Thursday, December 01, 2011 Posted by Dina N
The Larkin sisters are used to hearing whispers behind their backs. Being raised by hippie parents in the small resort town of Barringer's Pass, Colorado, they were always considered oddballs, and for a while, they did everything they could to earn the name. But now, older and wiser, they're discovering that it's not so great to be the wild child, and are struggling to earn a new place for themselves in town.
When Maggie Larkin resists the come-ons of a sleazy actor in town to shoot a film, she pisses off more than a pretty boy and his manager. Turns out that Rafe DeLuca isn't just a movie star... he's possibly a killer, and Maggie's landed herself in more trouble than she could imagine. Enter Cal Drummond, cop extraordinaire, who's been trailing DeLuca himself for weeks, convinced that his recently murdered sister is one of Rafe's victims. He's determined not to let another woman be victimized by the dangerous Rafe, and if that means sticking like glue to Maggie, so be it.
Maggie and Cal seem like perfect opposites, but as we all know...opposites attract!
Silver Sparks is a wickedly funny contemporary romance with a sprinkling of mystery and plenty of sizzle. It takes place in a Colorado town where Maggie Larkin owns a store. The resort is also a playground for the rich and famous who are used to getting whatever they want. When Maggie refutes the advances of one such playboy / reality star, she gets in a serious mess. Tabloid reporters follow her every move and distort her every word. She loses business and gains threats, and that's only the beginning. Luckily for Maggie, off-duty detective Cal Drummond is in town to investigate just how the playboy in question mistreats the women who cross his path. Cal is not about to be intimidated by anyone - and he is in her corner. But there is a killer on the loose, and danger gets very close to Maggie and her family.
Silver Sparks is new this week from Pocket Books, and quite the page turner. Now I am looking forward to the next novel in Starr Ambrose's new series. Check out her previous books and read an excerpt from Silver Sparks here.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.