Thursday, August 12, 2010
Romance Book Review: Moving Target
Genre: Contemporary Erotica Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press
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Rosalie Stanton's first release through Lyrical Press, Moving Target, relates the appealing story about a hit man who isn't sure his target is exactly who those who hired him made her out to be.
"Wolf" has been watching Anna for two weeks and during that time he hasn't been able to assimilate the cold hearted woman with the bright, shy woman he's been following. In a quick minute of discovery he needs to decide whether to trust his gut or take care of the business he's been hired to do.
Sometimes you read a novella and just want to see more in the relationship forming between the two characters. Moving Target was just that kind of case. It has a lot of potential to be a complete novel. As it was it was a fast read with interesting characters and a few hot love scene. Still good enough for a 5-Heart review.
An innocent woman. An assassin with a conscience. A deadly attraction.
Although Anna Winter doesn’t fit the profile, Nathanial ‘Wolf' Thornton can’t be sure she isn’t the woman he’s supposed to assassinate without getting a closer look.
Once he discovers his cover’s been blown, his options are limited: walk away or watch an innocent woman suffer the consequences.
A slave to his conscience, Wolf decides to take Anna along for the ride of her life…all the while battling his desire for her.
Content warning, explicit sex, language, exhibitionism.
From the back of her book:
I’m pretty new to the publishing world, though I think I was born with a pen in my hand. I’m most familiar with writing stories with a paranormal edge, but I’ve recently found myself drifting toward contemporary romances or romantic suspenses.
My mother would say I have a massive bad boy complex, and I suppose, in literature, that is very true. Most of my favorite male characters are the definition of the sort of man you shouldn’t bring home to dinner. While I have written and very much enjoyed the “nice guy who finishes last” story, I find myself drawn to rough, slightly damaged alphas and the strong, intelligent women who drive them nutty.
I like quick banter and usually write scenes around dialogue, though I’m trying to branch out and challenge myself. I also love pushing myself toward projects that seem, at first glance, too large to conquer. Thus far, I’ve mainly published novellas, and while I like the novella format, I’m typically more attracted to large, involved plots.
Thank you for reading! There’s a lot more to come!