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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Wild Romantic Suspense Ride This book grabbed me from the first

Wild Romantic Suspense Ride This book grabbed me from the first line and
didn’t let go until the end. Fast-paced and action-packed, it had me
flipping my virtual Kindles pages at mach speed. The author hardly ever
lets the reader catch their breath. The suspense plot is...
Wild Romantic Suspense Ride This book grabbed me from the first line and
didn’t let go until the end. Fast-paced and action-packed, it had me
flipping my virtual Kindles pages at mach speed. The author hardly ever
lets the reader catch their breath. The suspense plot is tight and keeps
us guessing. We, just like Emma, Will and Jake, have no idea who the bad
men are and why they’re after them until the end. The Characters Will
is a tortured hero hiding behind a cocky persona. I love how the author
didn’t make him so self-assured that he can’t hide that he’s freaked out
and a little scared of a 5 year old. Emma is believable as a mother
doing everything in her power to keep her son safe. However, my
mommy-meter went off every time Emma cusses like a sailor in front of
her young child. During moments of life-threatening danger, I can
understand letting one or two fly, but she didn’t seem to have a mommy
filter on when things weren’t so tense. Jake is a child who is wise
beyond his years. He’s confused as he comes into his new powers but
deals with them like an adult, stoically accepting the fate life is
about to deal him. The Heat Factor The sexual tension builds slowly
with these two. After all, they have more pressing things to do (like
staying alive) than ogle each other every five minutes. But once the
burner gets turned up, the sexual chemistry is definitely sizzling
between these two. The author does a good job building up to the moment
with some steamy foreplay and then fades to black, leaving the
nitty-gritty details to the reader’s imagination. If you want graphic
sex scenes, this book is not for you. Not Quite a HEA The author
doesn’t tie the ending of this book up in a nice, neat bow. There are
many questions left unanswered and Will and Emma are still on the run.
But hey, that’s what sequels are for. *G* What Makes This Book Standout
This book is a page turner. Once I started it, I kept my Kindle by my
side at all times and even got a few thumb cramps from hitting the NEXT
PAGE key so fast. If you like good romantic suspense with a little
paranormal thrown in, don’t miss this gem of a book.

posted by Lori_reader_writer on August 20, 2012

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52 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

The Good: Interesting and engaging storyline, with some well-dev

The Good: Interesting and engaging storyline, with some well-developed characters and plenty of action. Sub-plots are likewise well-developed, coming together smoothly and in a technically logical fashion.

The Bad: Obviously written from a feminine perspective, which ...
The Good: Interesting and engaging storyline, with some well-developed characters and plenty of action. Sub-plots are likewise well-developed, coming together smoothly and in a technically logical fashion.

The Bad: Obviously written from a feminine perspective, which is in and of itself is not a bad thing; however, emotions and actions should reflect how a real person, regardless of gender, would react in the real world within a given situation. Many of the emotions assigned to Will in stressful situations are out of character with what a man (in this case a soldier) would be feeling. A military man would not waste valuable time lamenting at length the fact that moving he would cause Emma pain; he would focus on removing her from danger and then deal with his emotions. If an author is going to cast the leading man as a battle-hardened ex-Marine, then that author needs to be able to take on the mantle of his psyche via research and personal interviews with relevant subjects, otherwise the character is not believable. I did not find Will believable; he did not think like a battle-hardened soldier, his thought processes (and subsequent actions) were more those of a female in a Harlequin romance.

The Ugly: Unfortunately, again the lack of research again rears its ugly head; the author clearly knows nothing about firearms, something that could be deemed important considering the prolific use of them in the story. A basic foundation in writing is to write about what you know, and if you don't know about something then research it before putting pen to paper. A rifle does not have a "tip", it has a barrel. Will would not hold the "tip" of the gun up, or nudge someone in the back with the rifle's "tip", he would hold the gun barrel up, or nudge someone with the end of the barrel. This is the equivalent of writing a book about sewing and saying you "Stepped on the bobbin to make the machine start sewing."
In addition, Emma at one point pulled the trigger of her pistol and held it, sending multiple rounds into her assailant. A pistol fires only one round with each pull of the trigger unless it is a machine-pistol, which is highly unlikely considering the legalities of ownership and the expense of such a weapon. Considering Emma's financial situation and her constantly being on the run, her having such a weapon is both unbelievable and illogical. Again, this inconsistency is akin to a protagonist who makes minimum wage driving around in Lamborghini. Not believable.

Hopefully, I don't come across as being overly critical; indeed the book has many redeeming qualities and garners many stars from other readers. The author is quite talented and weaves an interesting tale. But one of the guiding principles of fiction is that it must allow the reader to suspend disbelief in order for the story to work, and for this reader such is not the case. Characters acting illogically and a lack of knowledge of the subject matter was enough to kill my interest in the second volume; a shame, considering the potential of the well-conceived plot...

posted by ddh1961 on December 13, 2012

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    Another great book by Ms Swank. Lots of fast-paced action. I cou

    Another great book by Ms Swank. Lots of fast-paced action. I couldn't stop reading until I finished it (in less then 6 hours). Now on to the next book in this series, Hunted.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Good book

    Enjoyed this book, however it is considered a romance book. It is NOT a romance book. That being said, i did like the story. Just FYI you will have to read the next in series to get the rest of the story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Good balance

    The right amount of love,lust,action,good,evil and just fun. Good read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

    I loved this series. Couldn't put it down. From book one all the

    I loved this series. Couldn't put it down. From book one all the way to book three. Highly recommended.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    good read/ non

    non stop action/ you will want to continue to turn the page to find out what happens next. this is futuristic in some forms.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Unique

    This a a unique fantasy book. If you need a break from vampires and werewolves, check this one out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Thrilling

    Couldnt stop reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    THRILLING

    I loved this book. I wish the author hadn't ruined it with foul language. The language is hard to get passed but the series is great otherwise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Good Read

    The story is gripping and exciting from the very beginning, although there were too many swear words for my taste. Language like that doesn't add to the story in any way, but I am aware that is a very personal opinion. Overall though, I enjoyed the book.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Check it out.

    This book was recommended to me by a friend. It was fast paced, exciting and the characters were well thought out and believable. is author makes you want to read on to see how this story will unfold. Will continue on with this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Interesting story if you like to read about esp characters.

    Enjoyed the twists and turns of this story about a family gifted with esp but left me expecting a little more. So had to buy the second book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    WOW

    Thid book was sbsolutly amazing. I found myself finishing it the day I got it, and finishing the series in four days. I wish there was more books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Great series

    Interesting story and good characters - enjoyable reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    You would be foolish to skip this series!

    This book is eventful from the very first page. While at first I was skeptical if this was a world I could really get lost in, my doubts soon subsided. This book captivated me with Emma & Wills bond, and Jake's mystery kept me turning the page to find out more.
    I am very excited to continue on this journey with the next books. I highly suggest people of any age give this book a chance!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Awesome

    Only had to read the first two pages of the sample and i was hooked. Definatly going to buy the whole book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Chosen

    Good book kept you on your toes. Hard to put down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Non-stop Adventure

    This thrill-a-minute story keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page and finishes with you wanting more. A great read!

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    Posted April 8, 2013

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    Posted March 29, 2013

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    Posted October 26, 2012

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