Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review: A Deadly Love

Title: A Deadly Love      

Author: Jannine Gallant

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Romantic suspense

Heat Level: Spicy

Length: 300 pages

Reviewer: Nikki

Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Blurb: In the heart of the redwoods, a madman waits...
Recovering from a broken engagement and determined to start over, Brooke Wakefield flees to her grandmother's home deep in the redwood forest. Discovering her teenage crush lives next door is a less than auspicious beginning. The last thing she needs is another man to break her heart, but every time Dillon glances her way, her heat level soars.
Dillon Tremayne isn't looking for a relationship. With a young son, an eccentric grandfather, and a logging company running him ragged, he can't afford any romantic entanglements. But Brooke's humor and strength are hard to resist.
When a woman from his past is brutally murdered and another disappears, Dillon is heartsick—and terrified the killer will target Brooke next. Can Brooke and Dillon find love in the heart of the forest? Or will a madman's twisted dream destroy their chance at happiness?

REVIEW:       A Deadly Love chilled me right from the start, when the heroine, Brooke, has an accident when she swears she sees someone, though no one seems to beleive her.

Brooke's troubles don't end there. She's already trying to start fresh, well how's that for a start? Then she comes face to face with Dillon, someone she knew from the past. He's got his own problems, raising a child and just trying to make it day to day. The small town is plagued by strange disappearances, which some lead to gruesome deaths.

Ms. Gallant creates some bone chilling suspense in A Deadly Love. I couldn't stop reading even when my eyes were strained from sleep deprivation. I had to know who was behind the murders. The plot kept twisting and turning with very well done description and suspense. The ending surprised the heck out of me, I never would have guessed the villain, and that's one of the things I love about romantic suspense.

I will be checking out future books from this author, that's for sure. I was taken on a wild ride that had me seriously nail biting and at the edge of my seat. That's a job well done when I can't be torn away from a story and there were knots in my stomach. Captivating, suspenseful, and at times, downright scary, I highly recommend this book.

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  1. I'm not one for murder mysteries, but this one sounds sooooo good! I like that H/h knew each other from when they were younger. That's my fav theme! Thanks for the review!!

  2. Wow, Nikki, what a terrific review. I'm so glad you enjoyed my book. Every suspense writer loves to hear nail biting and scary!

  3. Thanks for the review - this sounds great and you know how I am about romantic suspense books...adding it to my list

  4. I can say from having read many of her stories, Jannine is an excellent writer who always delivers. This one is on my list too, and I can't wait.