Thursday, September 8, 2011

Deadly Revenge

Title: Deadly Revenge
Author: Lorelei Confer
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-471-5
Genre: {M/F} Suspense, Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx 

Victoria Richards, Tory to her family and friends, is returning home to help her mother start up a Bed and Breakfast.  She hasn’t been home in years and having the title of “Runaway Bride” attached to her, isn’t making it any easier.  When she is run off the road on her way into town, she thinks nothing of it and continues on to spend her time with family.   

Dave was following her and is shocked when she is forced off the road; he is concerned and questions her about who would want to harm her.  While working undercover on a task force for human trafficking, Dave Miller is on vacation visiting his parents and he’s finally met a woman he believes is strong enough to stand up to him.  Tory lets him know from the start she is only there for three months and will be leaving for home afterwards.  Over a period of weeks, Dave is still trying to find the traffickers and spend more time with Tory. 

Deadly Revenge starts off with action and never stops.  This story is quite fascinating and kept me in suspense, as I wondered what would happen next.  From the first incident until the last, I never guessed who the villain was and imagine my surprise when all the characters fell in to place! 

Tory seemed to be a little short-sighted in the beginning about the accident and other events happening to her, but she finally reacted in a way that proved normal of any person.  Her strength came from deep within after being betrayed by her ex-fiancé’s cheating, which left her with a determination to not depend on others.  Dave is my knight in shinning armor, who got a little lost at one point and that’s because he reacted without asking the right questions.  These two characters truly unfolded in a positive way so that you couldn’t help but like them. 

Ms. Confer did a great job of writing a suspenseful tale of how human trafficking can affect people’s lives.  Through her characters, they portrayed a very realistic story, along with how the plot unfolded for me.  I look forward to reading more from this author.

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