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Friday, September 18, 2009

The Stranger Behind the Kiss by Tess Thieler

The Stranger Behind the Kiss by Tess Thieler
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Length: Short (25 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Alone and having just moved to a new small town, Arden Majors treats herself to a wonderfully romantic movie that leaves her primed to be kissed. Little did she know that the ruggedly handsome man racing down the dimly lit alley towards her would fulfill that need. By allowing this stranger to impulsively kiss her, Arden inadvertently rescues him from a dangerous position. The tables suddenly turned on Detective Jake Summers’ surveillance job and now two drug dealers want him and the video that would put them behind bars. With fate forcing them to work together, can these two passionate strangers stay focused on the situation, and not on each other, long enough to ensure their safety…and their future?

Creating pace and suspense in twenty five pages may seem a tall order, but Tess Thieler makes it look easy.

Her fluent writing style introduces day-dreamer Arden to the reader and then spices up the tempo by introducing a dark passageway in the next moment. Think of what could happen to a dreamer in a dark passage and you’d be…. Well you’ll be surprised where Tess takes this story.

Arden morphs from a dreamer to a logical heroine who’s there for the hero when he most needs her.

When Jake Summers takes on a new case of following a potentially unfaithful spouse, he doesn’t expect to find himself in a life-threatening situation with no-one but a stranger to save his life.

A life-saving kiss, in a dark alley, turns Arden’s world upside down and she’s face with choices that will impact on her own life and that of the man who kissed her to the edge of heaven and back.

Tess Thieler smoothly transports her readers to each vivid scene and makes it easy for them to connect with her heroine and hero. This is a book well worth reading.