Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Review: Colder Than Sin by Toni Anderson

Author: Toni Anderson
Publisher:Toni Anderson
Publicaion Date: October 2019

Top FBI negotiator Quentin Savage is hurled into his worst nightmare when a terrorist attack on a luxury hotel propels him from esteemed keynote speaker to powerless captive.

Haley Cramer is co-owner of a private security firm and prides herself on her independence, but she is shaken to the core when gunmen attack a conference she is attending. She survives, but only because Quentin Savage pretends she’s his wife.

Together Savage and Haley plot their escape from a ragtag army of brutal but efficient thugs while struggling to figure out exactly who the enemy is. Why was the conference attacked, and why was Quentin a specific target?

Colder Than Sin is the second book in the Cold Justice series.  I believe this is a spin-off from another series by this author.  There were characters that seemed to have back story that wasn't shared in this book.  However, the book still worked well as a stand alone novel.  I listened to the audio book and really enjoyed it in that format.

For the most part, I enjoyed the book.  It's a pretty solid romantic suspense.  It's very fast paced and kept my attention.  I didn't call the twist in the end.  I did like Haley and Quentin together. I could understand  their reasons for being hesitant to be in a relationship. They both have their baggage. The only thing I didn't love was what happened in the beginning.  After Haley is grossly propositioned and feels violated, she almost immediately turns around and sleeps with Quentin.  That was kind of icky for me. Especially since she barely knew Quentin. Beyond that, I would recommend giving this one a shot.

I should add in that there is an almost rape scene and talk about other rapes that take place off page. So, if that is a trigger for you, you might want to skip this one.  


1 comment:

Ethan said...

I just finished reading a book where the main character was named Haley too :)