Saturday, October 31, 2009

Deja Vu? Roxanne St. Claire's MAKE HER PAY w/giveaway!

You might remember that I did a review a while ago for MAKE HER PAY by Roxanne St. Claire. When it showed up on the review list for Romance Junkies last week, I offered to do it since I'd already read it and could have the review ready quickly. My earlier review has been tweaked just a tad for the RJ website. There's a great excerpt on Ms. St. Claire's website and I hope you'll have a peek at it! Go here to grab your own copy of MAKE HER PAY!
Bullet Catcher and former Navy SEAL Constantine Xenakis has infiltrated a dive ship to discover who's plundering priceless gems from a legendary sunken Spanish galleon. When he catches Lizzie Dare red-handed in the locked treasure room, her story of a stolen ancestral legacy convinces him to work with the sexy thief instead of turning her in -- and not just because he wants to find the real culprit. Lizzie is willing to risk everything to save the Bombay Blue Diamonds from her sworn enemy, even if that means giving in to an irresistible desire to get closer to her accomplice. But when passion hits them like a rogue wave and danger surrounds them like a school of hungry sharks, their adventure on the high seas turns treacherous...and deadly.

My (5 Blue Ribbon) Romance Junkies review;
Intrigue, danger and heated passion on the high seas. Readers will experience these –and more – in Roxanne St. Claire’s MAKE HER PAY. When Constantine Xenakis and Lizzie Dare join forces, the bad guys don’t stand a chance. Much to their surprise, neither do their hearts.
Sent to work on a dive ship in an effort to find the person or persons responsible for priceless artifacts, Constantine Xenakis is surprised when he's only on the ship for a couple of hours when he discovers fellow diver Lizzie Dare sneaking into the lab where the artifacts are held. After an initial confrontation, it appears that the two have similar objectives when it comes to the artifacts. Seeing how Con's reaction to Lizzie is instantaneous and heated, cozying up to her in order to keep her under watch is not a hardship. But Con is hoping for a long-awaited, permanent return to the Bullet Catchers and soon finds himself torn between doing what's right and doing the job he's been probationally hired to do. Uncharacteristically attracted to Lizzie, Con soon realizes that his future, the job, basically everything, hinges on whether or not he's willing use her, break her heart even, to do the job he’s been assigned.
Lizzie's motives are much more personal than Con's. Her father’s death and the accompanying broken heart fuel her determination to return the artifacts where they rightfully belong. Constantine Xenakis is an unexpected force to be reckoned with. As if. There is very little reckoning with Con. Lizzie has never come across a more intimidating, capable, or frustrating male. She knows that staying on her toes – yes, the very ones that he repeatedly makes curl, is the only way she'll be able to keep her wits and take possession of the sunken treasures. It soon becomes crystal clear to Con and Lizzie that they're surrounded by evil, on ship and on shore, and their fight soon goes beyond keeping the artifacts safe to keeping themselves alive.
MAKE HER PAY is the latest, and for now the last, in the Bullet Catcher series. I have gotten my hands on every one of the Bullet Catcher books as soon as they were released, earlier if I was lucky enough to get them for review, and I truly think that I enjoyed the storytelling in this particular book more than any other in the series. Con is unashamedly a thief and Lizzie is a gentle, kind-hearted soul who has seemingly reached right in and grabbed hold of his heart, making it her own. Together they positively sizzle. I give MAKE HER PAY my highest recommendation!

To once again celebrate the release of MAKE HER PAY and all things Roxanne St. Claire, I'm going to be giving away a copy of MAKE HER PAY. It will probably be next weekend before I get to the bookstore to get a copy, so I'll let the contest run until the end of this coming week. To be entered, simply leave a comment. Chatter about Roxanne St. Claire and her work is encouraged! I'll draw a winner on Friday the 6th.


Anonymous said...

cool contest again
love her books
happy halloween all

Razlover's Book Blog said...

Hi Laurie,

Great review and I would love to win a copy of this book!

I love Rocki's Bullet Catcher series!

tetewa said...

This would be a new author for me, count me in!

suehussein said...

Nice review!! Gotta LUV those Bullet Catchers!! She's on my list of fav authors. Thanks, Sue

robynl said...

I love series; have not read any of the Bullet Catchers though.

Sounds like the pair will be heating up the pages in many ways.

Virginia said...

I have only read a few of Roxanne's books but really enjoyed them. Great contest I would love to read Make Her Pay

Armenia said...

I'd love a chance to win this book. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Laurie said...

I started with Roxanne's Desires. Loved the trilogy: Like a Hurricane, When the Earth Moves and A Fire Still Burns. I moved on To French Twist and Tropical Getaway. Later Hit Reply.
I've just started her Bullet Catchers with First You Run, Then You Hide, Kill Me Twice and Thrill Me To Death. All are excellent!! I'm a big fan! Make Her Pay sounds like another winner!!

CrystalGB said...

Great review. I have First You Run in my tbr pile. :)

Pat L. said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Have read several of this series.

Will be away for a few days this weekend - would be a nice surprise to win!

Barbara said...

Hi Laurie-

Wonderful review. Don't enter me in the contest though as I already have a copy of the book. It's near the top of my TBR pile. You know what they say about so many books and too little time.

Mariee said...

Please count me in! Make Her Pay sounds great, love the cover.

Bella said...

I love Rocki and the Bullet Catchers are great!!! Don't have this one yet, though ;-) Thanks for the awesome contest!