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Break For Me: A Secrets & Shadows Story

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  • Posted May 25, 2014

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    The members of the Bell family are heartbroken over the loss of

    The members of the Bell family are heartbroken over the loss of the mother 15 years ago and are each stubborn in their own way. Sometimes they fail to see what's right in front of them. Dean West, DA, and Jensen Bell, police detective, have massive chemistry and have been dancing around each other for quite some time. They both have tragic pasts. When old tragedies surface with the Bell family, Jensen needs a strong shoulder to lean on. Will she let Dean be that person she turns to or will he be so wrapped up in his past that he fails to be there for her? 

    Again, I wish it were longer but for being a novella, it's a very complete story. The mystery is beginning to break and the truth is starting to surface.

    Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

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    My rating: 5 of 5 ¿¿ Fifteen years ago, when detective Jense

    My rating: 5 of 5 ¿¿




    Fifteen years ago, when detective Jensen Bell was only twelve years old, her mother disappeared without a trace. What followed were years of agonizing turmoil, limbo and loss, with nothing to show for it but a career in law enforcement, and a tendency to keep a tight reign on her emotions. The only person who seems to shake her up, is D.A. Dean West, who has the ability to get under her skin in more than one way.




    Since meeting the small but fiery detective Bell a year ago, Dean West has been waiting for an opportunity to approach her on a personal level, but so far he has barely been able to hang on to his gonads whenever dealing with her. Ironically, her abbrasive demeanor doesn't quite hide the glimpses of desire he can see reflected back to him.




    When a recent rainfall reveals a possibility of a lead, many years of tightly held control finally break loose and the only one who can seem to hold Jensen together is Dean.




    ****




    Short but incredibly potent!!!




    I strongly suggest reading Shiloh Walker's BURN FOR ME first. It is the story of Jensen's brother Tate and will help with some of the background and continuity of this installment, even though technically this is a story in its own right.




    There are few as adept at describing a passion hot and bubbling right under the surface, quite as eloquently as Ms. Walker. Similarly the closely held feelings of pain and anger, so near to explosion. She never needs to use the actual words to paint the emotional turbulence, but manages to paint an indelible picture nonetheless, simply using her solid knowledge of her characters, through mannerisms, scarse words and mere hints of demeanor to get her point across.




    Not often would I give a five star rating to a short story as this, but despite the limited word count, there is nothing missing from this book. Everything I need is right here, in a minimum of words, yet every word as meaningful as the next. 




    ¿Beautiful, insightful and intelligent writing!!¿




    **Copy provided in return for an honest review.**

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