Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hazardous Hideaway

Cindy A. Christiansen
Contemporary Romance

"They usually had so much paint on them, they couldn't even blush."

Dallas has to keep going.  If she stops, Ray might catch up to her and he won't just leave her with a few bruises and smoke-filled hair.  Next time he will kill her.  But when her truck crashes trying to avoid a deer, Dallas has no choice but to work off the debts she owes for damages.  Working at the dairy isn't ideal, especially since every seems to want her gone for no particular reason at all.  Tom wants her gone.  Having learned not to trust women, he wants nothing to do with one that has a horse in tow.  Not after what happened three years ago.  But the stubborn woman won't leave until she has earned enough to pay him back.  And by then, will he be able to let her go?

My Opinion: This book had a great potential of mystery and suspense, but unfortunately did not live up to it.  I often felt lost due to choppy narrative, numerous typos and a strong preference for the use of strange metaphors and language.  Shallow characters with hard to comprehend motivations made it impossible to really get into this book.  Tom was too brusque for my tastes, while Dallas was a practice in contradictions.  Their romance, while it seemed to be there, didn't come out and shine.  While I enjoyed the mystery, there were few clues to be able to unfold it, though it was good by the end when I finally figured it all out.  Overall, I was disappointed in this book since I have read this author before and liked the other one.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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