Coffee Time Romance & More






ISBN: 978-1-59899-102-4
November 2007
Redburn Press
63 Western Ave., Suite Rear, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Trade Paperback
302 Pages
Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 Cups

Anna Salazar is a detective for the NYPD. She is extremely good at her job, and must set a higher standard than her peers to succeed. She credits a lot of her success to her partner. She and Mac are a formidable team. He is her mentor, her partner, and her friend, but when it comes to her heart, she is on her own. He can only caution her not to jeopardize a career that she has worked so hard for.

Nicholas Vranos is a world-class maestro. His interpretation of Beethoven’s work is legendary, and his need for control is just part of his job. However with the murder of his best friend, he is forced to rely on the expertise of the NYPD. Lieutenant Salazar proves to be as capable as she is exquisite.

Anna is entranced by the color and intensity of Nicholas Vranos’s eyes. She can feel the heat straight to her core, and this is not something she wants to experience with a potential suspect. His best friend is dead, and it is her job to find the killer, not fall for the conductor. The case takes on a life of its own, as they uncover the plot behind the murder. The mythical tenth symphony by Beethoven sets off a string of crimes that span two continents, culminating in a murder at Carnegie Hall in New York City. With the loss of his best friend, Nicholas swears retribution. He may have complete faith in Anna’s abilities, but relinquishing control goes against his nature. Anna, despite her partner’s warnings, allows Nicholas to become involved in the case. He also finds his way straight to her heart. They soon realize the depth and danger of their involvement. Anna is a cop, getting shot at is just part of the job. Nicholas is a world apart, financially and socially. The only question is, are they willing to take the risk?

This story builds to a heart pounding crescendo, and the ending will leave you breathless. I found the descriptive detail of the music to be as fascinating as the characters themselves. Ms. Herkness’ ability to articulate the sound of the symphony through words is excellent. I could feel the emotion within the music as much as I could with the characters. Anna’s character is strong, independent, and holds nothing back even when her heart is at stake. Nicholas is so expressive and passionate, that you can feel the power radiating from him. Anna and Nicholas have strong personalities that compliment each perfectly, even though their life styles are extremely different. I loved the contrast between them, and feel that it makes the story truly stand out, and an amazing read.

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