AUTHOR: Patricia Bradley
Natchez Trace Ranger and historian Emma Winters hoped never to see Sam Ryker again after she broke off her engagement to him. But when shots are fired at her at a historical landmark just off the Natchez Trace, she's forced to work alongside Sam as the Natchez Trace law enforcement district ranger in the ensuing investigation. To complicate matters, Emma has acquired a delusional secret admirer who is determined to have her as his own. Sam is merely an obstruction, one which must be removed.
Sam knows that he has failed Emma in the past and he doesn't intend to let her down again. Especially since her life is on the line. As the threads of the investigation cross and tangle with their own personal history, Sam and Emma have a chance to discover the truth, not only about the victim but about what went wrong in their relationship.
Before starting to read Obsession, you may want to clear your schedule. Tension fills the air as Emma Winters returns to her workplace, Mount Locust Visitor Center, to retrieve a file. She’s used to being there in the dark, so why is she shivering and ultra-aware?
Hint: there’s a good reason for her tension. And it doesn’t let up, both from the danger pursuing her, unanswered questions from the past, and definitely not from her uneasy reunion with her ex-fiancé.
Family relations plays a huge role in this action-packed story, and faith’s role appears minor but is crucial, because without real forgiveness, there is no peace for anyone.
Sam wants to protect his heart from his strong attraction to Emma, but how can he distance himself and still protect her from a deadly danger?
I truly enjoyed Obsession, the second book of Patricia Bradley’s Natchez Trace Park Rangers series, and award it five stars. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher.