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Ebook  Õ Silent Confessions eBook Ü Was it poetic justiceor an education in obsession Bookstore owner Veronica Archer is eager to oblige when sexy detective Jack Parker shows up at her shop, seeking help on the stalking case he s working Verses from Victorian erotica are being left for the victims, and Jack needs to interpret the clues before someone gets hurt Thankfully, Ronnie s an expert on naughty turn of the century prose, but if she s going to play teacher, Jack will have to be a dedicated student With her own love life stuck in Neutral, Ronnie s sensual studies have piqued her curiosity, and she wonders if reality can be as stimulating as fiction She agrees to help Jack with his case, if he ll satisfy her wildest, most scandalous desires a request Jack has no problem accommodating But the closer they get to each other, the closer the stalker circles in, leaving Jack to question if Ronnie is merely a very skilled scholar or the key to something far sinister Romance rushed to a Disney esque degree and didn t even tie up loose plot threads Reviewed for THC Reviews Silent Confessions was my second read by Julie Kenner It s one of her older books that s on the shorter side,the length of a Harlequin romance It was actually published by Harlequin, but not in one of their specialized lines I really like Ms Kenner s writing style It s straightforward and easy to read Her love scenes are loaded with steam, probably on the order of a Harlequin Blaze A couple are borderline erotic, but there are also several that are closed doo Reviewed for THC Reviews Silent Confessions was my second read by Julie Kenner It s one of her older books that s on the shorter side,the length of a Harlequin romance It was actually published by Harlequin, but not in one of their specialized lines I really like Ms Kenner s writing style It s straightforward and easy to read Her love scenes are loaded with steam, probably on the order of a Harlequin Blaze A couple are borderline erotic, but there are also several that are closed door and kind of glossed over, so I wouldn t really call this an erotic romance, just a very spicy one However, with the heroine being a student of erotica and the owner of a bookstore specializing in the genre, there s a lot of talk of historical erotic literature and art that very much piqued by curiosity That, in my estimation, is the hallmark of a good book, one that can teach me something new or stir my interest in a previously undiscovered topic, so overall, I had a really good time reading Silent Confessions.Jack and Veronica are likable characters He s a detective with the NYPD, working in the sex crimes division He got into that specialty because of a family member who was raped Ronnie, as I ve mentioned, is a graduate student and the owner of a bookstore specializing in erotica She also gives lectures and leads discussion of these books at her store The store was recently broken into, but nothing of value was stolen, so the cops haven t made her case a priority Jack, on the other hand, is working a case involving a stalker who leaves messages gleaned from erotic literature The two meet when Ronnie goes to the police station to demand an update on her case, and Jack accidentally mistakes her for the erotica expert his partner lined up to help them on the case As it turns out Ronnie is farwell versed in erotica then the purported expert, so after Jack figures out his faux pas and apologizes, she ends up helping him with his investigation by giving him private lessons in erotica that don t always involve reading Normally I m not a big fan of quick hook ups in romance, but here it worked beautifully for me The only reason I can discern for that is that the author made me feel the chemistry and emotional connection between these two characters on a visceral level, so that I fully believed they were two halves of a whole that had always been meant for one another They just can t seem to get enough of each other, and they give their trust freely and implicitly from the start Until they met, Ronnie had thought she was destined to only live vicariously through the sexual exploits of the authors whose works she read, and after a marriage gone bad, Jack thought he was having trouble trusting women, but with Ronnie all that changes For this reason, I had no trouble believing they made a great couple.The main reason I decided to mark the book down a star is that I felt like the characterizations could have gone deeper The author gives enough background information on Jack and Ronnie to make me feel like I knew them fairly well, but at the same time I would have liked to knowFor instance, I don t recall any specific reasons being mentioned for Ronnie getting into the study of erotica, which is kind of an unusual field It would have been nice if this had been explored a littleAlso, while reasons were given for Jack s chosen law enforcement specialty, I couldn t help feeling like I d like to knowabout how this incident affected him personally, and why at the end of the book, he s open to changing How did Ronnie and or her case make him feel like he d done justice enough to his job and his cousin to be OK with a switch In addition, I think the villain s motives could have been a little clearer andbelievable Up until the point where his identity is fully revealed, he d seemed fairly innocuous, so it was a little hard to buy into such a sudden change However, the author did make me second guess myself on the stalker killer s identity a few times I can t help wondering if she was perhaps constrained by word count, in which case, she still did a decent job of creating a good story in a rather short space.In spite of a few weaknesses, Silent Confessions was an enjoyable read for me for all of the reasons I ve mentioned above While Julie Kenner s website doesn t officially have this book linked with any others as a series, there is another book, Silent Desires, published by the Harlequin Blaze line, which features Ronnie s friend and employee, Joan, as the heroine Also, Ronnie is a secondary character in Night Moves, set at a future date, when she s become a professor of erotic literature These first couple of books I ve read by Ms Kenner have left me very interested in tryingIf these early works of hers are this tantalizing, I can t help wondering how much better her newer releases written as J Kenner must be This was a good mystery with a romantic twist Veronica Ronnie is the owner of an erotic bookstore and working on her PhD in erotic literature Detective Jack Parker is investigating a sex crimes involving erotic literature left at the scene and through a misunderstanding gets thrown together with Ronnie They do end up helping each other out inways than one There s several steamy scenes and they add to the tension of the story There are a few red herrings and it s a decent mystery This was a good mystery with a romantic twist Veronica Ronnie is the owner of an erotic bookstore and working on her PhD in erotic literature Detective Jack Parker is investigating a sex crimes involving erotic literature left at the scene and through a misunderstanding gets thrown together with Ronnie They do end up helping each other out inways than one There s several steamy scenes and they add to the tension of the story There are a few red herrings and it s a decent mystery.I registered a book at BookCrossing.com The first book I have read by this author I am glad I read it Suspenseful, romantic, a pleasure to read I got the book on my birthday two days ago and I just could not put the book down In my opinion and personal experience, I wouldn t put thriller or suspense with a romance story, but that s if I were to write a book myself The way she wrote this book, stunning I would definitely recommend not only this book, but the other as well.

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