Welcome back to Friday’s Recommendation, meme hosted by Ren”s. What book was I going to recommended to you guys? No other than a book from fabulous author, Pamela Clare, with her infamous I-Team Series. I actually wanted to recommended the 5th book (the recent one I read) but all the books in the series are must to be read, and you must seriously read this in right order.
Extreme Exposure (I-Team #1)
By Pamela Clare
Published August 2nd 2005 by Berkley
It’s been years since her child’s father dumped her, and since then Kara McMillan has kept men at bay – although every day she aches more for a lover’s touch. But to get that, the hard-boiled journalist must become vulnerable – a feeling she vowed never to have again.
With his dangerous good looks, charm, and power, Senator Reece Sheridan could have just about any woman he sets his piercing eyes on. But he’s intrigued by only one. This Kara, this gutsy investigative reporter, has a sensuality that arouses him to no end. If she’s a firebrand in print, he guesses, she must be just as fiery in bed…
But this is no fling. A sudden political scandal – and attempts on Kara’s life – could very well drive them apart. Or maybe, just maybe, adversity could draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy sexual embraces.
I read this book last year, after got it from some friend, without looking the glowing reviews about this amazing story. And I LOVE IT! As romantic suspense addict I was eager to read new author, and Pamela Clare definitely held her place as my favorite writer along with Linda Howard. So, why I just now mentioned about her? First and foremost, her books were hard to find. Seriously rare to find her paperbacks in here, except you bought the new one, and my budget didn’t cut it. So, her book was forgotten.
Early this year I found her used book , the 5th installment of the series – Breaking Point- , and yeah I grab it fast. And it was awesome!!!!! More so than the the first book in my opinion. And I must share with another romance reader, of how wonderfully great the books are. If you ladies loved romance, enjoy reading romantic suspense with OMG hot scenes, pick the series right now.
Read the first book first, please. And it means, read this one. It was about a beautiful investigative journalist and gorgeous senator. For me, as couple they profession made their relationship very interesting. The romance was believable, not too slow but also not too fast paced, just right. The characters, not only the hero and heroine, but also the secondary were superbly described. And again very real. The author, who also a journalist, bring her real life experience and issues into the story and made the book more than just romance novel. With her background profession I wouldn’t questioned about the greatness of the plot and storyline, simply great. Writing skill? equally way more than good. Did I mention hot scenes? Yeah, hot without felt raunchy, just beautiful.
The book bring the suspense not just a shady background story, it was the story. The issue was real and it made the story felt darker. We also introduce of how and who investigative reporters really are. Kara MacMillan was part of the I-Team, an investigative reporting team at the Denver Independent newspaper. Reece profession as senator also bring us some light as how political person of interest revolve. Romantic suspense heroes used to be military, and it was a fresh air to find a politician become the alpha one – though I must admit I didn’t regard highly that particularly profession.
Overall, this book was a great read (4 stars/5stars), worthy of your time, and please simply grab it. Finger cross it will publish here in my country 🙂