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Before The Storm by Leslie Tentler

No Matter How Far You Run, The Past Will Find You

 Leslie Tentler is back with another story of romance and suspense…this time in a small Southern beach town called Rarity Cove. What happens when a woman on the run has her dangerous secrets finally catch up with her? Find out in Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler…

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Six years earlier, Trina Grissom disappeared, on the run for her life. Now living under an assumed identity—as Samantha Marsh—she still struggles with the dark secret she harbors and the fear she might one day be found. When she moves to the coastal town of Rarity Cove, South Carolina, to open a café, a handsome widower begins to chip away at the walls she’s built to protect herself.

Mark St. Clair lost his wife two years ago in a tragic accident. Head of the grand St. Clair resort, he distracts himself from his lingering grief by running the family business and caring for his troubled young daughter…until a beautiful restaurateur sets up shop in town. Before meeting Samantha, Mark was convinced he could never be drawn to another woman. But as his attraction to Samantha grows, the mystery surrounding her deepens.

As the two begin a hesitant courtship, double perils emerge. Someone from Samantha’s lurid past comes calling, threatening to expose her. And a powerful hurricane is forming in the Atlantic with the small beach town in its path. Trapped in the storm by the brutal man who wants vengeance on Samantha, she and Mark must fight for their lives.


They say your past always catches up to you no matter how much you try to hide it or curb the truth because you just want to forget it. Does it matter the reason, your past is your past right? Well not for Trina Grissom or Mark St Clair. They are reminded of it every day. Trina Grissom has been on the run and in hiding with a new identity for the past six years because of an incident that happened long ago that has put her in danger for her life. Looking over your shoulder day in and night is an understatement. Mark St Clair has to watch his troubled daughter every day and be reminded the reason for her troubles is because he lost his wife in a tragic accident 2 years ago. Both Trina and Mark never thought a relationship could happen again until they found each other, but now that she is exposed is that even possible.  With a powerful Hurricane and being trapped by a man who wants Trina dead can they survive at all?

This is my first time being introduced to Tentler. I believe I just found a new author to add to my must read list. A notable story line of fighting your past demons so to speak. Very likable characters and well written.  You felt for them. I very much enjoyed the story.

5 Stars


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