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- Print Length: 342 pages
- Publication Date: April 23, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WNHAEO0
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #753 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Craze (Pierce Securities Book 1) Kindle Edition
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My biggest problem with this book was that the heroine has a father (with whom she is very close) who is a retired cop. I get that she might not have wanted to worry him, but with both herself and her nephew in danger, any sane, intelligent person would have gone to someone she trusted for help. Her father would have been able to advise her, he'd have had contacts who would have protected her nephew, and been able to help get her to trusted people in law enforcement. I think the author basically shot her book in the foot with that one decision.
Next, her parents visit (to THE SAFE HOUSE) where they have to pretend to be a couple so her parents won't find out what happened? What kind of security agency (high-quality supposedly) would allow that? Listen, I know this is fiction, but really?
Also, although Ryan was good looking and occasionally charming, he ran so hot and cold throughout the story that it was uncomfortable to read. I swear, he had worse mood swings than an adolescent girl with PMS.
And last, the disturbing pieces that jumped in (pedophilia, snuff films, dog-poisoning, etc.) were so far out, that it was almost like a riding a roller coaster (OMG, that's horrible --- he wants her --- ugh, pedophile after nephew ----yay, sexy times---eww, snuff film---aw, cuddling----). Don't get me wrong, there needs to be suspense in a romantic suspense, but the situations were perhaps a bit too dark, the way they cut in a bit too jarring for me.
The story has quiet a bit of twists and turns and deals with some really heavy issues and what a bunch of sickos are really out there.
So apart from the romance between two pretty well developed characters Krista and Ryan, our damsel with an attitude and our knight with some quirks, we are taken through some scenarios where you really just want to shut the blinds and remain inside admits truly a scary world out there.
I like how the story builds and when you believe you've reached it's just a small rest point and then you go higher and wider. Its a great start to the series and has you really looking for the follow up books in the series.
My only criticism is that it is a tad repetitive in some of the dialogue and thoughts as well a strong woman like Krista who just went through what she did, would have pulled Ryan in long before and gave him a piece of her mind. It was a bit confusing as they were clumsy in the relationship when their characters were so strong and opinionated ... She independent and bold while he an alpha and especially since he challenged his employer to be with her... Ehh
Putting that small issue aside it did not detract really from the nail biting and intense drama that built. A really good read!!
Ryan, an ex coastguard member, has seen our heroine at the nearby parks where Krista takes her lunch hour watching the children play. Both Krista and Ryan had noticed each other in the past but until Krista experiences the horrific situation at work they had not met each other.
Ryan and Krista have definite chemistry; they each realize early on that the attraction is there but the situation they are in makes it impossible to act on.
"He watched her sleep, her face beautiful in repose. With all the lines of worry, fear, and anger erased by sleep, Ryan saw the women she'd been the other night, when he'd watched her sleep all night long. Limbs tangled, he'd admit to himself he'd fallen in love with her that night, watching her sleep, listening to her breathe, feeling her hear beat."
Can't wait for the next book in the Pierce Securities series; Anne pens a wonderful love story, with all the characters emotions being shared with the reader. I hurt for Krista, and I felt Ryan's guilt.
Her boss, Ed, hires Pierce Securities to find her, stating she stole sensitive information. Luckily, they guys at Pierce Securities don't quite accept his story, so Ryan is sent to find the woman and bring her to answer a few questions, so they could figure out what was what.
Krista and Ryan realize they have been flirting across the park almost daily at lunch time without ever actually meeting until now
Yes there was some things in the book I didn't quite find believable, such as the whole fake boyfriend/girlfriend thing. And Ryan has some serious attitude problems at times.
However overall the book was good, Just disappointed one of the bad guys is still free, maybe he gets it in another book.