Friday, June 8, 2012

Extreme Exposure (I-Team #1) by Pamela Clare

Extreme Exposure (I-Team, #1)

Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare
Book Stats:
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Contemporary Romance
Format Reviewed: E-Book, 298 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: August 2, 2005

Series: I-Team #1
Source: Personal purchase

It’s been years since her child’s father dumped her, and since then investigative reporter Kara McMillan has kept men at bay—although every day she aches more for a lover’s touch. But to get that, the hard-boiled journalist must become vulnerable—a feeling she vowed never to have again.
With his dangerous good looks, charm, and power, Senator Reece Sheridan could have just about any woman he sets his piercing eyes on. But he’s intrigued by only one. This Kara, this gutsy investigative reporter, has a sensuality that arouses him to no end. If she’s a firebrand in print, he guesses, she must be just as fiery in bed…
But this is no fling. A sudden political scandal—and attempts on Kara’s life—could very well drive them apart. Or maybe, just maybe, adversity could draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy sexual embraces…

Why I read this book?: I downloaded this book onto my Nook many moons ago and I’ve decided that I’m going to try  and read as many of my own books before I buy anymore. I had read it once when I first downloaded it but I re-read it just to see if my feelings changed or not.
What I liked?: I really liked that Kara McMillian is a strong independent woman who is raising her four year old son, Connor, by herself. She’s worked her but off to earn the position that she’s in on the I-Team at the Denver Independent. She also doesn’t take any crap off of anyone, especially her piggish boss Tom. Then she meets Senator Reece Sheridan at the Rio bar and what turns out to be a pretty intense relationship starts to blossom. Reece is the exact opposite of ALL politicians these days, he’s your PERFECT fictional politician. Then an employee at a local mining company blows the whistle on them to Kara and the story takes a dramatic turn. The deeper Kara digs the more trouble she seems to find herself in. Then she finds that the company that she is investigating has “bought” certain members of the state Senate. Is Reece included in those members? I don’t know, you’ll have to read the book to find out.
What I disliked?: At times I felt that Kara was her own worst nightmare, not only in her professional life but also in her personal life. Granted she’s been abandoned by most of the men that have been in her life but I felt at times she lumped all men into the same category.
Overall Impression: I thought that this was a really good start to this series and I can hardly wait to read the other books that I have in this series. It’s chock full of romance and suspense and the timing and writing style I was really happy with overall.
Rating: B

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