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on February 25, 2015
When someone recommended Linda Howard, I chose Shadow Woman as my introductory read as it was similar to Sandra Brown novels that I have read. I was pretty excited and hopeful going in after reading the synopsis as I love intrigue mixed with romance. Keeping this review simple, I must say that I was disappointed on how the flow of the book went. The narrative took way too long to get to for me, and the relationship between Lizzy and Xavier was never fully developed or explored to my satisfaction. The mystery surrounding Lizzy was intriguing, but somewhat unbelievable. Without giving away the plot line, if she was trusted enough to perform her job, why wasn't she trusted enough to keep a secret. I just didn't have the heart pounding anxiety that would usually come with this kind of plot line. That being said, I am now reading another Linda Howard novel, Running Wild: The Men From Battle Ridge, and am enjoying it, thus far.