Book Review

TALK ME DOWN
by Victoria Dahl

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: SCORCHER

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Dahl's novel is all about sex, with a few pages dedicated to actual suspense involving a stalker. The heroine acts like a dog in heat and rarely shows any sign of intelligence, while the hero lacks the self-control that is characteristic of his profession. Despite these flaws, once the reader gets three-quarters of the way through the book, providing they get that far, the suspense kicks in and the characters become something other than sex-crazed lovers.

In an effort to break her writer's block, erotic novelist Molly Jenkins returns to her hometown in search of her brother's best friend and her old crush, Ben Lawson, for inspiration. For years, she has thought of him and used versions of him as the hero in her novels.

Ben, now the chief of police, has always liked Molly but finds it hard to break through her protective wall of secrets. Still, he ends up getting involved with her on a sexual and professional level. As he tries to find her stalker, and they become more involved, they realize there may be more to their relationship than sexual pleasure. (HQN, Jan., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Autumn Harrison

Publisher: HQN

Published: January 2009

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Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl

Submitted by lockenest on April 22, 2010 - 8:24pm.

I thought this book was an enjoyable read and didn't dislike it as much as the reviewer. It had some good moments and I think the heroine had a quirky personality which was kind of refreshing. She didn't take herself too seriously. I also liked the hero in the book. He showed some force and control when he had to. I would recommend this book as a "light read." A book you could get through fast when you don't want to read anything too intense.