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
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.
5 years ago a fire destroyed the Charleston Police Department. Jay was hailed a hero that day along with three other men.
Firefighter Raley Gannon, Jay's lifelong friend, was off-duty that day. He was assigned to lead the investigation into what caused the fire. He never completed the investi ...more
Sobre la trama, decir que sí, que convence, que es complicada.. pero desde la mitad del libro he sabido el tema del culpable... y eso me fastidia... pero pintaba muy claro....era demasiado obvio y tenía que dar ese giro.
Muy recomendable. La autora sabe como ir desenmarañandolo todo para mantenerte atrapada a la lectura
Cheating: (view spoiler)[ Not between the MCs. There was a time in the past where the hero technically cheats on his fiancee. He was drugged so to me, it's really not cheating at all. That's all I'll say about it, because I don't want to ruin the story (hide spoiler)]
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ Only a flashback when the hero was drugged, but it cuts off because when you are given a date rape drug, you aren't in your right mind even though your body responds ...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
I enjoyed this slightly more than the first time I read it, 5 years ago, but I still feel it was too long. I read the e-book back then and this time I listened to the audio along with the book. It's a 14-hour plus audio which, IMO, could have been cut back to ten or eleven. When an 18-hour Karen Rose juggernaut doesn't feel as long, I know it does need trimming!
I wanted to re-read this because it was my SB comfort time of the month, because I needed ...more
Narrated by the incredible Victor Slezak, I listened to Smoke Screen five years ago immediately after discovering Brown through Envy (also narrated by Slezak) - my now favorite romantic suspense. Nothing could compare to Envy so I graded it 4 stars. Removed from that impossible "search for another Envy", it is now a solid 5. Excellent story and suspense. Brown has a way of making you care even for some of the mo ...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
I really liked reading this book, even though I wasn't suprised by the ending. If you like books by sandra Brown, you should give this one a try, for what it's worth, I enjoyed it and liked Britt and Raley's characters and story.
Wow, I definitely did not see the killer coming at all. Usually I have an idea of who it could be but Sandra Brown did such a great job that I was way off. Again, the ending was not the best and it's the reason why I didn't give it 5 stars.
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.
I didn't find it all that intriguing, to be honest. It's like, the main characters are always trying to make sure us readers realize how clever they are by constantly explaining what the whole plot consists of and how they got like 80% of the mystery solved right from the very beginning, leaving pretty much nothing to the imagination. The story takes a twist eventually (Somewhere close to the last 10 pages or so lol) but you could say the errors Raley and ...more
Britt is a newsanchor who wakes up one mor ...more
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), & TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over ...more