Sala’s third and last book in the Rebel Ridge trilogy continues with the Walker family, as Ryal and Quinn’s sister, Meg Walker, gets her own chance at happy ever after. Sala’s vivid descriptions and engaging characters draw the reader in from the beginning, but the story soon becomes weighed down by a lengthy setup. The build-up of the romance lags a bit as the hero and heroine are finally reunited past the 100-page mark. From there, the story picks back up and emotional intensity abounds, concluding with a nice finale.
It has been almost 20 years since Lincoln Fox was wrongly convicted of killing his father. After nearly losing his life in a freak accident, he decides to go back to his family home at Rebel Ridge to find out what really happened that fateful night. Things take an unexpected turn, though, when he rescues his high school sweetheart, Meg Walker. She is not only the one woman he has always loved, but she is also the one person who always believed in his innocence. With Meg now beside him, he must face the demons of his past for the chance to have a future together. (MIRA, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)