Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mine Until Dawn ( The Fritzgerald Family #2 ) by Ednah Walters

Mine Until Dawn by Ednah Walters

She's armed with a new attitude and a kick-ass wardrobe....

By age twenty-eight, art historian Jade Fitzgerald has had a marriage from hell and an equally nasty divorce, worked hard to control her weight and her arrhythmia. The last thing she needs is another man messing with her head or shooting her heartbeat off course. That is exactly what she gets when an aloof and mysterious stranger storms into her life.

He's cynical and doesn’t take crap from anyone....

Former investigative reporter Vince Knight is on a quest to recover a priceless, ancient Mayan artifact, which he believes Jade’s mother stole. He’s skilled at gathering information while remaining emotionally detached, until he meets Jade. The voluptuous woman stirs in him a hunger he hasn’t felt in a long time and a protectiveness he can’t explain.

Until, an insane man decides to add Jade to his collection of beautiful and rare things....

Neither Vince nor Jade expects passion to flare so fast or danger to dodge their footsteps. To defeat a ruthless art collector with a twisted agenda, Jade and Vince must learn to trust each other and embrace their growing feelings.




I think I'm the minority here who thinks that Book 1 Slow Burn is better than Mine Until Dawn. This lacks the humor that I find in the previous book. This time the mystery is about a lost Mayan statue that belongs to Vince Knight's estranged father. He was summoned by his Aunt Della to help locate the statue, whom she believes was stolen by Jade's mother. Vince went in search for Jade, who used to be his high school mate for a short period of time. Thus, they then embroiled in the chaos and murders that follow.

Actually both Vince and Jade are quite likable characters that I'm quite okay with. I just don't feel the chemistry there between them that makes me couldn't care less whether they are going to hook up or not. Vince used to be an investigative reporter and now a writer. He appears to be cool as a cucumber amidst the chaos. Is a stark contrast to Ron, the hero in Book 1, who often lose his temper easily. But I find Ron much more fun to read. The mystery this time is not that engaging as well. I find that a family missing statue should not have garner such big huh hah, albeit a very expensive one. Compare to a mystery surrounding dead parents in Book 1, missing statue just doesn't have that impact. Sorry, just can't help comparing. But I will still read Book 3, hopeful that Ednah Walters can bring back the charm from Book 1 that I like so much.

Rating 3/5