Saturday, March 13, 2010

Review: Deadly Temptation by Justine Davis

Title: Deadly Temptation
Series: Redstone Incorporated
Author: Justine Davis
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: December 1, 2007
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 0373275633
ISBN-13: 9780373275632

He'd saved her life. Now it was payback time. Newbie at the famous Redstone Incorporated she might be. But Liana Kiley knew an innocent man when she saw one. Especially when he was the lawman who'd once saved her life, then captured her heart. Detective Logan Beck would do anything to keep Liana away from the corruption charges that dirtied his record and now endangered his life. But the stubborn redhead wouldn't take "Go away" for an answer. And now he didn't know which was more threatening—the hero-worship he saw in her beautiful eyes, or the primal urge to protect this woman who could never be his...

My rating:

Someone is framing detective Logan Beck and Liana Kiley, the woman whose life he saved eight years ago, will not allow it. Even if she has to ask for her new employer's help...

This book could also be called a book of "too". Because it had a bit "too" of everything. The hero was a bit too surly (his behavior was understandable, but still he went a little over the top), too snarly and too stubborn. The heroine was a tad too naive, too trusting and too mercurial (first she jumped him, then she got mad, then she didn't know what she wanted). The story was a bit too twisty and turny and the pacing too uneven for me to actually enjoy reading it.

I guess if this was the first story in the series I read I'd say it was a good solid story, but unfortunately not up to par with other books...Because there was just "too" everything. There's no other explanation I can give.


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