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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saving Emma by Cheryl Wright

Saving Emma by Cheryl Wright
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense
Length: Full (241 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Larkspur

Emma Larkin is running for her life--nowhere is safe. Stalked by her husband's killers, desperate to protect her young daughter, Emma must find what the killers are looking for before she becomes their next victim. When undercover cop Gary Bedford planned a relaxing break, he hadn’t counted on bumping into Emma. Now he can't resist the temptation to discover all her secrets....

But should Emma trust her life and heart to Gary Bedford?...And can they solve the mystery surrounding her husband’s death -- and uncover his deadly secret?

Running for your life and the life of your young daughter is hard, dangerous work and Emma Larkin knows that all too well, but running straight into the arms of a tall stranger is the hardest thing of all. Can she trust him or is he just another thing to run from?

Ms. Wright takes us right into the wild beauty of Australia with this contemporary action packed suspense filled romance who’s plot is that of a time honored traditional crime drama and yet she makes it truly her own by exposing her American readers to a culture shock when she takes us to the Australian cities, country sides and bush country. Her dialogue is that rowdy and sometimes profane speak you’d expect from seasoned cops mixed with vivid descriptions of scenery and scenes filtered with the twang of Aussie talk.

Her characters are exceptional, three dimensional, realistic and very well developed. Her hero, Gary and heroine, Emma are truly deserving of a happily ever after but to our great enjoyment the author makes them work for it, then she adds the added attraction of the young sprite, Sally who enriches the whole of the novel. Other secondary characters are equally important and add everything we need to complete the tale. The romance is sweet and sexy and we readers are left no choice but to cheer the couple on because they are so desperate in their need and obvious love for one another. The love scenes are hot and sexy, yet she leaves some room for your imagination to complete the scene.

If you like your romance on the dark side with a little danger mixed in with your happy ever after or if you need your hero and heroine to be truly deserving of each other, look no farther. Just look for something to help ease those goose bumps you’ll get from the roller coaster ride that is Saving Emma.