Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: EYE OF THE EAGLE by Sharon Buchbinder

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One soars like an eagle. One strikes like a thunderbird. But forboth hearts, revenge can be deadly when it's nourished.

Anomaly Defense Director and shapeshifter Bert Blackfeather doesn't need a boss with no experience. So what if she's beautiful or gives him a jolt when she shakes his hand? He never plans to get seriously involved with another woman--not in this lifetime.

Phoebe Wagner, an empath with psychometric abilities and an advocate for the deaf, gets more than she bargained for with Bert. One touch and she relives his IED injuries. So what ifhe's handsome and hot? She doesn't need to add his secrets to her own. Phoebe's are bad enough.

When his niece goes missing from Hotel LaBelle, Bert goes to Montana to help--and Phoebe insists on going with him. Can these two hard-headed people share their darkest secrets in order to work together? It may be the only way to save an endangered child--and their own hearts when Bert's past rears its ugly head.

My review: Tallulah knew something was wrong that night. Her daughter, Miriam. Something was wrong with Miriam. She was gone.

Prologue had a good start. The first chapter that proceeded, however, kind of threw me off. Complexity veils the plot, which seems to involve government officials and perhaps a conspiracy. I mean, why was it necessary to know all these political figures? It just felt out-of-place to me.

What started off as a good premise suddenly started to lag and lose focus.  There seemed to be a lot of holes in the story, which only resulted in more questions. What about Tallulah's daughter? What happened the night she went missing? And how to find her?

Although there was a race for this missing child, it was far from frantic. Still, the search was on. But will it be a search of rescue...or something worse?

This could've been a nice story of suspense and intrigue, and there certainly seemed to be a touch of paranormal activity, however, it was just too saturated with complexity and too many characters.

My rating:  2 stars


Short Excerpt: 

His heart stuttered and heat flushed his face. “You sure you’re ready to see me—in the daylight?” 

She frowned and pursed her lips. “Do I look like someone afraid of taking on a challenge?” 

“No. You look like a kick ass heroine named Thunder Heart, and I would be honored and privileged to share your bed.” 

“You promised me flying lessons.” 

“And you shall have them. Now, where did we leave off?” 

She stood, placed her hands on the sides of his chair and leaned in for a long passionate kiss. He closed his eyes and gave her a preview, taking her with him in his memories, soaring over the hotel, and then swirling and swooping down to the river to grab a fat flopping trout in his talons. 

She pulled back, breaking the connection, blue eyes wide, her full red lips agape. “Amazing. I want more.” 

“Advanced flying lessons require both of us to be naked—and in bed, as close as two people can get.” 

Phoebe stood back. “What are you waiting for? Let’s get going.” 

He chuckled. “Well, you are my boss. I don’t want anyone to say you coerced me or I forced you. Do we need to put this in writing?” She tilted her head and gave him a puzzled look. “A legal document perhaps? I, Phoebe Wagner, hereby enter into consensual sex freely and without coercion with one Bert Blackfeather…” 

She stomped her foot. “Give me your phone.” He handed her his cell.

Book Trailer:

“Sharon Buchbinder plunges readers into a high-paced tale with intriguing paranormal elements that fit perfectly into the landscape of Taken. Be prepared to read into the night because Buchbinder grabs you with characters you can’t help but love, or hate, and pulls every heartstring to the last page.” ~~Nancy C. Weeks, author of the Shadows and Light series and The D’Azzo Family series 

“Sharon Buchbinder seamlessly blends intriguing, sexy characters, and fast-paced suspense in a page-turner you won't be able to put down until the end.” ~Sharon Saracino, Author, The Earthbound Series 

“Ms. Buchbinder weaves ancient secrets and modern mysteries into a beautifully written story that will keep you turning the pages.” ~USA Today Bestselling Author, Roz Lee

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