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Shoot to Thrill by Nina Bruhns
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Oct 10, 11

bookshelves: smut-lowbrow-groan
Read from October 01 to 10, 2011

I'm rapidly working my way through researching the series genre of kidnapped-by-accident with all-the-girlfriends-partnering-off-with-buddies-of-alpha-special-op-guy after he becomes-human-again. It's like a real series genre out there, honest.

Anyway--this series does a pretty fair job with it all. (Though for the record, the best writer in this genre is Lisa Marie Rice, hands-down.)

Some fairly boring items that crop up occasionally also crop up here:
-female character who is stubborn in an annoying cute little girl way rather than a level-headed adult person way
-absolutely impossible plot lines--though despite this, Hollywood would enjoy a swing at this one--lots of explosions and motorcycles
-repeated phrasings such as "owlish stares" and "fisted" items

Surprising inserts/deviations from the norm include:
-male lead with a very good inner dialogue working through the nonetheless typical rediscovery of self worth after bouts of inhuman levels of guilt
-a fantastic reference to The English Patient, which may or may not have effected me during my formative years, and may or may not be the movie upon which I analyze every man I meet/know. Just sayin' there's a lot of great material about caves.
-fun side plots with random characters doing some delightfully random things, left "untied" for the next book.

I'm interested enough to check the next one out...
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