"an intense read"
As far as nightmares go, Victoria Banks has the worst of
them all. She has recurring vivid dreams of a duo of serial
killers who stalk and then brutally kill their victims.
They are on a relentless pursuit of their angel, Miss Tori.
A co-worker convinced Tori to speak to the police, to find
out once and for all if the dreams are real, or just
realistic. Guy Breauchard is the cop that takes her initial
statement, and viciously laughs and mocks her words. He
acted both unprofessionally, and outright rude, sending
Tori out in tears feeling more alone and on edge.
Through the not so gentle nudging of those around them, Guy
realizes that Tori wasn't trying to get fifteen minutes of
fame, but that she was really seeing serial killers in her
sleep. An investigation begins and Guy moves in with Tori
for her protection. Tori and Guy go through a wide array
of experiences that any new relationship can expect,
without the benefit of time away from each other. Guy puts
his professional reputation on the line by falling in love
with the woman he's protecting. Tori feels that the
attraction she feels for Guy is temporary due to the
intense nature of their relationship, that it's nothing
more than hero worship.
Barbara Huffert's Linked breaks the mold by
balancing love, violence and mind blowing sex. The serial
killers acts will not soon be forgotten due to their
extreme depraved indifference to human life. The love
scenes between Tori and Guy are explosive, and filled with
intense passion. The lives of the secondary characters
blend well creating an environment that enables Tori and
Guy's love to bloom in the face of many obstacles.
Linked takes you on an adventure and is not for the
meek. With vivid and detailed sex that embraces all five
senses, Barbara Huffert is sure to leave any reader
breathless. Her hero is strong willed and risks everything
for the one that he loves. Her heroine is a tortured soul
who is afraid to put her heart out there. It is through
their weaknesses that they find strength.
Reviewed by Kristy Bock
Posted February 20, 2009