Saturday, January 12, 2013
Author: Karen Robards
4 out of 5 Stars
When she swore off love, he was the last man she imagined would steal her heart. If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely.
Daniel Panterro was certain he was going to die. Instead, by a stroke of luck, he was beaten to within an inch of his life and left for dead. But if he’s having a bad day, Sam’s day is about to get way worse. Danny knows he hasn’t seen the last of the vicious drug runners who kidnapped him from protective custody. His only recourse is to take his pretty savior hostage and force her to help him. There’s no going back for Sam and her four-year old son, Tyler. They’re in way too deep.
With ruthless killers stalking their trail, Sam’s only choice is to trust this handsome, menacing stranger. But as she relinquishes control, Sam feels an unmistakable desire. Could she be tempted by Danny, who seems intent on protecting her and Tyler from even his own darkest secrets? And what is the price of falling in love with a man who operates on the edge of danger—her heart, her life . . . or both?
I received this book from the giveaways on Goodreads. I had not heard of the author or the book before. I am so glad I won because I have became a big fan of Karen Robard. Shiver was a wonderfully romantic/suspenseful story. It was so well written from two points of view. The characters are easily likable and had great chemistry. The knowledge of the FBI/CIA/US Marshall's from the author was astounding. The scenes in the story involving any law enforcement was believable and realistic. Sam is the female main character in Shiver. She is a firecracker, plain and simple. Sam proves that single mothers (all mothers) are willing to do anything to protect their family. Hard working, defiant till the end are only a couple of descriptions I could use for her. Danny (aka Marco, Trey) is known by so many names that you have to keep a list handy. Being a undercover FBI agent playing a dirty agent in the custody of the witness protection program, Danny shows he is not only an Alpha male, but loyal. His character was so entertaining especially when Tyler, Sam's son, starts interacting with him. This book was a great read for me, after not being able to put it down once I started. Enjoy.