Friday, October 1, 2010

Debby Conrad, Everything But The Truth

Title: Everything But The Truth

Author: Debby Conrad

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Keywords: Crimson Rose, Spicy

Page Count: 186

ISBN E-Book: d5332

Price: $4.75

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


Reviewer: Lisa Fitzpatrick


Blurb: After witnessing a murder, Peyton Delaney is on the run from the mob and looking for protection--disguised as a hooker. She has no idea who to trust anymore, especially when the detective who was supposed to keep her safe is shot and she discovers it was an inside job. Now, at the detective’s insistence, she must find his best friend and beg for the man’s help. But how can she be sure she can trust this man?

Ex-cop Reeve Sinclair has no room in his life for a woman like Peyton, yet he agrees to babysit her as a favor to a friend. Reeve soon finds he has more trouble than dodging bullets; he’s actually fallen in love with a hooker, or so he thinks.


I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this story when I started to read it. The story itself perhaps isn't new... a witness to a mafia like murder, dirty cops and trust issues, hero and heroine hate each other, and finally end up in love, but this is quite a smooth read, and a welcome return to books with a softer, subtler sexy side. It is nice to read a story that hasn't resorted to coarse language during love scenes, and this is what they really are, to sell books.

My only issue is a few errors on the name continuity, which can make it a little difficult to follow the story, which, in part, relies on an alias on the part of the heroine. I wasn't too sure about the naivety of the heroine regarding some of the sex, but the humour and originality that Debby injects into some of these 'mishaps' works well as a direct contrast to what Reeve expects from her persona as a 'hooker'.

Overall, a great read that would've been excellent with a little more care towards editing. I'd certainly read other works by Debby Conrad.

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