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Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: Explosive by Beth Kery

Title: Explosive

Author: Beth Kery

Publisher: Berkley Heat

Buy Link: Buy Explosive Here!

Rating: You Need to Read

Reviewer: Wendy Mitchell


His touch would consume her—if it didn’t kill her first…

Dr. Sophie Gable wasn’t expecting her peaceful getaway to be shattered by the arrival of a half-dazed, dead-sexy guest. Thomas Nicasio has obviously been traumatized, and Sophie thinks she knows by what. There’s something about Thomas’s father that he can’t—or won’t—remember. Something that could get them both killed. Still she can’t resist Thomas’s electrifying seduction—or her instincts to help him…

An ex-Navy explosives specialist, Thomas has never felt this type of volatile need for a woman. Even while he’s grieving the deaths of his brother and nephew, something in Sophie makes Thomas want to overtake her, and each time he does, her willing submission makes him want her all the more. But danger is lurking close by, and if he can’t face the demons of his past, he and Sophie could be the next victims in a pattern of meaningless violence…


When Thomas Nicasio showed up dazed and obviously concussed at Dr. Sophie Gable’s vacation home, she didn’t know what to think. They had flirted casually in the elevator of their shared office building and in her office while he was waiting for his brother, but he had never given Sophie any indication that he was interested in her at all. After an unexpected and shattering night of passion, Thomas had disappeared from Sophie’s home as if he were a dream. The next morning at her office, Sophie is astounded when Thomas shows up as if nothing has changed. He has no memory of the previous night at all.

Beth Kery writes phenomenal erotica, and for quite a few chapters, I was convinced that Explosive was just a long erotic novel with not much of a story attached. ( very red faced) I was sooo wrong. My apologies to Ms. Kery for my precipitous judgment. This is a staggeringly brilliant suspense novel that just happens to contain some excellent erotic passages. I was becoming extremely frustrated with Sophie for her tolerance of Thomas’s erratic and borderline abusive behavior, concussion or no. I just couldn’t understand it, physicians are not known for their passive or submissive behavior. Ah, but revelations were made and plot twists revealed. It all came together like red beans and rice.

Thomas became less of someone I wanted to bean with a tire iron, and more of a sympathetic hero. Weird behavior aside though, Thomas always had it going on in the bedroom, oh and the dock, and the hammock, and about half a dozen other places. Head injury not withstanding, Thomas wasn’t a man that let anything keep him down. ( pun intended) If you enjoy being totally surprised by what you are reading, grab this book.

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