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Desperate Pursuit in Venice by [Summars, Karynne]
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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Kataryna Taylor travels to Italy to negotiate a major deal. She becomes intimate with Luca Romano, owner of the company she wants to purchase. Unfortunately for Kataryna, handsome Roberto is also attracted to her. She realizes she is the desirous target of a Desperate Pursuit in Venice, as both men compete for her attention. Luca and Roberto are friends, and Kataryna is the woman of their dreams. To add to her confusion, Kataryna's father confesses that she and her sister have a brother, who was given up for adoption. She hires a lawyer to search for her sibling, and does her best to juggle her hectic workload while sorting out her romantic life. The book is written by Karynne Summars.

This was not the predictable romance story one reads, so I was very impressed with the author, Karynne Summars. She wrote with feeling and this is clearly evident from the strong plot which is filled with drama. I felt that I had also travelled to Europe, and was a part of the unfolding story. The author also created a cast of characters whose personalities seemed so real, as well as the emotional problems they had. The passionate sexual encounters were very tastefully done, and made Desperate Pursuit in Venice more exciting to read. My attention was also caught by the attractively designed book cover. Karynne Summars wrote an original and exciting book with a unique, creative writing style which I admire very much.

About the Author

Karynne Summars, the author of the romance thriller entitled Desperate Pursuit in Venice, was born and raised in Berlin, Germany from where she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii when she first came to the United States. She currently lives in New York and Marbella, Spain. 
Her former career as an international corporate finance professional did not allow her to spend the time to fulfill her long dream of writing a novel. But that desire never went away and there is a right time for everything in life, which came a couple of years ago when she decided to put pen to paper writing fiction instead of executive summaries and board presentations for finance transactions. Writing a novel came easy. Certain of her life experiences provided a good basis for this novel. From there she expanded the storyline and added exciting events and captivating characters. The material was flowing without any case of writer's block and she completed the novel in about seven months. She already has concrete ideas for additional novels once the sequel to Desperate Pursuit in Venice is published.
Her mission for the novel and the sequel is to entertain a broad audience and touch readers on many levels. Her vision is that the novel is made into a movie because the captivating characters, enticing international locales as well as the exciting scenes in this story would be excellent material for a motion picture.
 

Product Details

  • File Size: 1062 KB
  • Print Length: 363 pages
  • Publisher: Karynne Summars; 1 edition (August 27, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 27, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EUJJBX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,505,271 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An American businesswoman pursues a merger opportunity in Europe and finds herself pursued, in turn, by two suitors: the co-owners of the company she's hoping to acquire! The love triangle creates the major drama for the book, which focuses on romance in the most luxurious settings imaginable.

This book should appeal to romance readers who would like to focus on the fantasy aspects of the genre: the lush settings of a glamorous lifestyle, with two handsome love interests battling for the leading lady. The sex scenes focus on loving couples enraptured by each other, with plenty left for the reader to imagine.
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This is definitely a book written by an adult for adults. Summars mixes romance with adult occupations and troubles to create a thought provoking, pulse accelerating work. Summars writes a story that is very detailed on a variety of different fronts. She is clear and concise, detailed without losing the reader in the details. There is a great deal of character and scene development throughout this novel. The novel’s brilliance is in the details and how they mesh together to create a packed whole.

This novel did have a bit of a slow start while we got to know the 2 main characters. That said, the main characters of this novel are well developed in both the past and the present. It’s much easier to identify with them knowing how and why they became the individuals that they are today. Summars creates a very detailed account of the intermingling of the lives of some very fully developed characters. Even the supporting cast fits into this. We may not learn quite as much about their pasts, but as a reader you get to know them as individuals who round out the lives of the main characters that you find yourself rooting for.

As a whole this was an intriguing novel that kept me on my toes throughout. It’s not a light, fluffy read, but rather one that brings reality to light in a unique way and really makes you think.

Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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I can't say I've sought out many romance suspense novels in the past, but Desperate Pursuit in Venice now has me hooked. I surprisingly found myself immersed in this book from Page One. And, before I knew it, I was living vicariously through Kataryna --imagining myself navigating her complex encounters where love, business, intrigue and obsession became intertwined. This read was an exhilarating roller-coaster ride that kept me turning the pages to see what would come next and trying to determine what I would do if I were in Kataryna's shoes. Karynne Summars has a sophisticated writing style, yet one that is easy to follow and one that keeps you fully engaged in the characters' intricate game of life, wheeling and dealing and love. I'm now anxiously awaiting the Author's next work of art. Sequel anyone? Or better yet, perhaps a Hollywood Blockbuster movie?
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"Desperate Pursuit in Venice" contains within its pages all the ingredients of a first class erotic thriller - a beautiful heroine, a handsome hero, a dastardly villain, a fine supporting cast of players, exotic locations as well as some sensual, sexy scenes, tastefully created. It was a breath of fresh air to read a novel free of any bad language which, in this day and age, takes consummate skill to achieve. One can even feel sympathy for the villain of the plot such is the author's ability. For her first venture into writing a novel, Karynne Summars has accomplished what other new authors can only dream of: an excellent read. I am on tenterhooks now, waiting for the sequel in order to discover what lies ahead for Kataryna and Luca.
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This novel is so captivating that I could not put it down.
The author writes in a ravishing imaginative style and with a lot of suspense!
She describes the beautiful scenery of Lake Como in the most brilliant colors with a lot of romance and stimulating sex scenes which inspire you to spice up your love life; no rough graphic sex, just very seductive and sophisticated!
I am really looking forward to the continuation in the sequel. There certainly will be more exciting blasts again in this family drama.
The clear and concise writing of the author enabled me to fully understand the book even with my limited English language abilities.
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It is really satisfying to find a book that is not only sexy but also not cheap and lurid. No vulgarity! The characters and plot are interesting and kept my attention throughout the book. The cliff hanging ending makes me impatient for the sequel. Hope that it comes soon!
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This is a well written, captivating, emotional novel. It has it all, beauty, seduction, desires, class and love. The love we dream about and the unattainable love. The erotic scenes are beautiful and seductive while written in clean language. The book contains lots of surprises. You can't guess what happens next. Can not wait for the sequel to be published. Due to the various actions and situations created in this book, it will appeal to a variety of readers. I can highly recommend this book.
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