Saturday, 31 December 2016

Lost In Shadows - Anita Devito - Review

Lost in Shadows (Lost, #2)

Lost In Shadows 

Lost Series Book 2 

Private security entrepreneur Jeb McCormick is in over his head with his latest client. Not only is the painfully shy woman he’s meant to be protecting a total knock-out, she’s also his former Army buddy’s sister. Helping her find the reason why anyone would ransack her house is demanding enough, but keeping his hands off her is proving to be the real challenge. 

Carolina Walker wants a quiet life, thank you very much. She left intrigue and deception behind in Washington D.C., never expecting it to follow her home to Bowling Green, Kentucky. When events happen that can’t be explained away, help arrives in the form of the very attractive and muscular Jebediah McCormick. But as the tension escalates between Jeb and Carolina, so does the danger facing them...

4 Stars

Lost in Shadows in the second book in the Lost series, but can easily be read as a standalone. This is Jeb and Carolina's story. 

Jeb runs his own private security firm. When his friend calls in a favor to protect his sister he gets way more than he expected. Jeb is a tough, yet gentle alpha. 

Carolina is a journalist she's highly intelligent, but a bit reclusive. 

This is a fast paced read, told from a dual point of view. A captivating romantic suspense full of intrigue, suspense and danger. I loved the banter between the hero and heroine, it's fun, flirty and at times full of humor. Lost in Shadows is a hot, steamy, sweet and humorous read. 

The secondary characters make this a captivating and engaging story. Tom, Katie and Butch are fun and make for quite a few laugh out loud moments. 

Strong themes of family and friendship flow throughout this story line. 

Although this was my first Anita DeVito book, I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. 

Lost in Tennessee 

Lost Series Book 1 

Heartache makes for good country music. It's what country superstar Butch McCormick keeps telling himself. He’s done with women and can’t handle one more disappointment. He's taking a few months off to work on the old house on his parents' land to fix shutters, scrape paint, and figure out what he wants in life...
Then she appears out of nowhere, with red hair and a peaches-and-cream complexion...and just so damned lost.

Architect Kate Riley doesn't have the luxury of getting lost, having a damaged car, or being smitten by a sexy-talkin' cowboy with an irresistible smile. But the longer Kate stays at Elderberry Farm, the stranger things get. For one, there's the crazy chemistry between her and Butch. For another, dead bodies are starting to turn up...and Kate might be the murderer's next victim.

Anita’s rapid paced storytelling style pulls readers into a parallel universe where mystery, mayhem, murder are the order of the day. Her stories are an addictive diversion, trading the heavy, gray world of real life for a fantastically colorful world where bad is good, and cool is smoking hot.
Raised on America’s Rock Coast in Cleveland, Ohio, Anita was born while the river burned. Music, food and family shaped Anita’s life and provide much of the fodder for her stories. Her love of mysteries and puzzle solving came from her Grandpa John, who introduced Anita to her first detective hero – Nero Wolfe. Food was as central a character in Anita’s life as it was in Nero’s, where Sunday dinner at Nonna’s table was a command performance.

Anita has been writing scorching mysteries and suspense since 2006 with stories ranging on the heat index from a “nice spicy little pepper” to “pass a mop for my forehead, please.” Check out tastes of Anita’s stories and like her on Facebook. Anita is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.