I’ve gotten a couple more reviews for HARD TO HOLD and I’m quite happy with them. There’s just something really satisfying about seeing phrases like, in-depth character study, mentioned when they talk about Jake’s book.
Starred Publishers Weekly Review
Hard to Hold Stephanie Tyler. Dell, $7.99 (370p) ISBN 978-0-440-24434-9
Tyler (Beyond His Control) bundles thriller and romance in a very appealing package to launch a new trilogy. While working for Doctors Without Borders in Africa, Dr. Isabelle Markham is kidnapped and left for dead. After being rescued by Navy SEAL Jake Hansen, Isabelle returns stateside, working in a naval hospital and trying to put the trauma behind her. When Isabelle’s uncle, an admiral, hires Jake to guard her against future attacks, Jake and Isabelle slowly begin to reveal their innermost secrets and personal demons, and their connection intensifies into sizzling bedroom encounters. Tyler’s in-depth character study transcends the formulas of romantic suspense, making the attraction believable and real. Readers will eagerly anticipate future installments. (Dec.)
4 Stars from Romantic Times Magazine: (reviewer Annette Elton)
Get ready for two complicated characters in a dangerous and complex situation. Tyler¹s hero and heroine have some serious emotional baggage, which makes it all the more engaging to watch them learn to trust one another. While this has a military plot, which is quite dark at times, it’s better than other military romances because the focus is on the romance and the mystery surrounding the characters, not operations and jargon. Tyler kicks romantic suspense up a notch with this one.
Okay, back to work on Zane’s book now. Because it’s really not writing itself…