Monday, March 14, 2011

To Die For


Title: To Die For
Author: Caitlyn Willows
Publisher: Amber Heat
Publisher URL: www.amberquill.com/AmberHeat
ISBN: 978-1-61124-054-2
Genre: {M/F}, BDSM, Suspense
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amazon Nymph

Zoe is the dispatcher that ends up talking to a cop killer, trying to save one of the two officers’ life by distracting the killer. After some threats, she realizes it is her ex-boyfriend, whom she helped put in prison when she finally had enough of his abuse. Frank has lusted after Zoe since he first met her but decided to take it slow until she saved the officer’s life.

To Die For is a showcase of things that can happen to women in an abusive relationship. The author wrote a very realistic story about starting over, only to have the past come crashing back into Zoe’s life. The struggle that Zoe has over guilt, when people she knows are hurt, makes you want to cry at times.

Frank tries to help without taking over, though you can see him struggle with himself. Frank is a very realistic character, portraying a man struggling to help the woman he loves, while coming to grip with his own feelings. Kudos to Ms. Willows for tackling this subject in a very interesting way, while getting key points across about recovery and taking control of your life.

The relationship that Frank and Zoe have is explosive, once some misunderstandings are resolved. Both try to experiment with different scenarios so that old hurts are not triggered. As the story unfolds, the suspense will also keep you interested and involved. I will be reading this again and recommend this book, even though the subject matter can be very emotional.

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