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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #4

Official Duty - Doreen Roberts
Silhouette Intrigue
Silhouette Books, 2006
ISBN: 0373227752

My Rating
From the back cover:

"Ginny had a good reason to stay away from her home town and that reason went by the name of Cully Black...
But when her beloved foster parents were brutally murdered, Ginny knew she had no choice but to return. Facing her past - and long-buried feelings for the handsome sheriff who still owned her heart - was harder than she'd anticipated.
The long months of hiding had taken their toll and Ginny could feel a presence lurking in the shadows. Watching. Waiting. And soon, she became a killer's next target.
She's gave to once again place her trust in Cully, the only man who could keep her alive. But was his protective embrace part of his official duty...or something more?"

This is an oldie I picked up from my local library! The Silhouette brand is not even used anymore in the UK, it has been absorbed completely into Mills and Boon now, and I believe that it is shortly to be discontinued as an imprint in the US as well.

The book focuses on the female character, Ginny, returning to the home town she lived in with her foster parents for the first time in 12 years, after they are murdered. Ginny's husband has recently passed away, and previous to that Ginny had run away from the marriage due to the abuse she suffered from her husband. The male character, Cully, was also a foster child of the same foster parents, and is now the sheriff of the town, in charge of the investigation into their murders. Ginny and Cully had a brief relationship before Ginny left to pursue her dreams in the city, she wanted Cully to go away with her, but he wanted a quiet ranch life in a small town.
On returning Ginny becomes the killer's next target and has to work with Cully in order to stay safe and find the killer.

I really wanted to give this book a higher rating, but I just felt that the entire story was let down by the fact that it was so bloody obvious who the murder was, yet the characters we oblivious to it, surely the sheriff could have figured this out?!
The relationship of the characters is very good, they both have great chemistry but the baggage of their past relationship was a little annoying, they were both as stubborn as one another!

Overall, it wasn't a bad read, the romance was nice, it was just a tad predictable.


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