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Lisa’s aching back muscles were so tight from hunching over her computer ten to twelve hours a day every day for the past weeks. She needed a massage. Better yet, she needed a vacation.
She rolled over onto her back and stared above at the open-beamed ceiling of her log cabin in the
The setting sun cast shadows across the room as she gazed out the two-story floor-to-ceiling windows on one wall. The view of the tranquil scenic mountains in its resplendent fall glory replaced some of the angst she felt about her work. She relaxed and stretched her arms above her head. Her stomach growled, reminding her she hadn’t had any lunch today.
After putting down fresh water and food for Godiva she opened the fridge, hoping to find something for dinner. She knew what she would find but she looked anyway. It was empty except for a couple of eggs, and an older-than-she-knew container of yogurt she couldn’t trust anymore.
She walked the short distance from the kitchen to the corner of the large open room to her desk, which held her state-of-the-art computer system with three screens and a laptop. She sat down to start turning everything off when the phone on her desk rang.
“Hi, is Sam Brower there?”
“This is the last number I had for him. I really need to talk to him ASAP.”
“No, I need to talk to Sam.”
“My name’s Luke and he can reach me at…” Then the phone line went dead. He had hung up.
What is it about men? They never say good-bye.
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I wrote my first story in the fourth grade in the form of a play which actually was produced by my teacher for parents and students. I continued writing and majored in English in College. I practice everyday to improve my craft.
I am a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), TARA (Tampa Area Romance Authors), PRO, CSI (Crime Scene Investigations), just to mention a few.
From the very first sentence of the book I was hooked. This is what romantic suspense is all about. Its not too techie, alpha male dominated and the heroine is very strong. The villain isn’t revealed until the very end and the subject matter is current and very relevant. We pick up the story with Lisa answering her phone thinking its an existing client but what she gets is her world completely turned upside down.
Lisa Conover is the kind of heroine that I like. She has flaws, a past that she doesn’t really want to talk about, independent, strong and a hint of sexiness. She lives a comfortable life and is for the most part happy. When she bumps into her ex-boyfriend, she’s not sure what to think except that she can not go through the pain of getting wrapped up in him and then have him leave again. What sets Lisa apart from most romantic suspense heroine’s is that she is smart. She’s an ex-cop and understands the world around her. She isn’t afraid for herself and stands on her own two feet. She’s not a smart ass and doesn’t beat around the bush when she is talking to the men that she is working for or with on the case. She’s not so much tough but she’s the type of woman that you could have a girl’s night out with and she would have your back at the time.
Sam, oh Sam. I loved him from the beginning. Sam is the anti-alpha male. He’s strong, sexy, smart for sure but he also realizes that women aren’t dumb and shouldn’t be treated like a piece of furniture. He treats Lisa as an equal in every sense of the word. They are partners in and out of the bedroom. When he and Lisa broke up, he decided that they only way to live was to go deep undercover for months at a time. Its what kept him going through those years. Being with Lisa again and working with her makes him rethink what kind of live her really wants.
The plot in the book is a common thread through out the series. I have not read the first two books in the series but I plan on it very, very soon. Ms. Confer weaves a great deal of detail about human trafficking and the inner workings of gangs but doesn’t beat you over the head with it. Her touch is spot on and she doesn’t make your head spin with unwanted filler about how the inner workings of the FBI database works. Trust me, I’ve read books like that and I got bored. (If I want to read that, I’ll re-read a Tom Clancey book and I’ve read all of his books at least twice) She weaves the plot with the romance perfectly. The plot and the romance between Sam and Lisa are intertwined together and it made me root for them that much more.
While the book is on the more sensual side, don’t expect graphic details in the bedroom. Ms. Confer uses the time that Lisa and Sam have with one another well and lets the emotions and feelings of her characters play out. Sometimes, I got frustrated with them but that just made their romance that much better.
I highly recommend Deadly Deliverance for any romantic suspense fan. You can put away your dictionary of over used romantic suspense jargon to read it. Ms. Confer knows that she has intelligent readers and it shows in her writing. She respects the reader and now this reader is hooked.