Friday, June 08, 2007

Shadows At Sunset


(Romantic Suspense)
4 half/5 stars

Anne Stuart website






Once again, Melody (click here) and I are reading book together. It wasn't any hardship when we decided to read this book *grin*. But it was lot of fun reading Chapters to Chapters with her. And I know we will be doing plenty more of reading together :)

The House on Sunset Boulevard, the La Casa de Sambras, was full of secret. It once belong to a infamous murder-suicide of a 50's starlet film star, Brenda de Lorillard and her lover Ted Hughes, a movie director. Now rumors is known that people has spotted their "ghost" in the home of La Casa de Sambras and wonder where the "ghost" will go if mansion is suddenly gone. It was later that Meyer Enterprises purchase the house in 1960. But Jill Meyer and her sibling is the present owner of the mansion , despite it supposedly belong to her father Jackson Meyer. Because Jackson and Grandmere (Julia Meyer) has a strained and hostile relationship, their Grandmere make sure the mansion is taken away from Jackson greedy hand, and given to his three children. But if the children doesn't keep the mansion it will go to their father, Jackson Meyer.

Jill the strong one who kept the sibling together, Dean who tried to fight for his father approval and sexual issues and their adopted sister Rachel-Lee who struggle with alcohol, drugs and sex addiction. All living in La Casa de Sambras while trying to struggle with their lives. They even deal with their rich and powerful father, Jackson who doesn't care about his children except for money and his hand man Coltrane

Coltrane has an agenda for a revenge, to find out what really happen to his mother death. Which lead him to Jackson Meyer. When he managed to get into the Meyer life, he discover a unexpected thing that surprise him. And he wonder if there is a secret that he never knew about. He doesn't care who he hurt, but to only destroy everything that the Meyers' held to their heart, and bringing Jackson down, even when it mean to uncover some upsetting and explosive secret of the past. And Jill knew she must stop Coltrane from destroying what she loves and cherish the most. But Coltrane want Jilly, and it wasn't easy for her to ignore Coltrane. A sudden attraction sparked between them.

The La Casa de Sambras hold so many secrets, that only the "ghost" has witness. But finding loves, renew their relationship and loyal bring the characters close together once again in La Casa De Sambras, The House on Sunset Boulevard......

Anne Stuart have done it again! Even though Shadow At Sunset not as dark or deeper than the ICE series are, I still like the book for it mystery and intense story. It got me hooked in the beginning and leave me feeling very curious and surprise at the outcome. What I like about it is that each characters were interesting on their own. I love Coltane teasing and Jilly sense of humors. They blend in well together. I love the ending. It was very sweet. I'm planning to read more of her books!

12 comments:

Melody said...

Hey Julia, I enjoyed reading the book with you too, as usual! You have written a great review here! Can't wait to read her other books with you next time!!! :D

Julia said...

Melody - The next time we read Anne's book it going to be the next ICE series book *grin*....

Thanks for compliment even though...I don't think so LOL ;)

Melody said...

When I said it is, it is. :D

I know there is another new release by Anne soon; it's an anthology and Jenny Crusie has her story in it too. Can't remember the title though!

Julia said...

ohhh a demanding woman ahahaha! Yes MOM *waving hand to forehead like a soldier* LOL! ;)

Oh yeah, you right. I think the title is "The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes. So we reading that one together too? I didn't think you want to read that one...*shrug* for whatever reason..I don't know why I think it LOL

Melody said...

That's not demanding, but that's because I've faith in you, Julia. :)

I haven't bought that book yet, but I will.

Julia said...

Awwwww *snif* thanks for having the *sniff* faith in me *sniff* :)

Neither have I, and as I said we both don't need to read it right away the minute we both got copy ;) :)

Melody said...

You are welcome. :D

Alice Teh said...

I thought I'm seeing double. I saw the same book on both your bloggies, and I thot my eyes are playing tricks on me... Great review!!

RED GARNIER said...

This sounds yuuum. I'm going to have to make room for it stat! =) Thanks for the recommendation and review, Julia.

Julia said...

Alice - sorry to confuse you *grin*, but I hope you read this book. You might enjoy Anne Stuart as much as the way Melody and I are :)

Red - please try read Anne Stuart's books. I don't think you can't wrong with any of them, unless you like very dark heroes.

Christine said...

This one looks really interesting, I'll have to check it out.
~Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

Julia said...

Christine - I hope you like it as much as I did. Cross my fingers that you do :)