Saturday, September 11, 2010
Romance Book Review: To Take Up The Sword
Series Connection: Elemental Magic
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press
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The night before Lea's FBI agent sister dies she leaves the schoolteacher an ugly little statue and tells her to hold on to it until she can come back for it. Unfortunately Lea's sister never makes it back and now Lea is running for her life to keep what her sister died protecting safe.
Gabe was once Lea's sister' partner and the man she was in love with. When Lea shows up at his hideaway cabin he almost thinks that her sister has come back from the grave. On the run from bad guys Gabe and Lea realize they have a connection that few find, but will they get a chance to be together or will the killers succeed in killing them both...
To Take Up The Sword is a quick action backed novella with two strong characters running from explosions and dodging bullets. The villain is one sinister dude who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Brynna Curry packs a lot into one short novel. It would be interesting to see what she can do if she went all out with a more room to write.
Missing diamonds and a killer on the loose…will a schoolteacher and FBI agent escape with their lives and hearts intact?
After the acquittal of Gueraldi's right hand and favored killer for hire, Ashton Smythe, Special Agent Gabriel Spiller takes time away from his work with the FBI. Having failed in his mission to avenge his lost would be lover, Serena Roarke, Gabe returns to Alabama in search of the missing diamonds needed to reopen the investigation and to lay low from the death threats he's received since Smythe went free.
Almost two years after her sister's death, Leannan O'Neal feels the loss of Serena more now than ever. A secret meeting between them before she died left Lea with an ugly figurine and nothing but questions. Hang-up calls at work and a trashed house reminds her of the card Serena gave her. "If you find yourself in trouble, go to him and only him" were the last words her sister spoke to her.
With Smthye out for revenge and hot on her heels, Lea goes on the run in search of Serena's 'Angel', but how long can Gabe keep her alive, and is the cost worth more than her life?
Content warning; sensual love scenes, graphic violence, adult language.