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Blurred Lines, Jennifer K Brand.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
The book plunges straight in with lawyer Lori having been kidnapped, but she has no idea why? It's clear she's been sucked into some high crime problems, and they think she knows more about the man she had a one week fling with than she does...
Then we go back a year, and Lori and her friend Marcey are part of the team that have just been involved in getting a high profile client cleared of any crimes, and as a thankyou he's paid for them to have a week in a 5 star hotel in Spain. Macey tells Lori its time to foregt the 80 hour working week, and to get her vagina dusted off and in use...and right on cue she's asked to stay and have a drink with a sinfully sexy man. It turns out he's the hotel manager, and they spend most of the week making love..then she has to leave. She tried to suggest they keep in touch, feeling it was more than a fling to both of them, but Davide turns cold. “Don't make this more than it is Lori” he warns. Harsh, but its a side of him we'll see much more of.
A year on and she's trying to find him at the hotel, unable to let go of what they had. No one knows him though, and then suddenly she's caught. Trapped and wakes tied up in a cold, mouldy, dank, windowless room. It's clear she's in real danger, but what on earth has she done – and how can she get out of it?
Well, that sets the tone of the book, moments of sweet love, interspersed with lots of danger, puzzles to work out, double dealing, drugs and sex trafficking, and the usual immoral, underbelly criminals that frequent this world, who will turn instantly if the price is right. No-one can be trusted. When she finds Davide is part of it too she's heartbroken and yet....sometimes he's the tender, sweet, loving man she knows, others he seems happy to discuss how best to get rid of her with the gang leader, even if it means death. She's terrified, can she escape? Is she going to get raped, trafficked, killed? It doesn't seem like Davide is the man she thought he was, and she's got herself in a real mess.
It's a novel full of drama, crime and all the death that brings, people who are not what they seem, help from unexpected sources, and so much emotion and action. Poor Lori – all she wanted to do was see if her holiday romance could be more, and look whats happened to her. Whatever the result her life is changed for good.
I enjoyed this read, enjoyed the way I tried ( unsucessfully ) to work out just how Davide was involved, who he really was, what was gong to happen. Like lots of NA romances the reader needs to suspend realities and accept whats happened as real, not get bogged down in whether events could happen that way – just enjoy the ride, after all its Fiction!
Stars: great fun, four stars.
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