Monday, October 4, 2010

Review: Don’t Look Back by M. J. Frederick

Don’t Look Back by M. J. Frederick

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



When her best friend is kidnapped in Africa, Dr. Liv Olney must return to the scene of her own horrific captivity. The only man she trusts is former Army Lt. Gerard “Del” Delaney, the man who rescued her. Even with him, she can't relinquish control of her emotions, needing to keep painful memories at bay.

Del takes honor seriously, but sometimes neither honor nor humanity are found in the orders he receives. In exile after a court martial that stripped him of everything, he misses his son and his country. When Liv asks for help, his instinct is to turn away. But her courage reaches out to him and he cannot refuse, especially when she promises that she can help clear his name so he can go home.

Together they travel to Africa, where they fight warlords and monsoons, and learn to trust and hope that, together, they can find happiness and peace.

Christy’s Review

I love a good romantic suspense and Don’t Look Back didn’t disappoint. This is the first novel by author M. J. Frederick that I have read and it won’t be the last. Her characters are realistic, as is the storyline.

I loved Dr. Olivia Olney aka Liv. She’s strong, independent, and has overcome a horrible tragedy where she was kidnapped, tortured and raped by a man known as Wamukota.  She was rescued by Captain Gerard Delaney aka Del while being held captive in the country of Amadan in central Africa. Del lost a lot after that mission when things went terribly wrong on another mission. He’s lived in exile for 3 years and has cut all ties with his ex-wife and young son Connor because Wamukota wants him dead. When Liv’s friend Jill is taken by the same madman she enlists the help of Del in finding her. Del’s reluctant at first but finally agrees to help.

The chemistry and sexual tension between Liv and Dell is sizzling. The action scenes of the book had me sitting on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t put it down. I was able to get through this novel in one day, it was that good.

So, if you enjoy a good romantic suspense where the hero and heroine are both strong, have great chemistry and a happily ever after then Don’t Look Back is for you.

4 1/2 Tea Cups!

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