Monday, June 18, 2012

Bad Karma by JD Faver

Title: Bad Karma
Author: J. D. Faver
My Rating: B-

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: The Borderland Series #2
Main Characters: Zach and Sky
Release Date: June 2012
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: -
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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:
With a vengeful stalker on her trail and a hurricane in the Gulf, Skyler Danforth relocates to South Padre Island only to find a new danger when her neighbor, Zach Bailey takes her heart by storm. Sky is a nurse and after two attempts on her life, moves to South Padre to live with her baby sister Cassie, a brilliant prodigy, in hopes of eluding her stalker. Cassie is in over her brainy head when a local heart-breaker and fire fighter, Javier Rios pursues her. He is attracted to her natural innocence and beauty but thinks she is only a restaurant delivery girl. He falls hard for the geeky, Master’s degree wielding Marine Biologist. Sky tries to fit in and be patient when she realizes that she is falling fast for Zach but he is on the rebound and cautious. When the storm comes ashore and the island is evacuated, Sky and Cassie are trapped in the fortress-like hospital with a woman in labor, a heart attack victim and the stalker. Locked out, Zach and Javi use their own unique talents to breach the impenetrable medical facility, each sacrificing something of great personal value in the process. The easy going Zach is forced to step way outside his comfort zone and fight to protect the woman he loves.

My Review:

This book is a two for one book. There are two romance stories in this book and at the heart of them are sisters Cassie and Sky. They’ve relocated to this little gulf town in Texas after a horrible set of circumstances have left Sky with a stalker who is trying to kill her. Her sister, Cassie, was already moving to the town and since it was all being done in Cassie's name, they both thought it would be a good place for Sky to hide-out under the radar. BUT Sky is a nurse and that's one of those jobs that requires lots of paperwork and tracking. Cassie is a brilliant whiz-kid who's  earned her Master's degree at the age of 20. She's relocated to the town to take over as the school biology teacher.

For the heroes in this book, we have two great ones. We met Zach in the first book of this series, Bad Medicine. I was intrigued with his character then and it was fun to watch him find his happily ever after. I love that he's part of this huge red-headed Bailey clan and it was definitely fun to get to know them all in this book. The other hero, Javier is a firefighter. He was born and has grown up on the island. His mom is a nurse and works with Sky at the hospital, but it takes a while for her to warm up to Cassie. For him, when he meets Cassie, it's instant love. 

One of the things I loved about this book was the theme of family. For all the main characters, family is extremely important and that shows in everything they do. For me personally, the characters fell in love a little too quickly, but again I think that goes back to the theme. These guys want to be married and have families. When they meet the right girls, there is absolutely no hesitation. They are all in and that's okay with them if it means right now.

I love that these books are set in Texas, down on the gulf. I'm a Texas girl and that part of the state is completely foreign to me, so I like these little visits to find out about life in the gulf part of the state. I also LOVED the fact that we get to revisit the characters from Bad Medicine, Rafael and Chloe. I still love them and it was wonderful to see them in this book ...and to honestly spend some quality time with their characters, not just have them make cute little cameos in the periphery of the story.

From the sneak peek, it looks like Darla's story is next....another of the Bailey kids. This one is the sharp-shooter for the police force and a female working in this male dominated field...I'm looking forward to reading it. Already, I am in love with her hero, an undercover agent, and am really excited about their story.


Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Gotta love love at first sight. My hubby proposed after dating me a month and we've been married 34 years. I love books with family dynamics too.

Brandie said...

I'm another one. My husband and I knew it was going to last after three months of dating. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year! Great post and an even better book!

Brandie N.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love a man who will step out of his comfort zone for the woman he loves!!! Looks like a terrific read!!!