Title: Snowcroft Safehouse (Snowcroft, Book 2)
Author: Christi Snow
Published: April 24, 2015
Publisher: Christi Snow
Author Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Declan ‘Dex’ Jasper was the lead singer if the immensely popular Black Rainbows until a year ago when tragedy struck. An explosion during one of their concerts left the entire band dead with a member of an organized crime family to blame. But what the world doesn’t know is that Dex survived and has been hidden away in witness protection. That hasn’t been the best of journeys for him, either, leaving him now transferred to the protection of an FBI agent who has secured him a cover story as a middle school band teacher in a small New Mexico town. Dex isn’t thrilled about the prospect, but he’ll do what it takes to be able to testify at the upcoming trial to get justice for the friends he lost. Keeping a low profile might be much harder than he expected once he realizes how invested the town is in the band program and when he meets Jack, the proprietor of the town’s bar and grill. Jack is everything Dex never knew he wanted in a man. But will getting involved with Jack risk Dex being found out? Could hit put Jack and his daughter Kelsey in danger?
I loved the first book in this series. It was one of my favorite books of last year, so I was certainly very excited to go back to Snowcroft once again. I will say this book did not disappoint in that regard. It’s got a different feel to it than the first book, but I think that’s largely due to the focus of the story (there’s no real mystery to solve here). I was glad to see Law back–and I would have like to see more of him, but I understand there’s a third book coming for him–as well as the Snowcroft locals that popped up in the first book. Getting to know Jack better, was also a welcome bonus, too.
This doesn’t need to be read after the first book; the stories aren’t strictly connected. It can be helpful to have some of the backstory of the town and others, but it’s not necessary.
I am definitely looking forward to book three…