Genie will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter at every stop and anyone who comments goes into a drawing for a $25 Amazon GC at the end of the month. Make sure that you leave a comment and an email addy. Easy peasy…
LEGACY OF TRUTH
by Genie Gabriel
Thomas O’Shea is the bad boy in a family of overachievers, haunted by what he saw as a child. When he turns to a woman known as The Wizard to help him solve the mystery of his adoptive father’s death, the killers start closing in. His childhood memories hold the key to saving his family–if they can uncover the truth buried beneath years of fear and deceit.
Thomas stared at Jenny standing in the great room in a little slip of a dress. No jeans to hide her long, sexy legs. No cane to steady her balance.
Love and desire plowed into his belly. “Wow.”
She smiled at him uncertainly. “Is that a good wow or a bad wow?”
“Definitely a good wow.” Thomas stepped forward and took her hand. “Do you want your cane?”
With a shake of her head, Jenny said, “I’m walking unaided tonight.”
Thomas raised an eyebrow, and her spirited side burst out. “You don’t think I can do it?”
He grinned. “I think you can do anything you set your mind to.”
Her gaze narrowed on him, as if assessing whether he was teasing or not. “I may need an occasional hand from my escort.”
Thomas tucked her hand in the crook of his arm. “Any time.”
When they arrived at Waring House, a look of dismay crossed Jenny’s face when she stared at the broad, curving staircase. The one she would have to climb to reach the ballroom on the third floor.
“There’s an elevator,” Thomas whispered.
“I’m walking tonight.” A slight tremble vibrated in her words.
“Save your energy for dancing.” Thomas swept Jenny into his arms and carried her up the stairs.
A squeak of protest slid out of her throat before she quieted. Not the first time he had carried her slight frame, but the first time since he realized she was The One.
I will admit that I’m just now getting into this series but I will be going back and gobbling up the other books in the series. I love a good mystery mixed with suspense. Now, I will also say that this book isn’t romance heavy. It has romantic elements in it but don’t expect that there will be a hot and heavy romance woven in.
Let me explain…the hero, Thomas is adopted but seeks out The Wizard aka Jenny (heroine) for help in figuring out his father’s death. Most of the romance is at the beginning of the book before the real mystery/suspense happens. Trust me on this, I appreciate that the author spent time building their relationship first. It added to the sweetness and protectiveness of Thomas towards Jenny in the end. Plus, once the mystery/suspense starts to unfold, the pacing is extremely quick and there is no room for the romance.
The mystery/suspense element in the book is fantastic. It was a little hard to keep up in the beginning but I quickly caught on. Most of this was due to the fact that I hadn’t read the other books and got to the know the characters but I was quickly introduced to them and it all made perfect sense. Yes, I can be dense sometimes. 🙂
This book deals with more deceit, cover ups, and OMG, the whole plot centers around something so cruel that I couldn’t wait for the bad guys to be brought to justice. Think of something that is so prevalent in our society today (baby rings) and you have the basis for the mystery surrounding this entire family. Great job from Ms. Gabriel blending everyone’s story into the climax of the book. I cheered for everyone and held my breath.
If you are looking for a great mystery/suspense with romantic elements, definitely pick this one up. It will keep you on the edge of seat trying to figure out how it will all play out in the end.
For years I’ve been fascinated by the puzzle of why some people collapse under life’s traumas and others emerge triumphantly stronger. These triumphs of the human spirit over the ugliest of adversities became the basis for my stories. Yet my dramatic stories have always contained touches of humor, and sometimes I have great fun writing romantic comedy novellas. However, in all my stories, my passion for writing romance is an outlet for the powerful messages that people can overcome great difficulties, and true love can turn life’s heartaches into happily ever after.
My Web site: www.GenieGabriel.com
My LEGACY blog: http://oshealegacyseries.blogspot.com/