She Can Run, by Melinda Leigh.
He'd known her casually for a long time. Why hadn't he noticed how pretty she was before? Not beuatiful, just wholesome and fresh-faced. He handed her a twenty. "You look nice this morning."
Dropping hear head shyly, she blushed and handed over his change. "You have a good day."
"I will. Thanks." He exited the diner with a new spring in his step.
Mary Ann was lovely.
He wondered how loudly she could scream.
This is another full-on "romance" book, but I enjoyed it more than In Her Sights, which I recently reviewed, as it focused more on the mystery/thriller story rather than the romance (though there was plenty of romance as well).
There were definitely some sexual scenes in this novel but I enjoyed the mystery and thriller part of it a lot, even though I figured out who the Riverside Killer was just based on process of elimination. The characters in the novel feel very real, and Melinda Leigh does a good job at creating believable situations and scenes.
3.5 stars out of 5.
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book to review. It will be in stores on November 22, 2011.