Monday, 10 October 2016

Twice burned by Pamela Burford

Twice Burned by Pamela Burford
Last week I reviewed Good to be Bad by Patricia Ryan. This was the first book in a two book series, by identical twins Patricia Ryan and Pamela Burford. While the books can be read as stand alone novels, the suspense element of the story continues in the second book. This week I got hold of Twice Burned, so that I could finish the story and see what happened.

Twice Burned

Zara Sutcliffe has always been more confident and adventurous than her shy twin sister, Emma. But nothing in Zara’s past has prepared her for FBI Agent Logan Pierce… if he really is an agent, that is. She can only take his word for that after he kidnaps her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in a New York City warehouse. He calls it a safe house, but she feels anything but safe when he turns those intense amber eyes on her. The only thing she’s certain of is that her enigmatic bodyguard is too sexy for her own good. What does he know that she doesn’t?
Plenty, as it turns out. Such as his own close connection to a criminal with no conscience who’s a threat not just to Zara, but to her sister and mother as well. And all because of a bizarre, decades-old movie prop that someone wants badly enough to kill for.

My Review

I really enjoyed Good to be Bad, so I was looking forward to giving Twice Burned a go and finding out what would happen. Zara returns from her trip to Australia to find an FBI agent waiting for her, in order to take her into a safe house. She soon learns of the danger that she is in and that her Mother is missing, presumed kidnapped.

I loved reading about Zara and her growing relationship with Logan. Although we had met him very briefly in the previous book, it wasn't clear exactly who he was, so we were discovering things about him at the same time Zara did.

Although Zara was the strong business woman, we soon learnt that there was much more to her character than that, and that she had plenty of worries and insecurities to deal with. I enjoyed seeing how Logan helped her to deal with those and came to care for her himself.

This was a really good conclusion to the first story. It wrapped everything up and still had Emma appearing in the book and the story line. The ending was a little cheesy, but hey, who cares, it was still good fun. I'm glad that I went onto read the second book, it certainly lived up to expectations.