Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Don’t Look Back

Title: Don’t Look Back
Author: Michelle Cary & Amanda Young
Publisher: Amber Quill Press
Publisher URL: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberHeat/
ISBN: 978-1-60272-565-2
Genre: {M/F} Suspense/Thriller/Mystery/Detective
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Cyndi Whitmore is not very trusting of people, especially her step-father, and she doesn't have many friends. She has moved on with her life by planning her wedding to the hometown boy, and has just finished teaching her last day of school before summer break. She’s learned the friends from her past are coming up dead, and it has her a little frighten that she might be next. Now that everything is looking up for her, and she starts to wonder if the life she led is catching up to her, after she has tried so hard to suppress it.

Deputy Braden Andrews has an easy job in a small town and his biggest worry is settling down. When a series of murders occur, little does he know that he will have to protect the prime murder suspect or how much he will come to desire Cyndi. He is willing to gain her trust almost any way he can, so that she will divulge the information needed to catch the killer. In the meantime, he is having a difficult time separating his professional duties from his personal feelings for her.

Don’t Look Back is a suspenseful thriller that kept me reading to find out who was committing the murders. Michelle Cary & Amanda Young did a fantastic job with this story, and I was quite surprised at who turned out to be the villain, having stayed in the background for so long. The electrical attraction between Braden and Cyndi left me hot and bothered, and I was rooting for them all the while.

I found myself liking Braden even more when he accepted his feelings without doubts for Cyndi, and Cyndi for being so determined to not look back at her not-so-clean past. These two authors did a fantastic job of creating very believable scenes and describing each murder vividly and the plot thickened quickly, I say well-done ladies! I look forward to reading more from these two authors, and hope that brother Mitch will be their next project.

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