Shattered – Kate Kelly

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. I haven’t posted anything since March 25 when I wrote about Ashlyn’s Radio. Then, I got busy working on my second round of revisions for my novel. I finished them yesterday morning – Yippee!

Now, it’s time to take a deep breath, relax and wait to hear back from my editor. I want to tell you about another genre I hadn’t read before. It’s quite strange this came about.

I was working on revisions when an author in the writers’ forum I belong to announced that her YA Paranormal was free on Amazon that weekend. I’d just read and enjoyed Ashlyn’s Radio so I decided to download hers as well. So, once I finished my revisions, I looked for the book I’d promise to read but couldn’t find it. Thinking I’d mistakenly deleted it from my e-reader, I went to Amazon, got it again and began to read.

It was a good book but after a while, I failed to see anything ‘paranormal’ about it so I emailed the author. She replied (keep in mind that I usually read/write Christian novels and she knew that):

“Renee-Ann, it wasn’t my book you decided to read. My book is a romantic suspense and quite spicy, I’m not sure you’d enjoy reading it…”

“Oops” was my initial reaction but I pressed on and finished it because the story line was great and I really wanted to know “Whodunit”.

Shattered by Kate Kelly is a great suspense – and yes, spicier than what I’m used to – but I must say that I enjoyed the story and I couldn’t wait to get to the end. Here’s the blurb:

Cowboy Jay Rawlings is a former detective who feels responsible for not being able to save his sister’s life and can’t leave the past behind. But when Tess MacLean – a woman he once loved – comes back to his ranch with a killer on her tail, Jay must now face his past and look to the future – one that might include Tess.

I like Kate’s style. The suspense begins within the first few pages and just keeps mounting. One moment I thought the villain was “this guy” because… but a few twists and turns lead me to think that it couldn’t be him therefore it must be… (Sorry no spoiler in this blog).

Kate Kelly knows how to tell a suspense story and keeps you guessing until the last pages. I’m not a speed reader and can’t get to the end fast enough. In a book like this, I want to cheat and skip to the last page. This book is a page turner and I hated to put it down. It is action packed and delivers a good punch. For those who like a spicy suspense romance, you’re in for a treat.

Now, if you were curious which Paranormal I’d promised to read: it’s called Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen.

Look at the two authors names: Kate Kelly… Cat Kalen… You’ve got to admit that there are similarities.

I did read Pride’s Run and it’s my next post.

Blessings everyone.

Renee-Ann

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