Author: Trista Jaszczak
Publish Date: Re-release 10.31.13
Publisher: Planettopia Publishing
Received from: purchased on Amazon.com
Date completed: 11.01.13
Category: Romance Thriller
Description from the publisher:
When Charlotte Murphy escapes from the ruthless serial rapist and killer, Loverboy, she finds herself completely lost and scared to death. Lost, frightened, recovering, and in the sights of a brutal killer. In a most odd but clever tactic from the police, they assign Charlie 24/7 live-in protection; a move that is supposed to comfort her and make healing easier. Somehow, despite the odds, Charlie finds a refuge in officer Nick Andrews and in his arms she finds the strength to heal and the courage to move on with life. Nick finds everything that he wasn’t looking for in Charlie’s eyes and a fight against a killer that becomes personal.
Charlotte, who is called Charlie by her friends, wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what has happened to her. She has police protection at her door because she is the only one to have escaped from Loverboy, the serial killer terrorizing New York. Her protection, Nick, has been assigned to accompany her home when she leaves the hospital in the hopes of keeping her safe until Loverboy can be caught. Beyond protecting, Nick works to help Charlie heal emotionally while her body heals and the police work the case.
A few days ago, I posted an excerpt, the first chapter of this book, as a spotlight for the re-release. When asked to do a spotlight for this one, I jumped on the chance. Knowing how much I loved the Believe series books that I have read, I just knew I wanted to read this as well. I one-clicked that morning. As soon as I cleared my calendar, I devoured Loverboy. This was no fantasy. Instead, this story is gritty and scarily real. I could not put it down. This was a read a paragraph while at the red light kind of can’t put it down. The suspense was well written and the love story was not rushed. Trista has tackled a subject that frightens all women as we balance independence with the evil that pervades this world, and she did it with gentleness and respect. I look forward to more stories from Trista, both real and fantasy.
Recommended for: 18+ due to adult theme, rape/violence survivor story
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
Other books in the Believe series:
- Little Red
- The Shoe
Other Books from this Author:
- Darkness Falls
- What Lies Inside