Saturday, September 5, 2015

Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell

Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: July 28, 2015

An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sarah “Sam” Maddox travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family’s dairy farm, and Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn’t have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.

Jay Vermillion recently inherited Vermillion Sky, a working ranch near Wyoming’s breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains—and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay’s determined to restore Vermillion Sky, but first he’s got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father’s paintings. The last thing on his mind is a finding a wife and creating a sixth generation of Vermillions. 

When Jay hires Sam to handle his father’s artwork, it’s love at first sight—a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sam and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sam. And suddenly, Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he’s once again willing to die for . . .

Elizabeth Lowell is always an auto-read author for me.  I have read most of her books.  I just love how she combines the right amount of suspense and romance to make for a great read.  Perfect Touch is perfect example!  I really enjoyed this one.  

Sarah is an art dealer who is hoping to be hired by Jay to sell some paintings his father left to him.  Jay is in a huge battle against his father's ex-wife over the paintings.  He is hoping the proceeds will help to keep the ranch going for future generations. There is a murder, attempted murder and Jay realizes someone is hunting both him and Sarah.

The action picks up pretty much from the minute Sarah steps on the ranch right up to the end. I thought the book was fast paced and kept me guessing.  The romance was a nice addition as well.  The thing I liked about it was that it wasn't insta-love.  Jay and Sarah had been talking on the phone for weeks leading up to their face-to-face meeting.  That made their attraction more believable to me.
If you are a fan of Ms. Lowell's or if you are looking for a good romantic suspense, you will want to make sure to add this one to your TBR pile!

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