Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In The Arms Of Danger Review

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance Published by Eternal Press
My Rating 4.25 of 5

This was a very steamy read with really likable characters and a sound plot line. The author used old western quotes to begin chapters which I liked. She also wove a good bit of Indian chief history into the witty repartee.
Lacey is a feisty, beautiful photo journalist. She is no stranger to danger as she seems a bit reckless in going into wild lo-cales. She goes alone on a photo shoot into Montana wilderness paying little attention to the many wild animals she might encounter. Then she runs into the real danger of a murderer who realizes his deed was caught on film!

Sheriff Danger Blackstone is an intense Native American, alpha male, intent on doing his job. He has caught this stubborn women sneaking in alleys where there has been local trouble. She is reluctant to talk to him because he looks so much like the glimpse she got of the murderer! He becomes frustrated by Lacey's failure to be fully honest with him and he isn't sure he can believe her story, especially when she locks him in his own jail to try to run away!

There is good conflict in the story because Lacey and Danger can not trust each other. That conflict is heightened by the fact that they both are trying to fight their very strong sexual attraction. A lot of the story focuses on their sexual awareness and the relationship that develops as they get stuck together in the wilderness after he rescues her from the flash flood that foiled her escape. As the book blurb says: "hot nights" indeed!

I liked how Danger learns to appreciate Lacey's intelligence, wit and stamina in very rough surroundings and Lacey learns to trust and respond to Danger. There was plenty of action and a few unexpected twists when it comes to the murderer, al-though the plot seemed to take second place to the sexual tension between the hero and heroine. This was an enjoyable read with more in the series to look forward to!
Warning: Explicit language and love scenes.

-- Martha Eskuchen

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