When Jenny Moore meets Alexei Roshenko, it's love at first sight. The tall, dark, and handsome stranger appears to be the answer to every romantic fantasy any woman ever had. There is however more to him than meets the eye, and a dark and violent past is catching up with him. When Jenny decides to follow him back to Russia, she gets entangled in a web of deceit and secrets beyond her wildest imagination.
Besides writing and playing bass, Maria enjoys driving off-road, archery, and Tameshigiri
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Jenny Moore starts the New Year with high expectations of great things. Little did she know that it would happen right in her office. In walks Alexei Roshenko, a Russian Captain, man of mystery with a sexy accent. The chemistry is instant, they’re inseparable. Will she still love him when she finds out his secrets? How far will he go to keep her safe?
There was quite a bit more romance than I’d expected in this book. It starts of a little slow in the beginning, but if you can stick with it, it certainly picks up the pace about halfway through. I thought it was interesting how committed Alexei was from the very beginning. Jenny seemed very trusting, when Alexei gave her a glimpse of his past. After hearing it, I’d personally would have run and not look back. It was very exciting in the second half of the book and things get really interesting. All in all, a great novel filled with romance and suspense.
About the Author
Born in Sweden in the early 1970's, Maria showed a large interest for books at an early age. Even before she was able to read or write, she made her mom staple papers together into booklets she filled with drawings of suns and planets. She proudly declared them, "The Sun Book." They were all about the sun. She also claimed, to her mother's horror, that her being on Earth was a big mistake and that her alien family would come and bring her home at any moment. This never happened, but both the interest in space and the passion for bookmaking stayed with her.
As an adult Maria's creativity got an outlet through playing bass in a number of rock bands, and through writing technical manuals and making web pages for various companies and organizations. She did write drafts for a few novels, but the storytelling muse was mostly satisfied through role playing online on Myspace. It was here, while writing stories together with people from around the globe, she stumbled onto Mike. They started talking out of character, and she moved over to Florida to him late 2008. Today the two are married and live in the Tampa Bay area with three rescue dogs.
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