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Archive for April 23rd, 2011

Vic Fallon had little use for the rich and famous when he was a police detective and his attitude hasn’t changed since he was forced to turn in his badge. When pop singer Kimberly Daniels returns to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to promote her latest album, Vic reluctantly agrees to be her bodyguard as a favor for a friend. He isn’t told that she has a death threat hanging over her head, with no shortage of suspects. The set-up takes a bizarre twist when her stalker shows up and Vic uncovers a family secret Kimberly would like to keep hidden. Things get more complex when they develop a strong attraction for each other, in spite of their different lifestyles. Can Vic ensure Kimberly’s safety until she returns to LA? Will Kimberly decide to ditch her glitzy celebrity life and stay with the rugged ex-cop she’s fallen for?

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It took me awhile to get into this book but by the end, I did enjoy the mystery of it. The unveiling of clues and how they relate to Kimberly’s past was really well done.

The romance didn’t work quiet as well for me and I think a lot of that has to do with the story being mostly from Vic’s point of view. It makes sense that it is mostly his POV since it is “The Vic Fallon Mystery” series but I didn’t get a connection¬† with the heroine at all. Without that connection, it’s hard to root for their happily ever after. Which is a good thing, really. If I was invested in the HEA, I would have been really upset at the end of this book. I can accept this kind of ending in a suspense or urban fantasy, but not in something labeled as a romance.

If you are looking for a good mystery, I recommend The Bundle. If you are looking for a straight romance, this book isn’t for you.

To purchase THE BUNDLE, visit Extasy Books.

To learn more about Tim Smith, visit www.timsmithauthor.com.


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