Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Deadlier Than Male (Anthology)

Published: Harlequin (Silhouette) Coming in November 2010
Authors: Sharon Sala and Colleen Thompson

The Fiercest Heart by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author SHARON SALA

Torn apart years ago by a family feud and a deadly accident, high school sweethearts Haley and Mack reunite when Haley returns to town. But someone doesn’t want them together and will do anything to keep them apart. Anything…

Lethal Lessons by COLLEEN THOMPSON

One of Mara’s students is troubled by her mother’s mysterious death. Despite warnings that the girl’s father, Adam, is a danger, Mara sees only a handsome, caring protector. Will she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

One thing I love about anthologies is that they are great for times when you want something quick and not too heavy. I have always enjoyed Ms. Sala’s novellas and she didn’t disappoint. Her story, The Fiercest Heart, was pretty good and fairly believable. I liked the characters and the ending was sweet. The twist was easy to call, but how much suspense can you really build up in 120 pages? So 3 stars for Ms. Sala.

The second story in the book, Lethal Lessons, wasn’t as good. I kept having the feeling that I was missing key information. The time jumps in the story were a bit disorienting and left out a lot of needed filler. I think this novella had the potential to make a great longer book. Too much was left out to make it a truly enjoyable short story. 2 stars for this one.

Overall, if you are looking for something light and quick, pick this one up. It will entertain you.

1 comment:

Felicity Grace Terry said...

I've just realised that there are several of my followers who I haven't yet met or haven't visited for such a long time that I thought I'd stop by to say hello. Thanks for your recommendation of this book, I'm not a fan of anthologies myself but know several people who would really enjoy this.