Tuesday, December 25, 2012
LUSCIOUS AND LETHAL BY Mary Raimes Curtis catches Ladybug Lin's Eye.
LUSCIOUS AND LETHAL...don't you just
LOVE a title that makes you smack your lips in anticipation while also making you wonder just how much of the "luscious" part is going to end up attached to your hips when you're done?
Okay...time to get serious.
There are books you choose to read that had you known the subplots you might have passed over...but in the case of this book, for me, that would have been a
This is a story about a model, I and most "real" women around the world can get behind and cheer on...a PLUS-sized model with genuine curves...not rib cages sticking out with such stark definition one could play on them like a
Dani has lost just about everything to her rat-bastard ex-husband...a wannabe, but can't ever-be male model with a vicious streak wider than the failure streak tattooing the full length of his arrogant, lazy, over-rated ego.
Vulnerable due to the recent death of her beloved father, Mr. "I'm Too Sexy For Your World" jumps in, cons her with his "fake" compassion and solicitude, but the minute the ink on the marriage license dries, his inner
Mr. Hyde leaps to the surface.
With the divorce behind her, and only her one property, far from the glitz and glamor of
society's red carpet, left after HE lied through his evil teeth getting just about everything she'd worked her life to acquire...Dani is determined to rise above him and put her life back together. Unfortunately danger doesn't seem to be done with her...yet...BUT is the danger from her still demanding and sadistic ex...(the man cannot allow her to have ANYTHING)...or something else?
This is my second journey into the creative world of Mary Raimes Curtis. Her first book TAMING THE HAWK is a roller coaster ride through the Victorian Times when intrigue can be as close as the devil hiding behind the mask of friendship.
I wasn't sure how an author who'd excelled with historical intrigue would fair with a more modern suspense-filled story.
I needn't have given it a second thought.
LUSCIOUS AND LETHAL is a suspennse story at its best. It's a romance story at its most realistic and it will touch anyone who has had to climb over, around or under life's road pits along the way.
Top notch storytelling gets
FIVE GOLD STARS and deservedly so.
Well Done Mary..keep 'em coming.