Fatal Mistake by Susan Sleeman (with giveaway)

Fatal Mistake by Susan SleemanSynopsis:~

Each day could be her last…but not if he can help it.

Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan–to stay alive for another day. She knows he’s coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started.

Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months–to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf’s bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. He must protect Tara at all costs, and they’ll both need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal.

My take:~

Susan Sleeman’s Fatal Mistake promises a gripping storyline and complex characters with danger stalking leading characters Tara and Cal at the hands of a serial killer known as the Lone Wolf bomber. This story has all the ingredients of an intriguing romantic suspense novel and while there were many elements I enjoyed, I’d love to see some strengthened in the stories to come. The team element is one I love and it was great to be introduced to the various White Knights, who will feature in upcoming novels, and garner a little of their background. Their interaction together was limited, so their team dynamic was missing for the most part. The dialogue was stilted at times, and both Cal and Tara wallowed a little too much in the self-blame game. That said, Susan has been penning romantic suspense novels for some time now and her experience shows in her villian who is multi-faceted and the excellent balance of suspense to romance. I’m keen to read about White Knights’ ballistics and weapons expert, Rick Cannon, and therapist, Olivia Dodds in the upcoming Kill Shot.

With thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy.

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13 Responses to Fatal Mistake by Susan Sleeman (with giveaway)

  1. I like a hefty dose of romance in my suspense. Not that the characters have to be literally ‘hands on’ all the time, but chemistry and attraction need to threaded through out to make their connection believable instead of waiting until the last chapter where suddenly they’re in love and engaged. I just finished a book by a well-known Christian suspense/romance author and it wasn’t until chapter 29 (there were only 30 chapters in the book), that the main characters even admitted to being interested in each other. There was very little in the previous chapters that made me root for them as a couple. It just seemed as though the circumstances were the only reason behind them being together. Plus, there were several other side stories beside the initial plot that I guess was supposed to build more suspense, but did so at the sacrifice of the romance aspect.

  2. I like more suspense than romance in a novel.

  3. I prefer suspense with a hint of romance in novels. My own books are often tagged as romantic suspense, but that can be deceptive because while I definitely have at least some romance, that’s not the core or point of my novels. And that goes for both the ones I write and the ones I read. I rarely read straight romantic suspense anymore.

  4. I lean toward romance with a bit of suspense. This is a new author to me, and I would LOVE to win a copy off her book. It sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

  5. I always like more romance in the story.

  6. I love a great suspenseful story, with some romance included!

  7. I love romance 😊 but when it comes to my suspense novels, I prefer a hefty main course of suspense with a side dish of romance. This book had me up all night reading. So good!!

  8. More suspense than romance.

  9. I like a bit more suspense than romance.

  10. I like more suspense than romance and I especially enjoy Christian romance and suspense. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I like both suspense and romance or a combination, and don’t really mind if there’s more of one than the other. I just like a variety.

  12. I like a lot of suspense and a little romance.

  13. I read a lot of romantic suspense and, while I lean toward liking more suspense than romance in the story, I’ve also read a few where the romance was so negligible that it surprised me when the couple got together at the end. I think the romance needs to be enough that it’s believable when the couple has their HEA at the end of the story but not so much that the reader forgets there is a dire problem lurking…

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