by Katie Ashley
Release date: July 2nd, 2013
Twenty year old Lane Montgomery never imagined her usually boring summer in the boonies would require her to trade her toe shoes for hunting boots or her monotonous college textbooks for treasure map deciphering. Never would she have imagined after breaking her grandmother’s precious Native American statue, danger, a lost treasure of Cherokee Gold and a hostage situation would arise. Nor could she predict that the one man destined to protect her and her family was her childhood nemesis and former crush, Maddox Diaz.
Returning after three years in the Army, twenty-three year old Maddox Diaz is confronted with more than he bargained for when agreeing to help his childhood buddy and deepest regret, Lane. Suddenly he is thrust into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with armed and ruthless treasure seekers that results in car chases and gun battles all in the presence of the one girl who still manages to haunt his dreams and drive him wild with desire.
Lane is determined to deny the sizzling chemistry with the man who stole her virginity and broke her heart. She just wants to stay alive with her heart intact. Will she be able to resist the man whose body sets fire to all her senses?
Katie Ashley is an author who I am so glad I discovered, I love her books and am always left with huge smile on my face and a feeling of satisfaction so I am so pleased that she has a new book out, and let me tell you Search Me is everything I could have wanted and more.
This book is different from what I have read from Katie in the past but I enjoyed that - You could still see her throughout it and it was lovely to see what else this amazing lady can do.
Lane and Maddox have a history - in fact he was her first and then broke her heart - fast forward a few years and they are thrown back together and are not able to get away from the tension especially in such and intense situation - a treasure hunt.
Personally I love this concept, Give me a good adventure film and I will consume it gladly and Katie gave me this in book form and I could not get enough, okay it was a little far fetched in some situation but then again that made it such a good adventure book you want drama and excitement.
Working in such close quarters it isn't long until old feelings begin to resurface but is it too late? I loved watching the interaction and chemistry between these two, Maddox was such an alpha male.
This book is a solid 4.5/5 stars for me and I cannot wait to see what Katie gives us next.
Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.
Twitter: @ katieashleyluv