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TAKE by Silvia Ami ~ What I’m Reading Book Review (Penny Lisa)

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TAKE by Silvia Ami
August 28, 2014
Synopsis 3
When FBI special agent Joss Dubois discovers that her best friend’s life is being threatened, she volunteers to be the Vegas dancer’s official protection. Determined to solve the case before she loses one of the only people she loves, Joss becomes caught up in terrorism, attempted murder, and life behind-the-scenes of the seedy nightlife of Sin City.Joss is forced to partner with the security manager at the Desert Casino, former Intel Marine, Ethan Gallagher. Despite her resistance to his charm, and her stubborn insistence on controlling the investigation, Ethan finds himself drawn to the smart, beautiful, tempting FBI agent. But Joss isn’t so eager to risk heartbreak after the tragedies of her past and her job has become the only thing she can count on.When the threats against the people they’re protecting turn deadly, Ethan and Joss have to find a way to trust each other to track the hunter who lies in wait for the Desert’s dancers. But trust is a rare and fragile thing to Joss, and Ethan may not be up to the task despite the mutual attraction they can’t deny or fight.

Will their new partnership blow up, or can it survive to take down the predator before it’s too late?

***Contains mild language, adult situations, and sexual content. Intended for mature audiences only.***

5 Pennies


Intrigue wrapped in mystery with a smoldering romance, TAKE has it all. When a group of Vegas showgirls are threatened repeatedly through anonymous notes, FBI agent Joss and hotel security chief Ethan team up to try and figure out the identity of the perpetrator.
An undeniable attraction between Joss and Ethan burns low and slow, but with their attention required on the task at hand, they can’t seem to act on it. Frustration grows with the case when they identify potential suspects and then clear them one by one, all while the culprit becomes bolder in attack tactics against the dance company.
Silvia Ami does an amazing job with story and character development. She provides bits and pieces of information strategically so the plot moves seamlessly while keeping the reader guessing whodunit, and when are Joss and Ethan going to do it?
While the entire book is fast paced covering only a handful of days from start to finish, the way it is written makes it feel as though it takes place over a longer time. The amount of detail provided makes the rapid progression of the yarn amble at a rate that lets the reader absorb it without feeling rushed and the dialog is delightfully realistic. A very pleasurable read with a nice twist at the end.





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Author Bio


Silvia Ami has been a project engineer, an executive in a small business, and lately a rocket scientist (just kidding). She backpacked across Europe by train before the cheap-flight era, lived in Germany for five years, and learned Spanish from her husband.
She, her husband, and their two boys live in a condo not far from the sea in northwest Italy. They share a huge Hotwheels collection, a kitchen full of cooking gadgets, and a home-office that resembles Doc’s lab in Back to the Future.
Silvia wrote TAKE after dreaming about the story and not being able to shoo the characters from her mind. Now that they are finally out, they have been replaced by the rest of the Gallagher clan.
If you want to know more about them, stay tuned for upcoming releases.




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