Friday, February 4, 2011

Hard Target

Title: Hard Target
Author: Kris Norris
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60735-218-1
Genre: {M/F} Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Kyle Sullivan, an ex-Federal agent, is quietly living his life in New Orleans when one of his friends shows up unexpectedly, telling him an unbelievable story. What he learns sends him on a mission of revenge while love is blossoming in his heart for his female guide…Taylor. He’s anxious to find his ex-boss, who is responsible for the death of his sister and for turning him into the killing machine he didn’t want to be.

She is the only person in town crazy enough to guide him up an icy mountain in the midst of a hard winter. Taylor Austin knows she must be either loosing her mind or running from her guilt of her dead lover. Both she and Kyle are surprised at the sight of each other and it’s for different reasons. She expected a professor looking for artifacts but she sees instead is a very fit man, whose abilities showed he is capable of climbing easily.

While Taylor’s main focus is on teaching Kyle everything he will need to know on their trip, her mind wanders in a different direction and it’s a distraction they don’t need. They are taking a serious risk with their lives and find themselves almost at death’s door a few times. Kyle can’t express what he feels for Taylor while they are on the mountain but believes he will tell her after they get back to town.

I really enjoyed reading Hard Target and it left me longing for a view of the snow-capped mountains. During my reading of this story, it had me wondering how long before there would be sizzling sex between Kyle and Austin and that’s because of the teasing between them from the start of the book. There is a villain who proved to be slippery and devious enough to pull off a plot of death and destruction.

Ms. Norris is a fascinating writer who created such a spellbinding and dangerous story that had me hooked all the way to the end. I wondered about Kyle’s ability to complete his mission because of his guilt and dreams of his sister’s death, something he hadn’t caused.

Kyle showed a side of himself to Taylor that no one had ever seen and they both had ghosts haunting them. Once Kyle and Taylor learned to completely trust each other, the true feelings they shared had a chance of surviving. I am extremely proud of Taylor’s strong will to do what is necessary for the survival of everyone. This is quite a story to read and I will be adding it to my keepers.


Kris Norris said...

Wow. Thanks for the awesome review. I'm so happy you enjoyed it. This one was a labour of love, and I'm glad it came across how I intended.

Kris Norris

Goddess Minx said...

I have a special love for suspense stories, and when they one's attention as your book did....loved it!

Nickies said...

Hi I want to ask about the woman's name on the cover of the book