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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Fatal Embrace by Aris Whittier

Fatal Embrace
By Aris Whittier
Available Now
Publisher: Five Star Expression
ISBN: 1410402460
Format: Review e-Copy
Source: Author

FIRST LINE
Michael stumbled through the door and dropped his duffle bag to the floor; it was after four in the morning, and he had driven all night to get home.

REVIEW
Michael runs Pine Crest with his faithful ranch hands. He entrusts Dan, his ex-partner, to bring him back a horse trainer that will keep his boys in line and his ranch running smoothly. What Jake brings is a whole lot of trouble in a little delicate package named Jessica ‘Jess’ Stanson. She can definitely hold her own, but Michael was expecting a man not a woman. Jess has a lot to prove and she isn’t going to let Michael run her off. She defied her father by coming to his ranch and she is going to prove him wrong. Even the scare of a serial killer on the loose isn’t going to deter Jess. With a little help from the housekeeper, Mrs. Mayfield, Jess will break Michael down.
 
Michael retired from law enforcement after his fiancée was murdered and he was unable to find who done it. Now Riverside is in the grips of a serial killer and Dan needs Michaels expert help. As fate would have it there was a witness to the identity of the killer. That witness is Jess and the killer knows she saw him. Now Michael must solve this case before another person he cares for is hurt.
 
What begins as a hate-hate relationship falls into a love-love. All can see it but Jess and Michael. Michael doesn’t want any close to him since his first love died. He doesn’t want to feel that way again. Jess, of course, finds Michael attractive right away but his flippant attitude really throws her for a loop so she shoots back with her witty humor. She is a fighter and wants to stick it out as long as it takes. Even though Jess acts all tough, she is really a girly-girly underneath. She is deathly afraid of thunderstorms and needs comfort when they happen (that is Michael’s cue). She also has a way of getting into trouble and needing to be bailed out.
 
Characters in Fatal Embrace are lovable especially Mrs. Mayfield. I wanted to take her home with me so she could flutter about my household. The looming threat of a serial killer adds just the right about of suspense to keep the reader’s attention and when the killer is revealed it is a surprise to all. Fatal Embrace is great for anyone who loves a little romantic suspense in their life.
 
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GIVEAWAY
Aris is giving one winner an e-copy of Fatal Embrace! You must have an AMAZON account to receive this prize as she will be gifting it to via Amazon Gift. Please review my Review Policies by clicking on the link at the top of this page than fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Contest is International. That's it! Thanks to Aris for the great giveaway!



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11 comments:

ML said...

This sounds like one of those delightful romance/mystery/suspense hybrids that are fun to curl up with. Thanks for the giveaway!

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

jackie b central texas said...

When read Across Eternity back in June of this year fell in love with the author's writing style so put my name in the pot and filled out the rafflecopter with all the sharing details etc.

Nice little book Kelsey thanks for sharing a bit of what happens and thanks to both you and Aris for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

I've been reading a lot more romantic suspense lately - this sounds good, your review is terrific. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it!

Kelsey said...

@ML-it is! Thanks for stopping by!

@Jackie-glad you enjoyed Across Eternity, haven't read it yet but it has made it on my TBR list..:D

@Barbara-thanks for the compliment and for stopping by!

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

I am a sucker for books where the characters realize that falling in love is a good thing.

roro said...

I am also sucker for books where the characters realize that falling in love is a good thing.

Kelsey said...

@Lisa & @roro- Me too!!

sweety said...

i liked the review!!i love to read romantic suspense.thanks for the giveaway!!hope i win it!!

Mary said...

This sounds like a great book. Your a new author to me. Thanks for the great post and giveaway.

Mary

Mary said...

You don't have to post this but I tried to subscribe to emails and it said it wasn't enabled. Please let me know when it is. I have a thing for book blogs.

Mary
mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Kelsey said...

Thanks Mary for finding that! I think I fixed it so if you want to try it again, please do! Thanks for supporting my blog!!

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