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Friday, April 26, 2013

Ice Blue by Susan Rae/ a RABT VBTour review


Romantic Suspense
Date Published: 3/15/13

When lives are on the line, sometimes the wrong thing is the right thing to do.
Born into a Chicago cop family, Angela DeLuca gets her rush from saving lives while her brothers get theirs from catching the bad guys. A tough beauty with a heart perhaps too big, she champions the underdog because, as the youngest of six siblings, she often felt like one.
ICE Special Agent Troy Deavers became a cop to prove he wasn’t like his father—a southern politician who brought his family down with greed and corruption. He doesn’t suffer victims well. At first intrigued by Angela’s passion, he soon fears that the fire in Angela’s heart will be her undoing.
What happens when Troy falls in love with the lovely but infuriating Angela, the Chicago paramedic who insists on protecting a young witness and her unborn baby—a witness who could break his case wide open?
You met the DeLuca family in heartbeats, now come to know them even better in ICE blue.

My Review: 

I am quite comfortable with the writings of Susan Rae. I previously read Freefall and enjoyed it, so it was fun to get the opportunity to read and review another book of Susan Rae's and I enjoyed Ice Blue even more than the first book I had read.  Ice Blue featured Angela Deluca as the stories protagonist along side male protagonist Troy Deavers.   Angela had been disillusioned by her fiance' and Troy had survived an abusive home life as a kid.   Angela worked as a paramedic, wanting and needing to help individuals>  Troy worked as a Special Agent with ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security.

Needless to say, this romance,thriller was something that took hold of your heart as you read.  Angela was soft hearted and cared about people.   A previous patient had gifted her a puppy who also played a somewhat major role in the story and I have a fondness for puppies and babies myself.   It is book two in a series , but you don't have to read #1 to get totally into this second of the series!    It can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone.

Rae's characters were well defined and it was easy to follow the flow of the writing and the speed of the tale.   Although it might've seemed somewhat predictable, I enjoyed figuring out who the top Bad Guy was and why he was so ruthless!   I also enjoyed the interaction between Angela and Troy as they fell for each other.

I'd rate this book as four winks/very close to losing sleep over!!

Susan Rae

I write, basically, because I just can’t help myself.  I can't resist the challenge of taking the intriguing characters and storylines that pop into my head and fleshing them out into compelling manuscripts.  Romantic suspense is a natural to me, because it allows me to combine a sexy, passionate love story with a gritty suspense tale—in my opinion, the best of both worlds. It also lets me express my appreciation for the outdoors in the settings which I recreate on the page.
Freefall, my second novel, takes place in Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine Forest and beautiful Door County. ICE blue returns to the busy streets of Chicago and the shores of Lake Michigan to continue the story of the DeLuca family which began in my award winning first novel, heartbeats. I am currently working on the third book in the DeLuca series, TRUE blue, due out in 2014, where it seems my characters must take a trip to Montana’s majestic Glacier National Park.
When I’m not sketching characters or working out plot problems, you might find me on the golf course working on my handicap. I also enjoy traveling around the country seeking out new settings for my novels with my husband and my empty nest puppies, Ginger and Nikute.  To read more about my novels and the writing life, please visit my website/blog atwww.susanrae.com

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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