Author(s): Cassie Miles
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on October 1, 2009
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
A city slicker like Burke had no business being on her Colorado ranch.
But Carolyn Carlisle knew she needed him. Not only was the Carlisle Ranch a target for sabotage just weeks before Christmas, but also her family had been threatened and danger lurked around every corner. Carolyn was used to being in charge, but incredibly sexy FBI agent J.D. Burke had other ideas. He was domineering, stubborn and vowed never to let an assignment turn personal. Still, with the enemy just as elusive as the agent's penetrating gaze, Carolyn secretly hoped Burke would let down his guard and act on their intense chemistry. Even if one amazing night ended up breaking her usually hardened heart.
Colorado Abduction tells the story of a young, sexy and brilliant CEO of Certified Certified Organic Beef (Carolyn Carlisle) and a hot and sexy Hostage Negotiator (J.D. Burke) who was investigating the circumstances of the abduction of Nicole Carlisle (Carolyn’s sister-in-law).
This was an entertaining and suspenseful read. I enjoyed this story as it had all the elements needed to make this a fantastic read. It had the right balance of romance, mystery, suspense and action. The story pulled me in from the first page. I had a hard time putting it down. There were a few twists and the moment I thought I figured out whom the villain is, Ms. Miles adds another twist which had me questioning my initial theory.
If I had to choose who is my favourite character, then Carolyn would win hands down. Strong willed and a no nonsense individual who was not afraid to face danger. She had no qualms with protecting those who are dear to her.
J.D could be arrogant; however, he also had a sensitive and patient side to him. J. D tried fighting his attraction to Carolyn, as he feared it would affect his ability to investigate the abduction of Nicole. I thought they were perfect together.
My least favourite character is Sam Logan, Carolyn’s ex-boyfriend. He disliked the Carlisle family because of their wealthy status and he hated Carolyn more because she had chosen not to marry him.
This is my first time reading this author’s work, and I enjoyed the journey. I found this an easy read, and the plot was easy to follow. My biggest disappointment is the manner in which the story ended. After that great build up, the end was quite a letdown. Guess I am going to have to read the remaining books in the series to get my questions answered.