BOOK REVIEW: TURN TO ME

TURN TO ME (Kathleen Turner, #2)

Author: Tiffany Snow
Published on: December 18, 2012 (first published January 1st, 2012)
Genre: Romance, suspense
Published by: Montlake romance
Format: E-book, paperback, Audible

What Kathleen Turner doesn’t know just may kill her.

Her boyfriend, Navy SEAL turned high-powered attorney Blane Kirk, is keeping secrets from her – the deadly kind – and it may end their relationship before it’s even begun.

Someone in the shadows is stalking and terrorizing Kathleen, and Blane must lose a trial with far-reaching ramifications if he wants to keep her alive. Blane turns to assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon to keep Kathleen safe, a strategy that may backfire in more ways than one. Though Kade swears he hates her, he’s helpless to guard against things he’s never felt before and when they’re together, Kathleen sees something forbidden in his eyes.

Kathleen must find the truth behind the lies before her time, and luck, runs out, or she may pay the ultimate price for falling in love with Blane Kirk.

REVIEW

Sweet, wannabe lawyer Kathleen Turner is back for another adventure. After successfully foiling a criminal plot, she and boyfriend Blane Kirk have been getting to know each other better. Turn to Me finds them all but head over heels for the other. Kathleen’s happy because she’s lasted longer with Blane than his “flavors of the month” ever did. For his part, Blane seems to finally have found a woman that could catch his long-term interest.

In my opinion, that’s not much of a surprise. Despite being a pretty average woman in some ways, Kathleen is said to be relatively beautiful. She’s well-endowed, both in body and in mind. The only thing Kathleen has to worry about is Kandi-with-an-I, one of Blane’s long-enduring ex-girlfriends. Kandi is also gorgeous, and comes from a rich political family.

For the moment, Kandi will be the least of Kathleen’s worries. While she’s trying to build a life with Blane, someone is trying to kill her. Again. When they come close to achieving that, Blane has no choice but to call his half-brother, Kade Dennon. As a lethal hitman and ex-FBI agent, no one else is better for the job of protecting Kathleen. Although there’s no love lost between them, Kathleen and Kade try to be nice to the other for the meantime. Blane tries to leave Kathleen alone for some time, but quickly backtracks.

It so happens that Kathleen’s latest troubles have to do with Blane’s current case. Its outcome is being closely followed by everyone, especially some very powerful people. They want the case to turn out a certain way, and will go far to make sure it does. Blane keeps Kathleen in the dark about this, which won’t rub well with her later on. Kathleen makes the choice to investigate on her own again, especially after receiving a surprise promotion.

One of the most interesting parts of the book is Kathleen’s and Kade’s growing relationship. They can’t stand each other much. It’s not long before Kade falls for Kathleen’s charms, though. He doesn’t really hate her, never actually did. This could spell trouble for Blane, as even Kade didn’t think he’d grow to care for Kathleen so much. She’s got under his skin in a way no one else has ever done. I can’t blame him, though. Kathleen sounds endearing, as innocent and inexperienced as she is.

Kathleen’s social life also improves a bit after meeting her new neighbor, Alisha. The latter turns out to be as interesting a character as the others. Alisha stands out because of her quirks. She’s a real chatterbox, and it often brings a good dose of humor to the book. Other newcomers to Kathleen’s life are Mona and Gerard, an old married couple who are Blane’s domestic help. They are really nice people, and they grow to care for Kathleen as one of their own.

Turn to Me was every bit as good as the first book. It’s got all the thrills and romance to make it an enjoyable read. Kathleen Turner is quite a character to root for. She’s sharp enough to come out on top of everything that’s thrown her way, even being ill-equipped to do so. Having a spy-type character as Kade for a partner has its benefits, too. As she’s done with Blane and Kade, Kathleen has won me over too. I’ll certainly be reading her other books. She has her flaws, but then she’s human after all.

MY RATING

A stunning page turner!


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