11 June 2013

Blog Tour: The Waiting Game by Eve Devon (Giveaway + Review)

The Waiting Game by Eve Devon.
Audience/Genre: Adult/Romantic Suspense,Thriller
Publication: May 27th 2013 by Entangled: Suspense.
Five years ago a madman stalked her. Kidnapped her. Tattooed her.

When security expert Cameron Dexter—the man Brooke Bennett once loved—appears unexpectedly at her door with terrifying news, the former musician discovers she can no longer hide from her past. After five years, her vicious kidnapper is out of prison and on the hunt—for Brooke.

Now he’s returned to complete his art.

Cam failed to protect Brooke once before. Now he’d rather die than let her be captured. With her life at stake, Cam vows to keep her hidden and safe. Brooke, however, is done with running. Unlike Cam, she wants to stand and fight. Emotions both old and new roil between them, but addressing their heated past must wait. Together they set a trap in London to catch a killer. But they soon discover the enemy wears many faces.

Reviewed by Kelly.

First Impressions- I kept thinking I was reading a second book in a series like I somehow missed the first book when she was kidnapped. I kept going to goodreads to be sure I wasn’t missing something. Nope, it is a debut novel.
I have been reading a lot of new adult books lately and realized that I enjoy adult books a little better. The F word isn’t plastered everywhere. Just sayin...

We start off 5 years after Brooke Bennett’s kidnapping and torture. Her kidnapper has just been released from prison early for being a model prisoner so he could get out early and finish what he started. Her kidnapper, Spinks, is a narcissist, and wants Brooke as his living art work. He is Sick, Sick, Sick!!! Did I tell you he was Sick? Well, he is. We don’t see a lot of him. We just get bits and pieces of his whereabouts and thoughts. But something else doesn’t add up in this story. I figured out part of it early on. But that’s all I can say about that.

This book is called The Waiting Game for a reason. Because for most of the book, we are all waiting. Waiting for him to make a move. Waiting for it to be over. Waiting for something to happen. Waiting for Brooke to run when she needs to. Waiting for the guilt to go away. Waiting for her life to come back and to live it. That gives it a lot of suspense and I liked it.

Brooke is only living to eat and breathe, which isn’t really living. She is broken. She used to be a famous singer and composer. She doesn’t even write anymore. She can’t. She is in France living a solitude life with only her former manager knowing where she is. Or so we thought since Cameron (her former bodyguard) just shows up at her door to wisk her away because she is no longer safe alone. There is some chemistry between the two but Cameron makes it appear to Brooke that he is only doing his job. He feels guilt at her being caught under his guard before and he won’t, no- can’t, let that happen again. He tries to keep her at a distance but it is just too hard for both of them. Every time you think they will get past his guilt and her humiliation at being scarred and marked, he pushes her away. He thinks that she can’t choose him (whatever that means) until she is free of him forever. She just gets to the point where she just wants him and she falls in love with him. He remains with guilt for, uh, well I guess you have to read it to find out how long that happens. I loved watching both of them grow and learn and move past obstacles.

Brooke has moments of flashbacks and panic attacks. Brooke didn’t know whether she was a survivor or a victim. She wanted to be a survivor. She wanted to run away often from everything. She knew that several times she was in a fight or flight situation and for most of them, she just froze, even though she knew she needed to run. I don’t know what I would have done in her shoes. I probably would have shriveled into nothing of a human being! She really was a survivor to me.

Her manager, Steven, is a lowlife, a pathetic thing for a human being!! I didn’t care for him at all. Her friend, Megan, was a gem. I only wish we could have seen more of her. Cam’s other security personnel were dedicated to their job and loyal to Cam.

There is a lot of suspense, action and a mystery to be solved as well. In the end, you get that happily ever after and I get that sigh of reading a good book.

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Eve Devon writes sexy heroes, sassy heroines & happy ever afters... Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave Eve Devon a taste for adventure; her love for romances began when her mother shoved one into her hands in a desperate attempt to keep her quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals! When Eve wasn't consuming books by the bucketload, she could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down her adventures. As a teenager, Eve wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, still hooked on romance and mysteries, she worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucketload, until realizing she was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense herself. Visit Eve at her website: www.EveDevon.com

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    @Janet Parker.

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