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Cutting Loose (Steele Street Series #8)

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    A fun read, but a little slower paced than previous books in series.

    Love this series! Would have liked to have seen more depth and emotion in Zach and Lily's relationship. Not quite as exciting and face paced as previous Steele Street books. Still a good story. Glad I bought it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Cutting Loose is hitting my Keeper Shelf!

    I love Tara Janzen¿s spin-off series to her Crazy¿ series! When she released On The Loose in October, I was thrilled. But I¿m even more so with her newest release, CUTTING LOOSE. Now that I know what happened to the final missing Steele Street chop shop boy, the Crazy¿series is complete on my Keeper Shelf! After eight years deep undercover handling drug dealers, El Salvadoran guerillas, and threats to American interests, CIA agent Zachary Prade¿s come home to face his biggest challenge yet¿a sexy schoolteacher from New Mexico who trails disaster in her wake. Three weeks has passed since he first laid eyes on Lily Robbins, when she landed on his plantation doorstep steps ahead of an angry band of guerilla¿s wanting more than the pistol and jeep she stole from the band¿s leader. The documentary film she¿d taken captured a lot more than the plight of the nuns in the area! Now, it seems Lily¿s left Central America with the key to an encoded file several governments would kill to get their hands on. Zach knows he¿s the only one who can protect Lily and bring the key in out of the cold. But keeping Lily close is no way to protect his heart! Lily trusted Alejandro Campos, the drug lord she¿d met in El Salvador, even though she knew she shouldn¿t. He saved her from certain death in that Central American jungle. In fact, she can¿t put the delectable man out of her mind once he returns her home to New Mexico. But that trust is shaken when he shows up unexpectedly using another name, drags her out of her house in the middle of a gun battle with two assassins, and demands a key she doesn¿t have! Forced to race for safety with Zach in Charlotte, the Harlot, a 1968 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500KR, she ultimately discovers all she can trust is her heart. Janzen hit her stride quickly with the second book in her series. Cutting Loose is fun, action packed, steamy hot, and chockablock full of delicious heroes, intriguing heroines you can relate to, and a muscle car some might consider trading for their firstborn. Throw some of my favorite guys and gals from Steele Street into the mix, as well as introduce some new, intriguing faces, and this reader is ready to run to the nearest bookstore for Janzen¿s next exciting novel in the series. Can¿t wait!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    just okay

    i would have given this a 3 1/2 but oh well. after reading the previous book i was jazzed up about 'zach's character along with 'lily's. i sorta felt like something was missing with the two characters in this book. maybe not enough indepth info or feelings but just something was missing. i also think there were too many other side stories going on. not enough focus for the two main characters. was an intresting book any how. if you're on a budget would recommend borrowing from a library instead of purchasing. (sorry barnes & noble and ms. janzen)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    For the past eight years he was undercover as an El Salvadoran drug lord Alejandro Campos but that scenario is over and CIA operative Zachary Prade is back at Langley. On his first day back he amusingly thinks that this is the first time in his CIA career that he is going through the front door although he wonders why they yanked him now even if the sh*t hit the fan three weeks ago and why a body bag containing an ex marine is in the meeting with his superiors. Zach knows how everything went wrong on the last CIA operation but he and another operative contained the storm from being a type 5 hurricane and that he saved the life of schoolteacher and video maker Lily Robbins in El Salvador. The CIA, Zach¿s former associates and a guerilla group want her video that apparently contains the key to a computer file with plenty of useful data for whoever possesses it especially America¿s enemies. Zach¿s stateside assignment is to keep Lily safe while bringing the key to Langley. Everyone seems to be converging in Albuquerque. --- Tara Janzen¿s latest wild romantic suspense thriller is fast-paced, but owned by the hero, who struggles to readjust to being Zach instead of Campos. As he falls in love with the woman he vows to protect, he believes he is unworthy because he did some horrific things while undercover adding to the drama is she assumes he is a drug lord or at best an El Salvadoran agent, but soon realizes just like in Central America she must trust him to survive. Although sex while on a perilous run for your life even in remote Paysen, New Mexico, population 28 max, seems wrong, fans will appreciate this superb CIA caper. --- Harriet Klausner

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