Contemporary Romance Review: Sweet Revenge by Nina Bruhns (Outstanding)

Posted February 10th, 2012 by in 2012 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses / 7 comments

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From Goodreads: He was looking for a killer. What he found was a woman who turned his lonely world upside down-and touched him as no other woman had ever done.

Auri ‘Creole’ Levalois is a man on a mission. Determined to put his foster-brother’s killer behind bars, he has taken a leave of absence from New Orleans PD to hunt the man down. Following his last, desperate lead, Creole sets up a surveillance on the girlfriend of one of the bad guy’s minions. Muse Summerville’s thin file says the sultry blonde is hot as the Louisiana summer, and has a penchant for men-the more dangerous the better. But to Creole’s cop instincts, something about her doesn’t quite add up.

Grace Summerville’s identical twin sister has vanished without a trace. Grace has left her cozy Charleston home and high school counselor job, and rushed to New Orleans’ notorious French Quarter, where she has installed herself in Muse’s apartment. This disappearing act is typical for Muse, who is far too much like their good-for-nothing, drifter father for Grace’s comfort. But this time Grace is really worried.

Especially when she discovers a dark, mysterious Cajun man watching her from the neighboring balcony-watching her with the feral interest of a predator. Is he somehow involved in Muse’s disappearance? Or is he after something much more dangerous to a good girl like Grace…?

Read for Free Read Friday
Challenges: Read for Fun, Why Buy the Cow
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00

First Thought when Finished: It has been to long since I have been to NOLA!

What I Loved: Nina Bruhns did a fantastic job of getting you into that Louisiana mood through the setting, dialogue, and fantastic characters. I was pretty much sucked into the richness of the area and it was perfect for a romantic suspense novel. I loved Nina’s usage of Cajun sayings and just about died at Creole’s name: Auri!

What I Liked: The romance between Creole and Grace was a nice balance of sweet and spicy. You really cared about them getting together and wanted Grace to heal the hurt from Creole’s past. The suspense story was a fantastic way to bring these two together! Plus, kudos for not dragging out the “mistaken” twin plot. I really enjoyed that they were getting to know each other for who they really were!

Things that made me go hmmm: Nothing really but I started reading the epilogue and decided to wait until I read book 3 since it talks about Muse and Remi!

Final Thought: This was a fantastic read that I am glad I picked up. It was also another free read that lead me to buy more in the series so it did it’s job LOL

Author:
Nina Bruhns

Books in Series:
Catch Me If You Can (Silhouette Intimate Moments, #990)Sweet Revenge (Silhouette Intimate Moments #1163)Sweet Suspicion (Silhouette Intimate Moments #1277)

 

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7 Responses to “Contemporary Romance Review: Sweet Revenge by Nina Bruhns (Outstanding)”

  1. Book Savvy Babe

    I guess I'm gonna have to run over to amazon and see if it's still free ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sounds like a good romantic suspense, and yes, those free reads are a great way to find new authors. Plus, I love books set in Louisiana. Nice review- Book Savvy Babe

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    Okay, I'm blaming my sinuses. I glanced at the title and the author's last name and I SWORE I saw Sweet Buns as the title. I think I need sleep. LOLI love that it's in NOLA and the names sound authentic. Oh I think I'd get it for the background alone. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Missie, The Unread R

    One of my favorite places to visit is NOLA! Seriously. I love it there. And if I were to ever move away from TX, *not likely* I'd move there. LOLIf this book easily puts you in the setting, then I consider it a must read.

  4. Tina~

    Im with Ashley- hot tattooed men distract me….:DBut what really distracted me was coming to your page and seeing you new profile pic- you make for a scary zombie…..(lol)

  5. Bookish Brunette

    Oooh! I'm loving the hot tattooed guy on the front dude!!! Was there something else I should have noticed? Were we talking about something?

  6. Christi Snow

    Yay, I am glad you liked it. I picked it up the other day when you mentioned it (I can do that with free reads.) hehe! smiles!

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