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Family secrets must be kept, and painful wounds must be ignored.
After an all-out assault by a vicious terrorist bent on destroying her entire family, a former government agent must break the strict rules she has always lived by when she emerges from hiding to reluctantly accept the help of her all-too-sexy ex-lover. Running a deadly race against time, they rush to rescue her kidnapped sister, find her missing father, and bring the notorious villain to justice. But nothing ever goes as planned. Bullets fly, danger abounds, and their passion reignites even faster than the lies are flowing. But their stubbornly held secrets just might spell the end of their rekindled love and hopes for the future…as well as their very lives.
Doesn’t that sound amazing?!!
Congrats to my fellow Entangled author. What a great title to start off the new line.
If you’d like to learn more about Cynthia Cooke and her novels please visit her website.
I really enjoyed this book. The strong, unloved hero and the open, loving foil to all his best laid plans. Nick doesn’t want to love anyone. Doesn’t want to open himself up to the hurt he felt as a child when his cold and selfish parents were more worried about themselves than their children. But throughout the story we learn, as Nick does, that your past doesn’t have to control your future.
Alexa’s got a lot of pride to go with that open heart, but a past with Nick as a teen girl colors the way she deals with him. And again, we have a character that has to learn to let go of her past to embrace a man and love that will outweigh her fears.
It was a lovely ride, rich in texture and emotion. And man alive can Mz. Probst write a love scene! Whew! But it suits the couple and moves the story through a few bits that might have started to drag. Add in the most mangy and sad dog and the damn author got me tearing up through the ending with a sigh at my HEA.
I can’t wait for her friend–and Nick’s sister–Maggie’s story. It’s going to be a real trip.
What a delightful read. I’m not a foodie, but by the end of this story I was starving for everything that Ward put on the table. Sexy, sensual flavors and textures heightened the experience and they began a journey of self-awareness.
Of course we can’t have the road go too smooth. All those overwhelming passions make for high emotions and Mz Clarke uses them beautifully. I love the backstory and the reasons why Ward is so wary about journalists. It suits the story and isn’t too over the top. It also gives really good background as to why he doesn’t trust easily.
Claudia has her own problems with falling in love, but she realizes that Ward is different. And holding back isn’t something she wants to do. The little twist was great and made me love the story even more. Taking the plunge in a relationship isn’t easy, but I think these two make a great study in how compromise and trust is the true basis for a relationship. And while they found each other through passion, they stayed together because of so much more.
O_o <— ME
So…I was just diving into my edits for Entangled with a lovely 3 week leeway and what lands in my box? Yep, edits round 2 for Ellora’s. Yeah, slightly agog still. Not that the 2nd pass edits are tough on Uncross Your Heart, but still…sigh.
But, the good thing is I’m diving right into the deep end of the pool and getting used to working hard. I want this author thing to pan out. I want it so bad that I can taste it on the back of my tongue. And it’s only causing a deeper hunger. It’s just that sometimes my brain feels too full of ideas that I can’t seem to settled on just one.
Those are the days that I end up web designing. LOL It always helps to even me out. So, now I have a decent main page with my pretty cover and link to Ellora’s on it. And I’m closer to that release date.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
The friends to lovers trope is always good for me. And this one adds in friend’s brother! BONUS. This was a quick romp through past mistakes, present mishaps, and the oh so beautiful possibilities of the future. Nellie and Jake have been circling each other for ages, both too afraid to face the idea of getting together.
Jake’s a little shaky thanks to a surprise break up with his longtime girlfriend a few months before and Nellie is fed up with waiting for her shot with the man she’s loved longer than she can remember. Add in a car-jacking, fuzzy bunnies, and a snow storm and you get a ton of fun before the ball drops.
With a little convincing and a whole lot of creativity they find their way to a happily ever after that leaves you smiling and wishing your New Year’s Eve ended the same way.
Did I mention I loved it?
If not…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Crit partners are invaluable. I’ve been lucky enough to find a few new ones to help out. My main girl…poor Cari Quinn…has been inundated with edits and contracts. Yeah-that’s the end game, but man…she’s had a lot on her plate the last few months.
And of course she’s still in on the freak-show that is me and a Manuscript, but I have let a few more people into my circle.
It’s always been my fear to let someone rip into my work. Thankfully, I’ve been mostly lucky. And thanks to a request for a full on a novella I sub’d to Entangled…(*insert roaring crowd*) YAYYYYY…ahem…the quick hits read really worked out in my favor.
And that’s because of a few wonderful romance-landia natives. They picked out the problem children that I couldn’t see and made me think about a few other things in my MS. I want it to be the very best it can be before the editor takes a look at it.
How does anyone else feel about critique partners?