Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review -- Heart Raider by Sophia Knightly

Title: Heart Raider (Heartthrob Series, Book One)

Author: Sophia Knightly

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


About the book:

Hot passion and intrigue ignite between a reclusive billionaire and a headstrong reporter marooned together during a hurricane on Turquoise Bay.

Intrepid TV reporter Veronique Whitcomb is the last person reclusive billionaire Nick Cameron expects to show up on his doorstep in the wake of Hurricane Abby. All grown up with heart-stopping allure, she is far different from Ronnie, the tomboy he remembers fifteen years ago as her camp counselor. Yet enticing as she is, Nick just wants to be left alone. The burnt-out corporate raider has retreated from the cutthroat corporate world after a scandal he was falsely accused of nearly landed him in jail. Still reeling from his ex-wife's betrayal, Nick has no intention of falling in love, but keeping Ronnie at arms' length is proving impossible.

When it comes to Nick, Veronique doesn't understand the meaning of "No." He was her childhood crush, the gorgeous summer camp counselor who saved her from herself when she as a rebellious kid coping with an alcoholic, drug-addicted celebrity dad and an emotionally unstable mom. In love with him and unstoppable in her zeal, she is determined to vindicate Nick's name and alert him to criminal activity that if not stopped in time, could destroy him.

As danger and suspense builds, Nick must keep the head-strong Ronnie out of harm's way--and out of his heart--but how can he when she's raided his heart in a sweet and spicy way?


As a wannabe adventure hound I loved that I was able to experience the high vicariously through Veronique’s escapades. For me a great story is all about the characters and I just loved Ronnie and Nick. They are both so authentic, so real that it was easy to fall under their spell and fall in love with them as they fell for each other. Both have their share of faults but it only makes them all the more attractive. Ronnie is a ball of fresh energy. She’s vivacious and curious and I wish I could dance in the rain like she does. Seeing that this is book one in the Heartthrob series it’s no surprise that Nick is gorgeous with a capital “G” but what really did it for me, and apparently for Ronnie too, was his super huge heart. She might have had a crush on a compassionate camp counselor but she loses her heart to a jaded man who still cares more than he wants to admit. Their sexual chemistry is amazing and what woman wouldn’t love to run into her childhood crush now that she is all grown up and knows just what to do about it. This story had moments of heartbreak yet it left me feeling uplifted and looking forward to the next in the series.


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