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The Cradle Conspiracy (Carder Texas Connections #5)

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CIA agent Daniel Adams, once a prisoner of war, is a loner out of necessity. But rescuing an amnesiac woman left buried alive bonds them in ways neither can resist. All "Raven" knows is that her baby is in danger. All Daniel can focus on is finding the missing child—a
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Dear Author:
(and all romantic suspense authors)

I love your action scenes and the camaraderie you create among the guys (their rude banter, rough insults, and tight bond). I love your heroine -- her intuitive trust in Daniel and the absence of dripping wet panties. I like reading without getting bombarded with F-bombs and other vulgarities, so thanks for keeping it smexy but in good taste.

However, I do wish authors would limit repetitive soul-searching and morbid memories of past p
Paula Legate
This book drew me right in. The story starts out with Raven waking up, in a very dark place. She realized she was buried alive. She can’t remember anything including her own name.

Daniel was tortured when he was serving the military on active duty. He has PTSD that includes night mares, and flashbacks. It was Daniel and his stray dog trouble that happen to find Raven, and save her. The trouble does not end there. This book was packed with action. The villain’s in this story were really sick peopl
When Daniel Adams finds a woman tied up and buried in an abandoned mine he is forced to face his past in ways that he has been trying to avoid. The woman in question has lost her memory, all she knows is that she has a baby and it's missing. When the doctor confirms that she has in fact given birth, the race is on to find out who she is an what has happened to her baby. It soon becomes apparent that someone is out to stop them from getting the answers they desperately want and their journey is a ...more
Very good book that kept me riveted from the first page. Both Daniel and Raven have issues stemming from their pasts. Daniel is trying to get his life back on track after recovering from two months of captivity and torture. He still can't stand enclosed spaces so he has been hiking from the east coast to Carder, Texas, where his job is. Along the way he was adopted by a dog who travels with him. While near the town of Trouble the dog discovers a woman buried alive in a mine. When Daniel rescues ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Sep 11, 2013 Cindy ~ SnS Reviews rated it really liked it
Full of action and plenty of suspense and twists.
Dec 01, 2013 Jo-Anne rated it it was amazing
This is the type of book where you'll want to clear some time and just sit and read it. You won't want to put it down.

Ex-CIA agent, Daniel Adams, is suffering severely from PTSD because he was held as a captive and tortured for a couple of months. He knew he had to face his demons in order to get over them. In the meantime, he feels that nobody is safe around him since he never knows when he may lose control. He has been adopted by a dog who travels with him. While near the small town of Trouble
Jun 25, 2014 Sarah rated it it was ok
When I first started reading this, I was intrigued. A man finds a chick with serious memory loss in a cave, he hates life...sounds great. Then he gets attached to her not even five pages in. Why cruel world, why? Romance is never that neat. Love at first sight? I don't believe it. Regardless, the plot seemed interesting enough. Although I never read the book in its entirety (I couldn't do it; some things are too painful), so I skipped around a bunch and got the gist of the book. All I can say... ...more
Books and Spoons
Oct 16, 2014 Books and Spoons rated it it was amazing
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What a powerful story this is. It touched me with all the emotions; made me smile, sigh, tear up, and heart raise from the intense fear and anxiety.
Daniel is so scared inside. The PTSD symptoms are well described, with such a vivid images. But he is truly a good man, with a loving, caring heart.
His connection with Raven was so delicate and tender. Their trust to each other is strong, the way they calm each others mind is just beau
This was a fast paced, action packed story of two wounded souls. Daniel is fighting his demons after his capture and torture. While wandering in Texas, he ends up with a companion. Trouble won't come within 10 feet of him but the dog continues to follow him.

Raven awakens in a dark cramped space not being able to remember how or why she is there.

Trouble ends up running into the old mine shaft and finds Raven. Daniel has to help her escape but his fear of the dark enclosed space is almost too mu
Penny Ramirez
Mar 22, 2014 Penny Ramirez rated it really liked it
Not quite 4 stars - but more than 3.

Very fast-paced - the action was more-or-less non-stop. I did keep wondering why on earth somebody wanted this poor woman dead so badly. Perini has a real talent for creating seriously mentally deranged characters.

Badly damaged male protag, and female protag who has amnesia from a murder attempt, and who spends the book narrowly dodging further murder attempts (and being rescued). Interesting way to throw two people together - who is going to help who first?

Paula Brandon
Nov 11, 2016 Paula Brandon rated it really liked it
I read this in one go! Another fast-paced Intrigue romantic thriller.

Daniel Adams has PTSD from his time as a prisoner of war. Despite his claustrophobia, he heads into an unstable mine to rescue a woman who has been buried alive. On top of that, he befriends a homeless dog. My hero!

Unfortunately, Daniel's continued insistence that he's a danger to all who love him wore on my nerves. It made him border on being a martyr! A strong person takes help where they can find it, Daniel. Get over yourse
Debbie Heaton
Dec 23, 2013 Debbie Heaton rated it really liked it
In Perini’s romantic intrigue novel, former prisoner of war, CIA agent Daniel Adams, is a loner as he struggles to overcome PTSD. During his travels, he rescues an amnesiac left buried alive only to bond with the woman he calls “Raven.” As danger follows the couple, Daniel is determined to conquer his demons and save the woman and the child she knows is out there somewhere. Brought together by fate, they work together to overcome their broken past and build a future together.

A fast-paced, action
It had the bases of a good story line. But after the first 20 pages it was hard to stay interested. Though you want to know what the heck is going on, there was just way to much going on for, to many characters point of view's. To much attention was put on all the bad guys, then the actual characters, and I didn't feel the main characters had a great connection, then the end was too rushed.
Nov 23, 2013 Silverana rated it really liked it
Shelves: epub
Another story about a characters, one of who is an amnesiac, who don't place enough emphasis to finding out about any relationships they might have to someone before having an intimate relationship to a person they have just met. It seems very dishonorable. That always gets to me in these types of books.
I liked that it took me a while to get all the bad guys and their motivations. Lots and lots of action, including a nice raging river rescue. Lots of secondary characters with interesting quirks. Nice chemistry between hero and heroine
Harlequin Books
"Perini's tale is a twisted trip into the lives of two scarred souls who are digging into the mind of a psychopath to survive. She deftly weaves what could have been a formulaic plot into a suspenseful adventure that will keep readers guessing until the end." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars
Deb Diem
Aug 16, 2015 Deb Diem rated it really liked it
Suspenseful. Great characters. Lots of action.
I enjoyed The Cradle Conspiracy by Robin Perini. I look forward to reading more from this author. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Jul 01, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Another amazing story by Robin Perini. Couldn't put it down. Great mystery/romance without being X-rated. You really connect with Raven and want so badly for her to find her baby.
Bonnie Drummond
Nov 27, 2014 Bonnie Drummond rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harlequin
Wonderful reading and heartbreaking at the sometime. A book that stops you're heart with all of the emotions that a person has.
Nov 10, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
This was a fast-paced read full of twists and turns. It was a light, easy read and very enjoyable.
Ethel Eitel
Nov 16, 2016 Ethel Eitel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You will be hard to put Hunter and Erin to bed at night. Stayed up late reading until the last page was turned.
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