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Sunday, October 9, 2011

TBR Challnge 2011- October PNR or Romantic Suspense

Cover of Darkness (Suspense Series, #2) Cover of Darkness (Suspense Series, #2) by Kaylea Cross

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

TBR Challenge 2011- October category: PNR or Romantic suspense. This book has been on my TBR list for a year.

After a strong debut novel (Out Of Her League, Kaylea Cross drops the ball with her second installment in her Suspense series. The problems with this novel are too many to list. But to name a few:

~ Too much telling, not enough showing. Let the readers connect some of the dots. We don't need to hear every thought of each character, especially when the thoughts get repetitive.

~ While the first part of the suspense plot was strong (kidnapping and resuce), what followed went from bad to ridiculous. The reader is never given a good reason for Bryn being involved, or for why Dec is there, either. (On loan from the SEALs??)

~ The character of Luke is an SOB, and his actions are reckless and unprofessional.

~ They want to use Bryn as bait, but they follow the terrorist around with her in tow. Bait means you sit and wait for the guy to come to you. Doesn't it seem like the terrorist would get a little suspicious if the woman he once kidnapped and is now trying to kill is following him around?

~ Would anyone take a civilian woman along on an undercover op just in case the terrorist hears she's there and it brings him out of hiding? Really? Think about it. They are in the middle of nowhere. How is he going to hear she's along on a covert op to kill him? And, while they bring her along as bait, they try to keep her hidden.

Bryn acts TSTL a few times, but truly, I can forgive her. Who wouldn't sream and run when people are trying to kill you? It's the idiots who kept dragging her into dangerous situations that needed to be smacked upside the head.

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