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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lies and Consequences by Tatiana March

Lies and Consequences by Tatiana March
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (149 Pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Journalist Christina Miller is determined to scoop the first ever interview with Lucas Frost, a reclusive scientist who has invented a gadget worth millions. On the way to his isolated lakeside home, her car breaks down, forcing her to shelter the night in an ancient boat. In the morning, she finds herself hijacked by a surly fisherman who refuses to take her ashore.

Christina strikes a daring bargain: if he takes her back, she'll sleep with him. No names, no personal details, just two strangers sharing pleasure in the night.

She has missed the chance of an exclusive interview with Lucas Frost, but at least she can make the press conference at his research lab. When she arrives, she finds her surly fisherman sitting behind a podium, facing a bank of microphones - Lucas Frost.

And he has no intention of letting her forget.

Women are like fish: you have to give them some slack, and let them wear themselves out before you reel them in.

Christina Miller sets out to be the first reporter to do an interview with the reclusive Lucas Frost who lives in total seclusion from the real world. Little does she know that she may get more than she’d bargain for. I have never read one of Ms. March's books nor had I ever heard of her before I purchased this manuscript so I did not know what to expect. However, one of the joys of reading a new author is coming across a story that is not only enjoyable but soothing as well. Watching the scenes play out in this delightful unique story was not only entertaining but also a nice relaxing read.

It did not take me long to become enmeshed in the story line or the characters who won me over from the beginning when Christina took refuge on Lucas' boat during a storm -- only to wake up in the middle of the lake with no way to get back to shore. Watching her having to put up with a hardheaded man and fight seasickness made me laugh out loud a time or two. One thing for sure she could not run away unless she wanted to swim to the bank. I will add that the title of the book, Lies and Consequences, is a good description of the deception that goes on through out the story. One thing that kept popping into my head while reading was Murphy’s Law: “any thing that can go wrong will go wrong”. Believe me, both Christina and Lucas test that theory to the end.

This is one book that I am glad that I got my hands on and would recommend to my friends to read and one author whose book I am looking forward to purchasing.

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