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Still Lake It was a dream come trueBuying a run down farm in a beautiful Vermont town is the start of a new life for Sophie Davis She moves her mother Grace and her half sister Marty out of the city hoping the change will help both women sort out their complicated lives And for Sophie turning Stonegate Farm into a uaint country inn is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream She doesn't even mind that the farm was the scene of a grisly multiple murder twenty years earlier Then a stranger comes to townWhen a stranger moves in next to the farm Sophie believes the sense of peace she has built for herself and her family is being threatened Because there's something different about John Smith It's clear he's keeping secrets and that he's come to Colby Vermont for a reason And that reason has something to do with Sophie and Stonegate FarmNow her dream is becoming a nightmareWho is John Smith Why does his very presence make Sophie feel so completely out of control And why is she beginning to suspect that this mysterious stranger will put in jeopardy everything she's dreamed of maybe even her own life Reading older books by an author you enjoy can be an important reminder that storytelling like other skills improves with practice Don't pick this up expecting the sexual tension sharp repartee and redemptive fing that got you hooked on Stuart's Ice series or the pirate y fun of her recent historical romances It's a meh 4 Murderous Stars When Sophie Davis buys a rundown lakeside farm she moves her parentless and rebellious almost 18 year old half sister and seemingly pre Alzheimer mother into what she hopes it to be the answer to her problems Sophie Davis according to her sister Martie is known as the “Poor Woman's Martha Stewart She uses her successful homemaking columnist skills to convert the old farm house into a BB Stonegate Farm on Still Lake in Colby VT unfortunately has a grisly history Meanwhile “John Smith” has rented the cottage across the lake and from the start Sophie resents his presence resents what he makes her feel and wants him gone Was he a murderer? That uestion has haunted Thomas Griffin Griffin for twenty years 20 yrs earlier Griffin woke up at Stonegate farm covered in blood and accused of killing his girlfriend Five years later Griffin’s conviction was overturned and Griffin went on to become a successful lawyer and now it’s time for Griffin to finally find out what happened that night Changing his name and renting the lake cottage he learns that the farm where the murder took place is being turned into a BB Now GriffinJohn Smith has to find a way to search the property for clues to a decades old murder and keep his hands off the pretty curvy innkeeper The sexual tension between Sophie and John is palpable it kept me waiting impatiently for them to succumb to their mutual attraction and when they do it is fast hard and frenzied “He went in hard fast deep only barely able to control himself She wrapped her legs around his and he reached down and pulled them higher up around his hips so that he was deeper still and she was tight clasping milking him with the power of her climax which was almost sweetly painful” Anne Stuart gives us plenty of potential characters to ponder as the killer including Griffin however about a uarter way into the book I was pretty sure I knew who the killer was I loved that Anne Stuart gave us a 'real' woman in Sophie who is than willing to eat that second muffin or piece of pie Meanwhile Griffin is all Alpha and doesn’t sugarcoat to seduce Sophieactually he does uite the opposite he’s uite rude foul and doesn’t give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks of him including Sophie Another great AS read Audio book narrated by Marie Ellis who does an okay job not great but good I can read any Ann Stuart’s books over and over again and will still be on tender hooks from start to finish of her stories Still Lake was first published in 2002 and I have read it a few times and my enjoyment is still the same as the first timeSophie Davis is such a fabulous heroineshe’s so damm realis not afraid to eat her own awesome muffinswho cares about the calories I so so engaged with her persona Leaving the rat race behind she has purchased a farmhouse in the Vermont countryside which she intends turning into a fabulous bb Only to discover that the property has some unsavory history Thomas Griffin had been accused and convicted years ago for the murder of his girlfriend and after being released on a technically has come back to the place where the murder happened and to try to find out why he has such a vague memory of the crime and also to look for clues so he can finally get the truth about it Unfortunately the lovely Sophie is now occupying the site of the crime so he rents a cottage next doorNaturally I know the whole plot by heart but still I love the way the author builds up the relationship and the sexual tension between John the name he’s using and Sophie which is pretty hot Okay Sophie is still a virgin but wowwhen she and John touch each othersparks fly Their first sexual encounter is sexy lustful and absolutely gorgeous I loved seeing the two being unable to keep away from each other John or Thomas has some incredible body and is an incredible kisseraccording to Sophie and I think I totally believe herSophie’s family – what a funny and so interesting characters Grace walking around seemingly in a total daze Marty the young sister with the hots for the young handyman the eccentric locals and all those twists and turns just keep you turning the pagesThe plot is fast paced lots of thrills and chills some really hot and erotic romance and the fabulous setting of the Vermont countryside is so vividly written that at times I felt I had been there myselfThis is a beautiful and gorgeous love story and two people finding love and if you like me like romance filled with sensuality and a good story then this book is for you The prologue was really good leading me to believe this would be one of Stuart's better offerings Unfortunately things went downhill after a couple chapters Stuart's writing is so repetitive her banter is much the same from book to book and her villains aren't that great In fact I guessed who the villain was in the first hundred pages and I never even TRY to guess these thingsThe heroine did the thing all Stuart heroines seem to do—decide in the dead of night when she can't sleep that she's going to go to wherever the hero is and let him know she doesn't want him Uh huh Keep telling yourself that And of course she just happens to have put on impractical underwear moments earlier No one is fooled because we all know these pointless confrontations end in sex Not that I'm complaining but I wish these women wouldn't have such a dumb thought processAlthough the characters were amusing at times and the hero was one of Stuart's nicer ones this was rather forgettable

  • ebook
  • Still Lake
  • Anne Stuart
  • English
  • 04 March 2014

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