Edge of Sight

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Edge of Sight

A Guardian Angelinos Novel, #1

Sneaking down to the wine vault at an expensive restaurant to get a bottle of wine when everyone else was too busy, seemed like a really good idea at the time, but that noble decision soon changes waitress Samantha Fairchild’s life, and not necessarily for the better. Hearing strange voices and other mysterious sounds behind the wine cases, she’s surprised to see her customer, Journalist Joshua Evans, before he’s fatally shot. Samantha has no idea how he ended up in the basement and what he and the stranger were discussing, but unfortunately for her, that little peek has been caught on camera, and now the murderer is after her.

After telling the police that her life is definitely in danger, the police don’t necessarily jump on the bandwagon having some issues with Samantha from the past, and that’s touched on briefly. Gathering her courage, Samantha knows she has no choice but to visit her used to be best friend Vivi, who happens to be a journalist. Admittedly, things are at first are a little awkward. Samantha and she haven’t spoken ever since the embarrassment of admitting her love to Vivi’s brother Zach, with him never responding and simply leaving. But now the former Army Ranger is back, out of the service and recuperating with a missing eye at his sister’s house. Despite the discomfort of the situation, Zach knows he has to protect Samantha, and then he has to make a decision about whether to keep her in his life. Easier said than done.

Plenty of other interesting characters throughout the story make this tale deliciously intriguing and include Taylor Sly as the head of a modeling agency, and the rest of Vivi and Zach’s family to round out the cast. In fact, readers will find St. Claire’s characterization skills to be quite admirable, developing multi-dimensional people that work well with the storyline.

A fan of the Bulletcatchers series since her very first novel, Roxanne St. Claire opts for a different storyline this time and it works wonderfully. Mystery, deep emotion, a tortured hero and a woman with purpose, EDGE OF SIGHT delivers great romantic suspense. In fact, Roxanne St. Claire's writing goes a little deeper this time, making for exciting reading. Coming to terms with a war injury is traumatic in itself and this author writes it well. It’s clear to see the chemistry between Zach and Samantha despite the initial friction and misunderstandings from the past. I adore a tortured hero who convinces me of his sexuality and self worth, and Zach does that in spades. The first in the Guardian Angelinos books, if the rest of the series is a good as this, I’ll have to have a bookcase made just for her to hold all of her keepers. Keep ‘em coming!

Book Blurb for Edge of Sight

The killer she can't escape . . .
The heartbreak she can't forget . . .
The one man who can stop them both.

When Samantha Fairchild witnesses a murder in the wine cellar of the restaurant where she works, the Harvard-bound law student becomes the next target of a professional assassin. Desperate for protection the authorities won't provide, Sam seeks help from Vivi Angelino, an investigative reporter who recruits her brother, Zach, to protect Samantha. A Special Forces vet with the scars to prove he's equally fearless and flawed, Zach takes the job, despite the fact that he and Sam once shared a lusty interlude that ended when he left for war and disappeared from her life. Now, as they crack a conspiracy that leads to Boston's darkest corners, Sam and Zach must face their fears, desires, and doubts, before a hired killer gets a second shot...


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2010 5.00