- Pub. Date: August 2010
- Publisher: Harlequin
- ISBN-13: 9781426864001
From the Publisher
Shell-shocked after a nightmarish school shooting, Amalie Pope retreats to an aging plantation house near Bordelaise, Louisiana, to heal, physically and emotionally. She’s there barely an hour when a tornado rips through bayou country, mercifully leaving the house intact. She’s stranded, but unafraid—until a knock on the door.Four escaped prisoners barge inside, and in an instant Amalie is a hostage again. These men are wounded, desperate and dangerous—with one exception. Undercover DEA operative Nick Aroyo is on the run with the gang he’s infiltrated. The only thing he wants more than this collar is to protect fragile, frightened Amalie, who has surrendered herself to his care, body, soul…and heart. But he’ll have to play the thug in order to keep her—and his secret—safe, because even though the storm has passed, the danger remains….
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY!!
ASIDE SWEPT by Sharon Sala is an Romance/Suspense set in modern day Bordelaise, Louisiana. It is well written with depth and details. It is the third in the A Storm Front novel, but can be read as a stand alone. It has betrayal, sacrifice, romance, sweet sensuality, angst,turmoil, survival, redemption and learning to live again.The heroine, Amelie, was a teacher who was shot during graduation by a student while she was trying to save another student, the shooter had already killed several students and the principal. She goes back to Louisiana to recuperate. Her beloved grandmother dies while Amelie is in the hospital. Her grandmother had a massive heart attack due to the news her granddaughter was shot.Amelie, is tormented from the shooting, bewildered, grieving from the lost of her beloved grandmother, and …..held hostage by four escaped prisoners.She is strong willed, determined, smart,trying to hold things together. She is also attracted to one of the prisoners, Nick…but how can this be, she doesn’t know who he really is yet. The hero, Nick, is an escaped prisoner, who is also an undercover DEA agent,he is embedded in the group with the three other prisoners, he is also attracted to the lovely Amelie. One of them, the leader, is severely injured. They have all been caught in a tornado, that has just hit Bordelaise. Nick is handsome, strong, passionate, and trying to keep Amelie safe from the other prisoners, especially Lou, who is determined to hurt Amelie. This is a fast paced, page turner suspense with twists and turns from the first page to the last. I would highly recommend, especially if you enjoy suspense, romance, sensuality, and true love. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at MIRA.
REVIEWED BY:April Renn