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Friday, March 23, 2012

Cold Comfort **Ellis Vidler**

Publication Date: December 4, 2011
Genre: Holiday/Contemporary/Suspense/Thriller
Series: N/A
List Price: $2.99
Sensuality Rating: PG
Stars: 3/5

After being dumped by her faithless fiancĂ©, Claire Spencer has abandoned her dreams of a family of her own tucked neatly inside a picket fence. Instead, she's plotting her solo course and settling for a quiet life as an independent Williamsburg shop owner. So how does she become a killer’s target?

Sometime security consultant Riley, burned out, disillusioned, and haunted by a young girl he couldn’t save, vows never to work with women again. But when a thug tries to kill the friend of a friend, the woman winds up in his arms, and all Riley's plans go to hell. Knowing she’s in danger, he can’t walk away.

While dodging speeding cars, ducking bullets, and escaping through murky swamp waters, conventional Claire and freewheeling Riley struggle against their powerful chemistry—if she’s picket fences, he’s barbed wire.

Opposites do attract.

My Opinion:

The title of this novel instantly caught my attention. Usually, I don't "judge a book by it's cover" but in this case, I was happy to except the review request, because it sounded and looked so fascinating. This book shows readers that a romance novel doesn't need to have sexy men (or women) draped all over the cover (although there is NOTHING wrong with that). Of course, this isn't just a romance novel, it has a suspense aspect as well.

However, when I started to read, there were a couple disappointing components of the novel. First, there were a few times when I wanted to put the book down, as it kept hitting dry spells. I don't know how many times authors have lost readers, because of the little, itty, bitty dry spells. I have to be honest and say, a lot of the times readers have small attention spans, WE NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED. Due to my MS I also have a small attention span, and I almost quit on this book.

I'm not saying I did not enjoy it. I really liked it, may not have LOVED it, per say, but I did have fun reading it (when I wasn't at a dry spell).

Moving on, I will tell you it was a very unique, creative read. I have never read anything like it. I loved the Mob mention and the plot line, it was great. The ending really started me, but in a good way.

WARING: To understand the ending, you need to read between the lines. It does not come out and tell you what you want to know.


To those of you in to a thrill ride with a romantic twist, you should definitely take a peek at this novel!


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