Sunday, March 18, 2007
Kiss and Tell - Cherry Adair
This was my first book by this author, it has been in my TBR pile for quite a while and to be honest I don’t remember why I got it. I had a hard time determining what kind of story it was. It could be a romantic suspense but the truth is that it lacked on the suspense part so I’ll just call it a contemporary romance.
She was looking for adventure.
Marnie Wright has seen more than her fair share of testosterone. Growing up with four overly protective brothers was one thing. Now a mountain man named Jake Dolan has invaded a peaceful day of soul-searching at her grandmother's secluded cabin. Sure, she was trespassing on his private property, but did he have to pull a gun on her? There's more to this longhaired soldier of fortune who calls himself the Tin Man, but she's not sure she wants to stick around to find out what. Then he stashes her in his secret lair-an underground techno-fantasy complete with security monitors and an arsenal-and Marnie realizes the guy is military, top secret military. He's also got the most beautiful mouth she's ever seen.
He could get her killed.
My first problem was that I don’t really like military / secret agents / navy seals / special operations books. I know they are all the rage but I really don’t get the appeal. I much prefer profilers and psycological thrillers... And then the heroine was my second problem, she sounded too naïve, always blurting out what was on her mind and salivating after the hero as soon as she set eyes on him. It just seemed too soon.
I did like the hero! He helps her when her cabin is smashed to bit by a falling tree. Although he has a lot of work to do he is always correct to her even if she talks his head off and starts coming on to him. There are 2 situations in which Marnie saves Jack’s life but really she doesn’t seem the type of being able to survive alone in a emergency.
I also liked her brothers, I thought they had potential even if the protective brothers always menacing little sisters beau’s scene is a bit dated. I have Hide and Seek in my TBR pile and I think it’s about a non military brother so maybe I’ll like that one better. This one, I’m afraid, was a C.