Friday, December 7, 2012

Shiver by Karen Robards

Shiver by Karen Robards
Publisher: Gallery Books (December 2012)
400 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $11.99)
Book Rating: 3 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

Sam is a young single mother that repos cars for a living as she tries to scrape by and provide a decent life for her 4-year-old son, Tyler. Her daily existence is set awry when she thinks to repo a car with a man in the trunk, gets thrown in with him and is drawn into the dangerous world of undercover FBI agent, Danny, who is posing as Marco. I didn't care for Sam much. I found her abrasive, impetuous and not all that smart, many times acting at the wrong time and too single-mindedly. Other than being the most beautiful girl on the planet that every man who walked past lusted after, I wasn't sure what Danny liked about her. I also found the writing style to be a bit too crass/valley girlish for my taste. I liked Danny, but it's pretty hard not to like a man that seemingly has no faults. The action was fast-paced and definitely kept me interested right through to the end, with lots of suspense and a bit of mystery as to who exactly is hunting Danny/Marco. The plot was reminiscent of the books in Julie Garwood's Buchanan-Renard Series. Would be a decent read at a lower price, maybe.

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