Safe Haven by Hannah Alexander (Hideaway Series, book 2)
Youthful master of disguise Fawn Morrison comes to charming Hideaway, Missouri, seeking refuge. Now that her dangerous game has turned deadly, she must entrust her safety to strangers.
Karah Lee Fletcher relishes the challenges offered by Hideaway's new clinic, until an unsettling discovery shakes her confidence. Despite her self-doubt, Karah Lee reaches out to Fawn, jeopardizing her own life…and finds unexpected grace.
Their first meeting leaves Ranger Taylor Jackson vowing to avoid strong-willed Karah Lee. Yet observing her interact with patients, especially the vulnerable Fawn, Taylor begins to feel admiration. Could it lead to something deeper?
This is the second book in the Hideaway series by the writing team of Hannah Alexander and I enjoyed it as much as I liked the first book Hideaway. The main characters of the story were not the same main characters as the first book, but they returned in and out of the storyline in other ways and their stories continued. I appreciated that the main female in the story line, Dr. Kara Lee Fletcher, was not your typical perfect heroine. She is tall and large and intimidating, but despite her appearance of confidence, she is full of self-doubt. Kara Lee comes to Hideaway town to join the clinic started by Cheyenne from book 1 of the series.
Ranger Taylor Jackson is also struggling to overcome loneliness and a failed marriage. And, while the romantic sparks between Taylor and Kara Lee are set up from the beginning, the storyline maintains interest due to the side stories of suspense. The runaway, Fawn, has been accused of murder and her health problems bring her in and out of the clinic and Kara Lee's life. Other strange things are happening in Hideaway and the suspense builds until we learn how Fawn and Hideaway are connected and how Fawn holds the key to an even bigger coming crisis...
See my review of Hideaway, the first book in the series here.