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Books written by
Carolyn Rosewood

2 Ratings
Avg - 4.00
Lovers and Saints (MF) by Camile Carson (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.99
Categories: Contemporary , Romantic Suspense

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

I love reading and writing romantic suspense. This story started out slow for me, but once the author got to the suspense part, the writing tightened up. It's in writing suspense that this author's skills really shine. The suspense thread of this book is creepy and chilling, and as the story progresses the tension doesn't let up. There are a lot of characters, and at times the POV jumps quickly from one to the next, but all of the characters play a necessary part in solving the crime. I do love that we get to solve the crime along with the heroine as the book progresses. As to the romance, I was a bit confused at first, because it read more like a love triangle between Samantha, Carl and Andre rather than a budding romance between Sam and Andre. I also felt like I was being told there was sexual tension between Sam and Andre, rather than shown it. I would have loved a chance to get to know Andre on my own as a reader. In many of the scenes Sam mentally compared what Carl would do or say with what Andre would do or say in any given situation. I would have preferred these scenes evolve more through action and dialogue, actually showing these men competing for her attention, rather than being given a series of "what-if" scenarios told through Samantha's imagination. When Sam and Andre finally did get together, and when the author wrote scenes between them that were action-based rather than introspective, they were hot and well done. I would read another of her books.

Reviewed by: Carolyn Rosewood (Date: 04/15/2012)
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Books written by
Erin O‘Quinn

2 Ratings
Avg - 4.00
Lovers and Saints (MF) by Camile Carson (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.99
Categories: Contemporary , Romantic Suspense

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Start with four very dead young girls, none of them Catholic, all bearing parts of a rosary. Add a sinister dark-clad man with a revolver, a priest with more than one secret, a former cop who has conveniently left no trace of himself, and a sick, cunning serpentine brain behind all of it. Stir in a sizzling, erotic attraction between ace reporter Samantha Copperton and hardened cop Andre Rodriguez. Try not to cringe at the masturbatory yearnings of another man who desires Sam in and out of his dreams, and a raven who always seems to watch over the grisly proceedings with “wings of doom.” What do you have? A cocktail for brutal, serial killings and lust that is too potent to control. You have the hugely entertaining LOVERS AND SAINTS. I will not give away the plot any more than I have. But I warn you, readers--this book moves with blood-pounding tension from start to finish. You will be stirred by the sensuous love scenes. But even more, your blood will hammer to the pulse of the ominous Gregorian chant that the killer slips into Sam’s CD as he draws ever and ever closer to his final prey.

Reviewed by: Erin O‘Quinn (Date: 04/13/2012)
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