|Zoe Westmore is at a turning point in her life when her parents call her to housesit while they go to Europe. She hopes it will improve her relationship with her father if she does well and her job isn't as satisfying as it used to be. As much as she wants to please her father, it seems likes she's off to a bad start when she sets off the alarms getting police and security people there several times the first day. Her ex boyfriend, Jon Sutherland, who left her without explanation in high school, wants to please her father for a different reason. Both seem destined to fail when murder and mayhem confront them on a daily basis.
Toni Noel pens a great love story with some breathtaking suspense thrown in. What could be better than high speed chases, things that go bump in the night and a renewal of romance? Throw in a cat named Stalker, a dog named Boomer and a parrot named Pete who's addicted to westerns. You have a story that will keep you smiling when the suspense doesn't chill you to the bone.
The author has a way with words that seems to bring the scenarios to life in a refreshing way. She has a wry sense of humor that mixes in some names of characters that, to me, are reminiscent of some old, favored sitcoms. It always brings a smile when Barney, the security man appears. Radar is nothing like his namesake but the use of the name is usually a precursor to some sexy fun. Toni Noel is an author I want to read more from.
Reviewer: Dee Dailey
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