Friday, June 10, 2011

Virtual Book Tour - Recovery

Author: Alexandrea Weiss
Publisher: Self

A killer is lurking among the ruins of Katrina-ravaged New Orleans.

A killer she knows.

Still devastated two years after the mysterious murder of her beloved David Alexander, Nicci Beauvoir surprises everyone in the Big Easy by returning to her hometown with a new admirer: the cool and contentious Dallas August. But the attractive stranger is asking a lot of questions about David’s death, making Nicci’s family and friends speculate about his true intentions. Only Nicci knows that Dallas, a high-priced corporate spy, has come to New Orleans to flush out David Alexander’s killer. Playing the part of her lover, Dallas escorts Nicci around town hoping to get closer to his possible suspects. But hiding amid the city’s elite is a jealous maniac waiting to make Nicci suffer. As the days pass and the danger grows, Nicci’s relationship with the handsome spy turns from adversarial to amorous. Desperate to unearth the identity of David’s murderer, Nicci and Dallas decide to lure the killer out of the city for one final showdown. It is a deadly decision that could cost Nicci everything. But it may be her only chance for… Recovery

Recovery is a great, well written book filled with wonderful characters, intense emotion and suspense. Nicci is slowly trying to find her way back to herself after losing her lover, David. She meets Dallas, a friend and co-worker of David’s, and is soon plunged into an unexpected adventure of revenge and justice. Dallas and Nicci are very similar. They are both rediscovering themselves. Dallas has been working in his profession for so long that he doesn’t know who is anymore. At first, his coldness toward Nicci put me off and I wondered how she could ever have feelings for him. But as I read the novel, I realized that, in a way, they really needed each other to heal. One of the best parts of the book is Nicci’s family. I just loved the banter between her father and her uncle Lance. Some of those scenes really cracked me up and provided some comic relief when things were getting intense. I really liked the comparison between Nicci’s recovery and the recovery of post-Katrina New Orleans.

Recovery is the second in a series about Nicci Beauvoir. I did not know this going into this book. The author did a nice job of catching me up to speed, so I never felt like I was missing something. I will probably seek out the first one because I hate to miss any part of a series. I definitely recommend this one and look forward to the next Nicci Beauvoir adventure.


* note: I read a complimentary copy of Recovery supplied courtesy of the author. I was not compensated in anyway for this review. By receiving a complimentary copy, I am in no way obligated to write a good or bad review. I am an honest reviewer and my reviews are based on my own opinion and only written by me.*

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