Sunday, November 29, 2009

Review: The Heiress's 2-Week Affair by Marie Ferrarella

Title: The Heiress's 2-Week Affair
Series: Love in 60 Seconds
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 1, 2009
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426831536
ISBN-13: 9781426831539

"Candace is dead."

Shell-shocked detective Natalie Rothchild wasn't sure what stung more—knowing that her twin had paid dearly for flaunting their fortune at a Las Vegas hot spot—or prying information from the man who went AWOL after promising her forever.

In between lame excuses and darkly possessive glances, casino security expert Matt Schaffer revealed how the bejeweled tabloid queen sashayed down the red carpet before she died. Yet he couldn't say whether Natalie was dealing with a crime of passion or a family foe on a wild rampage.

Would the two ex-lovers partner up to solve this horrific crime—or would they give the sizzling heat of Sin City a run for its money?

My rating:

A Las Vegas homicide detective is determined to find out who killed her twin sister. Even if it means pairing up with the man who abandoned her eight years ago.

Throw in a supposedly cursed ring that disappeared from the victim's finger, the beating the victim received before she died, a vindictive stranger who wants the Rothchild family to pay for the sins committed against his father, and an old family feud between the upstanding Rotchild family and the Shaffers, reputed to deal with the underworld, and you got yourself a pretty awesome romantic suspense story set in the glitzy Sin City.

The chemistry between Matt and Natalie was obvious from the moment they set eyes on each other after eight years. It was hot, it was sizzling, vibrating with energy. A ticking-bomb just waiting to explode. I'm a fan of reunited-lovers theme and this one was right up my alley.

Combined with a heavy dose of suspense, a mysterious killer gunning for the Rothchilds, Matt's disappearing act, and Natalie's all-around dysfunctional family, and I'm a happy camper indeed.

This story was great prep-work for the other five books in this Las Vegas-based miniseries. Ms. Ferrarella laid the ground work for the crazy as heck Rothchild family, its patriarch whipped by his gold-digging wife and too preoccupied with losing the famous ring that losing his daughter, an ex-wife still pining after him, a quiet daughter, a pop-star daughter, and the "normal" daughter who solves murders for a living.
I'm looking forward to reading more about this family, but most of all I'm hoping to see more of Luke Montgomery, Matt's boss and Rothchild's rival in the hotel business.


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