OK what I am about to say here is highly unusual for me it's extremely rare that I ever even pick up a straight contemporary novel without there being a paranormal twist to it. I just as a rule do not like contemporary novels at all I mean I live in these times and when I read I want to escape the world I live in and go somewhere fresh and new. However, I had read and thoroughly loved Pamela Clare's historical books so when I learned that she did a contemporary series I bit the bullet and decided I would give them a shot as well. And man am I glad that I did! I LOVED this novel could not put it down I lost so much sleep for several nights there because I literally couldn't put the book down. This one was a thrill ride from start to finish. Believable and wonderful characters that I would love to have friends like in my own life, (accept for her boss what a JERK) and romance and sex that would make any girl drool in envy. Pamela Clare is without a doubt in my mind one of the best author's I have ever had the pleasure to read. I have yet to get a book of hers that I didn't love and put on my keeper shelf.
Kara McMillan is an ace investigative reporter for the Denver Independent, and known for going the extra mile to nail the stories and the criminals she reports on. And although she is lonely Kara has shied away from men after the father of her child abandoned them both after she found out she was pregnant four years earlier. But things start to heat up when she bumps into handsome (and more sexy than anyone has a right to be) Senator Reese Sheridan while out with friends at a local restaurant. After having too much to drink, she makes quite the impression on Reese when the tequila gives him a glimpse at the sexy passionate woman that hides under the steely fa‡ade of the levelheaded reporter he knows that he just has to learn more about this fascinating and beautiful woman. From the moment they touch mutual desire and passion erupt and Kara is quickly faced with the terrifying question is she willing to take a chance and let her guard down enough to fall in love with the smart, sweet, and just all around great guy that is Reese Sheridan. (If all men were like Reese ohhhhhhh what a happy world we women would live in! A man that actually cooks for his lady, refuses to let her lift a finger, then massages her feet, and ravishes her on the couch. *Dreamy sigh sign me up for that please!*)
But all is not sweetness and light and Kara's life is forever changed when an anonymous informant contacts her about a nearby industrial plant that is committing horrible environmental violations that are putting countless lives in danger. When she begins to investigate company things quickly turn ugly and she soon finds herself and her young son in mortal danger from people who will stop at nothing to silence Kara and the story forever. Can Reese protect Kara and her son from the madmen who are out to get her. Or will her big story be the very thing that could spell the end of her?
Exciting, Sexy, action packed, and so funny that I found myself literally laughing out loud several times, you do not want to miss this one! And it gets even better. this is only the first book in this series. Hard Evidence is the second and is also available now I just got my copy and am going to dive into it ASAP! And the third book Unlawful Contact is set to hit the shelves April 1, 2008!
Sparks fly when a hardboiled reporter meets a handsome senator. But a political scandal -- and attempts on her life -- could drive them apart. Or maybe adversity could draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy sexual embraces.