Not Without You by Dianne Venetta (Review Brief)

Not Without You (Silver Creek Book 1)Not Without You
(Silver Creek #1)
by Dianne Venetta
Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 278 Pages
November 9th 2014 by BloominThyme Press


Grad student, Lisa Richardson, scours the high country in search of her beloved boreal toad. The amphibian is in danger of extinction, a fate she is determined to change. Single-minded in her focus, Lisa doesn’t realize that she’s being followed by a madman.

Enter McIntyre Walsh. Ex-marine with a heart of gold, this man lives and breathes duty. Protection. Content with his self-exile on a mountaintop, he inadvertently witnesses a female hiker in danger, a situation he cannot ignore yet is unable to rectify. When their paths cross, each refuses to budge from their avowed goals and carries on, despite the other.

It isn’t until a killer ramps up his game that both are forced to relent. Battling the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains and an undeniable attraction between them, Lisa and Walsh must work together against the odds if they intend to get off the mountain alive.

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My Review

Not Without You started off as a sweet romance that was just warming up with some attraction between an ex-marine and a college student on a hike gathering research. There also was a little bit of suspense, but the suspense and danger were mostly kept to a minimum until later in the story. When it does ramp up it gets seriously intense - intense from the growing attraction and feelings between the two main characters and as the danger increases with a killer after the heroine, Lisa. At this point, I couldn't put the story down. I really liked how the author let the plot go and the characters react to what was going on. I felt like  they all reacted as they should. The ending was sweet with some humor and one swoon-worthy moment. Overall an enjoyable romance.

Content: Mild swearing, some innuendo and violence.

Source: Received a complimentary copy via, which did not affect my review in any way.

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