Next of Kin

ò Next of Kin ☆ Sharon Sala - Next of Kin, Next of Kin 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 ò Next of Kin ☆ Sharon Sala - Next of Kin, Next of Kin 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

  • Title: Next of Kin
  • Author: Sharon Sala
  • ISBN: 9780778313120
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
Next of Kin

ò Next of Kin ☆ Sharon Sala, Next of Kin, Sharon Sala, Next of Kin 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 fromBeth Venable has se ò Next of Kin ☆ Sharon Sala - Next of Kin, Next of Kin 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

  • ò Next of Kin ☆ Sharon Sala
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Next of Kin

About “Sharon Sala

  • Sharon Sala

    Biography Sharon Sala is a long time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA She has 100 plus books in print, published in five different genres Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women s Fiction First published in 1991, she s an eight time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, five time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader s Choice Award, and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writer s Award of Excellence, winner of the Heart of Excellence Award, as well as winner of the Booksellers Best Award In 2011 she was named RWA s recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award Her books are New York Times , USA Today, Publisher s Weekly best sellers Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate.



558 thoughts on “Next of Kin

  • I m generally a big Sharon Sala fan but this one was just okay for me I think the main reason is that it was mostly a suspense story I know this will be sold in the romance section but the romance here was pretty lame The set up was great, young lovers separated by her parents when she was 17 and he was 25 view spoiler at first you think that they have been separated because her parents found out they were sleeping together and that would have been a valid reason But come to find out it wasn t a [...]


  • 3.5 starsThis was a second chance at love romantic suspense Beth Veneable witnessed a murder by a crime lord She was put into witness protection but after 3 compromised safe house stays, Beth decided to take her chances on her own Her attempt to stay alive takes her back home to Rebel Ridge, the home she fled 10 years ago as well as her first love Ryal Ryal has a 10 yr grudge against Beth, but her life is important right now But can he forgive her for breaking his heart It was a well written si [...]


  • Audio listen 4 stars, rounded up from 3.75 A solid contemporary romantic suspense, coherently plotted and very well narrated by Kathe Mazur This is the first of three Rebel Ridge books, set in the Appalachian Mountains, Kentucky Sharon Sala reminds me of Linda Howard Her heroine in some scenes displayed the same gritty determination to survive and the same bedrock honesty However, Sala is not as gripping as Howard, because her heroes are somehow slightly weaker, and not as earthy, bold, and bad [...]


  • This is my first read by SS and must say that I was not very impressed Not impressed with the dialogues, the dynamics of the hero and heroine and certainly not with the wavering heroine.My AdamBut I very much enjoyed the book because of the bad guys Ike Pappas and his son Adam were the sole reason I gave it 3stars I felt so deeply for Adam, being a son of the Mafioso boss was not what it cracks out to be He was torn between the bad that was his father and the good that was his mother And all hel [...]


  • Enjoyed this than I expected for a Harlequin Romance book I skipped the hot sexy bits Reminded me a lot of Nora Roberts The Witness, but with significantly less story development Made a nice change from the 1920s mysteries by Carola Dunn that I ve been reading for a couple of weeks.


  • Such lovely shelves, eh I have no idea what to really say here exceptAre you kidding me Are you freaking kidding me I must have read the summary wrong or some shit but THAT is not what I expected.I will admit that I did not finish this book I didn t.That is probably why I m in the minority here who did not rate thisbook 4 or 5 stars.Let me start by saying the first thing that SCREAMED DANGER DANGER, LISA YOU WILL END UP PISSED OFF is the fact that the MC was 25 and in love with a 17 year old gir [...]


  • Favorite Line But his voice was like warm whiskey on a cold night, and she kept remembering what his lips felt like on her skin when they made love p 87, egalley There was a time when everything Sharon Sala wrote was an instant buy for me That s changed over the years and now her works a collection of hits and misses for me Next of Kin fell into the miss category I wasn t surprised by anything and could have told you what was going to happen My mother, who is in her late fifties, felt otherwise [...]


  • Review originally posted here thebookpushers 2012 02 10 Publisher HQNPublish Date Out Now How I got this book NetGalleyI was so excited for the new Sala book because I ve been a big fan of hers since the first book I picked up However, I m not too sure that this series is one that I am going to be able to be totally on board with I thought Sala could make me enjoy some hillbilly romance, but alas it s just not happening.Beth s life gets thrown into shambles after she witnesses a murder by a noto [...]


  • Next of Kin is the very first book by Sharon Sala I ve ever read, so I can t say that I m familiar with her work other than the fact that I received this as a galley in 2011 and am just now having the opportunity to read it I m working through a rather long backlog It gets two stars because it pulled me into the story for its suspense thriller elements Its a story about a woman who witnesses a murder from her window, sort of in a Rear Window type way Beth watches a couple arguing and then watche [...]


  • Beth and Ryal were childhood sweethearts okay they were young adults but it just doesn t have the same ring to it ripped apart before they had a chance to build on their young love Circumstances led them both to believe that the other had turned away and eventually they moved on with their lives Beth was taken away by her parents to California and Ryal continued to live in Kentucky.Fast forward a few years and Beth is a witness to a murdera mob related murder Now her life is in danger and she do [...]


  • I normally don t read contemporary romance mysteries, and now I remember why I know there are a lot of Sala fans out there, but this was my first book of hers, and I stopped halfway through It s very poorly written I feel like someone made a software program where you enter in the plot points and major characters, and it churned out a novel It feels that formulaic, in the switching between the POVs of the heroine, hero, and villains, and in the lack of emotional depth I wanted to read this book [...]


  • You can run, but you can t hide This was exceptionally written, and exceeded my expectations Beth Venable is just a small town girl, who found love at an early age and was forced to move away from her town she grew up to know and love, including Ryal After getting settled in L.A she always wondered what happened to Ryal from Kentucky A few years later she gets evacuated as her house has a gas leak and stays over at a friends house and thru a telescope witnesses a murder, after they call it in, n [...]


  • I was lucky enough to be able to read an advance copy of this book via NetGalley This was an enjoyable book with some likeable main characters The story moved along quite quickly with some good moments of suspense and you do want to keep reading to see what happens next I did have some doubts about the realism of the storyline, such as Beth s relationship with her family and the ease with which the hired killers are overcome, but I still found the book to be a good read I think the romance eleme [...]


  • Next of Kin is a new series by Sala When I first read the back of the book, I did not think I was going to like this book or read it but gave it a shot and I was not disappointed Beth Venable witnesses a murder and is put into police custody Come to find out the murderer is a mob boss and keeps compromising her location trying to kill her She gets fed up and returns to her roots, the hills of Kentucky and her lost love, Ryal Walker.The reason I gave this four stars is that I liked the story line [...]


  • This is my third time reading this.This book still had my heart beating faster even though I knew what was coming The story swept me up and kept my interest right to the last word, I can honestly say that I loved this story as much this time around as I did the first Reading this still made me want to see the Patrick Swayze film of the same name again and I still have not yet got a copy of that so we all know what I will be doing over the next few days lol The next book in this series is out now [...]


  • A pretty good book that keeps you turning pages and the suspense up I loved all the characters and would definitely like to read and get the know the rest of the family This was strong, page turning, intense, emotional, and has a great ending Sounds like a great series Enjoy


  • Plot spoilersWhen I found out they were related, distantly, I was appalled Any relation at all is too close for comfort I don t care if they re distant cousins or 1st cousins Family is family, and it s wrong to me Normally an age difference can make a good story, but this was pushing it He was 25 and she was only 17 when they first got together That sounds like a crime I don t like when an older man gets with a minor It s so wrong.There was a comment at the beginning about the persistence of var [...]


  • This book was absolutely amazing An absolute must read It s the first book in the trilogy and I cannot wait to read the rest of them The familial bonds portrayed, the love connections, the fight of kin to protect their own An absolutely touching story Bravo to Ms Sala Yet another amazing story by her Oh and once you start, you won t be able to out it down It s THAT good Enjoy


  • I absolutely loved it It is everyday that a book Will bring you to tears but this one sure did Lilabeth s journey to Rebel Ridge and the love of her life Ryal was filled with so much danger my poor heart is still pounding This book will definitely make you either jealous or grateful for the love and loyalty of family.


  • NEXT OF KINWonderful series, I read the second book first now I m going to reread it after finishing this one Loved the romance between Beth and Ryal, and the way their mountain families protected them.


  • This was pretty good, I didn t care for the heroine, she was wimpy and whiny, and the hero was just bland, and their love story was just a little too sweet and gag worthy for my tastes The bad guys story was really what kept me reading.


  • Beth Venable has seen too much Witness to a major mob hit Protective custody Nothing works Old love Ryal Walker picks her up from LA takes her back to Kentucky still lots of danger but a family who cares to help her through


  • What a great read I love how Sharon Sala draws you into the story so fast and keeps you there I love how Beth and Ryal finally get answers and reconnect after ten years This book was so action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end


  • I started this but all the stereotypes was offensiveI grew up in Eastern Kentucky As an author, to write such insulting, broad judgments is ignorant and mean Obviously other idiots believe these stereotypes I won t read this author again.


  • The suspense kept the story moving without going over the top And the romance was hot once it got going My worry was that the cousins would be prosecuted as vigilantes.


  • Story Description 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 fig [...]


  • Originally posted at smexybooks 2012 02 revNext Of Kin Rebel Ridge 1 by Sharon Sala Romantic Suspense January 31, 2012 MiraAs a teenager, Beth Venable was dragged from her home and the man she loved when her family decided to flee for reasons unknown Beth wrote Ryal for years , begging him to come get her, but never received a reply When her parents died suddenly, Beth decided to stay in LA and continue to build her life there When she accidentally witnesses a murder, she becomes the target of a [...]


  • I m not going to give you a summary or a blurb, because that s already on the top of the page and you obviously know how to read.What I will give you is a list of all things I enjoyed about this book So, consider this to be your SPOILER WARNING and proceed with extreme caution.I liked how Beth kept her head straight when witnessing a murder instead of turning into a blubbering moron and then took her safety into her own hands by ditching the Feds protective custody Regardless of any future panic [...]


  • Originally posted at longandshortreviewsspHave you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time Everyone does that at some point in their life Walking in on something you may not want to see, a conversation you d rather have not heard But imagine seeing something that will change your life, and send you on he run, a wild goose chase, and fear for your life That s the case with Beth Venable, and this is her story.She lived a rather normal life in Los Angeles She s got a job she enjoys, and keep [...]


  • Next of Kin was a great start to a new series by Sharon Sala The book was fast paced and kept me interested throughout I liked the main characters, Beth, and Ryal, and was pleased with Ryal s unhesitating willingness to protect Beth even though their prior relationship had not turned out well All of the residents of Rebel Ridge were concerned over Beth s safety and eager to protect her even though she hadn t had contact with most of them in years I really liked the way they banded together for o [...]


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