Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bounty for Love by A.J. Wiliams

Title:  Bounty for Love
Author:  A.J. Wiliams
Series:  Bounty #3
Expected Publication:  June12/13
Page Count:  97
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Alek Kairis is a man on a mission to keep those around him safe from the dangers of a lurking dirty cop. But, before he can protect everyone, Alek learns of a deep secret that could not just change his life, but change his ability to protect those around him.

Tess Michaels only wanted her brother’s safety; she did not realize that she too would be placed in danger. Yet, the danger that is following her is not the only threat she faces. When she learns the truth of who her son’s father is, not only will her life change, but so will her child’s. 

Once the truth comes out, there is no going back for Alek or Tess. What’s worse is that their ever-growing attraction is a distraction that neither of them need. Can Tess and Alek work together, or will danger and secrets tear them apart forever?

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

I absolutely love how well this novella meshes with Bounty for Hunter, the first novel in the series. They take place at the same time and really complement each other. The writing style of both novellas is minutely different, but each fits with the personalities of the main characters of the novella. That said, this novella could also be read as a standalone feature. Although the reader can get a more rounded picture of what’s going on by having read the rest of the series, it’s not necessary to enjoy this installment.

Wiliams spends next to no time on character development for the supporting cast. For those who have read previous installments in the series, you already know most of the other characters. For those who haven’t, the supporting cast is developed just enough to know who they are and their purpose in the story. In such a short novella with the bulk of the story being focused solely on the main characters further development isn’t necessary. Now the main characters are quite well developed. You really get to know who they are today. There’s very little insight into their histories, but enough to see where they came from. These characters make for a quite exciting story.

As a whole this novella was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. It was a suspenseful ride with romance in a completely unexpected way. It also leaves you set up and longing for the next novella in the series.

Watch for this Novella's Release on June 12/13

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