- File Size: 1032 KB
- Print Length: 332 pages
- Publisher: Impulse Australia (April 22, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2014
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GGZSCFI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It all started with a convoluted plan. A kidnapping. The outrageous plan was to scare the poop out of Laura so she wouldn't fear her evil ex again...forcing her to face her fears. (Now while I thought this excuse for a kidnapping was absurd and very far-fetched, I suspended my belief enough to just go with the flow and enjoy the story). Laura paid for this therapy...to have this fear inflicted upon her. The problem? Wrong house, wrong woman. And to make matters worse, Jack Wylie accidentally kidnaps a reporter!
What's not to like with this entertaining story? There was murder, mystery, suspense, lots of drama and a little romance. Jack is an emotionally wounded man with numerous severe issues, who's fearful to commit to any relationship --- and Molly Rhoades is a woman hiding a secret. I liked this story. It held me hostage. I especially liked Molly.. she's strong, very determined and committed to her career. Jack was ok but I didn't like how wishy-washy he could be... he carries so much damage that he couldn't commit to much of anything. I didn't like how easily he was manipulated and strung along...and he wouldn't or couldn't stand up for himself and it became annoying.
There's some strong adult language but not overly done. No explicit or detailed sex scenes. Just an overall, well told suspenseful romance conveyed in great detail with excellent descriptions. Lots of twists and turns and "whodunits".
With this book, I did something I usually don't do: I downloaded the sample first. It's inexpensive enough to be an impulse buy, but I hesitated and decided to try it out before committing. Once I'd read the free portion, I still hesitated. I'm not sure why. Obviously I went ahead and purchased it, wanting to support local talent and all. Plus, so many of the reviews were from other people who live here and who lauded the author for including so many shout outs to the city. I didn't really get much of that from the preview, so I was intrigued to see what they were talking about.
Upon finishing the novel, I'm really glad I wasn't playing a drinking game during it. The mentions of Fort Wayne are so heavy handed that I was actually distracted by them. Seriously, I had to stop in the middle of reading it to Google when National City Bank became PNC. I think her facts are a bit off, because I don't think The Harrison was open for office space when Nat City was still around. After that, I found it to be like a list of attractions put together by the visitor's bureau. Alas, they didn't go ice skating at Headwaters Park prior to heading to a Mad Ants game, but they went just about everywhere else in between.
But back to the actual plot of the story. I found it to be different than anything I've personally read before. You have to suspend disbelief here more than a little bit - it's hard to swallow that two intelligent men (Jack and Rudy) would go along with a plan to willingly kidnap a woman as part of her therapy. But once the action truly gets underway and Jack realizes he's taken the "wrong" woman, the pacing is good and it's an enjoyable read.
Jack and Molly are likeable characters and they have a strong rooting value going for them. They both have pasts to hide and eventually overcome. I could have done without the obligatory sex scenes (one was enough), but this seems to be typical of the genre. After reading so many pages of them, they all seem to blend together and leave me just wanting to go back to the plot. If I wanted erotica, I'd go download some.
Still, I had a good time reading this and will likely look for more by this author.
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