When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive. —Grand Central Publishing; 2016
The tension drains the longer the story goes on and the clearer it becomes that Jordie Bennet should indeed be shot, or at the least be arrested. Not only for withholding information from a federal investigation, but for being an insufferable damsel in distress without a single good comeback line for any of Shaw Kinnard’s insults. In addition to having the nerve to fall for Kinnard despite him having no discernible positive qualities, other than being the male lead in a romance novel.
But don’t worry if that recap put you to sleep. Every scene is repeated at least twice from another character’s point of view, without adding a drop of new information, so you won’t miss a beat!
All of Brown’s characters do have well-defined personalities and there are a few plot twists that just barely keep this book from being thrown into the fire. ––(Low) Borrow it