I’m still working on a standard way of doing recent reads. I’ll try this one out size and see how it goes.
Release date: April, 2007
Type: Romantic Suspense
Hotness level: Hot
Former cop Dare Lancaster didn’t mean to lead a bunch of fanatical cult members straight to Lyra’s door. But now that he’s gotten her into this mess, he’s determined to get her out. The frantic heat their bodies generate whenever they’re together makes him want to save her…
Neal Barker’s grandfather was the first Prophet Jericho, and Neal now rules the Temple of Light commune unchecked. According to his visions, he and Lyra are destined to produce the new Messiah, so he will stop at nothing to make her his own. But soon Dare will discover just how far he’ll go to protect Lyra—and never let her go.
AmazonSummary: Lyra Collins has made a life for herself in a sleepy artists’ community in
Why this one?: This is another book I can’t quite remember where I purchased it. I think I got it when I went to visit Cindy – just because the sales staff were so much nicer and helpful at her store than mine so I decided to reward them. * snort* We are so good with coming up with the weirdest justifications aren’t we. I have another Cheyanne McCray book in the TBR pile but this one just got my attention, can’t really say why, so it made it to the top of my pile.
My thoughts: I liked this one. She’s a new to me author and I think I’ll be checking out the other one I have by her. I think this her first RS and I was quite impressed. Near the beginning of the book Lyra makes quite a TSTL move and while I was thinking to myself “uh, oh – warning Will Robinson, warning” at the same time I could understand where she was coming from. Lyra had been running for years and she’s bound to be pretty leery of trusting the hero right off the bat. Unlike us, she didn’t know she was in the middle of a romance book and you can just naturally trust the hero. She skated on the edges a few times after that and I wasn’t sure whether Ms. Mcray would tip her over into the TSTL ocean, but luckily she didn’t.
The villain was real creepy – almost over the top creepy, but not quite, at least for me, and I have him designated as worst or best I’m not really sure which on the annual AAR ballot (see, I’m doing it smart this year – I’m filling it in as I go along).
I see that Anne Stuart's newest book also has a creepy cult theme. It will be interesting to compare the two of them.
There are also a number of secondary characters that I can see getting stories. Even though I’m not always a fan of series books, I will probably get a few in this one, at least the first one if it’s who I think it might be.Grade: 4 out of 5