Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Review: Shiver by Karen Robards

Thrilling! I was in the mood for a suspenseful story with lots of action and some romance and this book had it. Within a few pages, the action starts and it continues like that almost the entire book. Some of the scenes were scary because they were disturbing and violent but it goes to show the kind of trouble Sam finds herself in. I like the way she came across, a bit down on her luck but working very hard to change that being a single mother to a young child. She is both vulnerable and independent. Then there's Danny, who's just plain trouble. Wherever he goes trouble finds him but he's strong and able to protect. They are both caught up in Danny's mission with bad guys chasing after them. Danny's mysterious and being secretive doesn't exactly help him earn Sam's trust, but she does anyway. I thought they worked well as partners. He gets his moments to protect her but in some situations she has her own strengths. I liked Tyler, Sam's son. He was adorable but also helped soften Sam and Danny's personalities and brought out their protective sides. Around the middle of the story I did wish the action would pick up since they were holed up in the safe house for a while, but overall when there was action it was memorable. It's not my favorite book by this author but it was good.

Shiver by Karen Robards
Genre: Romantic Suspense

When she swore off love, he was the last man she imagined would steal her heart.

If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely.

Daniel Panterro was certain he was going to die. Instead, by a stroke of luck, he was beaten to within an inch of his life and left for dead. But if he’s having a bad day, Sam’s day is about to get way worse. Danny knows he hasn’t seen the last of the vicious drug runners who kidnapped him from protective custody. His only recourse is to take his pretty savior hostage and force her to help him. There’s no going back for Sam and her four-yearold son, Tyler. They’re in way too deep.

With ruthless killers stalking their trail, Sam’s only choice is to trust this handsome, menacing stranger. But as she relinquishes control, Sam feels an unmistakable desire. Could she be tempted by Danny, who seems intent on protecting her and Tyler from even his own darkest secrets? And what is the price of falling in love with a man who operates on the edge of danger—her heart, her life . . . or both?
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