Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Oct 7 2014, $5.50
Brianna Cole is astonished to see her ex-husband Luke Master arrive at her house in Conard County, Wyoming instead of his being home in Chicago. Luke explains he will be in the area on a skiing development project for a few weeks so thought he better tell her in person before she sees him. He also has a hidden agenda that means the world to him; Luke needs his beloved to believe that he never cheated on her when they were married.
Her obsessed neighbor Jack Milkin appreciates Bri’s niceness towards him as he feels visible for a change. His plan for a different relationship suffers a hit when the stranger arrives.
While studying the mountain for his work, Luke suffers a horrible accident leaving him with a concussion, several broken bones and numerous bruises. Bri takes him in to help Luke while he heals. Though the incident is vague, Luke insists someone pushed him and believes that his unknown adversary will come after Bri next; thus he vows to keep her safe. As a snowstorm traps them in her home, Bri knows she still loves her ex-spouse but fears he will cheat again; while Luke prefers her back in his life but not before she acknowledges he never wandered.
Snowstorm Confessions is an exciting second chance romantic suspense though Bri’s behavior seems irrational; she sees the goodness in all others (including her over the top of Gannett Peak disturbed neighbor) except for the man she loves who she accepts cheated. Still This Conard County: The Next Generation (see Defending the Eyewitness and Deadly Hunter) is a tense deranged cat and loving mice thriller.