Extreme Exposure and Hard Evidence and other stuff

2/15/2009 03:40:00 PM / Posted by Kris /

Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day. Hubby took us girls on a date to CiCi's pizza. The littles got dressed up and walked holding Hubby's elbows like little ladies, it was very cute.

I have been watching my middle child (the 4 year old) more closely lately and have noticed something. I have always known that she is a good liar, but something that has come out of that is her imagination. She has a great imagination. She is my storyteller and she directs all the storyline when playing with oldest or just herself. She tells oldest what to say and has the whole story worked out in her head. Great stuff, it is fun to watch and listen to. Maybe she will be an author one day.

Have you picked your re-red yet for this month, don't let it sneak up on you, this is a short month. After reading these two books, I picked mine, Unlawful Contact. When I read it the first time, I did not know it was part of a series and felt that I was missing something because it read like I should have known who these other characters were and I did not know them, So after reading these two I definitely have to re-read it. Just foundo ut too, that there is another story in this series in an anthology called Catch of the Day that has Lissy's story about meeting Will. I will have to look for that one.

February reads so far:
Dark of the Night by Suzanne Brockmann (A) did not review because everyone else already has and I had nothing to add, I loved it.
Midnight Sins by Cynthia Eden (A-) comes after book Hotter After Midnight good paranormal romantic suspense
Kiss of a Dark Moon (Moon Chasers book 2) by Sharie Kohler (B)
Night Huntress (Sisters of the Moon book 5) by Yasmin Galenorn (review here at Book Binge)
The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress by Maya Banks I have always made it a policy of mine not to buy any book with Tycoon, Millionaire, Billionaire in the title, but for Maya I make an exception. Not my fav by her but good. (C+)
Into the Lair (Falcon Mercenary Book 2) by Maya Banks (A-) Great paranormal action read

Update: Joint review of Kiss and Tell by Suzanne Brockmann over at Breezing Through Books

Extreme Exposure (I-Team Book 1) by Pamela Clare
It's been years since her child's father dumped her, and since then investigative reporter Kara McMillan has kept men at bay—although every day she aches more for a lover's touch. But to get that, the hard-boiled journalist must become vulnerable—a feeling she vowed never to have again.

With his dangerous good looks, charm, and power, Senator Reece Sheridan could have just about any woman he sets his piercing eyes on. But he’s intrigued by only one. This Kara, this gutsy investigative reporter, has a sensuality that arouses him to no end. If she’s a firebrand in print, he guesses, she must be just as fiery in bed…

But this is no fling. A sudden political scandal—and attempts on Kara's life—could very well drive them apart. Or maybe, just maybe, adversity could draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy sexual embraces…

Great solid romantic suspense. Kara is a single mom trying to get ahead in her career. She is an investigative reporter and covers the politcal arena. She is very good at what she does. She get a very dangerous lead about a company that is not following environmental laws and as she followsup on this someone wants her to stop or else. Reece is a senator that has noticed Kara around and respects her professionally. Now he wants to get to know her personally. He is a great do-gooder hero. He was a teacher turned politician trying to be a good example to his students and cannot wait to go back to teaching. But still Alpha in his protectiveness. Good stuff. Great story.

Hard Evidence (I-Team Book 2) by Pamela Clare

After the murder of a teenage girl, a mysterious man in a black leather jacket was seen lurking near the crime scene. Investigative reporter Tessa Novak has him in her sights as the culprit…

That man was Julian Darcangelo—an undercover FBI agent working with the Denver police. He’s closing in on the trail of a human trafficker and killer. Tessa’s accusations could blow his cover—and he wants her off the investigation.

But just as Tessa has made Julian a target of interest, she is now a target—of the killer. And as they are forced to trust each other, their physical attraction escalates as intensely as the threat from a ruthless murderer who wants to see both of them dead…

Another solid romantic suspense. Tessa is in the wrong place at the wrong time. A teenage girl is killed right in front of her and now Tessa wants some answers. But the more she delves the more she puts herself in danger because she does not realize the caliber of people she is dealing with. Julian is an agent that has been tracking this criminal and been undercover working on this particular crime ring for years. He has many scars on his heart and thinks that he is too damaged to be good for anyone. He is so opposite from Reece (hero in previous book) in pasts and what they have seen. But they both are men with a goal, to stop bad things from happening.
Tessa thinks that the girls death was the result of gangs but little does she know that she is now in the middle of a human trafficking ring.
The only thingI didn ot like about this book was her naivete about human trafficking. She is a reporter and does not know that these things go on and what happens to these girls. Even I know that much from tv and books. Besides that I loved the book.



Comment by nath on 2/16/2009 12:20 PM

That's a nice Valentine's Day date :)

Looks like you enjoyed the contemporary romances by Pamela Clare more than me. I didn't really enjoy Extreme Exposure, it was a DNF for me... I guess I do have a bit of problems with reporter heroines.

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