Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Exit Strategy

While on blog hiatus last week, I had the pleasure of reading Kelley Armstrong's Exit Strategy.
First, my standard disclaimer:
I'm not a book reviewer, just a reader. Go read Mrs. Giggles or Smart Bitches if you want the low-down on a book, blah blah blah...

Back to the topic. I've never read anything by Kelley before, but have brushed shoulders with her at Toronto Romance Writer meetings (she rocks, btw - smart, funny, confident and generous with her knowledge/experiences) so was eager to see what this New York Times Best Selling Author (squee, Kelley!) could produce. I purposely didn't start with her paranormal Otherworld series (saving those up), but with her 'try something new' book in which the heroine is a hit-man. Or would that be hit woman?

I loved it. I was expecting romance (she is a member of the TRW afterall!) but alas, aside from some serious electrical currents running between the heroine and two of the male characters, there were no nekkid mambos. Not that I was disappointed. Frankly, I would have been more disappointed had Nadia/Dee (her name/her alias) let down her guard by letting down her panties.
I'm not good at sum-ups, so I'll direct you HERE for the blurb and just give this book a very strong recommend. Now I'm off to email Kelley and BEG her to hurry up with the sequel...


Amy Ruttan said...

I haven't read any of her stuff yet. I have Dime Store Magic on my TBR pile but I will have to give this one a try for sure.

And yes Kelley does rock. She was so nice to me at Test the Nation when we rode the train together. She's very focused on her career and was so helpful in our critique session.

She's awesome and I can't wait to read Dime Store Magic.

Red Garnier said...

Wow what a fantastic recommend, Wylie! I'll have to buy this right away!! =)

Miss Frou Frou said...

I loved Bitten so much that after reading a friends copy I went and bought a copy of my own... will have to look out for this one!