Monday, February 24, 2014

Stolen Memories

GIVEAWAY

JOHNSON, LIZ
STOLEN MEMORIES

If only she could remember...

Attacked and left for dead, "Julie Thomas" has amnesia, and doesn't know why anyone would want to hurt her. But when surveillance video of that night shows Julie holding a baby—a baby nowhere to be found—she panics. Is the child hers? Where is she now? With no answers and no place to go, Julie accepts Detective Zach Jones's offer to help her solve both mysteries. The handsome, loyal cop makes her feel safe. But someone is trying very hard to make sure her memories stay buried forever.

Witness Protection: Hiding in plain sight

My Review:

I am loving this multi-authored series -- especially as new books are released each month. Each reads well as a standalone though, but there is an over arcing suspense thread that is woven through each book. Looking forward to finding out where that finally leads.

Loved the instant connection between Zach and Julie. As a homicide detective, Zach isn't used to having a living victim. His reaction -- and sense of responsibility -- towards Julie really builds up the romance. Love how he hovers on the border of professionalism a time or two. And his sense of protectiveness spun me into a twizzle more than once. :-)

Really liked the amnesia angle. It could have been cliché but Johnson uses the plot device really well. Julie's slow recovery and reactions to a world she doesn't remember is believable and plays a huge part in drawing out the suspense. It also leaves her vulnerable hence her attachment to Zach. My pulse speeds up just at the thought of some of their interactions!

A riveting romantic suspense sure to satisfy lovers of this genre.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Stolen Memories please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 2 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

25 comments:

  1. I enjoy an amnesia story done well! Thanks for your review :)

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- amnesia stories can either be winners or losers for me -- this one is a definite winner. Good luck Heidi.

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  2. I love suspense books - sounds like a good one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. This books sound very interesting and heart wrenching. I would love to get my hands on it. Thanks!

    mafinnegan(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ~Melissa

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  4. I need to list all the titles in this series, I have a thing for witness protection stories. Stolen Memories sounds unforgettable! :)
    worth2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. I do too, Merry. Really interesting seeing how each author comes at it from a different angle. Good luck!

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  5. Wow, what a suspence of wondering when you're not sure of anything.

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    1. I know, Melody -- the amnesia angle was a suspense within the suspense. Really good. Good luck!

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  6. If its a winner I'd like to read it too. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I'm sure you'd like it, Becky. Good luck!

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  7. Oh this one does sound good! Only recently have I discovered how good some of the Love Inspired books are. Really enjoyed the Reclaiming the Crown series by Rachelle McCalla. rinasreadingATgmailDOTcom

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    1. That's one series I missed, Rina. I keep seeing a new one and thinking I should backtrack and get the others but I haven't yet. I guess I should just leap in and start in the middle of the series and read my way out! Good luck Rina.

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  8. This sounds like an exciting story! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and giveaway!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Britney. Good luck!

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  9. Kav, I am intrigued by this one. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  10. Hi Kav.This book about a lost memory makes me want to win it, but that would be awful to lose your memory.Not to even know who you are. How sad for people like that. But, i know it would make a good book. One I would love to read. Now older people get Dimentia and Alyzheimers and forget the same things and it is a scary thought for us older folks. I would love to win this book. Thanks for a chance to win it. Maxie
    mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. The amnesia twist is a great twist -- and you're right -- how much scarier is it because she doesn't remember anything. It's really well done. Good luck!

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  11. I really enjoy Liz Johnson's writing and would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Witness protection...I'm sold --would love to read that one! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)Com

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    1. I know -- I never get tired of that suspense angle. Good luck!

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  13. I read some of your books. Would love to win - enter me please. jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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