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Testosterone filled action and romance combine,
This review is from: Kiss and Tell (Mass Market Paperback)Marnie Wright escapes her four protective brothers and father to go alone into the mountains to grieve for the loss of her beloved grandmother, who raised her. While there she disturbs a ‘mountain man’ in a nearby cabin, who gruffly warns her away. The same man comes to her rescue when a storm destroys her grandmothers cabin. Even so, it is not until armed men invade the mountainside that Marnie discovers her mountain man is ex-military, presumed guilty of being a mole and now hunted by both sides. Jake Dolan has holed up in his ‘secret underground ultra-secure lair’ but now that Marnie is exposed to danger, he feels compelled to protect her. And as time goes on and he gets to know her, he cannot deny the attraction between them.
Don’t let the seemingly hackneyed plot put you off. This is a very readable book, full of excellent characters and some heart stopping action. All the male characters are very strong and powerful, charismatic in their own way. Marnie herself is more than able to hold her own, not only in terms of the physical strength required, but emotional strength also – with her family and with Jake. The Wright family dynamics are great, and although much of the book has Jake and Marnie alone, nevertheless the supportive family feeling pervades the text of the book. The tension – sexual as well as suspense – is well constructed and taut. The action pieces, in terms of Jakes hidey hole and the various assaults from friend and foe are obviously well thought out and tensely believable.
Here’s one reader looking forward to reading more about both the Wright brothers and the covert ops team.