Friday, February 12, 2010




Line: Harlequin Intrigue

Release month: February

The S-Factor: Scary and Satisfying



When someone tries to kidnap his daughter, Jefferson County D.A. Sam Cooper sees red. He wants little Maddy protected, at any cost. Even if that cost includes working with a distractingly attractive detective, Kristen Tandy. He knows Kristen wants to solve the case…so why does she try so hard to stay distant from him and his little girl? Remaining professional is something he fully understands, but the emotional—and physical—scars Kristen tries to hide make Sam deeply interested in turning things personal. And the more protection Kristen offers his daughter, the more her closely guarded vulnerability draws him in. Before long, as the truth of her past is slowly revealed, Sam realizes just how desperate someone is for her to remain silent. . .

One family determined to do what’s right. COOPER JUSTICE

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

I thought the first book in this series was exciting. This book is even more intriguing. After all, who wouldn’t find a child’s abduction heart-wrenchingly agonizing.

The first attempt at Maddy’s abduction leaves her cousin in a coma in the hospital. How does Maddy escape detection? What causes her to try this again?

Sam is beside himself with worry when it appears that Maddy has been kidnapped. What does Kristen remember from her childhood that helps her figure out where Maddy is?

Kristen does not want to remember her childhood, but it seems like remembering is the only way to figure out how to keep Maddy safe, and she loves that little girl like she was her own. Who’s arrival causes even more turmoil – and causes Maddy to hide again?

Paula Graves is a master at intrigue. The twists she brings into this story almost make your heart stop. She does such a wonderful job of masking the real villain that you don’t figure out who it is until the very end. An excellent second book for the Cooper Justice series, Chickasaw County Captive also stands alone beautifully.

Hero Hotness Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Humor Factor:
Weepy Factor: ♥♥♥

Reviewed by: Donna B

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