|QR Code Killer|
by Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Mad Dog Weber is a tough as nails detective hot on the trail of a psychopath named Zeus. Suddenly the tables are turned and the psychopath starts hunting the detective, using QR codes to taunt the authorites. Mad Dog, known to her family as Maddie, returns home for a sabbatical while recovering from a nasty knife wound. While visiting the family ranch, she finds the one thing that turns a hard-core detective to jelly ... a well muscled ranch hand. Maddie worries that the vendetta Zeus is carrying out will cause her new love to leave the ranch and move on to safer pastures.
This book isn't your typical romance. Both parties involved are fairly socially inept and tend to blurt out their feelings for the other without meaning to. I found it quite comical while they were both amazed that their confession didn't scare the other one off. If nothing else, this caused the relationship to move along quickly, avoiding the whole "he loves me, he loves me not" scenario and yet they didn't just fall right into bed upon realizing their common attraction.
While the plot was interesting, fast moving, and riveting it was a little disappointing for me. There is a huge revelation where Zeus' true identity is discovered and the author even put off letting the readers in on this discovery. This may have added to the suspense, except I had figured it out several chapters prior, so this tactic was actually kind of hokey from my perspective. However, this is an enjoyable, quick read perfect to relax with over the weekend. to make this book even more tempting, as of this morning (2/22/2013) this book is currently free on Amazon.