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Olivia had thought she’d left the small bayou town of Lyon’s Point in her dust, and with it her crush on loner Vincent Chiasson, with his striking blue eyes. She was moving on to bigger and better things and actually living her life. That was until the guy she thought was the man of her dreams in Dallas changed everything. Framing her for his own crimes, and forcing her to lose everything, she heads back home to Lyon’s Point to recover and lick her wounds. But what she doesn’t know is that something evil is lurking in Lyon’s Point, something that will soon be hunting her.
Vincent is floored to see that Olivia has returned to the bayou. The only girl that could ever make his heart flutter. But now is the worst possible time for her return. The same evil thing that killed his parents years ago is back, hunting and killing women that have some connection to the Chiasson boys. So it’s no surprise when it starts stalking the girl that has always held his heart.
The Chiasson family has always protected this parish from the supernatural things that most don’t even believe in. But how do you kill something, when you don’t even know what it is?
I’m a pretty avid Donna Grant reader, but I must admit that this one really snuck in under the radar! I had no idea she was starting this new series, and that she was self-publishing at that! So much for my contacts with her publisher! But I did manage to get hold of it, and I quite enjoyed it!
I liked the idea of this family being the guardians of this town, and being unappreciated like so many heroes are! I thought deep in the bayou was a perfect setting for the things that go bump in the night, and that slither through the world of the supernatural!
This first book featured the eldest brother, Vincent, who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Leading what’s left of his family; his siblings, while also having the responsibility of keeping the whole town safe from evil. He is still plagued by the things he saw the night they lost their parents to the very beings they fight. And, he will be damned if he lets the same evil take the only girl he has ever loved!
I really did enjoy this story, it grabs you early and makes you not want to put it down. My only complaint is that it ends pretty abruptly. I did not realize that this was a novella until I was staring at the epilogue at a spot where I expected the story to pick up even further. In fact, this whole series is slated to be novella length.
The villain was not slain in this book, and honestly I felt the story just wasn’t complete. It ended after this couple finally admitted their love to one another, but I didn’t feel they were safe yet. But with Grant’s usual fast-paced writing, we’ll only have to wait until May for the next installment to learn more!