Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ARC Book review: Not Without You(book one Silver Creek series) by Dianne Venetta

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Grad student, Lisa Richardson, scours the high country in search of her beloved boreal toad. The amphibian is in danger of extinction, a fate she is determined to change. Single-minded in her focus, Lisa doesn’t realize that she’s being followed by a mysterious stranger.

Enter McIntyre Walsh. Ex-marine with a heart of gold, this man lives and breathes duty. Protection. Content with his self-exile on a mountaintop in Colorado, he inadvertently witnesses a female hiker in danger, a situation he cannot ignore yet is unable to rectify. When their paths cross, Lisa and Walsh refuse to stray from their avowed goals, and carry on—despite the other.

It isn’t until a killer ramps up his game that both are forced to relent. Battling the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains and an undeniable attraction between them, Lisa and Walsh must work together against the odds if they intend to get off the mountain alive.

I had not read a book by Dianne Venetta in a while so i was a little excited to read this one. First in a series is always fun. Lisa Richardson is in the high country looking for the Boreal toad she is studying because it's possibly in danger of becoming extinct. Although she is a capable researcher and knows her way around the mountain she doesn't realize someone is following her. Ex-marine McIntyre Walsh is spending time in the high country recovering from a little PTSD from his military days when he spots Lisa. The two clash at first until the reality of whoever is following and watching Lisa is not just a stalker but possibly a killer. That's when  McIntyre has to put his marine skills to the test to keep them both alive. I think this is Dianne Venetta first foray into romantic suspense and i expected to like it but i didn't know that i would love it. I loved the character's and the hero's unusual name. The books starts out at a good clip and slowly picks up the pace. Every page the energy and the excitement level builds as they try to outrun the killer. I started it later in the evening and wish i had started it early so i could read it in one sitting. Look forward to more books in the series.

Find out more about this book and author Dianne Venetta here www.diannevenetta.com

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