Saturday, January 17, 2009

Eyes of the Storm by Dee Davis
TBR Challenge of the Month

TBR Challenge for November
Read a book with a weather event in its title

Examples from Darla shelves:
The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

Let us know what you read, how it fits the challenge (if you had to get creative), how you liked it, and how long it's been in your TBR pile.


I chose Eye of the Storm by Dee Davis. It has been in my TBR pile for many years. Probably when it first released, so that was 4 years ago. If it wasn't for November Challenge, I weren't have pick this up and read it when I first brought it.

Dee Davis' website
Publisher: Harlequin
Pub. Date: June 2006
ISBN-13: 9780373771639
Series: Harlequin Romance Series

Back Blurb:

Everyone has skeletons in the closet, but Simone Cooper Sheridan's involve secret CIA operations in the steamy jungles of South America. Now, after years of disguising her true identity, she's finally come face-to-face with her previous life.

Reece Sheridan knows that a smart man doesn't think with his heart. After all, he is the one who divorced Simone, when their marriage just couldn't overcome her mysterious past. But he's never gotten over her.

Now Simone's secret have captured the two of them in a deadly game with a ticking clock...and nothing can tear him from her side.

End back blurb:


First let me say that I was supposed to be reading Eye of the Storm for the TBR Challenge for November 2008, which is the challenge I've been doing for a year now -- I think. We call it TBR Challenge of the Month. But I've been busy, at the times, trying to reach my 50th books for the 50 Challenge Books - to read 50 books by the end of the year. So I waited for a awhile to read this book. And now, I'm playing catch up. Not only didn't I do the TBR Challenge for November, I also didn't do the TBR Challenge for December. And now, we have the TBR Challenge for January of 2009 too. So I will be catching up doing all three, I hope to do it in times before the end of January.

Here are my thoughts/review on Eye of the Storm for November Challenge of the Month.

I really enjoy the book. It was lot of non stop action from first page to the last. A edge of your seat action with exciting adventure. Both main characters were strong, trying to keep themselves safe at same time trying to find out who the shooter were, until the end. I like that they were able to focus on the keeping themselves alive from everything that happen, even though the chemistry and the love they have between each other are still there. And the divorce paper have only been signed few days ago, but the ink have not dried yet. So it was interesting to see how they reacted when they interacted with each other. I think reader will love Simone, as she is strong heroine who got your back. Simone is comprehend in how she competent with her skills to know what do in bad situation. Reese try to take it all in, when he learn of Simone secret past. Everything changed when he discover the life he had with Simone was lied. But one thing that hadn't changed, for sure is that he still in love with Simone. I also like Martin who was the smart brother and how he was able to handle the situation between his brother Reese and Simone divorce. And then become "help" through all the danger shooting at them :)

It was a fast read and obvious to find out who killer was. But it was enjoyment, exciting and at same time..romantic too. It well written, well written in depth. The story flow really smoothly. I enjoy it and I think you will too!

I'm going to buy more of Dee Davis's books and hope the next one is as good as Eye of the Storm

Grade : 5 stars


Bogsider said...

its funny when a book turns out to be really good has been sitting on the TBR-shelf for years. I know I have experienced that a number of times. Sounds like you had a great reading experience with this one.

Julia said...

Bogsider - Great thing about TBR Challenge of the Month, when we chose a book - we never know that the book turn out really good.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I've read several other books by Dee Davis....all are excellent reads.


Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia! Finally a post from you. Boy, I miss you. LOL.

Sounds like this is a good read with romance, thrill, excitement all in one package. :D

Julia said...

Louis - Hey, well I hope you be able to tell me which of Dee Davis book should I try next, am always welcome the recommendation. Thanks for visiting me :)

Alice - Awww Alice, I love being missed *LOL* But you too sweet. I'm sorry for taken so long to post. There are days when I'm so busy that I just can't seem to post anything. And other days, I'm just depressed or I just haven't finish the currently book I'm reading and want to wait until I'm done with it before I post. Or I just don't know what to post about. Sorry...

I think you might like this book, so read it. You will like the relationship between the main characters. I know I did :)

Melody said...

Sounds like a great read, Julia! Keep the posts coming!!!! :D

Julia said...

Thanks Melody for your comments -- I just don't know how much posting I can keep up, it just depending on intested of commenters blogger visiting me :)

Nice to have you back! I sure do miss you! :)