Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Desperate Measures

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ORCHARD, SANDRA
DESPERATE MEASURES

Kate won’t be safe until all of Port Aster’s secrets are revealed
 
Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the supposed “miracle plant” that tore her family apart years ago. She’s certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding her father’s disappearance. She’s willing to risk anything to find the truth, including her relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But with so many people in pursuit of the plant, going it alone might be a fatal mistake.
 
Award-winning author Sandra Orchard pulls out all the stops in this breakneck and breathtaking conclusion to the Port Aster Secrets series.
 
My Review:
 
Have you ever met a heroine that was so stubborn you just wanted to smack her upside the head to knock some sense into her? Only you like her too much to do bodily damage so you suffer in silence while grinding your teeth? Yeah, well Kate's that kind of heroine. And yes, I get why she is the way she is and I can totally sympathize but the girl hasn't a clue -- including about how to manage a protective type boyfriend. Mind you, Tom doesn't have a clue how to manage a maverick researcher like Kate either. You might say they deserve each other. And what a delicious conundrum that makes for the avid romance reader. Since this is the concluding book in a three part series Orchard doesn't hold anything back, making their romance a sizzling read.
 
The suspense is complicated and relentless. Since some of the suspense carries over from the first two books, I'd recommend that you read the Port Aster Secrets novels in order. For two reasons: First: this one has spoilers related to the previous stories. Second: As I said, the suspense is complicated and involves a lot of players -- a lot of suspects -- as well as intricate details that all lead up to the riveting conclusion. It will just make more sense if you've read Deadly Devotion and Blind Trust first. 
 
A hard-to-put-down read that left me guessing until the very end.

My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.
 
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Desperate Measures please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 12 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

25 comments:

  1. I love this series and can't wait to read what happens next.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. It.'s a humdinger of read, Amy. Good luck!

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  2. Oh wow! I am intrigued by this one!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. And well you should be, Melanie. Good luck.

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  3. Sounds intense and I like suspense, would like to read this.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's a whirlwind of suspense, Karen. I began to suspect everyone by the end. LOL Good luck.

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  4. This mystery has an excellent storyline with a lot of suspense.

    cenya2@hotmail.com

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    1. It sure does. Good luck, Marjorie.

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  5. This a great series,I can't wait to read it.

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  6. I love reading suspense! Sounds like this is one I need to add to my "must read!" list. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway! ~Alison
    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Alison. Good luck.

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  7. This book sounds great! I'm excited to read it!!!!
    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's a pulse accelerator for sure. Good luck, Kate.

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  8. Love the story line. kamundsen44atyahoodotcom. Kim

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    1. It will keep you on your toes, Kim. Good luck.

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  9. Looks like I need to read Deadly Devotion and Blind Trust and then this! Sounds good!
    pbclark(aat)netins(dot)net

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    1. It will be an enjoyable way to spend some time. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. Ooh I like suspense! Lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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  11. Sandra's book sure sounds good. Thanks for the review Kav. Would love to win. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. You're welcome, Maxie. Good luck.

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  12. I have the best qualifications for wanting this - 1. being a bit (A LOT) stubborn myself, 2. loving Sandra Orchard :)

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. No one could be as stubborn as Kate. Good luck, Janka!

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  13. I do love suspense, but it seems I rarely read it. I keep hearing amazing reviews on this series. I'm going to pledge to start this series in August when my reading calendar opens up more.

    tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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