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Dark Country by Bronwyn Parry, Romantic Suspense, 2009, Grade = B-
- The second book in a romance suspense series currently only being published overseas (bugger!). Great, fabulous, wonderful heroine. Nice, complex hero, although I suspect some readers may have issues with some of the choices he made in his past. Solid suspense plot, nice realistic ending for the romantic storyline.
- Andrews may be my favorite HSR discovery of 2009. This is the third book in a series, and features a former lawyer turned bar owner heroine hiding a secret. She ends up falling for the hero, who is applying for a bartender job and...wait for it...also hiding a secret. Two Big Secrets for the price of one! I suspect some readers will have issues with the heroine's former job as a defense attorney and a plot thread is left a little loose at the end - I suspect as fodder for the next book in the series.
- A sequel to the author's debut novel, I had massive issues with the heroine, who added another dimension to the meaning of stubborn. Good storyline, good use of history, but the heroine drove me insane.
- This is the second story in a trilogy, and Lord help me I am officially addicted. The author has a very pleasing narration style (first person) that sucks me in even though all the characters are degenerate, borderline vile, human beings. But the whole thing reads like a trashy, over-the-top, Victorian soap opera, which means I'm really in the soup now.