- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- June 2011
- Book 1 of Reel to Real
Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Stranded in Rio and desperate for cash, Australian backpacker Charlene Paige accepts a minor movie role. When her costar, Hollywood hunk and serial womanizer Jonathon Deveraux, is abducted from the set, she turns to his older brother for help.
Jacob Deveraux is an Oscar winner and Hollywood good guy, but his past has made him a recluse. However, when his brother goes missing, he agrees to help the hapless Aussie who was deceived into taking a movie role so Jonathon could woo her into his bed. Despite being determined to keep his distance, Jacob is increasingly drawn to her.
When it becomes obvious Jonathon's kidnapping is designed to punish him, Jacob worries his feelings for Charlene make her a target. Despite his efforts to keep her safe, she is grabbed off the street. Can he rescue Jonathon and Charlene, or will he lose not only his brother but another woman he loves?
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Sep 02, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
237 people found the following review helpful
Lillian Grant has another hit with SPEAK TO ME OF ABDUCTION. A gripping plot with excellent writing and dialogue as well as very memorable characters make this one impossible to put down.
Charlene is stuck in Rio. She was backpacking around the world when she ran out of money. She was struggling to earn enough money to get back home when she's approached to do a movie role with American movie hunk, Jonathon Devereaux. However, things go terribly wrong when he's abducted during the filming. Charlene reaches out to Jonathon's brother, Jacob, who is the reclusive older version of his brother. But she's not expecting to be so attracted to him.
Jacob knows what happens when you let people get to close--he has the terrible memories and pain to prove it, so when the Australian woman comes to him for help finding his brother, he tries to stay away. But he's drawn to her against his better judgment. When she's abducted too, he has to figure out the mysterious circumstances behind his brother's and Charlene's disappearances before he loses them both.
This book was fantastic. The plot was suspenseful and kept me guessing. I was constantly trying to figure out the angle of why Jonathon disappeared. Even after knowing the "who", the "why" was elusive, and it kept me glued to my kindle.
The characters in the book were definitely memorable. Jacob was tortured but sexy, although he drove me crazy running hot and cold with Charlene throughout the book. Charlene, I thought, had a lot of guts traveling around the world by herself, trying to find out her place in the world. I loved how she wasn't afraid to go after Jacob when she knew he was what she wanted. Although she was younger than him by more than a decade, I felt that she was more mature than Jacob more than a few times during the story. Jonathon seemed like a superficial playboy, but there was a lot more to him than that, and I look forward to reading more about him in the next book.
The chemistry was certainly turned up to HOT in this book. I loved the way that Charlene and Jacob tried so hard to stay away from each other but couldn't. It was so steamy. The ending was sweet and left open the possibilities for Jonathon's book, and I really want to see him fall in love.
So, a strong, suspenseful plot, characters I loved, and intense chemistry came together to make this a fantastic read. SPEAK TO ME OF ABDUCTION is the first in the Reel to Real series, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next with the Devereaux family.
This is my second read by Lillian Grant, and this is the second one I've had a blast reading. She's new on the scene but I think she's got an excellent future ahead of her. If her first two books are any indication, she's definitely an author to watch!
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