Friday, January 9, 2015

Shadow's Lady

Barbara Cool Lee
Contemporary Romance

"She opened the screen door, ignoring the fact that this was exactly what a too-stupid-to-live heroine in a horror movie would do just before the evil slasher attacked out of the darkness."

Lori's lived her whole life sheltered by her family.  Telling her what she can do, where she can go, and even who she should marry.  All of that changed at Christmas when Lori decided she'd had enough.  Now, with the help of her great-aunt Zelda, she is living at a lighthouse for the winter, photographing it for the historical society.  It's perfect...and lonely.  That is, until a mysterious man gets washed ashore during a storm.  A man that peaks her interest, and her suspicions.  Matt had a mission to accomplish, and it didn't involve being stranded on an island with a woman he was supposed to be protecting.  Now, he must keep himself, and who he really is, away from her...because the one who left him for dead in the ocean will eventually come looking for him.

My Opinion: Despite the possibilities in the set-up of this book, I felt like it missed living up to them.  The story played out to be fairly unrealistic as far as the law enforcement aspect - a fact that my personal experiences point of to me, but might not be as obvious to others.  Overall, the story was a bit light on plot and a bit lighter on the romance.  I felt like I missed a few parts where they must have fallen in love.  I liked the idea of the story, and the various characters that were created, though I would have liked to get to know them all better and have a few subplots filled out more fully.  Overall, a light read, but one I'd prefer to be filled with a bit more meat to make a fantastic story.

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

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