Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Love Me to Death: A Novel of Suspense [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Love Me to Death" the 1st book in her Lucy Kincaid trilogy by Allison Brennan.

Product Description

Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy’s goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she’s volunteering with a victim’s rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as murder victims, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy.

With her future and possibly even her freedom suddenly in jeopardy, Lucy discovers she’s a pawn in someone’s twisted plot to mete out vigilante justice. She joins forces with security expert and daredevil Sean Rogan, and together they track their elusive quarry from anonymous online chat rooms onto the mean streets of Washington, D.C. But someone else is shadowing them: A merciless stalker has his savage eye on Lucy. The only way for her to escape his brutality may be another fight to the death.

About the Author 

Allison Brennan is the New York Times bestselling author of many romantic thrillers, including Carnal Sin, Original Sin, Fatal Secrets, Cutting Edge, and Sudden Death. A four-time RITA finalist and Daphne du Maurier Award winner, Brennan enjoys spending her free time reading, playing games, watching high school sports, and researching her novels. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and International Thriller Writers. Allison Brennan lives in Northern California with her husband, Dan, and their five children.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345520394
ISBN-13: 978-0345520395

My Review:

Storyline:  It has been six years since Lucy Kincaid was kidnapped and brutally raped, tortured and nearly killed.  Lucy killed one of her tormentors Adam Scott but can't seem to escape her past.  She now works for Women and Children First an organization that helps to protect women and children from sex offenders.  Lucy job is to search for cyber criminals, specifically sex offenders that have been paroled to see if they have returned to their criminal ways and put them back in jail. Lucy's greatest wish is to become an FBI agent but her dream is in jeopardy when another of her past attackers is murdered and evidence points to Lucy.

What Lucy did not count on were the guys she "set up" through online chats to end up dead on that exact same night. Now who is taking matters into their own hands and why are they making Lucy look like a suspect?

If she didn't have enough to deal with, Lucy discovers there is a stalker on her tail, and the terror of six years ago which constantly haunts her, comes rushing forward relentlessly. The one good thing coming through the nightmare is Sean Lucy's brother's Patrick's partner in security firm RCK (Rogan-Caruso-Kincaid). Sean insists on protecting Lucy no matter the consequences and will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

Characters:  Lucy Kincaid is a beautiful, courageous and intelligent woman that readers can look up to. She is tough as nails and has a heart of gold.  She has been through a horrifying and traumatic experience but it only has made her stronger and want to help other women in that same situation.

Sean Rogan is a known playboy but Lucy tempts him in ways no one has before. He sees not only the strong fighter but the soft woman inside Lucy.

Romance:  I really enjoyed the romance between Lucy and Sean because he was very understanding and he wanted to protect and support Lucy.  They worked well together and off each other too.  

Killer(s):  The villains in this book are some of the nastiest I have read and the psyches glimpses we get are gruesome and shocking.

I highly recommend reading any Allison Brennan book for the very terrifying storyline, well written characters and the truly horrifying and vile villains you will ever read.

I also highly recommend reading "Fear No Evil" if you want to learn Lucy's backstory!


Books in Series:

1.  Fear No Evil (Lucy's backstory)
2.  Kiss Me, Kill Me
3.  If I Should Die - Nov 22nd

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