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Monday, May 2, 2011

Trail of the Tudor Blue by Gwen Roman

Trail of the Tudor Blue by Gwen Roman
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (226 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 3 Books
Reviewed by Sunflower

Everyone deserves a happily ever after...

For straight-and-narrow art restorer Ardis Bellamy, a trip to the South of France to reclaim a historic blue diamond necklace should have been only mildly nervewracking. Understatement. In order to succeed, she's going to have to learn whom she can and can't trust, give the thugs who are chasing her the slip, and decide whether her growing relationship with sexy "recovery agent" James Tate is worth risking everything for -- or whether he's been double-crossing her all along.

What could possibly be so special and important about a necklace that everyone wants to get their hands on, and some would even kill for? Well, it is an old necklace, and not only that, there are rumors that the necklace carries a curse. Of course people are going to be interested.

The necklace belongs to Ardis Bellamy's family, and Ardis will do what she can to locate the missing jewelry and get it back into good hands. This won't be so easy, she comes to find out, when Ardis is taken on a wild goose chase of an adventure. She is an art restorer, and thinks the trip to find the necklace should be fairly simple. But the chase is determined to prove her wrong. And who is there to trust? It seems like everyone she meets is deceiving her somehow.

On this mission, Ardis meets James Tate. He says he's a stolen goods recovery agent. Ardis wonders if he has an agenda of his own other than helping her. He's there to speak and interpret for her, since she speaks English and not French. But Ardis still can't help but wonder if he's trustworthy.

Trail of the Tudor Blue is a mystery and adventure with only a slight amount of romance. Yes, there is a romantic plot weaved in with Ardis and James, but it's on the back burner to the adventure and mystery to the story. Readers only get the story from Ardis's point of view, as this story is written in first person. While the characters are fun and exciting, you don't learn too much about Ardis's past. There is plenty of suspense to keep the readers engaged and guessing.

If you enjoy a great mystery filled with plenty of action and adventure, you'll enjoy this thrill ride of a book.

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