Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blog Tour: Shadows From the Past by Ashley Dawn Review & Giveaway!

“…It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life…”

Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer, Aurora Kavvan cannot rest until she finds her brothers killer. Digging into the past always brings back unpleasant things: memories, guilt…the hit man. Now she is in a race against time to find the murderer before he finds her.

“Kill her. I don’t care how, and I don’t care where, but I want her dead now!” 

Someone was trying to kill his dead partner’s sister. FBI agent, Jordan Reiley will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. Even if it means going against her wishes; putting himself between her and the man who murdered her brother. 

Will God keep them alive long enough for them to find the truth? 

I Give This Book: 1 star1 star1-1/2 stars

My Thoughts:

I loved the banter between Aurora and Jordan, they were so adorable together, but I think that their romance rekindled very quickly - almost too quickly. However, I thought that Joe, Alex, Kami, & Cassie were wonderful characters - they helped to make the story enjoyable.

The way that the traitor was kept a secret until the last possible moment seemed a bit much to me. It really didn't matter who the traitor was, because this person wasn't mentioned all that much and so I didn't care who it was. I know it was trying to be suspenseful, but it was just annoying.

Overall, I thought that Shadows From the Past was an enjoyable story. Even though I felt that parts of the story were too repetitive, which made the story seem to drag on forever, I am still glad I read it. I plan on reading the next book in the series, and hope that one is better.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion - which I have done.***

Ashley Dawn's Blog  
Complete Shadows From the Past Blog Tour List:

I am giving away an e-copy of her book 'Shadows From the Past'! To enter, all you have to do is follow this blog in at least one way and then complete whichever extra entries you want in the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open internationally.

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  1. Well, the blurb makes the book sound really interesting. It's too bad it wasn't executed to the highest possibility. I still like to read it cause I like crime thrillers.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I think that you've confirmed my idea that reading this book would be a good idea! :)

  3. Thanks for being a part of this tour!

  4. Your review made me want to read this book. The holding out to the end comment made it appealing and interesting to me.

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

  5. After reading your review I want to read this book, specially because I like crime novels and thrillers.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

  6. I love crime thrillers and this is on my to read list. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.


  7. Crime thrillers and mysteries are my favorites thank you for giving this giveaway and the chance to win.

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  8. It sounds very interesting and I think I would really enjoy it. :)

  9. To be honest, your review caught my interest! Now I've got to read it!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  10. Thanks for your honest review...I like how you tell what you didn't really like as well as what you liked. It doesn't make us NOT want to read the book! It sounds worth the time I'd invest in reading it. Please pick me!

  11. Thanks for the review and giveaway. Although i would have preferred a printed copy, after the review i'll take what ever i can get. Thanks!

  12. Mystery/thrillers is my favorite genre. This is on my TBR.