Sunday, May 25, 2008

Weekly Reader

Atlantis Awakening
Alyssa Day
Warriors of Posideon Book 3

To rescue the world from an overwhelming evil, Poseidon's warriors have risen from Atlantis. Chief among them is Ven, serving as the King's Vengeance by birthright and by battle challenge. None can conquer him-except perhaps for one human female.

I fell in love with Ven in book one, so it wasn't too hard to settle back with this one and watch him stumble around with falling in love. I was enchanted with Erin and enjoyed the richness the author painted with her gem singer abilities. The two of them made this story unforgettable and a tremendous addition to her warriors series. The plot had a few twists I wasn't expecting -- a humdinger of one at the end, which I won't be a spoiler for -- but may I say KUDOS to Alyssa for setting a fabulous lure to have me watching for the next book. WoW!

Hide and Seek
Cherry Adair
T-FLAC Book 3

Posing as the spoiled girlfriend of an international crime lord, Delanie Eastman braves a remote mountain in South America to find her missing sister. The last person she expects to see is Kyle Wright, the man she had a torrid affair with four years ago. Though fightened and suspicious of this man who is not what he seems, Delanie cannot resist the dangerous attraction that draws her ever closer to him like a moth to flame.

Kyle is in the midst of his own secret mission and he's not about to let the gorgeous, unpredictable Delanie ruin his carefully laid plans. He will guide Delanie out of the jungle by any means necessary -- including seduction. But just one touch is all it takes to rekindle the intoxicating flame that still burns between them, igniting an arsenal of desire that could cost them their lives. For soon both are on the run, playing a lethal game of HIDE and SEEK.

I love a good jungle story and this one didn't fail to deliver. Fortunately, the twists the author put in the her storyline compensated for the tired plot mechanic -- I have read quite a few heroine goes into the jungle to the dangerous drug lord to rescue sister plots. Her truly dangerous drug lord was depicted with an edginess that made me forget my irritation at that tired mechanism. The addition of his mother as a lunatic evil torturer twisted the plot on it's ear and the heat between Kyle and Delanie makes this a definite must read.

In Too Deep
Cherry Adair
T-FLAC Book 4

Beauty can be deceiving. . . .
Tally Cruise has come to Paradise Island for a long-awaited reunion with the father she never knew. But when she arrives, he is nowhere to be found. Still, she is so thrilled by the seductive beauty of the island that she doesn't see the danger that is boiling right below the surface-until a mysterious explosion nearly kills her. She is rescued by an enigmatic man whose intensity is as undeniable as his sex appeal . . . a mysterious stranger who is not what he seems.
Michael Wright is on Paradise to settle an old score with Tally's father, the man responsible for the accident that ended his Navy SEAL career . . . and killed his best friend. But even though he hopes to use Tally to reach his target, Michael cannot deny the deep feelings she inspires within him, or the fact that her life is in serious danger. Paradise Island is a place full of hidden intrigue and peril, as deadly as it is beautiful, and Michael will need every skill he learned as a SEAL to ensure that he and Tally escape alive. . . .

Of the three, this is my pick of the week. Yes, I know - I'm a Navy SEAL slut, but this one is different. I loved Michael, but Tally rocked. Her attitude, her mouth, her brashness sold her for me. She was an ordinary jane with problems, plunged into her father's nefarious world. She redeemed Michael - a good counterpoint to his vengeance. But what made this book stellar, the dialogue. Snappy, funny, and poignant . . . all I can say is, buy this one. You won't be sorry.

Another trip to Borders this week. I found the rest of Alexis Morgan's paranormal series. I accidentally bought number two a few weeks ago. Since I hate beginning in the middle of a series, I set it aside until I could find the rest. Dark Defender, Dark Protector, In Darkness Reborn, and Redeemed in Darkness are now added to Shelfari and in the stack by my bed, along with The Hollow and two Nora Roberts library books which are due this next week. I started Out of Sight by Cherry Adair, next however, as I'm anxious to find out how the other two Wright brothers come out in her T-FLAC stories.

That's all for this week. I hope you have a great holiday weekend and have plenty of reading time. Enjoy!

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