Saturday, 7 May 2011

No Place to Run: Reviewed

By Maya Banks

The last person Sam Kelly expected to pull wounded from the lake was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She's spent the last months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her life and that of her unborn child—Sam's child. Now she's resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he's the one in danger.

Now he's her last chance.

Sam has too many questions to let her slip away again—like why she disappeared in the first place. This time he vows not to be seduced. But one look in her eyes, and the passion burns again, and Sam knows he’ll do anything to keep her and his child safe. However, Sophie’s dark past is more dangerous than he imagines, and the only way for either to survive it is to outrun it.

Don't you just love a book with secrets? Well this series by Maya Banks is a well kept secret that I am about to blow the whistle on because I LOVED it! I did, I truly did. I know it is fairly new and I ordered the first 2 together to see what they were like but the minute I finished this one I went online and ordered the next, if that is not recommendation enough, I don't know what is. So why did I like them? They are different from each other even though the premise is the same, military (or ex military) brother has to save love from dire straits *hums money for nothing riff.... heheh.... dire straits get it...* OK moving on.. but the books are very different.

Sam is the eldest of the Kelly brothers and takes his roll very seriously, however whilst on a job he meets Sophie and everything goes out of the window and into the bed, after a rather steamy session in the shower he leaves and well leaves Sophie will a part of himself. However Sophie has her own secrets, huge great ones which put her in danger, she resists as long as she can but eventually she is forced to hunt Sam out. Sophie is great, she is strong and relentless and very feminine, she is simply pushed beyond tolerance and lets face it I don't think anything in this world is fiercer than a mother defending her children.

The relationship between Sam and Sophie starts very hot and heavy and then, well trust issues surface and the majority of the book is them trying to resolve their problems, build a relationship, stay alive and keep the family alive. Like with the previous book things are not always what they seem and there is a twist in the tale. It is a really good story which is fast paced and keeps you wanting to turn the page and if it can engage me through many painkillers and cramps it can do almost anything!

If you like strong characters, military men and a mystery with your romance then this book is for you, a great summer read I give No Place to Run 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5 and I can't wait for Garret's book!


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