I've been on the edge of my seat while reading this book. Such a mind-twister! There were times that I thought I could guess what's next or who are really involved in the crime - I came close... But, not close enough and was proven wrong - frustrating but love it! The characters were well developed and I like how Maddy has a strong personality. Even if Adam is a hot billionaire, she still does what she wants to do, which more often than not gets her in trouble. I love how it keeps you guessing where Maddy and Adam's relationship is going… Is he the killer???? So is she really sleeping with the enemy??? Of course, not only falling in love with a suspect of a crime dangerous but it's kinda hot as hell.... This book was amazing, I don't really like cliff-hangers but I like the wayhow the cliff-hanger was written in the end… One thing I hate, the next book is not till Spring 2013!!! Can’t hardly wait!

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