Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Best Man for the Job -- Meredith Fletcher

I don't read a lot of Harlequin romantic suspense novels, but judging by this one, I might be making a mistake. It's a fast-action thriller that would have been right at home between the covers of a Gold Medal book back in the late '50s. Sure, the romance angle is played up a bit more than those books would have done it, but it's certainly there in a lot of them.

Callan Storm's a professional soldier who's seen and done it all. He's in Las Vegas for his sister's wedding, and at the bachelor party her husband-to-be is kidnapped. Jumping out of the fake cake at the party just before the kidnapping is Eryn McAdams, who's just subbing for a friend. Eryn's a security expert, and of course she and Storm are thrown together in an uneasy alliance to get the victim back in one piece and in a very short time.

The pace is fast, all right, but that doesn't mean there's no time for humor. There are some good laughs mixed in with the action, and even though you know pretty much how it'll work out, there are some surprises along the way. All together, a mighty satisfying package, and I'll be looking for Fletcher's next book, for sure.


Cap'n Bob said...

I'm starting to worry about you, Bill. Where's the two-fisted, macho man cred?

mybillcrider said...

That's what I'm telling you, Cap'n. This is a two-fisted macho man book.