Author: Elizabeth Lowell

PERFECT TOUCH by Elizabeth Lowell

PERFECT TOUCH by Elizabeth LowellPerfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell
Published by HarperCollins Genres: Suspense
Source: Author

After his father’s death, Jay Vermillion retires from the military and returns home to restore his family’s legacy, Vermilion Ranch.  First he must deal with his father’s ex-wife and his half-brother in a nasty court battle over paintings that belonged to his late father.

 

As the proud owner of Perfect Touch, Sara Medina is determined to make a name for herself in the art world.  So when Jay hires her to provide her expertise to value on his family’s well-known collection of paintings in an attempt to settle an ongoing court case with his ex-stepmother, Sara is all too happy to take on the challenge.

 

Jay and Sara worlds are about to turn upside down after a double murder occurs as a result of searching for the most prized missing painting in the collection.  Then, evil decides to turns its sights to Sara.

 

Will Jay be able to keep Sara out of harm’s way before she becomes the next victim?  But, more importantly, will Jay and Sara succumb to burning passion brewing between them.

 

Perfect Touch is a wonderful mixture of sweet romance and thrilling suspense.  From the very beginning I could tell that this was going to be an enjoyable read.  While I had my suspicions as to whom the villains were. Elizabeth Lowell adds in a few surprises that threw me for a loop because I never suspected them. Perfect Touch is a spine-tingling mystery.  Jay and Sara are very likable characters and it was easy to see how they were instantly drawn to each other.  The couple’s courtship is complicated by the double murder, the killer’s relentless pursuit, and Jay’s ex-stepmother and half-brother’s scheming acts.  Nevertheless, Jay and Sara wondrously find a way to make their relationship work.  The sexual encounters are filled with passion and intensity.  The plot is thick with a murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.  Perfect Touch is a fantastic read.

NIGHT DIVER by Elizabeth Lowell

NIGHT DIVER by Elizabeth LowellNight Diver by Elizabeth Lowell
Published by HarperCollins on 2014-04-08
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Lisa
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance, and suspenseAfter a family tragedy, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean behind forever. But a series of bad management decisions has left her family's diving and marine-recovery business drowning in red ink. Now her brother pleads with her to come back to the island nation of St Vincent. Without Kate's financial expertise, the iconic treasure-hunting enterprise started by her grandfather will go under. Unable to say no to the little family she has left, Kate heads back to the beautiful and terrifying ocean that still haunts her nightmares.Holden Cameron was addicted to the adrenaline rush of active duty—including narrowly surviving an underwater explosives accident. The last thing the former British military diver wants is to babysit a family of thieves on a tropical island—even if they are the world-famous Diving Donnellys. But in his new civilian job, Holden must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, Kate and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets—and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

A family tragedy sent teenage Kate Donnelly running from the only life she’d known, the life she loved unconditionally until the ocean took her beloved parents.  She left behind a grandfather and an older brother, Larry, to pick up the pieces of a once thriving salvage operation aboard the Golden Bough.

 

Over the years she kept her personal vow to stay away. Kate made a new life for herself until the day an impassioned phone call from Larry begging for help brings her full circle and back to the island of Saint Vincent.  At the same time Holden Cameron also arrives on the island.  The decorated military diver was forced to retire due to injuries and now works for Her Majesties Government Antiquities Office.  It will be Holden’s job to ascertain whether to shut down the salvage operation immediately or give the captain of the Golden Bough more rope to financially hang.

 

The Donnelly ship is anchored over the Moon Rose, a pirate ship rumored to be filled with treasure though very little has been found thus far.  Either the wreck is a bust or someone is helping themselves on their own time.  From the moment they meet the sexual tension between Kate and Holden is palpable, added spice is the mystery of whether there’s a treasure to be found.  If anyone is stealing it must be a Donnelly, every clue they unearth points to Larry or Grandpa.  The clock is ticking and a hurricane is barreling down on them just to make things even more interesting…

 

Night Diver is simply…wow!  Author Elizabeth Lowell knows exactly how to draw the reader in with cleverly constructed word building, a multi-layered plotline, and most importantly characters who grow and adapt.  Even the most land locked reader will feel the neoprene suits and the bubbles and understand what’s happening.  Kate is a delight, Holden is absolutely luscious.  As Night Diver unfolds the mysteries begin, the red herrings, and the dropped crumbs.  Then the climax twists, turns, and explodes.  The real treasure is reading Night Diver.

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