Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a small town. She's returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.
Cole McKenna can handle the deep-sea dives and helping the police recover evidence. He can even handle the fact that a murderer has settled in his town and doesn't appear to be moving on. But dealing with the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart, but she is not the same girl who left Yancey. He let her down, but he's not the same guy she left behind. Can they move beyond the hurts of their pasts and find a future together?
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE:
Dani Pettrey wrote an inspirational romanctic suspense novel with Submerged.
She wrote convincing characters and made them believably human. I adored Cole as he seemed irresistible and protective. He saw Bailey's hurts and brokenness. He was the love and reassurance that she needed desperately.
The mystery dealt with Russian artifacts in the Alaskan history of Russian immigrants. The story was well plotted and moved swiftly.
I rated this a 5 wink read. Romance and mystery readers alike will enjoy this book!