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Oh those atrocious accents!!
on October 25, 2011
Aunnie fled from Atlanta to Seattle to escape an abusive ex-husband. She is befriended by a Caribbean woman (or should I say woo-mon) who rents her an apartment in a building owned by James, a carpenter/cartoonist with no intention of ever settling down. Soon she and James give in to their obvious sexual tension and fall in love while he teaches her self-defense. But her abusive ex, Wesley has tracked her down and is ready to teach his errant ex a lesson.
Very rarely does a Susan Andersen novel disappoint. In fact, "Present Danger" is one of her earlier romantic suspense novels and despite its one-dimensional villain, it has an excellent premise with plenty of intrigue, great dialogue, gripping suspense, and passionate romance. There's just one problem... two really - the annoying southern and Caribbean accents. They are so distracting that it takes twice as long to read. And they are not that accurate - more like a caricature. A couple of Andersen's earlier suspense novels share this annoying trait.