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Monday, November 16, 2009

Black Ice by Lexie Davis

Black Ice by Lexie Davis
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short (127 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Azalea

At night on an icy road, Sophie Steven's dead body is found inside her fiancé's car. On the outside it appears to be a simple accident, but as Detective Blake Warren starts to investigate, she discovers there's more to the story.

Detective Ryder James is determined to find Sophie's killer and put him behind bars. No one will stand in his way, not even his new partner, Blake. He's worked for years without a partner and he doesn't need one now, even if she is sexy and intelligent.

Blake is a complete mystery, and she's the last thing Ryder thinks he needs, until a killer threatens to take her away. Can they work together to stop the killer before Blake becomes the next victim and Ryder loses the woman he loves?

Sophie, a beautiful young woman has a fight with her fiancĂ© and ends up dead in a car accident … or is it an accident? Was her death planned? Or was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? Was she the intended victim?

This is a love story laced with murder and intrigue and more twists and turns than an English garden maze. But the heroine is not the accident victim. The story mainly revolves around Blake, a young, pretty police detective and her partner, Ryder, whom she finds arrogant, and whom she will ultimately depend upon to save her life.

There are several suspects in the death of Sophie, from her wealthy father to hotel valets. Even Blake’s long ago boyfriend fits into the scenario. The story starts out strong and continues that way as we follow Blake and Ryder as they try to solve the puzzle. We intuit from the beginning that Blake and Ryder will turn their dislike of each other into a mutual attraction, but don’t expect it to happen quickly. The story has an innocence and sweetness to it that takes time to build. But the characters both have a sarcastic edge. Ryder wonders if Blake is a virgin and that’s an unusual premise for a story written in the 21st century. I got caught up in the question myself.

If you like a story that will keep you guessing then this one is for you. It combines murder, romance, mayhem and intrigue all rolled into one neat little satisfying package. I definitely recommend it.