Sunday, January 11, 2009

Doggone by Gabriella Herkert

Genre: Mystery

Gabriella Herkert returns with her second book in the “An Animal Instinct Mystery” series. Sara Townley and Connor McNamara were married only six months ago and rarely spent any time together. Theirs was a long distance marriage with Connor being a Navy SEAL stationed in San Diego and Sara being a legal investigator in Seattle. Sara finally gets a chance to visit Connor. Within the first five minutes of her visit, their sexual desires heat up much to the amusement of Connor’s family who is actually awaiting on his doorstep to meet his new wife. Sara is mortified, Connor is frustrated.

Sara throws herself into her latest assignment. A case of a philanthropist’s stolen identity. The only solid clue she has is a black Labrador dog that is stalking her. To make matters even more complicated, Connor’s brother-in-law seems to have a connection to the crime. Toss in Connor’s former vindictive fiancĂ©e and Sara has her hands full. With the help of Connor and his team, Sara tries to crack this case but ends up causing more problems for the McNamara family then she ever intended.

This book starts out slow, but I stuck with it and I’m glad I did. Connor is a “to-die-for” hero. He’s the type most women would want on their side. Sara takes a bit of time to warm up to, but she’s a strong character. Connor’s family was wonderfully portrayed. I enjoyed all of them, especially Connor’s brother Ryan. He has the potential to be a strong character in future stories.

The plot was a bit confusing at times and the ending wasn’t much of a surprise to me, but it was interesting watching Connor and Sara unravel all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and solve this one. I look forward to the third book in this series.

Reading Challenges: What an animal, A to Z Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. What a cute cover! This sounds like a fun series. Thanks for the review, Yvonne!


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