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Count to ten

Karen Rose – Count to Ten.

Count to ten

Lieutenant Reed Solliday works for the Chicago fire department. He is a widower, who still haven’t forgotten his past love. He has a 14 yr old daughter and his adopted sister lives close by to take care of them. He has got a new case up his sleeve again. But this time its nothing he has ever experienced. Its devastating, vicious and in one case homicidal.

Mia Mitchell is with the Chicago police department. She still hasn’t gotten over the past for not saving her partner in a shootout and is determined to find the culprit. But then she is paired with Reed Solliday for a new arson case. Mia was raised by an abusive father, who was a cop, and she has never revealed the story to anyone. Her sister is in jail for armed robbery and only she knows the horror both lived thorough. Mia has found it hard to trust a man and at 34 has pretty much given up hope of finding a man she can love and trust.

When both are assigned this case, they find out they don’t go together well yet feel there is a lot of heat between them. But Both are determined not to let the fires of passion confuse them and push them into a deeper relationship. Maybe they can enjoy the fire without paying the price. They have a serial firebug who is murdering and raping the women then burning them up in the houses. At first it is not considered a serial. But shortly after the first body is found, another house and woman are burned and raped.

Together, Mia and Reed race to stop a killer whose violence is escalating by the day. In a series of horrifying murders, they both know that the killer won’t stop until they stop him. As Reed and Mia sift through the clues, additional fires and victims start piling up, as a madman is seeking vengeance on people who failed him and his brother, and they can’t seem to connect the dots, but sure seem to connect with each other. As they get closer to the truth, Mia gets into the cross hairs of the killer, who plans to use her to detract attention before he completes his revenge.

will they be able to find the killer soon and stop the horrifying incidents before he hurts their loved ones? will they be able to get past each others preferences and make a future for themselves?

* Its the first time i have read a Karen rose book. and boy do i like it! its fun, refreshing and feels almost real.. though i felt the pace between Mia and Reed are kinda slow, still the rest of the story makes up for it. It also explore the relation between a father and a daughter. which is really sad at times but is also cute otherwise. Mia’s past haunts her till today but with Reed in her life now, she seems to be getting over it. She was a strong character which i loved and Reed was very real and believable. It did drag from time to time but otherwise the whole package is excellent. its definitely worth the read.

i would give it 3.9  out of 5.
Happy reading:)

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January 31, 2009 at 6:14 pm Leave a comment

The Scottish Companion

Ranney’s The Scottish Companion.
[Historical Romance]

the scottish companion

Grant Roberson is the 10th earl of Straithern. He is been haunted by the deaths of his 2 younger brothers. Everyone thinks it was some sort of disease that killed them but Grant knows it was no disease and someone murdered his brothers and He wants to take revenge on whoever did this. But he is faced by another problem, he needs to marry and have an heir because he feels even his life is in danger too and therefore its necessary to marry as soon as he can.

He asks Dr.Fenton, his family doctor, whether he can marry his daughter Arabella. Though doubtful at first he agrees to this proposal. Dr.Fenton goes home to tell his daughter where we meet Gillian Cameron, Arabella’s companion. He asks Gillian to tell Arabella about the marriage and asks her to get her things ready since they will be staying at the manor for a month or so before the marriage.

Gillian is a very simple girl who dreams to have her perfect family some day. Arabella on the other hand is not at all interested in marriage and wants to be a doctor like her father. Knowing she doesn’t have much choice she agrees and they all go to live in Rosemoor, Grants home.

Once there Arabella’s behavior clashes with Grants. They are poles apart. But since this is just a marriage of convenience neither is bothered. But what catches Grants attention is Gillian. He finds her fascinating. And Gillian too finds herself very much attracted to the Earl. Suspecting a growing attraction between Gillian and Grant Dr.Fenton, in order to stop it, keeps reminding Gillian Her past and how much she owes him and to Grant that he will be marrying his daughter soon.

Amidst all this many secrets are revealed of the Rosemoor manor , and the killer is now striking more closer than ever [on Grant]. Will Gillian and Grant be able to resist the passion between them? or will they loose the chance to be together ’cause of their pride, misunderstandings, the circumstances and the danger that surrounds them?

* what i liked about the book is how sweet the romance is. Being an avid reader of the romance genre, this is just another one that i read. but nevertheless its very interesting.
The main characters are very daring by nature, for  such a backdrop. its like one of those books you can read at a Friday nights when you got nothing else to do. In the end Its an enjoyable read.

I would give it 3.7  out of 5.
Happy Reading:)

January 31, 2009 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment


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