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Posted June 4, 2013
Overall Rating: 4.45 // Action: 3.5 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 4.
Overall Rating: 4.45 // Action: 3.5 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 4.0 / Sensuous: 3.75 / Suspense: 4.0 // Laughter: 0 / Tears: 1Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Her Last Chance: 4.45:
There is something about the way that Michele Albert writes, that appeals to the reader in me. Therefore, it is not surprising that I would readily recommend *Her Last Chance* as an enjoyable, intriguing, sensual book to read.
Vincent DeLuca: It was easy to like this handsome, arrogant, incorruptible, dedicated FBI Agent. Vincent came from a big Italian family background that made him feel like the sexy man next door, who was so obsessive about everyone following the rules, that he developed an intense dislike of Avalon and its mercenaries.
Claudia Cruz: Albert did such a great job of developing Claudia's personality and background that she enabled even an old prude to come to accept Claudia in her different-ness. Claudia's bold, blunt use of "sex fu" took a bit of getting used to, but once you accepted her blatant use of sex appeal in her mannerisms, dress and dialogue, she was a likeable heroine who experienced the same insecurities about herself and her man as any other woman (be they frumpy or svelte).
Story Line: 4.0:
This story had a police procedural feeling to it as Vincent and Claudia began their respective investigations into a rash of art and antiquities thefts in numerous small galleries in the area. Albert kept readers wondering who was behind these thefts as Vincent and Claudia tried to out-maneuver each other until they finally decided to work together. Additionally, Albert really drew readers into the idea of this book being part of a series as she further developed the reason Ben Sheridan had Will Tiernay investigating a cold case that played a huge role regarding the background of Avalon Investigations.
Although not filled with exciting 'wild, wild west' kind of action and adventure, this story moved along at a strong steady pace as Vincent and Claudia search for the person(s) who were robbing small galleries. It was particularly entertaining because Vincent and Claudia also tried to put obstacles in the other's path as they pursued their own investigation.
Albert excels at developing characters that work their way into your heart. Although there was not a great depth to the emotional connection one felt with Vincent and Claudia, the engagement was, nevertheless, constantly present.
If Albert excelled at one thing in this book, it was revealing the sexual chemistry and heat that flowed between Claudia and Vincent. Even though Vincent and Claudia fought like cats and dogs when they first meet at the Alliance Gallery crime scene four months ago, the attraction was mutual and instant, even though both of them tried to ignore it's pull.
Since Claudia was such a sexual creature, it stands to reason that when she finally decides to hook up with Vincent their lovemaking would be hot and spicy and have that special sizzle that means the author has written an outstanding love scene. During the entire book Claudia was as unashamedly aware and desirous of Vincent as he was of her.
Albert did not entertain readers with the kind of nail-biting suspense one usually finds in a Romantic Suspense novel, but she did keep readers glued to the pages to see what was going to happen next.
Secondary Characters: 4.5:
Albert did an excellent job of continuing to develop the personalities of secondary characters that were introduced in previous books of this series. Cannot help but want to know so much more about Ben Sheridan, Ellie, Shaunda, Russ Noble, and other members of the Avalon Investigations firm as well as wondering what is going to happen with Rainert von Lahr and Vanessa Sharpton.
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Posted March 23, 2010
A Page Turner!
HER LAST CHANCE by Michele Albert is a romance/suspense story set in Philadephia. It is book two in the Avalon series but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with depth and detail. It is fast paced and a page turner. It has sweet sensuality, romance, suspense, mystery and intrigue. The main characters are strong and witty, one is an FBI agent with an elite group formed to help retrieve stolen artwork. The other is a mercenary type agent hired by an elite group who also helps in retrieving stolen artwork. They make a amazing team although at first they are at odds, but then things heat up between them. The secondary characters help keep the story moving. There is more than one story going on, This is a must read. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy mystery, romance, sparks flying everywhere and a really good read. This book was received for review. 4.5Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted March 23, 2010
Claudia says goodbye to the police station and hello to Avalon. This career move has Claudia tracking down missing artwork. Vincent, who is an FBI agent, is in a constant race with Claudia to find the pieces first.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As their relationship grows from hate to something a little more alarming, attraction, they are both overwhelmed with the feelings taking shape. Will love conquer all or will their need to win overcome the love they share?
I enjoyed the tension and chemistry between Claudia and Vincent. Some parts were a bit corny but overall this is a great romance story.
Posted February 24, 2010
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Posted June 22, 2010
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