with Dianna Love Snell
‘B.A.D.’ series Book #6
Paperback: 416 pages – Publisher: Pocket (June 10, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 1416503579 – ISBN-13: 978-1416503576
Back of the book reads:
In New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s thrilling novel of romantic suspense, a gutsy female agent from the Bureau of American Defense encounters an elusive killer who isn’t at all what he seems.
After losing her mother to a vigilante killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working covertly as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defence agency, she’s consulting with the New Orleans Police Department to bust an organized crime ring suspected of funding terrorism. But when rumors surface of a phantom ghost terrorizing and killing the very people she’s investigating, she’s suspicious.
Nathan Drake has spent his life protecting his family, the only thing that matters to him … until the most feared drug lord in the southeast takes everything Nathan holds dear. Now he’s a man on a mission with nothing to lose. He figures he only needs to stay alive long enough to protect the innocent lives the killers are out to destroy.
As the two of them seek a similar goal by different means, Terri and Nathan are drawn deep into an evil underbelly that cuts through all levels of society. Now two people who have no reason to trust must trust in each other or die. And if they die, a deadly attack will be unleashed on thaousands of innocent people.
21-Jun-08 to 22-Jun-08
Review: Almost perfect!
So where do I begin? I adored Terri and Nathan, their passion for justice, their lines between right and wrong, including the grey areas. I think they balance each other perfectly.
Terri is stubborn, has a mind of her own, with something to prove, I think more for herself and anyone else. She pushes herself, even when she should be taking a break. She believes vehemently in right and wrong.
Nathan wants to find the person who killed his brother. While his is a sort of vigilante justice, something Terri abhors, he isn’t killing anyone. He’s saving that for the one person who actually pulled the trigger.
What I liked was the spice between them, the electicity spiked the second they were together, even when neither knew who or what the other was.
Lots of action and suspense, with a little romance mixed in. An excellent mix. The plot seemed a little far-fetched to me, but still doable, and the ending has an unresolved issure that has me wondering if it will be part of the next plot.
This is what I found different: While there is usually lots of interaction between all agents of the B.A.D., there was hardly any here. Very little laughs when usually there’s quite a bit. It was almost like the author didn’t really know the characters. And that has me wondering… There’s a co-author to this, something I haven’t seen Sherri do before, not on one of her own stories. And I wonder if it was the co-author who wrote most of it. While I really hate to admit that, because I adore the series, that’s the feel I’m getting. Not to say that’s a bad thing, don’t get me wrong. It just didn’t have the same feel as the other B.A.D. stories. I’ve never read, nor have I heard, of Dianna Love Snell, so I don’t know what her writing style is like, so I can’t fault her.
While I thoroughly enjoyed this, I can’t give it my usual 5-star rating. And that doesn’t sit well with me. This novel was well past a year overdue – I think it’s actually closer to two. The next novel is supposed to be Joe and Tee’s story and it should have been out by now. I know she’s really busy with her DH series (which I can’t get enough of), and her other series’ as well, and I’m hoping the next one doesn’t have a co-author. Joe and Tee deserve more of her attention. If not, I’m really scared that the B.A.D. series is going to suffer.