June 26, 2007
Desperate to escape from the pre-wedding madness and relax before exchanging
vows with her fiancée in five days, Kat secretly vacations on her family’s
private island. She’s only there one day when the completely unexpected happens
– the one man guaranteed to make her loins quake, her heart ache and to make her
seriously rethink her engagement walks out of the surf and back into her life.
Not only is Brock the one who got away, but his rejection devastated Kat to the
point that she shut her heart away for good, never again willing to love.
Seeing Brock again stirs long-buried feelings inside Kat that endanger her
emotional well-being, her future with her intended husband, and all of the plans
she has made for her life. But she can’t ignore her feelings for Brock for
long, especially when the goons chasing him threaten both of their lives,
forcing them into close proximity as the sexy FBI agent pulls out all the stops
to protect her.
The more I read of author Toni Blake’s work, the higher the regard I have for
her talent. SWEPT AWAY is the fourth story I have read by her,
and proves to this reviewer the consistent high quality in Blake’s work.
From page one, Blake creates empathy for the characters she pens, engendering a
feeling within the reader that they are a part of the story, instead of being on
the outside looking in. You don’t read a story by this writer as much as
you feel it. In my opinion, that is the mark of a truly great author.
Kat and Brock are a fantastic romantic duet! Each of them brings to the story a
considerable amount of trepidation regarding love – especially with each other.
Kat is frightened to give her heart to anyone again after the way Brock rejected
her when she was just 17 years old, and Brock is convinced that love and
commitment can never be in the cards for a man with his dangerous lifestyle.
Watching the fireworks commence as these characters fight what is oh so
obviously a losing battle is riveting!
In the end, Blake once again delivers a beautiful HEA (happy ever after). While
happy endings are the stuff fairy tales are made of, this author ensures that
her couple has a realistic happy ending, working out both their individual
issues and their issues together before finally culminating in a very satisfying
finish. I highly recommend SWEPT AWAY!
Note: This review was originally
written by Jennifer Ray for another review site. It is being reposted at
Wild on Books.
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