Monday, May 7, 2012

Disappear by Mary Martinez

Title:  Disappear
Author: Mary Martinez
My Rating: A-

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Beckett #1
Main Characters: Tyler and Keira
Release Date: April 2012
Publisher: Canyonland Press
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
The Beckett Series
The Beckett's have a strong sense of family and honor when one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel.

Disappear Book I
After two years undercover as an FBI agent to infiltrate a crime organization and discover the identity of a hit man, Tyler Beckett’s cover is blown. Tyler’s new assignment is to protect the only witness who can identify the mysterious killer. If only he didn’t find her so attractive. Each day it becomes harder to keep his objective, especially since he knows the interest is mutual.

Keira Cavanaugh is the only witness to a hit ordered by a crime boss. The safe house is compromised and the same hit man shoots Tyler. Fearing Tyler is dead, Keira plans revenge on the crime organization. She must fake her own suicide in order to survive.

When Tyler discovers what Keira plans, he realizes he must stop her before he loses her for good.

My Review:
This book was full of twists and turns and the suspense was everywhere. When I think back over the events in this book, it is overwhelming with how much action the author really jammed into it. As someone who writes romantic suspense, I am really impressed with this author's ability to create so many different scenes and different sequences and still keep it all totally believable and completely engaging all the way through. There was only a single moment where I stepped back from my reading and said, "Oh come on..." in disbelief, but it was just one little bitty time through a lot of action and events.

This book is about Keira and Tyler. Tyler is an undercover FBI agent who's been working undercover for two years. He doesn't understand why he's not getting anywhere in his investigation until a single night turns everything around and he discovers that the last 2 years work has been in vain. He's not willing to let this investigation go though, so he works it so that he's protecting Keira, the primary witness against a hit man within the organization.

Keira saw the main hit man, that no one has ever seen, for this major crime boss kill a cop in NYC. The problem...he knows she saw him and now is after her so that she can't testify against him. Love Keira...she's an accountant/office type, but this girl is tough! OMG, I love this character. She's smart and quick-acting in a high stress situation (and she finds herself in tons of those.) She and Tyler work so well together!

This book has it all. There's murder, intrigue, a department mole, human trafficking, some smexy romance, lots of trips to Starbucks (yes, I like that as a reader),and some definite hot detectives. The reading of this book was totally addicting and now I am dying to Gabe and Jessica's story. I can promise you that you will see reviews of all the Beckett series on here, because I already love this family! Book #2, Innocent, is supposed to be out in July! ;o)

About the Author:

Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and five wonderful grandsons and 2 beautiful granddaughters.

Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing and Italy for the wine. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters.

Mary and her husband are avid college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999.

Mary is a member of the Romance Writers of America and several sister chapters. She has published several articles for her local Utah RWA newsletter. They have appeared in several other chapters’ newsletters.

Twitter @marylmartinez

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Mary Martinez said...

Thank you so much taking the time to read my story and for the wonderful review. It's always nice to know when someone likes your work.

Jake said...

Received Disappear & started reading. This series is a sure winner. Trying to stretch reading, find myself saying just a few more pages. Thank you for review.

Arianne Cruz said...

Disappear was so amazing!! :D