Thursday, March 17, 2011

Review of Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux

Rating = 3

Sarah Shaw is happily planning her wedding to Greg Anders.  The wedding is in a few weeks, but Greg had to leave town suddenly and she hasn't been able to contact him since.  Then one night while she is temporarily sleeping in her friends' apartment while her plumbing is being fixed, a trapdoor opens in the floor of her bedroom and a (very handsome) man emerges. Mike Newland is an undercover FBI agent who is investigating a family of criminals and has traced them to the small town of Edilean. After a rocky start, Sarah and Mike become "friends" but are also very attracted to each other.  Sarah doesn't realize that Mike is about to burst her very happy bubble.

This is the third book in the Edilean series and features many of the previous characters.  It is a pleasantly entertaining novel until the last few chapters when the plot becomes totally implausible. I was enjoying the book until that point, but the ending ruined it for me.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your review. This is an author I've read in the past.
    Thanks for posting it.
    Mike Draper

    PS Stop over at my blog. I'm having a giveaway for "The Lincoln Lawyer"