Friday, July 12, 2013

VBT Review: The Blue Dolphin

BLURB: She's determined to expose a murderer, but opening her heart to love might be the greatest danger of all.
 When Debbie Williams discovers a dismembered body in the dumpster behind her health spa, she’s determined to find out what happened. As a single parent, she must be sure the town she loves is safe for her daughter. Debbie won’t be deterred by anyone—not even the ruggedly handsome agent on the case who doesn’t appreciate her amateur sleuthing.

After his partner’s body is uncovered, DEA agent Jack Davis vows revenge. But three words shouted over the phone before his partner died—azul, delfin, Almagro—are Jack’s only clues. Even worse, a sexy blonde spa owner refuses to stay out of his investigation, and the chemistry between them is difficult to ignore. As danger strikes ever closer, Jack and Debbie must figure out what blue dolphins and a small California desert town have to do with a dangerous drug cartel…all while protecting their hearts from an attraction neither can re

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: Small town setting, romantic suspense, and a sizzling attraction between a spa owner and an under cover you smell trouble? I do. I also smell a great story in the making! And that's exactly what I got with The Blue Dolphin.

Debbie is driven to succeed and make a good life for her daughter.  So she finds herself in the midst of trouble when she discovers a body and has a need to find out who, what why so that she can make sure the little town she calls home is safe. That's how she winds up meeting our hero, Jack.

Jack has a job to do, and this woman that keeps making things difficult distracts him. But their attraction grows and grows, so maybe the best thing is to team up with her, and maybe...just maybe, they'll find a little bit of love if they can fight off the danger.

I love romantic suspense, and this story definitely fit. Chills, thrills, the edge of my seat suspense, guessing and second guessing at the clues, and the romance mixed in with it makes for a well blended story that kept me up into the late hours of the night. (Why do I do this to myself, especially with suspense? Every little sound makes me jump!)  While this is the second book in the Desert Heat series, it does say it can be read as a standalone, and I agree. The only connection is that the books are set in the same small town. I definitely want to check out the other books by this author. If you're a fan of small town romantic suspense, grab up The Blue Dolphin.

Robena Grant writes contemporary romance about ordinary women who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Travel and discovering new places brings her great pleasure, and she often includes travel locations in her stories. She is Australian by birth, and now lives in Southern
California. Robena may be contacted at: where she blogs weekly, or follow her on Twitter and Facebook

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