When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up in bed with the handsome and hard-partying Jay Burgess, a rising star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead.
Five years earlier,...more
I liked both the protagonists even though Raley isn't portrayed as the typical romance hero. Much of the attributes I'd read in other romantic suspenses or erotic ones are downplayed here. I don't know if he's good-looking, how tall he is exactly but I did get to know that Britt found him attractive at some point though at said point, i...more
Jesu, never had a book pissed me of so much, and it’s not because it sucked, but because it was totally awesome. The characters are so vile I wanted to roast them over my fire pit of hatred. Sandra Brown has true talent when it comes to writing and it is no wonder I have been a fan of hers for over 12 years. I am talking reading them at the age of thirteen, I blame her books for creating my perve personality, high praise I tell ya.
So this book is clouded i...more
When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess, a rising star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead.
Handsome and hard-partying, Jay was a hero of the disastrous fire that five years earlier had dest...more
Bitt Shelley and Raley Gannon make for excellent lead characters, both flawed with complex personalities. The inevitable thaw and direction of their relationship was nevertheless believably executed and they are each, in their own way, brilliant.
The remaining cast is made up of a colourful, exciting array of individuals, each wi...more
Handsome and hard-partying, Jay was a hero of the disastrous fire that five years earlier had destroyed Charleston's police headquarters. The blaze left seven people dead, but the death toll would have been much higher if not for the bravery of Jay and three other city officials who risked their lives...more
Anyways, Britt wakes up next to a dead police officer, who happens to be something of a local treasure in their city, along with three other fellow police officers (for their heroic actions in a fire 5 years before). She has no memory of the previous night, although she knew he'd meant...more
Raley was an arson investigator. He was drugged and set up for something that caused him to lose his job. Five years later Britt, a TV news reporter, was drugged and framed for murder. Both events had something to do with Jay. Raley contacts Britt and together they try to figure out what’s going on, as hit men are after them.
I prefer discovering clues throughout the story to uncover the mystery. In this book, almost...more
Britt got her first big break in a story of a fire at the Charleston P.D. and the heroic rescue that occurred there. Jay Burgess and three other city employees resued others to safety.
Firefighter Raley Gannon kidnaps Britt and tries to make her tell him what went on at his friend Jay's apartment but Britt can't remember anything. Then...more
Smoke Screen isn't intellectually challenging. However, I have always loved Brown. (My favorite is still Chill Factor.)
This book has everything I enjoy reading - a murder, a mystery, a cast of characters, great protagonists and a little romance all wrapped together.
Author: Sandra Brown
Read by: Victor Slezak
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Length: Approximately 5 hours – 5 CDs (Abridged)
Source: This was a birthday present from my best friend Jenn
Smoke Screen is a fast paced mystery, one of my favorite types of stories to listen to on a long drive. Britt Shelley wakes up one day naked and in bed with an ex-flame, Jay Burgess, a detective in the Charleston police department. As Britt tries to remember what exactly happened the night bef...more
But I can´t give the book more than three stars because of the story and the villains. I didn´t find it believable that persons working in the law enforcement wo...more
The mystery surrounds a fire in a Charleston Police Station five years earlier. Four citizens are honored for their bravery in saving so many people, but one is shamed and loses his job as a fire inspector. Another is found s...more
The sensory details were great. I especially liked the line about the "hot, musky smell of sex that perm...more
What an incredible book!!! I have to say, after I read "Chill Factor" I was a bit disappointed because that was such a let down. But this book? I feel like Sandra Brown recovered herself with it. Awesomeness on every level.
Even though I have to say I needed a few pages to get into the book. It wasn't boring and all but you need time to get to know the characters and the story behind it. But after like 50 pages, you are so into this romantic-suspense book you have no idea. Although the c...more
Only the second book I've read by Sandra Brown. I liked Chill Factor, but I found this one to be a lot less compellin...more
Set in Charleston, this book is the story of Britt and Raley and their last 5 years, of friendship, se...more
Britt Shelley is a successful news reporter for a TV station in Charleston. An old friend, Jay Burgess, tells her he has a big story so she agrees to meet him in a local bar. She wakes up the next morning in bed beside Jay, a police officer, dead. She has not memory or very little of the night before.
She is questioned for hours and then returns home only to be kidnappe...more
Raley Gannon determines to get to the bottom of it, former firefighter who lost his job five years back. Jay Burgess was his lifelong best friend. Or was he? Sidekick Delno is such a character, you really can 'see' him.
The book has o...more
Insted he convinces her that he is innocent and like her had been framed in simil...more
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-one New York Times bestsellers, including LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), a...more