Publication Date: May 2009
One Word Review: Entertaining
Author Website: www.tristipinkston.com
First Line: “Shannon Tanner felt as though she’d stepped into a Fortune 500 magazine as she wandered into Mark’s office.”
Kathy’s Review: I really enjoyed this book; it starts off pretty exciting and maintains that same pace throughout the novel. Right at the start Shannon is kidnapped by her boyfriend Mark (who up until this point was her Prince Charming), although the kidnapping was a little lackluster, it still sucks you into the story and you have to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next. I wouldn’t necessarily change Mark’s character, but when he was in the picture, he just never came across as the devious, underhanded, evil character that he was supposed to be and some of their scenes together were a little anticlimactic. I did like Shannon and Rick though, I enjoyed the storyline and thought they had good chemistry together. I liked Shannon’s character; she was smart and knew how to take care of herself.
For me, there really wasn’t that much mystery going on. I pretty much had the whole thing figured out from the get go, but that didn’t take away from my enjoying the story. Oh, and I have to mention that Brent (a small side character) came across as a total stalker to me. Maybe since I just finished my senior thesis, which was all about stalkers, but I just didn’t like Brent at all and was really worried for Tate (Shannon’s best friend). Anyway, I also just wanted to add that I loved that the story took place in my home town of Salt Lake City. It was fun being able to actually picture all the places that were mentioned in the book. Anyway, it was a fun, entertaining read and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light mystery/adventure, with a touch of romance.
My friend Chantele has a fun interview with Tristi Pinkston on her blog.