BTS BOOK REVIEWS March/April 2014

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reviews paranormal | suspense

Shielding Her Heart

Chance Collision

After a brutal beating nearly killed her, Sheila Williams’ emotional recovery is at risk when she feels someone is watching her. The woman Rick Smyth desires shut him out of her life after being attacked in her home. But when Sheila feels threatened by a stalker, she turns to him for protection. This time, not only does he vow to keep her safe, he’s determined to win her heart as well.

Detective Pete Crane catches a news hooting case and considers it business-as-usual. When the lead witness is the Chief of Police’s fiery assistant, he never anticipated she’d challenge him— personally and professionally. Nikki Harper has been attracted to Pete since they met two years ago. Witnessing a brutal shooting throws her into a stigma that’s always been her greatest fear: victim. Can Pete protect her and solve the case, while fighting intense heat with Nikki?

Cheryl Yeko Suspense Heat Rating: 4

Review: It was another great story. It had tormented villains, a strong minded heroine, sexy hero and caring neighbors who look out for one another when tragedy or crime strikes. Sheila is living by herself and coping as best she could while dealing with the after effects of a vicious attack. Then she has to deal with not one, but two stalkers and that’s were detective Rick Smythe comes in. Her neighbors Pete and his wife keep an eye out for anything suspicious and so do a few other neighbors. The first stalker was someone she knew as a really nice guy, but apparently he had a screw or two loose when he went off his meds. She wasn’t sure who the 2nd stalker was though Rick knew about them and he tried to stop them. Al lot of non-stop action, great suspense and characters you really liked whether they were supporting or not and 2 sets of villains you really weren’t sure of, but they definitely got what they deserved. A must read if you’re a Cheryl Yeko Fan. | Reviewer: Cassandra Graham |

C.A. Szarek Romantic Suspense Heat Rating: 3

Review: Detective Pete Crane’s attraction to Nikki Harper might be toe curling, but he is over ten years her senior, she is practically the Chief’s own daughter, and totally off limits. Now a witness to a murder, Nikki is under Pete’s protection until he can solve the case. I bought into the sudden love which blossomed between colleagues in the middle of a shooting and was sucked into a fast-paced, intense story. Even though the pages are once again filled with wonderful authentic police banter, dead bodies and yellow crime tape, think of this as not really romantic suspense but a romance story involving a cop who happens to be solving a case. The investigation is there and clearer, simpler than the first book but just as before the true hero of this book is the love story, not any crime fiction. A definite improvement in writing from the previous book, this is a standalone yet with a nice continuation of the same strong, confident loveable characters. In short, this is a great example of the way I love reading books in a series. Steamy, heartwarming, real, and exciting in all the right ways and places, I am glad to have had my own chance collision with this book and look forward to reading any other book by the same author. Due to explicit sexual content (also includes oral sex) I recommend this for adults only. | Reviewer: Michele Biring-Pani | March/April 2014 | 73