Book Review

DEADLY PROMISES
by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Laura Griffin, Cindy Gerard, Dianna Love

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Anthology
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

After a fairly weak beginning, this collection of romantic suspense short stories picks up some steam. “Just Bad Enough” is an overwritten, illogical story ridden with clichés. “Leave No Trace” is slightly more plausible, with better chemistry between romantic leads, although the pacing feels rushed. “Unstoppable” is the best of the bunch; a commanding story with two believable and likable characters and well-paced suspense.

In “Just Bad Enough” by Kenyon and Love, CeCe Caprice works as a living statue, and is mistaken for an actual statue by someone who stashes a compromising recording on CeCe’s body. Dragged into a shady mob power play, CeCe’s next-door neighbor Jeremy Sunn, an undercover agent for the Bureau of American Defense, is the only one who can save her. In Gerard’s “Leave No Trace,” CIA operative David Cavanaugh travels to Myanmar to rescue lovelorn traveler Carrie Granger from a labor prison. And in “Unstoppable,” by Griffin, forensic anthropologist Kelsey Quinn and former SEAL Gage Brewer stumble onto a months-old double murder scene linked to illegal immigration and a possible terrorist plot. (POCKET STAR, Oct., 377 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Michelle Wiener

Publisher: POCKET STAR

Published: October 2010

Reader Rating

3 Stars

Average Rating: 3 Stars
(1 ratings)

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Unstoppable

Submitted by Robin in PA on December 30, 2012 - 2:13pm.

The only story I read in this anthology was Unstoppable by Laura Griffin. Navy Seal Gage Brewer was asked for a favor by his commanding officer, Joseph Quinn. Quinn needed someone to watch over his niece, Forensic Anthropologist Kelsey Quinn, who was in Texas near the Mexican border working on a dig. Kelsey is not happy when Gage shows up, so she puts him to work on the dig where he is soon getting under her skin. But when the dig uncovers a body in a new grave, Kelsey is glad to have Gage by her side. There is danger in this remote area of Texas and she might need a bodyguard.

Something is going on in the desert. Is it drug runners? Illegal aliens crossing the border?
The suspense portion of this story was interesting. The romance seemed rushed and I wasn't convinced at the end of the story that they would stay together. My rating: 3 Stars.