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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hidden Treasure by Tea Trelawny

Hidden Treasure by Tea Trelawny
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (51 pgs)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Lara Lacy inherits her family’s Victorian home with its impossible mortgage—and a ghost that could reveal a hidden treasure. If only Lara believed in ghosts. But too many fake mediums have convinced her that anyone claiming to communicate with ghosts is a liar and a thief.

When Lara’s inventive lover Nate Hoffmann claims he can contact the ghost, her anger flares and she flees their Caddo Lake love nest. But when Nate follows her home, determined to help the woman he loves, Lara gives in to physical and emotional hunger. Stripped bare—in all ways possible—the lovers engage in deep exploration and eager discovery.

Passionate reconciliation opens Lara’s eyes to her deepest feelings. But will the greatest treasure of all remain hidden?

Missing jewels, a couple of odd noises, a spirit, and a love that never died. Want to know more? Then you need to read Hidden Treasure.

There is a lot going on in this little story. Ms. Trelawny brought out the big guns. I was captivated from page one and things didn’t let up until the last page. The characters, though with paranormal tendencies, are realistic. I wanted to see them get together for good. Although I’m not a big fan of the hero and heroine being in a relationship when the story starts, it wasn’t a hindrance in this one. I felt like I was right there with Lara and Nate throughout and wanted to know what happened after the story, I was so involved.

Nate is a great hero. He knows when to push and when to let go. My heart squeezed for him at times because I felt his hurt as deeply as if it were my own. He wanted what was best for Lara, even if it meant his destruction — how sexy!

Lara, though, caused me to pause. There were times when she came across as a bit too defeated. I totally understood why she felt as she did, but I almost wanted to see her pull herself up by her bootstraps and move on. Still, the gut-wrenching severity of her situation made me root for her to get her wish and deepest desire.

If you want a breezy read for a lazy summer afternoon, then you can’t go wrong with Hidden Treasure. I give it 4 cherries.

1 comment:

Teri Thackston said...

Thanks, Tiger Lily, for this wonderful review of my story. What a treat for me!

Téa Trelawny