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Lynn Spencer - All About Romance

I'm one of the publishers of All About Romance. I love reading romance, as well as mysteries, fantasy, history and historical fiction, and all kinds of other things. Staying on Goodreads for now but trying this out in case I decide to switch.

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Relentless - Winter Austin I gave this a C- at AAR, so I guess that's about 2.5 stars.This is my first time reading anything from Crimson Romance, and I have to say it wasn't an entirely auspicious beginning. Relentless has a unique setting, and if it were a house, one might say it has good bones. The basic premise of the story definitely caught my interest, but the execution leaves readers with incomplete characterizations and plot holes big enough to drive a truck through.Five years ago, the Rodeo Sweetheart killer terrorized the Texas rodeo circuit, killing female rodeo riders and leaving a rose with their mutilated bodies. The case went unsolved and things stayed quiet for a time but now it appears that the killer is back. Not only does barrel racer Cody Lewis fit the killer's victim profile with her red hair and blue/green eyes, but she discovers the first body in a trailer. The lead detective, Remy LeBeau, does not exactly hit it off with Cody and his initial interview pretty much turns into an argument with her.As Remy works the case, his investigation brings him into contact with Cody again and again. Cody competes in the rodeo where the killings have been taking place, she fits the victim profile, various clues and people of interest have connections to her and so on. All of this gives Cody and Remy reason to interact, and the attraction that grows between them actually feels natural. Throughout the book, the serial killer's actions escalate, and this makes sense as well. It's when one gets down to details that things start to fall apart in this book.This is a partial review. You can find the complete text at All About Romance: http://www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookReview.pl?BookReviewId=9330