Thursday, April 27, 2006

Upcoming Karen Kelley - Hell On Wheels

Author Karen Kelley has an upcoming book, HELL ON WHEELS, that I have been fortunate enough to read for review on behalf of Romance Junkies. Readers should not let Karen's unique sense of humor steer you to believe that this book is just for fun. While it does contain a great deal of lightheartedness and searing sensuality, it also nosedives straight to the heart as you witness the heroine's emotionally challenged relationship with her alcoholic mother.

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Karen Kelley’s newest book HELL ON WHEELS takes readers on a charged ride as two bounty hunters embark on a dangerous mission in search of a wanted man. Will they lose their hearts along the way?

When Cody Carlyle chases a skip into a dark, damp, rat-infested alley, the last thing she expects is for him to have a friend with him, least-of-all a friend with a gun. When Josh Pierce shows up with an even bigger gun and saves her from serious injury, she is begrudgingly appreciative. This won’t be the last time the two are brought together; they don’t have to spend much time in each other’s company before they realize a strong sexual attraction that leaves them both weak. Cody isn’t emotionally strong enough for an intense relationship. She is used to looking out for herself as well as supporting her mother, who has her own self-destructive weaknesses. When she and Josh team up to go on the road looking for their latest bad guy, there’s more at stake than just the apprehension of the skip; their lives and their hearts are on the line.

Josh has always been impressed with Cody and her ability to take care of herself. He has seen her bruised and bloodied after bringing in a skip and he still thinks that she is the hottest, most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Josh begins a determined seduction of Cody and finds himself more than a little pleased when she agrees to partner with him in the pursuit of an accused murderer. When unexpected danger arises, Josh begins to wonder if they’ll live to see another day and he realizes that he just might want more from Cody than a quick fling.

Karen Kelley gives readers an exciting romance that lacks nothing as it delivers humor, action, suspense, and an abundance of sensuality. Cody’s character is written with incredible realism—complete with insecurities and flaws that make her human. Cody’s fa├žade of being a cold, calculating bounty hunter is transparent to Josh. He sees that she has suffered emotionally and is willing to take some of the burden off her shoulders. While Josh is shamelessly attracted to Cody and may have initially wanted a simple sexual relationship, he soon wants more, much more, with her, but convincing her that they belong together may be difficult.

HELL ON WHEELS showcases Karen Kelley’s superb writing skills which grow stronger with each new release. This review comes with a high recommendation; it definitely belongs, and will remain, on my keeper shelf.

This link will take you to Amazon where you can pre-order this wonderful book; you're guaranteed a wonderful reading experience!


Kelley said...

I am really looking forward to this book. I love Karen Kelleys writing. I know this one will be a keeper for me as well.

Laurie D. said...

This is a great book, Kelley, you won't be sorry! Have a great weekend!

Judy F said...

Can't wait to read it. Great review Ljo

Cryna said...

I am reading Karen for the first time in Temperature's Rising. I am so enjoying it and after reading your review Laurie will be getting Hell On Wheels when it is available. I think it will be well worth getting and I am glad that I have discovered another Author to buy.