Monday, April 18, 2011

April Book Club Review


Lie with Me
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Published:
October 26, 2010
Publisher:
Dell
# Pages:
384

Description
Forced together by fate, bound together by desire

Framed for a double murder, Delta Force operative Cameron Moore is given a new leas...
moree on life by the CIA—provided he pays them back by doing their black ops dirty work. But now Cam is ready to renegotiate the deal, and he thinks he’s found the perfect bargaining chip: Skylar Slavin, bestselling author of espionage thrillers and the daughter of the CIA man who saved Cam from a prison sentence.

Skylar has been living in anonymity, never suspecting that someone so dangerous—and so desirable—would plunge her into a world as treacherous as one of her spy novels. But how can Cam go through with his plan to kidnap Skylar when just the sight of her sets off an explosive attraction he’s never experienced before? And when Skylar falls prey to an even more perilous threat, this special ops soldier must call upon all his combat skills to protect the one person who can help him win his freedom—and the only woman he’s ever loved. -- From Amazon.com Product Description

Likes: I liked the characters of Cam, Dylan and Zane. All three men are hard, proud and honorable if not a little troubled and dark.  Cam knows in this business of undercover work and black ops it’s hard to trust people, but he also knows he can count on Dylan and Zane.  Stephanie Tyler did a good job in including multiple story lines and prepping the reading for the second book, without bogging down the story. I can’t wait to read Zane’s book next

Notice I didn’t mention Skylar I’ll hold off on how I really feel and say that I especially enjoyed the fact that Skylar knows she's weak from an illness but in no way is she weak and defenseless. She knows she is in a world of trouble, though it might pain her to ask for help she does it and willingly.

Dislikes: The beginning of this book.  I didn’t know what to think when the first round of action is the hero killing some men.  Then you have Skylar who is brought up in this world, and you have to figure her father taught her well the main rule of “trust no one.” Yet what happens when Cam shows up on her door claiming to know her father (which he does) and he’s there to protect her (which he’s not)? She lets him into the house and then sleeps with him only later to start to doubt him.  Really!?

Overall Impression: Overall I really liked the book and like I said above I can’t wait to read Zane’s book.  The other girls in book club generally agreed that the beginning of the book was slow and a little off putting and we were all happy that the story turned out much better.  We also all noted that Skylar sometimes took a back seat and was kind of forgettable.  As an example someone asked what we all thought about Skylar and I forgot that was her name and looked blank for about a second or two. 

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