by Karin of Savvythinker.com, guest reviewer
Raven on the Wing by Kay Hooper is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it won’t be my last. This book was sent to me for review, but that doesn’t mean I can’t genuinely like it!
This book has it all: suspense, danger, romance, love, friendship, loyalty, great characters, hot sex. Plus, because it is romantic suspense (not suspense) we don’t have to really worry about the main characters, and the evilness is kept in check. It’s not so graphic. Then add in a twist I didn’t see coming, and you have a very interesting book indeed.
And yes, you have to suspend reality, but it’s for a good cause.
Raven Anderson is a complex woman. On one hand, she is extremely beautiful and accomplished. On the other, her files show her to be the lowest of the low: wanted for many crimes and suspected of others. And she is associating with a man the feds are trying to trip up, but he is too canny.
She knocks Josh Long literally off his feet, when they collide in a hallway outside a party. Of course, Josh is a multi-millionaire many times over, who has always felt his nemesis would be a gorgeous brunette, so he has limited himself only to blondes.
Of course, he falls in love immediately at first sight and proposes that night – many times in many ways. She, of course, thinks he hit his head when he fell.
Because he cannot find her the next day, he sets his best security men and machinery on it, to find her. And what he finds is her file, which sickens him, and he can’t really believe it. Or should he?
And if she is an agent in deep cover, then he has jeopardized her mission.
And what is her mission – and how can he protect her?
I won’t give any of it away, except to say if you like this genre, you will love this book. It kept my interest. I read it quickly, as I didn’t want to put it down. I did my usual of reading the last few pages, then I allowed myself the luxury of reading up to that point to see how it transpired. Then I read the end again.
It was satisfying – and there was a twist.
Warning: it talks about white slavery and kidnapping (and death) of women.
Have you read any of Kay Hooper’s books? Chances are, you might have as she has more than 13 million copies in print! I’m not sure how I missed her. But I will make up for lost time.
Do you have a favorite book of hers?
Rating: I give it 5 out of 5.