Review of Next of Kin by Sharon Sala
Published: January 31, 2012
3 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: " Trouble for One, Trouble for All.
Beth Venable has seen too much. Witness to a major mob hit, she’s placed in protective custody until the trial. But after her third safe house is riddled with bullets, she goes off-grid to save herself. What the FBI can’t do, her kinfolk will.
The beautiful but forbidding Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky welcome Beth back, dirt roads and rustic shacks a world apart from L.A. But her homecoming—even her blissful reunion with strong, silent Ryal Walker—is made bittersweet by the fight she’s brought to the clan’s doorstep. Hidden in a remote cabin with the man she’s always wanted, Beth begins to dream of a new life: her old one. But after so long, with such dangers stalking her…impossible.
But love can distill life down to its essence: an elixir of pure hope, nerve—and the will to survive."
Next of Kin by Sharon Sala is a quirky story about unexpected romance in a different culture and a suspenseful event which leads an estranged family member back to where she belongs. Next of Kin is a unique book about love blossoming within extended families. While the story itself was good, I found it hard to wrap my mind around a fourth or fifth cousin falling in love with another cousin. I give Next of Kin by Sharon Sala 3 smirks because the story had depth and emotion that seems to spring from the pages.