Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Fatal Embrace

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

Fatal Embrace
Aris Whittier
Release Date:
October 2010
Five Star Expression
Word Count:
approx. 76,000
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High-spirited horse trainer Jessica Stanson stumbles into the perfect job on one of the most elite ranches in Montana. Or at least it would be if her boss, ex-detective Michael Carven, stopped acting like he didn't want her there. Jessica has to prove herself to him on the ranch, and also try to penetrate his armor to get to the man inside. Michael Carven is a man who has left a difficult past behind him, and now works at his dream job raising horses under the Montana sky. But he knows that the past has a way of coming back to him, and soon enough, it does. 

A wave of violence hits the nearby small town of Riverside, nestled deep in the mountains, as a cunning serial killer preys on the population. Against his will, Michael finds himself both drawn into the case and coming to care for his independent new trainer. And if having a killer on the loose wasn't enough, his two worlds collide when Jessica becomes the only material witness in the case. 

Before it is over, Michael and Jessica will put everything they know and hold dear on the line to catch a vicious, cunning killer - and to protect each other as well.
Babs' Review:

Michael Carvin is very surprised when his trainer turns out to be a woman. Jess is just what the ranch needs, a woman's touch so to speak.  On their first meeting, as his friend is the one who hired her, they were squabbling like kids and Mike wanted her gone then and there.  Dan, Mike's friend, needs his help on a case and helps Mike makes up his mind to keep Jess on the job for 2 months.  The story gets interesting at this point and gets better with each page.

The reason for my 5 star rating?  I loved the characters, they were described perfectly.  The book was written so well I was on the edge of my seat to see what was going to happen next.  I also enjoyed the interaction between all the characters.  I actually felt like part of the group watching with them what was going on or working with them out in the fields training horses.

The romance of the story is just as pleasing.  I felt for Mike, as he needs someone to love and care for and vice versa.  I was either laughing or on the edge reading this book.  I did not put this book down till the end and even then I hated seeing the book end.

I will be looking or more books from this author. She has a fan.

Babs' Rating:

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Fatal Embrace and Michael and Jessica were able to make you smile! Thank you for reviewing it!