Raw and risky, a new rural romance that explores the dark side of small towns, and the people who put everything on the line to protect them...
Kat Daily is excited to trade her Sydney airport quarantine uniform for an RSPCA inspector’s uniform and a job in the rural town of Walgarra. A fresh start in a new place, where she can make a real difference in the lives of the animals that she loves.
But Walgarra doesn’t offer a peaceful, bucolic existence. Like many small towns, the distance from urban settings and urban law enforcement has allowed a criminal element to set in. Kat may only be looking after animals, but that doesn’t mean she will be immune to people with sinister agendas.
The previous RSCPCA inspector was murdered, and Officer Luka Belovuk is determined to keep the new inspector from the same fate. He may have very broad shoulders, but carrying the safety of the law-abiding community just trying to live their lives has weighed him down, and one more death might be more than he can take.
Not all small towns are quaint and quiet, but they all have one thing in common: a community of people willing to protect their population with everything they have.
'The story as a whole, was a stand out from its vivid descriptions, to the likeable characters that all combined in what was a great series starter from author Rhyll Biest.' — Talking Books (Netgalley)
'From the first word this book had a gritty edge and this continues throughout with lots of sexual tension....and more. As Kat's self doubting alter ego she calls Galenka would say, 'This book played with my lady bits'. This was just the book that I needed at the time. I love lots of snarky and sexual innuendo's between characters and I believe this is the first in a series, I certainly wouldn't hesitate to seek out the following books.' — Marlene Pratt (Netgalley)
'I loved the style and feel of this author’s writing. I felt I was in the moment and with the characters seeing just what they did as I read. I wrote an e-mail to my sister telling her to see if she can find this book even before finishing it – I really liked this story in so many ways. This is a new author to me and I am hooked. I look forward to looking for other books to read by her.' — Cathy Geha (Netgalley)
'This is a story that has the best one liners in it honestly the hero Luka and heroine Kat and their banter will have you laughing and smiling throughout this one. Both are in need of some love after being through so much in their childhood and what life has thrown their way so sit back and enjoy their spark filled journey.' — Helen Sibbritt (Netgalley)
'Readers be warned: if you are expecting a cutesy small-town romance, then this is not the book for you. Shelter is a gripping, gritty and affecting tale of secrets, danger and pathos that cleverly juxtaposes nail-biting suspense and heart-pounding jeopardy with humour, emotion and heart. Rhyll Biest certainly does not shy away from dealing with hard-hitting issues such as domestic violence and abuse in her novel, however, Shelter is by no means a melancholic or dispiriting read, but an uplifting, sexy, funny and riveting romantic read that you will find absolutely impossible to resist.' — Julie Bonello (Netgalley)