Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Not This Time



Small town scandal.
International terrorist attack.
Who among them is the traitor?

Sara and Beth have built a multi-million dollar business together, but their once solid friendship is now strained. Beth is leery of Sara's husband, and when he is kidnapped, authorities consider Beth their prime suspect.

Then their small town of Seagrove Village is rocked by an act of terrorism, and Beth doesn't know who to trust. Someone she knows is linked to the attack but who? Is there a connection to Crossroads Crisis Center? In the midst of the confusion and fear, Beth finds herself attracted to a man from her past. She knows she shouldn't fall in love with him, but she can't resist or even explain their bond. As her world unravels around her, she wonders, is it possible to be beyond redemption?

My Review:

Seriously mind-boggling good. Guaranteed to induce a rabid-reading frenzy in even the most stalwart of readers. You will be awestruck, dumbstruck and just plain struck by the intrepid plot. Impeccably paced, Hinze expertly balances suspense and romance and throws in enough angst to keep her readers on their toes for the duration.

And the romance? Intimacy leaps off the page even though the hero and heroine spend most of the book apart. How did Hinze manage that? Read and find out. Delicious!

This is the third book in the Crossroad Crisis Center series and if you haven't read the first two you might feel like a fish out of water in the first chapter or two. You meet a lot of characters in a short time and it was a little confusing for me even though I'd read Deadly Ties (the second book). But do not despair, just go with the flow and it will all even out in a couple of chapters.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Not This Time, leave a comment below. Or you can email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please make sure to put the title in the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 18 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Sounds great. I have not read her other books yet. I will need to check them out. Thanks for the giveaway and please enter me.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  2. Would love to be included in the draw. Thanks!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

  3. Please enter me! I haven't gotten to read anything by Ciki yet, but really want to -- I've heard she's great. :)


  4. I've only read one book by Vicky and would to read another! Please enter me.

    Linda at: desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  5. You're in Char and Carment7351! Good luck!

  6. thanks for the chance to read vicki's latest suspense novel ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. Okay, this review has me wanting to be struck :) I'm used to quieter small town stories but this set up of a fast-paced small town read is appealing.


  8. You're welcome Karen. Good luck!

    LOL -- Na, struck is a good thing when it comes to this book. It's definitely appealing. Good luck, Na!

  9. I would love to be entered!
    This book sounds so good! I cant wait to read it!

  10. Consider yourself entered, Leah. Good luck!

  11. Oh, Kav, every week I tell myself that I really shouldn't visit and read your latest reviews because they only make me want to buy more books! And then to top it off you had to go and review a romantic favorite! I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR pile. :)

  12. I have never read a book by this author and I would love to start with this one.
    Fantastic storyline.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  13. I haven't read this author yet either- I'd love to be entered! :)

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

  14. LOL -- Sandra -- there are worse things than going broke buying books!

    Good luck everyone!

  15. Not This Time sounds like an exciting, gripping read. Please add me, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com