Shattered Silence: Men of the Texas Rangers Series #2 - eBook
The Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers are a special group of men and women
who handle all kinds of law enforcement. This book continues
a great series. It gives us a look at a problem we face today,
February 1, 2013
Quick, fun read
Durango, Texas has a problem with a killer, and Lillianna Rodriguez is the police investigator in charge. Her partner is about to go on vacation, but Rodriguez is not looking forward to a stranger helping her investigate. To remove his son from the influence of his white supremacist stepfather, Texas Ranger Cody Jackson just moved to Durango with his son, only to be immediately consumed in the investigation. Variations on the theme of bullying twist through the story and include abuse against people due to race, physical handicap, or members of a family, while Rodriguez and Jackson romance enjoy each other.
This is a good romantic suspense novel wrapped around a murder investigation as each party deals with family issues. Put this on your Ã¢ÂÂto readÃ¢ÂÂ list if you enjoy a quick romantic suspense.
Received from NetGalley.
December 3, 2012
Powerful story full of twists and turns.
Shattered Silence is a relevant novel for people living close to the Mexican border. Though I live in Arizona, one can see the border fence at night from my front porch, so I know what it's like to wonder what those helicopters mean when a bunch fly overhead at night. A lot of stuff happens that I'm sure we only know a little bit about. Anyway, this novel is set in Texas. There is just something about those Texas Rangers that seems sexy to me (and I'm sure I'm not the only one.)
The hero in this story was intriguing and very likable. The fact that he wanted to be a good father to his teenage son gave his character some depth. The heroine was spunky, but at the same time very real and guarded because of childhood abuse. She was strong, but not in a way that seemed forced or created for the story to make her seem tough. Liliana's characterization made her feel real enough to be an actual person, even though she's fictional. I wanted her to find love and be able to trust a man knowing that all of the men in her life had been violent before she met the handsome Texas Ranger.
There were a lot of subplots through this story, but they tied together nicely. They all had to do with violence of one type or another. From a serial killer, to bullies at schools and domestic violence in her sister's family, there wasn't a slow moment in this book. One thing I noticed -- and liked -- was how the author ended a lot of scenes with a cliff-hanger. It was cool the way the author did it. Like the snake was about the strike, then a scene break happened and she went on to another person's point of view, which began in an entirely different area and/or scene of the story. It almost made me want to hum... da da da dum dum... like in the TV series, Dragnet.
If you like suspenseful romantic tales that keep you reading, and ones that have a lot of plot twists, you'll enjoy this book. It had some vivid scenes and deep emotion that held my interest. And the romance was...sigh worthy. Great story!
November 22, 2012
Great book addressing some tough issues
The author does a very good job of addressing some tough issues in the book; bullying, racism, and domestic abuse. Liliana and Cody were very well developed characters and had good chemistry. I was just about to tire of KyleÃ¢ÂÂs attitude and behavior when he began his transformation.
I enjoyed how the author spoke in first person for the villain so we knew what he was thinking. It made him even creepier. There were a lot of characters and several storylines but I didnÃ¢ÂÂt have trouble keeping up with everyone. There were plenty of suspects to chose from when trying to figure out who was the villain. The descriptions were so vivid I started to feel claustrophobic along with Liliana in the caves. This was the second book in the series and it stood on its own. I recommend it. For more info about the level of sex, violence, drugs/alcohol and language in the book see More Than a Review.com.
I received this book from net galley in exchange for an honest review.
September 7, 2012