28 June 2012

Blog Tour : No Hero by Mallory Kane (Review)

No Hero by Mallory Kane.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Romance, Mystery.
Publication : June 15th, 2012 by Entangled Publishing.
A darkly handsome New Orleans detective who insists he’s no hero is blindsided by his one-time lover, a sexy investigative TV reporter, who exposes his secret troubled past to the whole world...and nearly costs him his job. When the at-risk teens he mentors start turning up dead, his vow to protect the other kids hits a major snag...his only clue to finding the determined killer is held by the one woman he never wants to see again. Compelled to work together to solve the vicious murders before another child dies, their passion reluctantly reignites, and their mutual mistrust slowly turns to respect as she realizes there’s much more to being a hero than outward appearances, and his deeply wounded heart gradually opens to the possibility of love.

This is the first book I've read that's by Mallory Kane so I started reading it with no huge expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

No Hero is a pretty standard mystery-romance novel. There's a serial killer on the loose that forces Reaghan Conner, a journalist with WACT and Detective Gautier, a cop - two people who pretty much hate each other's guts - work together. The reason for their hostility is because they have a past :

'From her point of view, she’d done a news story, telling the truth about him. But she knew he didn’t see it that way. From his perspective, they’d met three times. The first time they’d flirted, the second time they’d kissed, and the third time she’d ripped open the secrets of his past and torn a hole in his life.'

Reaghan had done a story on Dev while he trusted her and let her in. Obviously, it's not easy to forgive or get past but circumstances make these two team up and they set aside their differences. I have to say that while I wasn't immediately fond of Reaghan, I absolutely loved Dev; he's an incredibly sexy and strong hero. I also liked the journalist-cop relationship, it made me think of Dewey and Gale from the Scream films but with different personalities.

What really caught my interest while reading this book were the crimes. The story begins in a way that has your complete attention and while romance does play a big part, the focus was the mystery. Mallory Kane's writing is vivid and descriptive; the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. In all honesty, sure the romance was hot but the serial-killer-storyline is pretty much made this book for me. I'm a huge fan of thriller, horror and mystery novels/movies so I loved reading this. The romance was more of an added bonus for me.

If No Hero was made into a movie, I would watch it. It's gripping, interesting and definitely movie material.






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5 comments:

  1. I LOVE books that has a "movie" feel to it. I'm having a Dead Sexy party next week w/ a pitcher of sweet iced tea, your reviews are making me excited, too excited I might skip what I have to read first. LOL

    TS Blogoversary

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  2. Anjana. thanks so much for the great review. I have to confess, I've pictured No Hero being made into a movie. Oh the dreams we authors have.

    Your kind words about the plot (and about Dev) have really made my day!

    BTW how cool that you have an Agatha Christie Book Club. I'm more fond of Poirot and Tommy and Tuppence than of Miss Marple, though I've never met an AC book I've not liked.

    Thanks for inviting me!

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  3. This sounds really great!

    How cool it's so good you'd love to see it as a movie - it really shows how good the plot was:)

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