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5* Review- Touched to the Depths – Elsa Winckler

The final book in the ‘Touched’ series

is a nail biting read.

 

 

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He was the photographer, she the model and on a sunny beach on Mahé, she stole his heart. But Darryn isn’t ready for the powerful feelings Hannah elicits, so when another photographer implies he’s also slept with Hannah, Darryn uses it as the perfect excuse to walk away.

But when they meet again, he can’t ignore his instincts—Hannah is in danger. Lies and threats make targets of them both, and faced with a situation of pure terror, Darryn is forced to realize he’ll do anything to protect her. And to keep her with him, always…

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Touched to the depths

Finally, ‘Touched to the Depths’ explores the tantalising mystery hinted at in the first three books. With sinister elements, this story is darker than the earlier stories. Hannah is a model whose life has been lived in the shadows, since an unfortunate event two years previously. Her brief but passionate liaison with Darryn, the dark and moody Cavallo brother is part of the reason but Hannah’s secret is much darker and threatens her and those she loves.
There is a delicate balance of back-story and present day in this book, which elaborates on scenes from earlier stories but this time from Hannah’s point of view. Her secretive behaviour is borne out of love for her family and the surly Darryn but is it safe to share her secrets or must she face the danger alone?
There is a strong psychological thriller element in this final story due the unbalanced mental state of the antagonist. This coupled with Hannah’s independence and fierce loyalty to those she loves makes for a page turning read. Danger lurks in every page and Hannah although courageous is an exasperating heroine at times.
Darryn is the last Cavallo brother to admit he is in love and this almost costs him his future happiness. His arrogance and dismissal of Hannah’s career proves to be a major source of conflict and one that must be resolved if they are ever to be happy.
This is a great finale to an enjoyable series.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Touched to the depths by Elsa Winckler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Touched to the depths by Elsa Winckler

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4* Review: Pin-up Fireman – Vonnie Davis- Wild Heat#3

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Graci-ella Santana is hired to photograph and produce a calendar of the hunky firemen of Station Thirty-two. Gossip flourishes about the sexy lady behind the camera… and her hands on approach to bring out every man’s best assets! Why, the firemen are practically falling over each other to be the next one posed to her satisfaction.

Boyd Calloway’s having none of it. He’s in the midst of a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife. The last thing he needs is to provide the drug-dealing ex’s unsavory lawyer with a calendar filled with suggestive photographs that might prove Boyd an unfit example to his son.

When the Captain at the station insists Boyd participate in the shoot, passion explodes between him and Graci-ella to a degree neither is ready or equipped to handle. She can’t commit. He can’t trust. Yet, neither can walk away from the other.

Only, Boyd soon finds out that to get the evidence he needs to convict his ex and safeguard his child, he has to ask the last person he wants to for help. And Graci-ella has no choice but to come to the rescue of her one hot hero.

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Pin-up Fireman (Wild Heat, #3)There is a definite sizzle, when Graci-ella visits fire station 32 and meets Boyd and the sexual tension grows with each encounter. As with the other books in the ‘Wild Heat’ series, the joking and taunting between the fire fighters is realistic and often humorous, which is why the newest recruit Darryl, stands out and not in a good way.

There is a lot going on in this story and the pacing is fast but the growing passion between Graci-ella and Boyd is worth reading the story for, alone. Aside from this, there’s a custody battle for a Boyd’s charming son, a conflict of interest and a thread of menace that darkens as the story progresses and makes for a powerful ending. You definitely won’t get bored reading this.

The main characters’ development is interesting, as they deal with their emotional baggage and try to build something real between them. The ‘Pin- up Fireman’ calendar photo shoot’ lightens the mood and the vivid imagery, makes you want to see the finished product.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Pin-up Fireman by Vonnie Davis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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