Ella noticed the condensed milk behind her and set her phone in the shopping cart before turning back. She ran right into a solid wall of man and stumbled back, pulling her hands up in a defensive stance.
He caught her upper arms before she fell and pulled her upright. She jerked away as her breath came in heavy pants.
“Hey, you all right?” His warm baritone eased the building panic, followed by pale blue eyes holding her gaze, calming the sudden fear.
Once her heartbeat slowed, she quickly took him in. Hair as black as night, icy blue eyes, pale skin, full pink lips. The emblem on his uniform struck a chord and the rest of her tension rolled away.
A nervous laugh escaped. “Sorry. I didn’t see you there.”
He ducked his gaze, a slight smile on his lips. “My fault.”
“Mine. I wasn’t looking.” I’m an idiot.
He chuckled. “I’ll admit, I was staring. You look familiar. Just trying to figure out why.”
No, no, no! He can’t know who I am. Shaking her head, she backed toward her cart and closed her eyes. Her heart tried to pound its way out of her chest.
“Sorry. Too forward?” He shuffled away one step and shoved his hands in his pockets. “I wasn’t trying to come on to you. You really do look familiar, and I can’t figure out why.”
She pushed the black frames up her nose and shrugged. “I’ve been in town all of an hour. Never been here before in my life.”
Recognition lit up his face and her heart sank. Maybe settling down was a really bad idea.
“Mila’s friend? Ella, right?”
Nodding, she took a relieved breath. “Yeah.”
“Must have seen . pictures of you over at her house.”
“Oh.” A frown pulled at her lips.
He shook his head. “Damn. Hey, sorry. I’m Trent Ward.” He held out his hand, and she took it cautiously.
“Hi, Trent. Look, I’m doing a little shopping now that I’m finally here. I drove all day long and I’m tired, but I need food. I’m sure I’ll see you around.”
Her nervous rambling made him smile. “You will. I live across the street from you.”
“Huh. Have a nice night.” Dipping her head, she grabbed the condensed milk and dropped it into the cart before hurrying out of the aisle.
When I opened “Falling Star” by Brandy L. Rivers and read the first pages I never expected this much action.
So it was a really surprising read with quite a bit of suspense in it.
One thing I would like to remark though is that for me the cover picture in way represents the story of the book – unless it was intended to show Raven Star in her old life – in no way this cover could represent Ella and Trent.
The Blurb sounded like an interesting romance but it turned out to be even a little better than I thought.
There were some holes inside the story and at a few occasions the dialogue felt forced to me, but in total that did not take away too much from the book.
I enjoyed the writing style and I felt entertained throughout the whole story.
The author gave attention to details and put a lot of thought into the characters biography – which in total only added to the entertainment.