Monday, July 7, 2014

Liza O'Connor reviews THE NOTARY by Cheryl Yeko

 Today, I am reviewing an utterly entertaining Romantic Suspense novel by Cheryl Yeko.

The Notary
By Cheryl Yeko

Adrianna Morgan's life takes a dangerous turn when she's given an incorrect address for a notary assignment, ending up in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Attempting to take down a local drug ring, Lucas Hunter's cover is blown when he goes to the aid of a beautiful woman during an undercover operation.

But the bad guys better watch out, because this sexy cop will do anything to protect the woman he loves, no matter how high the body count. 

And Now For My Review

The Notary begins and ends with extreme danger that will have you grasping your ebook hard enough to crack the casing. And the action in between is a fabulous budding romance between two people who either don’t want (that would be Lucus) or don’t believe they are sexy enough to snag such a good looking fabulous guy (that would be Adrianna.)

Adrianna’s car gives out just as she arrives at the address the Notary service gave her, only the house appears abandoned. Then she hears angry voice inside. She cannot change her mind and run off, because her car is dead. However, once we discover how mentally strong and brave she is, I will contend that even if the car hadn’t broken down, she would have stayed, because while she might be timid around men, having no clue what to do with them, Adrianna is NOT a timid woman. She is courageous, even when she is afraid. It is not in her to run away from hard or scary situations if someone needs help.

And undercover copy, Lucus, does need help. Drug dealers are determined to force him to talk, even if they have to beat him to death in the process. You can learn a lot about the true character of a person when they are under duress, and these two impressed me greatly.

Once the situation is handled (I’ll leave you to discover the specifics) the book turns to a difficult romancing between Lucas & Adrianna.  Lucas thinks she’s too innocent for the likes of him, while Adrianna doesn’t have a clue how to seduce a hunk. Lucus’ mental chidings to leave her alone do no good. Something about her pulls him to her, despite the guilt he carries from the death of his fiancee many years before, which taught him to avoid relationships so his choices in life would never again harm another person again.

Adrianna put her life on hold to care for her domineering but ailing father. Once he died, she enrolled in nursing school, took a cheap apartment in a dangerous part of town, and got a job as a mobile notary, driving to people rather than making them come to her. What she couldn’t get back were the years when other young women learned how to talk and flirt with boys while she stayed home and tended her father. Now’s she’s an adult without a clue how to interest a man in her.

So we’ve got a guy who is leery of gentle innocents and a strong minded, but shy, innocent who wants to expand her experiences, and they were muddling their way into a lovely romance when he says six shocking words, which I have NEVER heard any guy in any book say before.

No. I’m not telling you what they were. Buy the book. You’ll thank me for making you do that. And then you can still suffer your ‘Oh no, he didn’t just say that!’ moment.  I would never want to take that from you.

Be warned: just when you think it’s safe to enter the water…look out! Trouble returns.

I give this book five suspenseful and sexy stars.

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