"Romantic suspense and a great plot"
Recovery by Alexandrea Weis is the second novel in
the wildly sexy series featuring the perplexing Nicci
Beauvoir. Once a darling of New Orleans society, Nicci
writes a novel about her murdered boyfriend, the artist
David Alexander. While promoting her book in the Big Apple,
she's approached by David's former boss, Simon La Roy, who
has a theory about David's death that devastates Nicci. She
learns David's murder may be linked to someone from her
past. Enter Dallas August, an elite member of Simon's
organization of corporate spies prized for his ruthless
ability to get the job done. Playing the part of Nicci's
lover, Dallas returns to Katrina-ravaged New Orleans with
her to flush out the killer. But everything is not what it
seems in the Big Easy, and soon the couple find themselves
trapped in a psychotic's twisted game of revenge. As the
danger grows, Nicci's relationship with the handsome spy
turns from adversarial to amorous. On the run for their
lives, Dallas and Nicci must confront their tormentor
before it is too late. It's a deadly decision that could
cost Nicci everything, but it is her only chance for
finally revealing the identity of the murderer. Just as the
truth behind David's death is discovered, another more
compelling mystery is unearthed. It's an unexpected turn of
events that rocks Nicci's world.
Alexandrea Weis has written an unbelievably captivating
mystery romance that strings along so much suspense you
cannot put the novel down. She brings the characters on the
page to life and makes you feel like you personally know
them. For me, this was my first time reading a novel by Ms.
Weis and I will definitely want to read more from her. I
started off reading the second book in the series and
realized I had missed the first, which was a little
saddening after how great the second one was. Everything
was described perfectly, and the plot flowed really well.
Nicci is the kind of woman we all have inside us; strong
minded, snappy, and hungry for peace in our crazy lives. I
seem to have fallen for Dallas. He's that arrogant jerk who
knows what he wants and charms not just with his handsome
looks but his smile as well, and definitely gives Nicci a
run for her money. It was amazing how the two of them never
got along yet clicked so well in the story. I loved reading
about her family and all the crazy personalities, and Val
is a 'to die for' character. The whole novel is filled with
so much suspense you can't put it down, not to mention the
feeling you get when you are just waiting to see Nicci and
Dallas get together; it drove me insane but it the most
wonderful way. Romantic suspense and a great plot is what
this book is all about; hold onto your socks, John Grisham
and Charlene Harris.
To be honest I give this book as many stars as there are in
the night sky and recommend this book a thousand times
over. Alexandrea should be up there with the big name
authors and this series should be on the New York Times
bestseller list. Can't wait to read more from Ms. Weis!
Mindi Ferrari, author
Reviewed by Mindi Ferrari
Posted April 25, 2011
A killer is lurking amid the ruins of Katrina ravaged New Orleans.
A killer she knows.
Still devastated two years after the unsolved murder of her beloved David Alexander, Nicci Beauvoir has surprised everyone by returning to her hometown with a new admirer: the cool and contentious Dallas August. But the attractive stranger is asking a lot of questions about David's death making Nicci’s family and friends speculate about his true intentions. Only Nicci knows that Dallas, a high-priced corporate spy, has come to New Orleans to flush out David Alexander’s killer.
Playing the part of her lover, Dallas escorts Nicci around town hoping to get closer to his list of possible suspects. But hiding among the city's elite is a jealous maniac waiting to make Nicci suffer. As the days pass and the danger grows, Nicci's relationship with the handsome spy turns from adversarial to amorous. Desperate to unearth the identity of David's murderer, Nicci and Dallas decide to lure the killer out of the city for one final showdown. It is a deadly decision that could cost Nicci everything. But it may be her only chance for… Recovery