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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BookReview of Shiver of Fear by Roxanne St. Claire

Who can you trust when you don't even know who the players are?
Shiver of Fear (The Guardian Angelinos) by Roxanne St. Claire
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780446566599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446566599
  • ASIN: 0446566594
     Genre: Romantic Suspense
      My Rating: 4.75
    Product Description
    The legacy that haunts her . . .

    The mystery she must solve . . .

    A man who threatens to reveal her secrets . . .

    and break her heart.

    Burned by a failed marriage, former FBI agent Marc Rossi wants back in the investigation game with no emotional strings attached. Taking an assignment for his enterprising Angelino cousins, he heads to Northern Ireland to pry a key piece of evidence from a missing socialite-any way he can. But when the ice queen turns out to be warm, beautiful, and on a secret mission of her own, the job becomes a passionate reminder of what happens when duty and desire mix. The daughter of an infamous fugitive, Devyn Sterling has survived betrayal only to find that her mother has mysteriously disappeared. When her search uncovers secrets, lies, and threats, Devyn and Marc must trust each other when every instinct says they can't . . . and a terrorist wants to make sure they won't live to try.
    Review: This is a fun romantic suspense series, although these can be read alone.
    Marc Rossi is a sexy, kind and sharp former FBI agent. He is a cousin to the Angelinos and works on occasion with the newly formed PI firm of the Guardian Angelinos. They engage his services to convince Devyn Sterling to leave Belfast, Ireland.

    In the first book of the series it was discovered that socialite Devyn Sterling’s father was a long time fugitive.  Now Devyn is on a search for her birth mother who is a biochemist who has suddenly taken a trip to Belfast. Devyn may be a beautiful socialite but she is exceedingly stubborn. She gets several messages delivered in strange ways telling her to leave town. When she refuses she gets threatened and attacked. Now it looks as if Marc may have to protect her while he tries to get her to leave.

    Marc was betrayed by a “perfect” woman in his past. He sure isn’t going to become involved with another one. All her life Devyn has been told she doesn’t live up to the high standards of her wealthy adoptive family and her deceased husband said she wasn’t good enough to have a family.  She feels that she is unworthy of love and a family of her own. Even if she is drawn to Marc, who is lucky to come from a big loving family, she knows her blood is tainted and no good man would want her..

    There is great chemistry between Marc and Devyn. The relationship is warm and the tension builds nicely. The sexual interaction is sexy without being vulgar. There is a determined tug of war, push and pull between these two that make for a good romance while the suspense and mystery build.  The story moves at a fast pace and the excitement keeps you reading to find out what will happen. next. I highly recommend this series for easy, entertaining reading.
    Thank you to Hachette for this book to review and to host for giveaway.
    Watch for the review of Face of Danger (Guardian Angelinos), the third book in the series, which I will post later today with the Giveaway for both books.

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