"Romantic suspense that is good on the suspense"
The FBI recruits ATF agent Alec Dempsey to go undercover in
his hometown of Freedom, Arkansas. Alec initially refused
to participate as he not only never wants to return there,
but he knows he hurt the only woman he loved, Keira Morgan,
when he left ten years ago. The FBI persuades Alec to
cooperate when they inform him the threat is to Keira.
Five years ago Ian Griggs and his two brothers robbed an
armored truck. His siblings died in a crossfire, but Ian
lived to serve a life in prison. The loot was never
recovered. Before he was caught, Ian tried to rape Keira.
The FBI thinks he will go home for the loot and take
revenge with Keira as the target.
Alec arrives in town early so he and Keira can get their
story straight. Though Alec tries to keep Keira safe from
Ian, she does not want to cooperate. Soon that high spark
between them reignites into a fiery love, but as the danger
mounts for Keira she wonders how soon after the peril ends
he will leave this time.
SLOW HANDS is a fast-paced romantic suspense that hooks the
audience into anticipating when Ian will strike. Alec is
an engaging hero though the audience will question the way
he left Keira a decade ago. Readers will appreciate Keira,
a brave soul running a business in a male chauvinist
environment in which she refuses to take crap, but loathe
Keira the wimp accepting junk from a "plastic" rival in her
personal life. Still, Lauren Bach furnishes sub-genre
readers with a pleasant tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 14, 2002