Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hot Pursuit by Lorie O'Clare

Title:  Hot Pursuit
Series:  The Bounty Hunters #6
Author:  Lorie O'Clare
Published:  March 26th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Length:  368pgs
Format:  paperback
Genre:  romantic suspense
Shelf:  giveaways
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In the risky game of bounty hunting, nothing is more dangerous than a man no one can catch—or a woman no one can resist…


Ben Mercy is a man with a past. Trying to start a new life with the KFA—an elite team of professional manhunters—he hopes to prove himself by capturing the most wanted man in America. But Ben isn’t the only bounty hunter on the case. And the trail takes a deadly new turn when he’s thrown by the curves—of a beautiful woman…


Zoey is the daughter of one of the most powerful men in California. A helpless pawn in her father’s plan to merge two casinos through marriage, Zoey’s been warned to stay away from the lowlife bounty hunters who’ve come to town. But when Zoey meets Ben, the attraction is too intense to ignore. And the closer they get, the higher the risk. With millions at stake—and a murderer in hiding—falling in love could be the biggest gamble of all…

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:

The story itself was well written with a nice forward flow and pace. The intricate and multifaceted storyline breaks the mould for the genre while keeping you entertained and guessing. You get some very intense moments combined with some comical incidents that make it all seem quite real.

O’Clare has created some very in-depth characters for this novel. I appreciate the fact that although the story is a romantic suspense there are more than two individuals who carry it forward. The varied personalities in the cast complement each other, rather than working at odds or being very similar to one another. My only question was, seriously, what are the chances of both male leads becoming irrevocably distracted by women before they even really get started on their respective jobs, especially when they’re alpha male types who are supposed to be competing.

As a whole, I quite enjoyed this novel and this is definitely an author that I will be reading more of in the future.

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