Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hinged by Char Sharp

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She can’t remember him.

He’ll never forget her.

When Robin Finch is abducted and tortured by an evil cybercriminal, her salvation comes in an unlikely hero, Dr. Ramsey Gunn. Gunn, a medical doctor and a computer genius, carried a long-festering secret love for Robin from afar, which placed her dead center on the enemy’s radar. Developing amnesia after enduring her captor’s sadistic torture and a blow to her head, Robin has no memory of her previous life. Dr. Gunn rescues Robin away from their captor and goes off the grid to keep her safe for years. But Dr. Ramsey Gunn may not be the savior he claims to be.

Upon his return from deployment, Navy SEAL Cooper Baron discovers his fiancé missing and presumed dead. Not believing she’s dead and hell-bent on discovering the truth about Robin’s disappearance, he will stop at nothing until she is back in his arms. Through the long years, searching for her in every woman’s face, he’s determined to locate the woman he lost. But finding Robin may put her in more danger than she’s ever faced before. Can Cooper’s love help her restore her memories without forcing her to confront the horrific reality of her abduction?

Once the reality is known, can their love survive the truth?

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Char Sharp lives and writes in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia USA with her husband and a spoiled Ragdoll cat named Purrcy. Her main objective is to entertain and enthrall her readers by writing emotionally romantic suspense stories with protective alpha heroes and strong heroines. A romantic at heart, she believes that love can be a true healer.

She started writing poems in college and graduated to business writing and sales in the transport delivery system and computer industries. In retirement, writing morphed into her true passion—novels. She studied music and business at Troy University, and with her love of music, she enjoys weaving a little music into her writing. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.

Char and her husband are the proud parents and grandparents of three grown children and five grandsons. She’s a coffee and chocolate caramel addict, enjoys a little red wine in the evening, and is delighted to have more time to write books and play with her grandsons.

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Hinged by Char Sharp leaves me with a lot of mixed emotions. It is the second book in the “Soul Mate Rescued” and I have to admit I did not read the first book and this is also my first book by this author.

When I considered reading this book I was already having mixed feelings. The first time I read the Blurb I thought – that sounds good – then I started overthinking it and decided against it – only to come across it again thinking “OK lets do it before I overthink this again”.

The reason ? Obvious I have triggers when it comes to certain plots and “the other man” is one of them. I was not sure where this plot would lead me and that left me open for doubts.

Well my” as little as possible spoiler” policy does not allow me to elaborate but I can tell you that in the end it was not those doubts that left me with mixed emotions. It was more the way the storyline was pursued.

The author really has a great plot here at her hands but it felt to me like there were moments when she could have savored certain strings more. Because this story should have as much romance as there is suspense and with a plot like that certain things need to be made the most of.

There is more in here much more and especially in the beginning the romance part felt more “clinical” to me. I could not feel Cooper being in love I only HEARD that he was and Robins’ amnesia was … (not sure how to say something without saying something)

The suspense however is something the author really managed to transfer to the reader, the writing is well developed and well constructed.

I am pretty sure someone will be screaming at me but throughout the whole book something must have gone wrong with my attention span because my favorite character is Ram…

He was the most developed person in the book to me. For the sake of the storyline I am not about to disclose if he was the good, the bad or something in-between but I would like to hear more about him.

Not sure what the first book in the series was about, if Cooper appeared in there and if the reader would know more about him by reading that book. As it was I was thrown into a situation where I could not feel the love that Cooper was supposed to be feeling for Robin, it felt more like the SEAL that was trying to solve a problem.

Again I need to say that the author has a really good plotline at her hands but for my taste it is a little too much suspense and I would have loved to feel more of the romance.