After reluctantly being persuaded into a blind date with her detective brother's new partner, social worker Alison Taylor changes her tune as sparks fly between her and handsome Detective Mitch Morgan. As they begin spending time together, Mitch becomes concerned when he learns that Alison has been receiving threatening phone calls and macabre gifts. As the threats escalate, Mitch along with Alison's brothers are on high alert for her safety. When a deranged ex-boyfriend of a past client vows to seek revenge by kidnapping Alison for her role in sending him to jail, the three men who care about her the most race against time executing a daring rescue in an attempt to save Alison's life before it's too late.
Wow! This was an exciting read! From the beginning, the "blind-date-gone-right" plot draws the reader in as the strong attraction Mitch and Alison have for one another sets the scene for their developing romance. Hannon does a superb job building suspense as the threats against Alison escalate into violence (when Bert was killed I cried!). And the intense rescue scene at the railroad tracks and river grips the reader in breathtaking suspense! I've already re-read the book and am sure I will read it again (and again)!
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated for this review in any way.
Irene Hannon has a knack for incorporating pulse-pounding and nail-biting elements in her stories and developing characters that leap off the page!
The level of suspense in this book definitely borders Ã¢â¬Ëdeadly' and should you try to put the story down for even one minute, it'll Ã¢â¬Ëpursue' you leaving you no other choice than to sit tight and anxiously wait for the ending.
Then the romance. Bonus point for the author because she really does deliver a heart-melting love story. ( Hmmm_ I even thought that the romance was too good to be true at times!)
Finally just a couple of quick remarks | comments.
1) Don't want to give any spoilers for those who haven't read the first book, but I wish the author had allowed Liz's beautiful character to play a more active role in the story.
2) This read is definitely for mature readers!! Some scenes (involving murder and drugs, for ex) are quite shocking. Not to mention that the mind of the criminal in this story is rotten, depraved and corrupted. Seriously. His cruelty brought tears to my eyes, several times.
If you enjoy Romantic Suspense books, then you'll not regret making space on your to be read pile for this one!