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Title: The First Mistake

Author: Merline Lovelace

Year published: 2005

Why did you get this book? I read the blurb somewhere, it’s been so long I don’t remember where, but I thought it sounded interesting. This and the other two in the trilogy have been languishing on my shelves for about a year.

Do you like the cover? I don’t even remember what it looked like.

Did you enjoy the book? I did enjoy the book. There were some facets of the suspense part that I found a bit hard to believe, but I enjoyed it enough that I’ll read the second and third, probably sooner rather than later.

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? She was new to me.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? I’ll be passing it on

Anything else? Though the book is billed as romantic suspense, it’s really not a romance. I mean, there’s romance in it, but this is a suspense book, with a bit of a romance side-story. But the romance is not the focal point and there’s no HEA. Not even close. I suppose they can get away with this, because it’s a trilogy, but I would have preferred to see it sold as a suspense. Along the lines of Janet Evanovich, where there’s the romance sub-plot, but that’s not what the book as about. It’s not at all what drove the story forward and there’s no satisfactory resolution, because there’s more to come.

Regardless, I would recommend this book to fans of romantic suspense who don’t mind more suspense than romance and can be satisfied waiting for the HEA (I’m going to assume there will be some satisfactory conclusion at the end of the third or I’ll be very unhappy, lol)

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