The Perfect Hostage
Release Date: 4/21/14
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book Synopsis: Lucie Morgan has finally found a man who doesn’t care she’s the daughter of a famous billionaire. All she needs is one weekend to convince him the crush she’s had since he rescued her from a terrorist has grown into much more. Sergeant John Quick has seen the worst in life, both personally and professionally. He long ago decided loving someone comes at too high a price. But when the woman of his dreams “kidnaps” him for a weekend affair with no strings attached, he can’t resist. The smoking-hot weekend turns deadly when John and Lucie are trapped during a blizzard and discover they’re not alone. Someone from their past has come hunting for revenge. Now John must become the perfect hostage in order to save Lucie’s life.
Author Bio: USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published over twenty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books – and their dreams of being published – to life.
Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at www.readmistyevans.com. Like her author page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
Sexy and action packed, how could I say no to The Perfect Hostage? I was instantly attracted to the premise of the story. A woman in love with a special ops guy plans to kidnap him for the weekend for a hot, body-to-body operation? Count me in!
This is such a satisfying read. Both John and Lucy are likable characters. They have gone through a lot in their lives. She craves a family as she grew up without a father, while John had no parents to guide him. They share a deep bond since he rescued her from a kidnapper in a previous novel. Throughout the novella, they come to realise they could find a home in each other. But to reach that precious goal, they have to fight lots of battles. John is hesitant about giving in to an emotional attachment due to his job. That doesn't prevent him from supporting Lucy when her newfound father and family seem to belittle her for being a French love child. I loved that about him. He really cares and it shows.
Half the story is devoted to their steamy weekend together and their emotions going as warm as their attraction. The other half is pure adrenaline with a bad guy showing up to stir things up. There's a lot of action in there, tension and fights. My goodness, I felt very sorry for John because he goes through hell again in order to escape that hard situation. Though Lucy does her part too which I liked a lot. And the ending is good and sweet as it should be.
That is not all, book buddies! Heather McCollum is also releasing a novel of her own. Check it out right here!
Will Wyatt has always played the part of pirate, but now he’s a fish out of water in the Highlands of Scotland. With a bounty on his head, he’s laying low by helping his sister and a troop of abandoned children journey to a new home. He didn’t count on a spunky Highland lass stealing his breath after he steals a kiss.
Jonet Montgomery has longed for a chivalrous knight her whole young life. Instead she found herself wed to a cheating scoundrel and left a widow. Giving up on love, Jonet turned to helping the orphaned children of her clan, but when a lusty, silver-tongued rogue opens a crack in Jonet’s routine life, she’s tempted by his offer to taste adventure of the most pleasurable kind.Will’s heart of gold shines through despite his infamous past, making Jonet risk her reputation once again. But can she possibly be enough woman to keep this sexy pirate from straying? With her past embarrassment haunting her, she risks more than just her reputation this time. She risks her heart.
Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists.
The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination every time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond.
When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. For more information about Ms. McCollum, please visit www.HeatherMcCollum.com.
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