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Story in a nutshell: Tempest is impetuous to some but she apparently has great instincts and just seems to "know" things. When she sees Jake getting kidnapped she tries to help...causing both of them to get kidnapped. Together they must stop a greedy criminal from getting away with a huge art heist.
Tempest and Jake had some great chemistry for most of the book. They were likable, and I liked that they were not perfect. However, I felt that some of the conflicts that made their relationship "tumultuous" we're forced... Like running the background check or not believing in her intuition... inserted just so that there was additional conflict not necessarily because it really added to the relationship dynamics. We were supposed to believe Tempest's feelings were up in the air about Jake...and of course we have Jake,the reluctant suitor who is causious, having been hurt before...but the delivery felt forced, making it feel so-so and melodramatic.
Some of the weaker plot elements: Our antagonist is completely revealed way too early and most of the action happens in the beginning of the book creating this un-suspensful lull at a midway point. The antagonist really was not believable as a criminal mastermind or revenge seeker and I did not feel this energy to find and "defeat" him before it's too late. Also I don't really know why this bother me so much, but sometimes Jake made decisions that a top security expert would not make in order to make the next plot element work, making him appear inept or foolish. I like my heroes sexy but also dependable and smart.
For me I think the plot needed some refining, especially in the suspense area. Overall though it was not a bad read. It made me think of a script for a made for TV movie, a bit cheesy at times but was a nice diversion for my commute home from work. I would read another of the author's books, but only if the price was right.
The plot should have been interesting, because it included betrayal, danger, theft in the British museum, and kidnapping, but it fell short. The tension from the plot was almost non-existent compared with the sexual tension. Tempest and Jake feel such physical magnetism they go to bed together not long after they bump into each other. From then on, the graphic sex scenes take up half the book and become quite repetitive. In fact, their whole relationship is based on nothing but the physical. They eventually say they love each other, but it was all lust.
There were also many errors in the book. It switched between points of view without notation, had strange spacing, and contained punctuation errors. There were also descrepencies in details, and I had many questions the author never answered or explained. In addition, it was slathered with cursing, even using the name of God.
In my opinion, the author shows promise, if she would only clean up her books editorially and morally. The fact she has talent almost made this one more disappointing, because it was so much less than it could be.
Tempest MacKenzie, jewelry designer, witnesses a stranger being forced into a van and she leaps into action - literally. Her attempts to foil the kidnapping only result in her being taken as well. Jake Forrester is not so impulsive and can't believe this woman he doesn't know was so willing to help him. They find out there is a plan to steal jewelry from the British Museum, where he put in the security system, and Jake and Tempest set out to stop it.
This book was a fun read. There was the spark of romance between people of two opposite temperaments who have to learn to see the other's point of view. Tempest and Jake both have issues from the past they have to tangle with in order to open up to each other and have a healthy relationship. Sally Clements does a good job of fleshing out the characters so they read as real people with whom you can relate.
There was no mystery here, you find out who the bad guy is early on in the book. The interesting part is learning how they go about stopping him. I'm not sure everything was plausible from a real life setting, but the book was enjoyable.
*Disclaimer: I was given this ebook free by the author. I was not expected to write a positive review.