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Shades of Temptation

Written by: Virna DePaul
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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Carrie Ward understands dangerous men, and she's got the scars to prove it. These days, the Special Investigations Group detective saves her risk taking for the job. But when she's asked to pursue a high-profile serial killer, she'll have to join forces with the last man she wants to depend on - Jase Tyler, an ace senior detective who's as reckless as she is cautious. And despite her best intentions, the sparks begin to fly.

As Carrie and Jase race to try to save the next victim, the passion that simmers between them ignites. But a cunning killer at the top of his game is challenging carrie to play to the very end. Now all she can count on are her instincts - and Jase, the one man daring enough to keep her safe….

©2012 Virna DePaul (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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  • Carol
  • 2013-05-23

Romantic Suspense at it's Best!

I wasn't sure what to expect from this author having never read her, but this was a very nice surprise. It was just the right blend of romance and suspense. The narrator did a great job distinguishing the characters, so I wasn't trying to figure out who said what. Highly recommend this book. I'm listening to the 3rd book in this series now and so far it hasn't disappointed me.

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  • Gretchen
  • 2013-01-17

Stale plot - silly dialog

"I'm a hot sh8t, but...", oh c'mon, no one talks like these two! The 'oh woe is me cuz I'm female in a male dominated field' attitude is tiresome - I don't think I can finish this book. I experienced some of what the author conveys in a prejudiced, male dominated field 25 years ago - this heavy-handed writing might have passed at that time. The female lead in this story wears such a chip on her shoulder that I am in awe that she can stand up and walk around. This is likely an example of a writer attempting to cover an environment he/she knows nothing about.

Even so, if the plot had been more interesting or the serial killer's modus operandi more original, then I might be able to finish this - I have suffered through more than half of the book and just HATE to waste my credit by not finishing.... but it is not looking like I will ever hear the ending (or care).