Blog Tour: FRONTLINE by Alexandra Richland
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Genre: Mystery/Contemporary Romance
When nurse Sara Peters treats celebrity billionaire Trenton Merrick for a mysterious injury to his forehead, she is blindsided by what follows: A passionate exchange in the examination room, followed by an invitation to Trenton’s mansion the next night.
Trenton spins a web of deceit and seduction around Sara that both repels and attracts her. One part humanitarian, the other international financial mogul, his professional and public life are a curious contradiction. As Sara journeys deeper into her feelings for Trenton and begins unraveling the mystery behind his injury, she finds herself embroiled in a game of trust and betrayal, where the odds are stacked in Trenton’s favor, and the outcome for the loser is too terrifying to conceive.
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Mr. Merrick moves his face closer to mine. I hold my breath, thinking he’s going to kiss me. Just before our lips meet, he turns his head and grazes his nose across my cheek. The air rushes out of my lungs.
“I would never hurt you, Sara. You must trust me.”
He sounds sincere and I’m compelled to believe him.
With a sharp hiss, he drops his head to my shoulder and pulls our bodies together. “Tell me you change your mind.”
“I . . . I . . .” Words fail me as he moves my shirt collar aside and grazes his teeth across my skin.
“Tell me you’ll see me tonight.”
As he trails hot kisses down my throat, I throw my head back and melt into his arms,
succumbing to the pleasure that radiates throughout my body. I may have let my guard down, but this time I think I know exactly what I’m doing.
“Yes, I’ll have dinner with you tonight.”
Mr. Merrick removes his lips from my neck and plants his hands on my waist.
“You want me, don’t you?” He stares into my eyes, daring me to deny what he already knows.
His fingers dig into my hips. “Say it.”
“Yes, I want you.”
Abby’s review 4 stars
This story starts off with Sara working in the hospital as a nurse, and in walks extremely rich handsome patient Trenton Merrick. There is an instant attraction. A little bit to instant it seemed, however Sara is brazen and wont give in as easily as Trenton likes. The two have their first date and super rich Trenton, makes mention of a playroom. (Here is where I roll my eyes and think oh no not again) But it’s not what I thought and then I find Richland’s style a bit humorous. There is an heir of not taking herself too seriously as the author that I thoroughly enjoyed.
This is a high adventure story. It keeps you on your toes and guessing. It peeked my curiosity the whole way through as to what was going to happen next. Sara is extremely tenacious and bold. She wont roll over for even the rich and powerful Trenton. The relationship between the two was fun.
I did wish that Sara and Trenton were described a little bit better. For me in a story this is super important to visualize it in your head. So more character description would have moved this closer to a 4.5. I also thought is was a little to easy how Trenton fell.
Other than that, I think this is a fun read. For that quick second when I thought I was going to get that same story all over again, I was quite pleased when I discovered that it is very unique. If you need a high adventure love story that will keep you on your feet, this is it.
About Alexandra Richland
Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine, and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, and her short story, Gilded Cage. Say hello to her on Facebook and on Twitter.
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