Out of the Darkness (Hope Valley 6)
The light had been snuffed out of Xander Caine’s world a long time ago, leaving him to suffer in darkness. After a tremendous loss, he closed himself off from anyone and everyone, content to live alone in the shadows. Then a woman blew into town with the force of a hurricane and shook everything up.
Sage Winthrop was looking to start over. She didn’t have a plan for what her new life would look like, but when she landed in Hope Valley, she knew it was the place she wanted to call home. Then one chance encounter outside of the best coffee shop in town set her world spinning.
Sage and Xander hated each other on sight. However, when they’re forced to work together, that hate eventually turns into something neither of them expected. Their attraction proves too strong to ignore. But when secrets from Sage’s past are revealed and her life is threatened, Xander has no choice but to let go of his demons and step out of the darkness in order to save the woman he loves.
Review: Exceeded every expectation!
It’s not a secret that I really love the Hope Valley series, but this one just blew the others right out of the water. And the title couldn’t be more fitting.
Xander and Sage does not get the best start, and really, it just goes downhill from there. They have crazy chemistry, but darkness and demons stand in their way. Xander is the loner in the group, and absolutely does not do relationships. Sage is new to town, and she’s got her own secrets and demons but she handles her sh*t a lot better than Xander.
I love a really kickass heroine, and Sage is definitely just that – she does not take crap from anyone and I really enjoyed the way she handled Xander when he was a jerk – which was often. Another well written story that takes us on a roller-coaster ride and then puts us through the wringer before we get to the HEA – but it is well worth the journey. The Hope Valley series just keeps getting better and better, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!