Sunday, February 12, 2012

Book Review: Sex, Lies and Valentines by Tawny Weber

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This book was reviewed for
Night Owl Reviews
Sex, Lies and Valentines
by Tawny Weber
Series:
Undercover Operatives Book Three
Release Date: February 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Line: Blaze
Source: Author
Age Group: Adult
Category: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Pages: 224 pages in Print format
Available Formats:
Kindle | Nook | eHarlequin Paperback eHarlequin Ebook

My Rating : 4.75 Stars ~ A Top Pick From Night Owl Reviews
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Back Of The book:
My naughty valentine…

Con artist Gabriel Black just got busted. By a babe. Drool-worthy (and clearly sneaky) FBI agent Danita Cruz is forcing Gabriel to choose between hard time and scamming his own family for an undercover sting. Now he has to present Danita to his family as his girlfriend.

And it’s the perfect opportunity to get wickedly even with her….

 But Danita has some tricks of her own, and Gabriel’s control begins slipping away as raw sexual energy takes over. Their sham relationship starts feeling a lot like…well, the real deal. The Big Question is, will overwhelming desire be enough to make a liar go legit?

Lie with me…


First Line:
GABRIEL BLACK LEANED back against the rich teak of the bar and smiled with satisfaction. At his elbow was a glass of the finest aged Scotch. His suit was Armani, his shoes were Ferragamo and his shirt was silk. In his pocket was the key to millions in internet stocks.
Not bad for a Thursday night.

Teaser:
"I swore I wouldn't come back until I'd made my point," Gabriel muttered.
"Tough luck, little brother. We all vowed to stay away and we all blew it. Might as well prepare to take Dad's gloating like a man."
"Like you took it?"
"Yep."
Caleb's angry vow had been to never return to Black Oak and look at him now, all spiffed up
and in charge of the town's law. Gabriel grinned, feeling a little better. Then the full impact of his
brother's words sank in.
"All of us? Maya's here, too?" As he mentally watched the stakes climb higher and higher, the
tension returned to Gabriel's shoulders in tight knots. Sure, Hunter had threatened him with trouble
for his dad, his brother and sister. But he hadn't realized they were all cozied up together here in
Black Oak, easy targets to that trouble.
For Hunter and the FBI. Or for whatever asshole was trying to ruin Tobias Black.

Plot:
Absolutely stunning! A perfect love conquers all story that I laughed cried and cheered through the entire time. How could I not love the wildness and thrill of living on the edge with these characters when I myself am the wild child of the family? I immediately fell into the shoes of the heroine as she fought her way through not falling for the heart throb, an apple from his felonious father's tree, Gabriel Black. With his smooth talking and cool smiles and sweet caresses there was no way FBI Agent Danita Cruz was going to walk away from her current case without her heart in tact. It was an exciting ride of betrayal, danger and love nicely wrapped up with the one thing that always speaks to my heart, the strength of the family bond. Without giving any important clues away about who-done-it, I will say that Ms. Tawny Weber sure knows how to whip up a treacherous mystery filled with edge of your seat anticipation of how everyone will react once the mastermind is unveiled. And what an exciting moment that was. As I said in the last review for the second book in the Undercover Operatives series, these three books are addictive! Filled with wonderful and multifaceted characters with colorful pasts that pulled me in and made me feel at home oddly enough given some of their back grounds. While one mystery was wrapped up and satisfied, my love for romantic suspense with an added dash of romance for Valentines sure hopes to see more of Hunter and more Undercover mysteries to be solved. 

Writing:
Ms. Tawny writes with such a grace and elegant manner that the words flow as if written by a master. I love her ability to craft a sentence is such a way that you want to re-read it not for clarity, but just to enjoy her spin on the English language. Not many writers have that quality and I am very pleased to have found Ms. Weber's talent and to be able to share it through my review.

Summary:
My favorite of the three, Sex, Lies and Valentines is a book I am reading again just for Valentines. It pulled my heart strings and showed the full power of forgiveness, love and the strength of family when it most counts. Tawny Weber is-and will remain-on my Must-Read list. No, I'll top that, she is on my Must-Pre-Order list!


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