Saturday, 6 September 2014

Prah and Constantine Review: Deadly Contact by Lara Lacombe #suspense #romance

This month we decided to keep things exciting by going for a suspense romance from Harlequin. Remember to stop by Constantine’s blog to see what she thought about the novel.

The Blurb
It's a race against time -- and a fatal outbreak -- in this thriller of a debut! — In one passionate night Special Agent James Reynolds and scientist Kelly Jarvis went from friends to lovers. Then Kelly walked away with only an apology. Now James is charged with solving a bioterrorist attack -- and Dr. Jarvis works at the suspected lab. — Is Kelly an accomplice or a victim? Just what are her secrets that drove her from James's bed? Soon one thing becomes clear: The ghosts of her past have nothing on the terrorists targeting her and Washington, D.C. Another threat bathes the city in red alert, and now there are lives at stake, in addition to hearts....

My Review
I haven’t read a Harlequin romance in a long time and it was nice to get reacquainted with them through this novel.

I could totally see this story happening in real life. That’s scary. Ms. Lancombe has written a realistic suspense romance with engaging characters that make some major communication errors.

I enjoyed the way the story started with the couple being friends and transitioning into lovers. Yes Kelly made a huge, and I stretch my hands out wide when I say it, mistake when she left him initially, but I could understand her fear and willingness to let James go.

The science in the story was clear to understand without being overbearing. It brought out the realism of the story.

I give this book four out five  beaker shaped chocolate bars. (I cracked myself up with that one).

I purchased this book from Amazon.

Let’s head over to Constantine’s blog. 


  1. Beaker shaped chocolate bars?! Thanks for the morning chuckle Nana!! As Always a wonderful review! We agree!

  2. I'm glad I could make you laugh, Cathy. Off to read your review.


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