October 28, 2008
Rating: 4 Cups
Ariadne McSween has made some pretty stupid mistakes in her life, but this one takes center stage. How could she have been dumb enough to agree to a burglary with her brother and his cohorts? Master mind criminals they are not, and things go from bad to worse very quickly.
Pianist, composer, and acquitted murderer, John Maxwell has had a very bad year. His career is in limbo, and he still gets the stares and whispers that have plagued him since the death of his wife Julia. To top it all off he lives in a decaying mausoleum with his crazy relatives, and several lively ghosts.
Whatever made her think that this was going to be easy? Addie could kick herself for ever agreeing to be the driver in this hair brained scheme. She should be home with her daughter, not taking part in a theft with three of the worst burglars in history. Now they not only will be brought up on charges of theft, but also for holding hostages. However one hostage in particular has captured Addie’s attention, and when she finds out who he is, she wants to turn tail and run. John Maxwell is probably one the most talented pianists in Europe, and she is holding him hostage. Not only that but he is absolutely gorgeous with eyes that melt her soul. John cannot deny the attraction he feels for Addie. For the first time in almost a year, he finally feels a spark of life returning to his heart. The murder of his wife, and the lunacy which surrounds his family and home, has taken its toll. If something does not change soon, he could lose everything, including his sanity.
This story has wickedly humorous characters, and a plot that proves to be as intriguing as it is sexy. Addie and John are both a little dangerous, a little kooky, and a whole lot of fun. They are trying to make the best out of a really bad situation, and in doing so, find something irresistible in each other. Whereas the crazy relatives and mischievous ghosts are the perfect accompaniment to really round out the story. Ms. Treanors’ sharp witty dialogue, and passionately bumbling characters are just the ticket for one fantastic read. I will certainly be glad to recommend this to anyone who likes a little heat with their humor.
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