AKA Lisa (lisagrace) wrote in romance_review,
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Hot Target-Suzanne Brockmann

I bought this book while I was on vacation. I read her previous one Flashpoint. And I was really impressed with that. Although I was kind of confused as to how the two main characters fell in love. There was so much drama/action in the book that it downplayed the love story. In Hot Target there is a lot going on as well, but the love story is very much there. This was a great story overall. It didn't just focus on the two central characters. There were more side characters. You got to see their stories as well, and it totally got me interested in what was going to happen further down the line with them, Specifically Jules and Robin. It had me at hello! From the very beginning I was COMPLETELY drawn to this story. There is a dedication to her son at the beginning that is like three pages long. Usually I skip over dedications, and stuff like that. Just give it a quick skim. But also, usually dedications are like 1/8th of a page. This one was all to one person, and it told a story. It was to her son, who is gay, and I guess she kind of has a character in the story that represents him, Jules. Jules has been in a few of her stories. I've been a fan of hers for a while, but not long enough to understand the workings of the ongoing characters in her story. Jules is an ongoing character. He comes in and out of her stories. I really just started reading her in the last year, year and a half. Anyways. Jules is a central character in this story. This story is as much about him as it is about the two main characters. The book is nowhere near me, so I can't tell you their names at the moment. Obviously Jules and Robin really stuck with me. I have found myself wondering what happens with them. I read the book weeks ago, and I still think about these characters as if they are friends of mine, people that I know intimately. She did an excellent job. The man and the woman, the leads (Forgive me, this is horrible I know. I let my mom borrow the book and I'm horrible with names.) The woman is a movie producer, the man is a Navy SEAL.(There is just something about Navy SEALs that turns me on. I think that it's all Ms. Brockman's fault too! Her series!) Well he has to take a Hiatus from being a SEAL. While on Hiatus he is working as a bodyguard for a movie producer who is received death threats over a movie she is making. They fall in love. There are also many other secondary central characters in this book that have a say in the way the story flows. If you buy one book so far this year it should be this book. The storyline is great! As I said, I bought while I was on vacation in Orlando. The last day of my vacation I hardly did anything because I had started this book and I wasn't going to put it down until I knew what happened. At times it was so suspensful that I had to put it down or my head was going to explode. At least that is how it felt at the time. I was flying Southwest, so it may have been partially hunger, but it was mostly the action(s) in the book. Buy this book!
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