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March 25, 2016
Karen Robards
Romantic Suspense
Gallery Books
March 29, 2016
Net Galley


Description of the book

New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for “fantastic storytelling” (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life—and that of a handsome stranger—before they’re swallowed up in darkness forever.

BOOM. That’s the sound that changes everything for Dr. Gina Sullivan, a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu’s infamous storms, Gina expects thunder and lightning—but what she doesn’t see coming is the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere feet from her boat. Even more unprecedented: there’s a sole survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina’s help. But it turns out that rescuing the stranger and getting them both out of the oncoming storm is just the beginning. Because the more Gina learns about James “Cal” Callahan, he of brooding eyes and muscled frame, the more she fears—for herself, and for him.

Cal has made a career of trading on government secrets and emerging unscathed—until a routine pickup goes horribly wrong and lands him in ice-cold water. Literally. He knows the plane crash was no accident and that there could very well be an enemy force currently combing the Alaskan island ensuring there were no survivors. Now if only the arrestingly beautiful bird-watcher with the clear-blue gaze would stop watching him, well, like a hawk. Cal convinces Gina to return to base camp and help him covertly get off the island. But when Gina makes it safely back to camp and finds her entire team murdered, all bets are off, and as darkness envelops the island, she must decide: trust a man she barely knows, or go it alone and risk running straight into the arms of a killer?

My review of Darkness

Wow! I think I’ve found a new favorite author.Thank goodness she has written fifty novels. That ought to keep me busy for awhile.

Darkness starts with an airplane slamming into the side of a mountain and the action continues for the entire story. Cal has an idea what is going on, but Gina has no clue. She was out bird watching when she saw an airplane crash into the ocean right in front of her.

I found myself skimming in a few places, not many. I think it wasn’t so much that the story didn’t hold my attention, but I wanted to find out what happened next. (I’m one who used to peel back the tape and unfold the wrapping paper  on my Christmas presents and seal them back up good as new after I peeked at what was inside. I just have to know!)

Gina is a woman who is hiding from life. She has found a job that allows her to hide in plain sight. The situations she is thrown into with Cal, as they run for their lives, show her that she is  a lot stronger than she gave herself credit for. She realizes she wants more out of life than just getting through it. Cal has given her a reason to want to live life to the fullest.

I thank Net Galley for allowing me to read this story before it was availble to the public. Darkness will be available for everyone to purchase on March 29, 2016. Karen Robards knows how to write a steamy love scene. If you like a little heat with your suspense then you will love this book.


About the author:

61urW9w1aXL._UX250_  Karen Robards

Karen Robards is the New York Times bestselling author of fifty novels. The winner of six Silver Pen awards for favorite romance novelist, as well as numerous other awards, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, Doug, and their sons Peter, Christopher, and Jack. She says, “I read, I write, and I chase children. That’s my life.”

About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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