Waiting on Wednesday is a meme I use to participate in all the time because there is always a book I am excited about on the horizon. It is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine so head on over there to see what she is waiting on (I love it because it’s almost always something I never would have found) and join in.
What am I waiting on this week? One of my must-read authors. And I just received the email yesterday about her new book releasing next month.
Sting by Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Release: August 16, 2016
When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.
Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.
With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world’s best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.
While her books can be a little formulaic, they are fast and enjoyable reads to me. I love the chemistry between the characters even if it is sometimes instantaneous or really seems like it shouldn’t happen. Ms. Brown makes it work and makes me believe it. And the suspense is top-notch. So I cannot wait.