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Sunday, July 31, 2016

ARC Review! Sting by Sandra Brown

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.

As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother's ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.

Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie's only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn't entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother's scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.

With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown jolts the reader from the first page of this heart-pounding story of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deception . . .where nothing is what it seems and every truth brought to light exposes a darker lie.

Sting is a heart racing, edge of your seat, no clue how it is going to work out string of surprises. Each chapter bringing a new revelation that left me unable to stop without knowing what could possibly happen next.

Shaw Kinnard is a hit man. Probably. But it is a Sandra Brown novel, and if you have read her before you know there is a chance that you don’t know everything these is to know about Shaw. Jordie is a woman trying to hold her life together while living down the betrayal and suspicions cast upon her by the actions of her brother.

The sexual tension between them, amazing. She is attracted to him against her better judgment, and you get the sense that Shaw feels the same way. It’s a Sandra Brown, so you know they each have secrets. Heck, you know their secrets probably have secrets about other secrets. But that is part of the fun…the KNOWING that something is going to happen, that you aren’t going to see it coming, and it is going to leave you stunned.

The main reveal, I never saw it coming. Not once, not in all the thinking I did along the “how in the world is this going to resolve in a HEA, as they always do” did this ever occur to me. At this point, I found myself laughing at the revelation while smiling because, yet again, Brown got me good…I should have seen it coming, but I totally missed it. I loved it.

The writing was strong, the pacing a perfect mix of OMG moments, suspense, and resolutioins to questions that kept you moving forward in the story. One of Brown’s strengths, aside from her writing which is flawless, is her ability to tell a complicated story that makes sense. You get explanations to the questions, and even if you don’t like the answer or the resolution, you get answers. No stone is left unturned, and most importantly, it all adds up at the end, with no holes or flaws in the story.

When you start a Sandra Brown book, you know you are going to start on a wild ride. This was no different. I am a little envious of all readers who haven’t read this one yet, as all of the surprises are still out there waiting to be revealed for the first time. And that is the real fun of reading Sandra Brown.

This book was so much more than 5 stars. It’s been a while since I finished it, and I am still thinking about it, going over it in my mind, and telling people they MUST read it.

I highly recommend this book.

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