The Colony by Cami Checketts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Book Description: To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property. Lance, Brinlee's attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion. While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.
My thoughts: I enjoy every book that I have read from Cami Checketts. She writes wonderful books full of suspense and romance.
In The Colony she takes us on a journey with a young mother. Brinlee has two children and has never been married. Unfortunately for her, it leads people to make some very unflattering assumptions. She has reevaluated her life and made changes to become the person and mother that she wants to be.
Brinlee went on a hike with her children to come across a mountain lion. She put herself at great risk to save her children, and was saved by Jed. He showed up and saved the day, but he is hiding secrets. He wants to be a part of Brinlee and the boys life, but there is something that doesn't seem right about him.
Lance is her neighbor who has helped her every step of the way. He is her rock. She knows that she can depend on him at anytime. He also has secrets.
The secrets hidden have the potential to tear Brinlee apart. Her trust issues are pushed past her limits, and she has to discover what is important to her and her children.
I enjoyed reading this book. It has action, suspense, and romance. The romance is a prominent point in the book, but the emphasis is really about a young mother who loves her children. I love that Brinlee is a strong character, in spite of her weaknesses.
This book has mild violence and some great kisses.