Published April 11th 2014
Just One Look
Sometimes that's all it takes…
FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, still recovering from a life-threatening wound after a disastrous shootout, doesn’t have time to be serious about any woman. But Mia Alvarez, with her down-to-earth warmth, leaves him blind-sided.
A painful experience crushed Mia’s belief in love. The last thing she needs is an entanglement with Drew, whose sister is marrying her brother. And certainly not when she’s keeping a major secret. Despite her misgivings, forced proximity and overwhelming attraction lead to passion.
When Mia's secret shows up in the form of a stalker, Drew’s determined to protect her. Can he overcome his fear of failing again when emotions get in the way? And while Mia trusts Drew with her safety, can she trust in love when it happens with just one look?
I don't know what it is, but for some reason, when the weather gets warmer, I get into the mood for a good romantic suspense. I am probably more finicky with this sub-genre, than any other. I very, very, very rarely try out new authors, because it just seems this is the area where heroines can be really, really awesome or Carol Brady sans Alice. HELPLESS! Ugh! But, guess what?? I took a chance and it paid off tremendously!! Yay!!
I loved this tee-tiny little book! Drew is wounded and suffering from his inability to return to the field and maybe just a little anxiety about his inability to perform *ahem* since his shooting. (too, too, cute) So, I'm thinking "uh, oh! Macho, injured fed". This undoubtedly means he's closed off and afraid to feel because of the danger, blah, blah, blah..... You know! And you've read it a buh-zillion times. But, guess what?? That's not what happened!! Yay!!
In Just One Look, we have instant attraction, revived sex drive, crazy stalker, a sensible, level headed but not boring or ball busting heroine, and all kinds of action, fun, emotion and crazy family interference. I mean this all takes place at a wedding. And SEX!! Let's not forget the best part. It was just the right condiment for this lovely romantic buffet. Think a zesty vinagrette, spicy but not so powerful as to overwhelm.
This book takes no time at all to read. *sadly* I could have happily went for another couple of hundred pages. But, that does make it perfect for a quick poolside read or just lazing about for a weekend afternoon. You really, really need to check out Virginia Kelly's Just One Look. You should also expect to see more of her on this blog. I need to check out Mia's brother's. Yummo! Job extremely well done, brava.
Virginia's first story involved a mouse that hitched a ride with Paul Revere. She was eleven. A bit later and bit more organized, dreams of romance (with a happily ever after), adventure, and danger came together to produce To the Limit, her RWA Golden Heart nominated novel. She writes about dangerous heroes (sexy, gorgeous ones, of course!) and the adventurous women willing to take a chance on them. An academic librarian, Virginia is a native of Peru and lives in Florida with her family.