The Lifetime of A Second (The Time #3) by Jennifer Millikin
*Author's Note: Each novel in the Time Series can be read as a standalone.
Escape. That was my sole focus. Forget the headlines, forget the threats. Forgetting what I’ve done? Never.
To disappear, I needed money. I fled the big city in the desert to hide in a small town amongst the pines.
The plan? Blend in, work until I have what I need, and then vanish.
The problem? Connor Vale ruined everything.
Falling for him would be easy, if it weren't for one inescapable truth: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and nobody around me is safe.
Brynn Montgomery slammed into my life like a category five hurricane. She stepped in front of my truck, and everything changed. One second to swerve, one second to jump from my vehicle, one second to never be the same.
I gave her a job. It wasn't a smart idea.
She’s guarded, withdrawn, and aloof. She wears shirts with snarky sayings and won’t let me get within a foot of her.
She doesn’t talk much, so I watch her move. Unspoken pain pours from her eyes, emotion moves with each twist of her lips. Hidden behind her prickly exterior is a tenderness that mesmerizes me.
Every day she reveals a piece of herself.
Every day I get closer to learning about the fear that grips her.
Every day I fall a little more in love with her.
This was my first read from this author and I was impressed enough that I quickly dropped everything and invited her to the LoveNVegas signing for 2018. It was that damn good.
Jennifer has a beautiful and engaging sense of writing style and story telling. The plot could have been a cookie-cutter story, but she was able to spin this and tell it with such depth that it can never be replicated.
I loved the characters and their dynamics. I loved the reason and cause of the heroine running. I loved how it plays out. There is definite elements of sexiness, but you aren't going to get the erotic details of Connor and Brynne, but you are going to feel it.
I'm a lifer now. A lifer reader of Jennifer Millikin. It was that damn good.