1/17/12

Sleepwalker

Author: Karen Robards
Pages: 384
Publisher: Gallery
Format: Paperback (ARC)
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


Summary (from Goodreads)It’s not that Micayla Lange is afraid of the clinking she hears coming from the first floor of the empty McMansion she’s housesitting for her uncle Nicco. She’s a cop, after all. It’s just that finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her was enough drama for one night. Now she’s alone on New Year’s Eve, wearing flannel pajamas and wielding a Glock 22 as she zeroes in on the unmistakable source of the sound: Uncle Nicco’s private office. 

Jason Davis steals things for a living, so unexpected developments are a natural part of the job. Getting caught red-handed by a hot, pigtail-sporting police officer in what is supposed to be a gangster’s deserted house is just one more twist in the game. Kind of like finding incriminating photos in Nicco Marino’s safe, only to discover the cop—and the security cameras—have gotten a real good look at his face. 

Unfortunately for Mick, she also got a good look at the damned pictures. Her “uncle” might love her like family, but if he knows she’s seen evidence that implicates him in the murder of a city councilman, she doesn’t like her chances. Which is why she’s having a hard time reconciling her professional instincts with what she is rapidly concluding is an inescapable fact: She’s about to help a criminal get away with a suitcase full of stolen money. And she’s going with him. 

Mick and Jason’s race for their lives hurtles them through the dangerous Michigan wilderness on speedboat and snowmobile. As their adventure heats up and their enemies close in, Mick is torn between her duty to the force and the combustible passion engulfing her and her unlikely partner in crime. She’ll have to turn Jason in sooner or later…if they survive. But will they ever get a second chance at love?
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an  honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: Mick's New Years Eve is nothing glamourous: she's staying at her Uncle Nicco's mansion, guarding it from intruders like the good cop she is. But when she's woken in the middle of the night by some ominous noises coming from the ground floor, she has no choice to investigate. So what if it's a thief? Mick's a hard-as-nails cop, and she's got her gun in case things go bad...

And go bad they do. Soon Mick finds herself roped into the thief's plans, forced to put her life  in his hands as they run for their lives. Mick's convinced she knows exactly what to do, but when things go from bad to worse, she has no choice but to cross over to the 'dark side' in order to stay alive. 

Who knew cops and robbers could mix? 

My Thoughts: Karen Robard's Sleepwalker had everything I like in a thriller: some kick-ass main characters, relentless badies, and non-stop action... not to mention the suspense that keeps you hooked from start to finish. The chemistry between the two main characters was great too - it wasn't overdone, and it had that 'forbidden fruit' element that makes you want them to get together even more. I loved the banter between them as well - it was natural and didn't feel forced.

And of course, the plot kept you on the edge of your seat for the entire novel! Robards definitely knows how to weave a good story.

Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this one for anyone who enjoys a steamy romance or an action-packed thriller. Check out the author's website for more info on Sleepwalker and other novels: http://www.karenrobards.com/books/sleepwalker.asp

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