Monday, January 17, 2011

Beth Kery, Explosive

Title: Explosive

Author: Beth Kery

Rating: Siren's Best Book Stone

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Keywords: Suspense

Word Count: 90,000


Price: $9.99

ISBN For Print: 13: 978-0425236

Price: $10.01

Publisher: Berkley


Reviewer: Cia

Tagline: His touch would consume her...if it didn't kill her first


His touch would consume her—if it didn’t kill her first… Dr. Sophie Gable wasn’t expecting her peaceful getaway to be shattered by the arrival of a half-dazed, dead-sexy guest. Thomas Nicasio has obviously been traumatized, and Sophie thinks she knows by what. There’s something about Thomas’s father that he can’t—or won’t—remember. Something that could get them both killed. Still she can’t resist Thomas’s electrifying seduction—or her instincts to help him… An ex-Navy explosives specialist, Thomas has never felt this type of volatile need for a woman. Even while he’s grieving the deaths of his brother and nephew, something in Sophie makes Thomas want to overtake her, and each time he does, her willing submission makes him want her all the more. But danger is lurking close by, and if he can’t face the demons of his past, he and Sophie could be the next victims in a pattern of meaningless violence…


Explosive by Beth Kery took me into the lives of two extraordinary individuals. Dr. Sophie Gable and Thomas Nicasio possessed a volatile physical chemistry that leapt of the pages. But it was Sophie’s nature as a doctor that gave additional insight to her caring nature. She wasn’t prepared for Thomas to show up on her doorstep and immediately found something was off. As a friend she helped him in the best way she knew how, by keeping him ignorant of the knowledge she possessed. As a friend that had to be one of the toughest decisions in her life.

Thomas, strong and sure was dealt a damaging blow, not just in his amnesia but, with how it came about. In his confusion and anger he reached out to Sophie for help. In her arms a raging passion ignited, giving him solace from his troubles. His struggles to remember tugged at my heart because I wanted him to remember, and at the same time wished he never would. Between the FBI, his father and Sophie, I shuddered at the prospect of him finding the truth. Through it all Sophie remained a trooper, even though she wanted a deeper relationship, she put her personal safety and emotional needs on the shelf to help a friend.

The setting of the lake house was the perfect respite for this well written story. Explosive will be on my keepers shelf.

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