Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I lived in the southern part of Utah at Lake Powell for awhile and reading this book and the descriptions of the scenery brought it all back of how beautiful that area of the country is. The story of the locals digging for Native American artifacts is a real issue that I've dealt with although, thankfully, never to this degree. Of course this is the second in a series that I didn't even know existed until I read this book, but I'll be sure to go back and read the first one (On Deadly Ground) now. The only problem I had with the book was the amount of characters. It seemed like every couple of pages we were meeting new people- even the last chapter there were two new people.
Monday, April 9, 2012
So this year for my birthday I went to Indianapolis for a NBA game. I've been a fan of the Boston Celtics since I was about 7, but this was the first time I've seen them play in person. Wow, what an awesome experience for my 37th birthday! And they won so that made it even better.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
He never saw her coming…
Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him.
Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero….
While I really like this series and all the books have been really good I must say that I didn't like this book as much as the previous ones. I just didn't like Arizona all that much. I mean she's suppose to be this kick-ass 21 year old woman with a horrible past, but to me she came off as a bratty 12 year old who uses her past as an excuse to go off and do dangerous things by herself because she thinks she doesn't deserve anything else. I understand her history with human traffickers and prostitution makes her leery of men but she acted as if she knew nothing of what goes on between two people or why two people would even want to be together. And Spencer must have the patience of a saint to put up with her and the stuff she pulls. I did like the idea of Spencer being brought into the company with the other guys and hopefully there will be others brought in. With the way the book ended it sounds like there will be a follow up. These books definitely need to be read in order to get the full effect.
Monday, April 2, 2012
When I first started reading this I was sure I wasn't going to like it (even though it's by the fabulous Amy Lane) because a huge part of the story is about cheating. But really in this instance I think to really understand Chase and his struggles there had to be that story line. Poor Chase was such a troubled man that knew what he really wanted , but was sure he couldn't have it. When he takes such drastic measures to "fix" his life I began to see a man who was so upset with his choices in life that he'd rather slit his wrist then own up to anything. The last 1/3 of the book was so heart-wrenching it made me tear up in quite a few places. The strength he gets from Tommy was a beautiful thing to read. Once I finished I went back and reread the first chapter and realized once again what a wonderful writer Ms. Lane truly is. I think anyone who loves romance will love this book. Hopefully some of the other guys in this book will also get a HEA. They deserve it and I definitely want to read about it!