My rating: 4 of 5 stars
1. What would you do if someone was watching you?
2. You know who it is, but you can't prove it.
3. And even when you can, no one believes you.
4. Do you suck it up and hope he disappears?
5. Or do you fight back?
Ally, live in a small town where everyone no everyone else's business. She works in a bar and lives right across the street from it. She know's all the regulars and vice versa.
But when one of the regulars, starts paying a little too much attention to her. She starts getting scared. When she tell hers boss about her fears, he brushes it off and tells her, she's overreacting.
The only person who believes her is Kale.
Kale walks in to Ally's life with his bad boy swagger and his sweet charm. When Ally tells him of her stalker he doesn't hesitate, he believes her. And he will do whatever it takes to protect her.
The stalking escalates to a point where Ally is too scared to leave her own home. It seems the whole town is against her. Her stalker is a respected member of the community, while she has only been around for a few months.
What I liked
Ally is a normal girl, she goes to college works in the evenings. Seeing as she works at a bar she's used to come on's from the customers. But when one of those customers starts acting differently, she knows the difference.
Her stalker isn't ugly or grotesque looking, he's a normal looking guy with abnormal thoughts. And because of this the rest of the community takes his side.
I would have liked a POV from the stalker, I love getting inside the villains head.
What didn't work for me
Ally may have been a bit too hard on Kale at times, this annoyed me. She was sometime hypocritical expecting him to jump every time she called but she didn't reciprocate. What I mean to say is she could be angry at him, but not the other way around. Their relationship felt a bit rushed, but it didn't bother me too much.
And lastly the ending felt a bit abrupt.
Otherwise this was an engaging read with my favourite ingredients. A little bit of mystery, a creepy villain and good dose of romance with some angst thrown in!
ARC provided by author via netgalley in exchange for an honest review