Monday, March 12, 2012
Lillian Duncan's Pursued ~ Reviewed
By Lillian Duncan
Published by White Rose Publishing
Big-city Lawyer. Country Farmer. In the normal course of events, their lives would never intersect... But some accidents aren't meant to be avoided. When attorney Reggie Meyers crashes into Dylan Monroe on the freeway, it makes a bad day even worse-or so she thinks until she discovers she's the prey in the deadly hunt of an unknown killer. Now, trusting this man she hardly knows is Reggie's best chance for survival. The problem? Reggie doesn't trust anyone. When Dylan catches a glimpse of Reggie's ransacked apartment, his protective instincts kick in. He wants to help her, but she's not inclined to believe a simple country farmer has what it takes. Reggie doesn't realize Dylan knows a lot about hunting-and being hunted. He's up for the task of trapping a killer, keeping Reggie safe, and winning her heart-if she'll let him.
Reggie Meyers, big-city lawyer runs into Dylan Monroe – literally – in the middle of her horrible no good very bad day! She has no idea how bad her day was about to get.
It’s late; Reggie is hungry, tired and is not quite herself. Dylan offers to give her a ride home. She looks at the copy on the scene who tells her he can’t give her a ride home because it’s out of his county, besides if anything happened to her he was an eye witness and had Dylan’s contact information. He also had no speeding tickets unlike her record!
She smiled and said that none of those tickets were her fault. The cop shakes his head and grins. Dylan says, “Reggie, Reggie, don’t you know a stranger’s just a friend you haven’t met yet?”
“What century are you living in, Dylan? People don’t do things like this anymore.”
He winked, “They do where I come from.”
She agrees to go with Dylan but fights him when he insists on taking her luggage out of the car and up the stairs. He tells her this is what gentlemen do, again not in her world. Dylan has her bags and is at her door before she could really complain. He signals Reggie to stay back, and then pushes the door a little more. It was already open.
Dylan’s Marine training kicks in as he assesses the destroyed apartment. Reggie was glad she let him take her bags, who would do this to her? She begins to see this cowboy through different eyes. There was more to this guy than she ever imagined.
I’m thankful for the review copy of such a fun and suspenseful book. This was a fast paces story with heart and well timed humor. I liked the authors pacing and unexpected twists. I also enjoyed the relationship between Dylan and Reggie. I liked how Dylan accepted Reggie right where she was, protected her and when she started to ask questions about his faith he answered her without being preachy. This was the first book I’ve read by this author, it won’t be the last.
Reviewed: Nora St.Laurent