Friday, January 4, 2013
Review: Hard Core
AUTHOR: Jennifer Lowery
PUBLISHER: Lyrical Press
GENRE: romantic suspense
HEAT LEVEL: Hot
REVIEW RATING: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
BLURB: He takes lives. She saves them. A supposedly hassle-free job for mercenary Cristian Slade becomes a mission of mercy when he saves a life instead of taking one. Slade's new mission might be his most dangerous yet, because the danger is to his heart. Tragedy has sent esteemed surgeon Alana O'Grady to a remote a remote Nicaraguan island where she immerses herself in the lives of a native American tribe, using her talents for goodwill instead of wealth and prestige. But life turns upside down when her work requires she protect a rugged mercenary who commands her attention when she's awake and dominates her dreams while she sleeps. Doctoring Christian puts her entire tribe in danger from the man who's hunting him. Is it her professional oath or her unprofessional attraction to him keeping her from sending him away to heal on his own? Alana's fire warms Christian's heart, but he's a hardened assassin and has no business falling for someone like her. Can they fight hard enough to keep what they might have together? Content Warning: Sexual content.
Review: Thrown together in an impossible, dangerous situation, two unlikely people may just find love, but first....they must find the safetey for themselves for those they love.
Hard Core, by debut author Jennifer Lowery, is an action packed adventure with plenty of heat and heart pounding suspense. Even in the quieter moments of this story, there's stiill such an intensity that will make your palms sweat and heart beat a little bit quicker. The sexual tension between Alana and Cristian is hot enough to melt ice in an instant. Hard Core is a fitting name for this book, because that's what Cristian is. He's not one to easily open and admit to feelings, or to let anyone in. First off, it's not part of his job. He's one of those guys that just gets the job done, but Alana took care of him in a weak moment, and depsite himself, he's drawn to her.
With a well written plot, great suspense, and a great woven romance, Hard Core is a book you shouldn't miss if you're a fan of military romantic suspense.
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