I popped Ransom’s Bond by Kat Duncan into my Sony a couple of days ago. Y’know, I never read a romatic suspense before, but I do love action movies with a slice of romance, so this is right up my alley.
What can I say so far now that I’m on page forty-three? Kat doesn’t waste any time hauling you into the action. Not that the novel is too fast-paced. She just has this way I slipping you into the story without you even noticing. The first page, we meet the hero and heroine–he’s in prison and she’s his barrister! The small descriptions Kat uses really opens this story into a 3D picture. The bonus? Setting. Edinburgh, Scotland. I love when a story takes place in beautiful countries I’ve never been to before.
Here’s the blurb: Arliss MacDonald is the newest con-man to arrive in the Edinburgh financial district. The inheritance he plans to steal from Marinel Bethune is locked in a land war between two powerful family corporations, the Campbells and the MacLeans. Before Mari will let Arliss steal her fortune, or her heart, she has a few old scores to settle. And Arliss is the perfect man for the job.
How about you? What are you currently reading?