When Shannon Taylor entered his world, Nicholas Lockhart found everything he always wanted, but knew he could never have.
Neither of them knew how connected their pasts were nor the secrets that lay waiting to tear them apart. Shannon and Nick fell hard and fast for one another.
Nick struggles with his own demons and guilt that he’s been carrying around for the past ten years. When he learns what happened to Shannon all those years ago and knowing the
part he played in it, he feels responsible. Can he let it go and forgive himself?
Or, will his silent guilt consume him and make him lose the two things that have become his life, his world, his love…his everything?
Silent Guilt is the second book from this author and I would highly recommend you read Silent No More first as it gives you the back ground for Nick and Shannon and more of her POV. I found this to be a rather quick read to be honest. It read smoothly and it was pretty clear what was going on. Nick was faced with the woman he loved being hurt once again and revenge on his mind. This created a situation that carried throughout the book in many different ways. I felt at times he was even amazed at how many people were trying to break them up or derail his happiness.
I loved how Nick was trying his best to turn from his butt headed attitude to become the man Shannon needed and she didn’t always make it easy on him. With her being pregnant and the moods flipping back and forth, the one thing I admired most about her was she would get in anyone’s face to defend Nick. I wish I could say the same for him, but he fell in to the old ways of thinking
and reacted without thinking a few times that left Shannon broken hearted.
As if this wasn’t enough, there were truths that were about to be discovered that were going to lead him to “clean house” so to say of those who were against Shannon. Lies that he had been fed were creating situations for that poor guy that left him trying to figure out how to make it up to the woman carrying his child. It felt like just as he felt he could see the light at the end of the tunnel, he realized it was another train coming to destroy what he was trying to build with her. He of course had his alpha moments when he wanted to make her decisions and take control of the situation. I felt Shannon had a pretty good read on when to pick her battles with him. I felt for him because I think he was spending most of his time trying to make amends for his past life and mistakes, when Shannon had already accepted him for who he is.
Of course there were times I was laughing out loud with his comments, especially the names they came up with for the baby, but overall it was just so nice to see them finally get the life they wanted and deserved. While there were a few twists and turns, I didn’t find anything really intense or over the top dramatic which is why I wasn’t able to give it a five. I think this could have been taken a bit farther as far as the intensity level goes and I regret that I am not left feeling very emotional about the story or characters, but it is still a great book.
Shannon Taylor thinks she has the picture perfect life.
Engaged to marry her college boyfriend and a best friend who’s more like a sister, life is almost perfect. That is until her world is tilted by two of the most important people in her life.
A chance encounter leads Shannon down a path that will force her to confront a past she has meticulously ignored for ten years.
Nicholas Lockhart, renowned bachelor, has a reputation for his cold eyes and icy heart. Meeting a woman who can turn his world upside down is not in the cards; that is until Shannon.
When Shannon’s world crashes, she wonders if it’s possible to crack Nick’s icy heart. A web of lies and twisted truths soon leaves both bare and vulnerable.
Silence no longer offers her protection or safety.
Will remaining silent cost Shannon the real love she’s finally found? Or will she stay silent no more?
I write because I love it and because I have to get all these damn characters out of my head that just pop up out of the blue.My debut book “Silent No More” is scheduled to release Dec 3, 2013.