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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reyn's Redemption by Beth Cornelison



Reyn's Redemption by Beth Cornelison
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense
Length: Full (159 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Larkspur

To claim her love, first he must reconcile his past…and catch a killer.

When firefighter Reyn Erikson returns to the small Louisiana town that branded him a killer, he doesn’t want trouble. He plans to slip in, help his hospitalized grandmother, and slip out again as silent as smoke. Instead he runs into two unintended flashpoints: his grandmother’s plea to find the truth behind his mother’s death. And sexy redhead Olivia Crenshaw.

Olivia has found evidence that her late father, the former sheriff, suspected Reyn’s mother was murdered. The truth is still hiding somewhere in this town, and only Reyn can give his grandmother—and himself—the peace they both deserve.

Since Olivia plans to investigate with or without him, Reyn has little choice. From the start, her tenacity and inner strength earn his respect. Despite her reservations about his priorities, Olivia is irresistibly drawn to the handsome firefighter with a uniform full of medals and a past full of mysteries.

The deeper they dig into the past, the more they uncover dark secrets that threaten their sizzling attraction—and draw a killer out of hiding.

Battered by a demon of his own making Reyn faces his past, a past full of heartache and pain, a past that’s convinced him he’s unable to love. While going through her attic Olivia finds evidence that her sheriff father uncovered before his death, evidence that will bring her and Reyn together to fight an all too real demon from both of their pasts. But small towns have long memories, loose lips and short tempers. Will they be able to unravel the secrets to the truth. Will they succumb to the sizzling attraction between them, but most of all will they survive?

Beth Cornelison wows her readers with her titillating story line/plot with this tense, edge of your seat, page turning thriller. She is a wonderful storyteller as is evident in her edgy, descriptive, flowing dialogue. She intimates us with her exceptional characters, characters who jump from the pages screaming “Read Me”. Her tortured hero, Reyn will make all romance readers swoon wanting to tear down the self imposing walls he’s built. And her heroine Olivia is the peaches and cream of every girl next door mixed with an alluring seductress.

Her cast of small town supporting characters are all interesting in their own way and all vital to the story. Her romance is full of pit falls and obstacles for her hero and heroine to either overcome or fall into and we’re one minute certain of love and the next certain it won’t work, but you’re always finding yourself cheering them on. Her love scenes while hot and full of spicy details are sensual, sweet and meaningful.

Ms. Cornelison brings us a wonderful contemporary romance full of suspense, full of romance and full of mysteries to be solved. Be ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions while you enjoy this wonderful novel.

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