Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Unforgivable by Laura Griffin

Laura Griffin {Twitter}
Series: Tracers, # 3
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: November 30, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Source: Publisher
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Characters: Mia Voss, Ric Santos
My Rating:

Heat Level: 2/5

At first, Mia Voss thinks it’s just bad luck when her already lousy day ends with a carjacking, but what seems like a random incident is followed by another sinister episode. A DNA expert, Mia has made it her mission to put away vicious criminals. Suddenly, she’s become the target of one. And the only way to protect the people she loves most is to deliberately destroy her reputation and risk letting a killer walk free.

Once, Mia trusted Detective Ric Santos, but that was before Ric let his turbulent past ruin his chances with Mia, the sexiest, most intriguing woman he’s ever met. But he can tell when she’s lying—and when she’s scared. The key to catching a sadistic madman lies within a long-buried cold case that has haunted Mia for years. Only she can uncover the truth, but first, Ric will have to get her to entrust him with her secrets . . . and her life.
Mia Voss needed a fix.

What started out as another random carjacking, turned out to be something much more for Mia Voss. Something much more. Mia just thought it was a band ending to an already horrible day. And then none other than Detective Ric Santos, a man she had been seeing who just stopped calling her and coming around, shows up to work the case.

It moved at a fast pace, which is something I like in suspense novels. Although this book is classified as a romance, I felt it was more suspense than romance. The romance between the two lead characters seemed more secondary, like an afterthought.

The drawback for me was Mia. She is a very likable character, but her choices and and behavior at times was a little questionable. Ric too had his moments. The few brief interactions with his daughter were among my favorite of him. I always enjoy seeing fathers interact with their children. By the end of the book, I did feel that Ric had grown as a person and was more open not only with Mia but with his daughter Ava.

I did however enjoy the secondary characters, Jonah  and Sophie. I hope to see them maybe get something going and get their own book.


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