Monday, January 30, 2012
Book Review of #3 Sexy Silent Nights by Cara Summers
Author: Cara Summers
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Part of a Series: Wilder, Fortune and Stone Trilogy; Take my breath away... and Tailspin are prequels
Type of book: adult, romance, mystery, connection, 2011, night club, charity, wealth
Year it was published: 2011
It never should've happened: club owner Jonah Stone was the best friend of Cilla Michaels's boss. But one look into his stormy gray eyes and the secuirty specialist was all-in: a mind-blowing one-night fling in his sumptuous suite. Not talking. No strings...
No such luck.
Because it turns out that Cilla's not the only one who's developed a taste for forbidden fruit. When Jonah starts receiving threats from a vengeful ghost of christmas past, he hires Cilla on as a bodyguard...and makes no secret about how close he wants her to be. Of course, that makes him more forbidden than ever.
Still, a girl can only resist so much...
I couldn't relate to the characters, although its focused more on plot than on them making love. I did like the character of Cilla, and how Jonah identified her as Priscilla and Cilla, making her sound dual personality. Jonah sounds like a good man and is very protective of the charges. (The trait he showed in previous books.) I think I would have been interested to know why Jonah stayed single for so long and also watch the characters work through their issues so to speak. (It didn't seem realistic to me in the book.)
I think that every girl can have her hero; besides that I can't think of what else one can learn from it.
This is written in third person narrative from Cilla and Jonah's points of view. Its not required to read previous novels and this one focuses more on the foundation that the three friends have built rather than on friendships. The couples from previous books barely make appearances. (Nicola and Gabe do, but Bianca and Nash are completely absent.)
Was Cara Summers born with the dream of becoming a published romance novelist? No. But now that she is, she still feels her dreams has come true. She loves writing for the Blaze line because it allows her to create strong, determined women and seriously sexy men who will risk everything to achieve their dreams. Cara has written more than thirty-five books for Harlequin Books, and when she isn't working on new stories, she teachers in the Writing Program at Syracuse University and at a community college near her home.
Although parts of the books were interesting, the formula she used wasn't abandoned. Not that its a bad thing because most people love predictability, but for some odd reason I couldn't connect to the characters and they seemed to be the same as few other novels I have read. I also liked the book cover a lot. I think this is good to read if you'd like to know more about Jonah Stone, a friend from Tailspin and Take My Breath Away...the connections are also intriguing between the hero and heroine. Unlike the previous novels, there is chemistry with the characters, and there is more plot than intimate moments.
3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)