Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Serial Games

K Victoria Chase
Book 1 of Virginia Justice Series
Contemporary Romance

"His firm grip and million-dollar smile nearly put Maggie in a trance."

Maggie Weston is an FBI profiler who took down a serial killer on a rampage in Culpeper, Virginia.  But that was last year.  Now that the trial is over, it seems that Burrows has escaped and is on the run again.  Now Maggie must team up with US Marshal Brandon Worth to catch him before he kills again.  Convinced that Burrows has returned to his hometown, Maggie is confused when he starts changing his patterns.  Of course, Brandon's hot and cold response to the attraction sizzling between them is confusing as well.  Will they be able to catch a killer in time?  And what will happen to them once the case is over?

My Opinion: Although this book started with good potential for a suspenseful romance, I felt that it missed it's mark by trying to take on too much.  Despite a complicated premise of an escaped serial killer with no bodies recovered and a massive manhunt, I didn't feel the suspense of it since too much of the story was slow, choppy and not focused on the search.  With a strong Christian theme bordering on preachy, the main character's backgrounds are intense.  They were interesting, but didn't have time to really come out and shine like I would have wanted, with little time for personal growth.  The romance was interesting and fun, though a bit confusing at times.  Overall an interesting idea that fell a little short of its potential.

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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