Shiver by Suzanne Wright ~Amy’s Review

WHY I READ IT

Suzanne announced she had written something new and different so I knew I needed to check it out.

WHAT I RATED IT

 

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

Kensey Lyons has never had ‘normal’. Instead, she has a mother who lives in her head, a stepfather who’s on death row, and the stigma that comes with being the child of an extramarital affair. Writing has always been her escape. Knowing the reception her books receive will be tainted by her personal life, Kensey secretly writes under a penname when she’s not working part-time at her godmother’s bar. Her world might not be exciting, but she likes it exactly as it is.
When she meets alarmingly compelling businessman Blake Mercier, the snap of attraction is instant. She doesn’t like it. Doesn’t want to be drawn to this man who is blatantly dangerous, carries dark secrets, and lives life by his own rules. Neither of them make a great first impression on the other, so she’s more than surprised when he begins to pursue her with a single-minded focus that is unsettling, thrilling, and infuriating. Her gut tells her to keep her distance, but Blake won’t let her run. Won’t give her space.
There’s another person who won’t give her space. Someone who has discovered the secret of her penname and who seems intent on taunting her. And as Kensey struggles to identify her persecutor, Blake is by her side, determined to keep her safe … because Blake Mercier always holds tight to what’s his. Always.

AMY’S REVIEW

There has always been a level of suspense with Suzanne Wrights writing but, she took it to a new level with this book.  The question of ‘who done it’ was prevalent in this book from almost the beginning.  She wove the tale so well that I had no clue who was actually causing all the problems for our heroine until they revealed themselves and when they did I was blown away.  So many books are so predictable that you have the storyline figured out a few chapters in-this was not one of those books.  I was guessing until the end.  Add into that, that she did a spectacular job of causing you to doubt characters who you thought could never do these things and you have a recipe for an amazing book.

Now the beginning of this book did run a little slow for me though it did pick up fairly quickly and made it almost impossible to put this one down.  I needed to know what would happen next and if my suspicions were true.  They never were.

Kensey was your typical Suzanne character.  Tough as nails but, had a soft spot for those she truly cared about.  Blake was a well thought out and intriguing character.  I never fully had a grasp on who he was or what he was thinking.  He was mysterious and had me hooked from start to finish.  Add to that mix some crazy and all around good time friends (who’s story I hope we get) this book nailed it with it’s character development.

If you are a fan of romance with a dash of humor and a whole lot of suspense then this is the book for you.  Suzanne did an amazing job with this one and I hope she continues to write books like this in the future.

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