Thursday, September 30, 2010

Out of Her League by Kaylea Cross

Christa Bailey is one cut away from making the Olympic softball team when threats from an obsessed fan jeopardize her dream, and her safety. Forced to put her life on hold, she reluctantly turns to ERT officer Rayne Hutchinson for help, praying the police catch her stalker before she is cut from the team or does something stupid, like fall in love with her unattainable protector. But Christa's stalker is something far more sinister than either of them could have imagined. With her life at stake, can Rayne keep Christa safe from this patient predator?

My all time favorite genre is romantic suspense so whenever I come across an author that is new to me in this genre I just have to check it out. Out of Her League is the first book in this unnamed series by Kaylea Cross. There were so many things that I loved about this book. The characters were realistic and likeable. Cross’s writing style is smooth and easy. The suspense had me sitting at the edge of my seat. It’s a good thing I’m not a nail biter otherwise I would have chewed them down to nothing. But what I loved most about this book is that it played with my emotions. Christa’s fear was tangible. So much so that when she became anxious so did I. I'm surprised at how emotionally attached I got to these characters. Rayne was equally appealing. Besides being a hunk, he came across as being intelligent and caring. There was also a wonderful subplot about why Rayne’s mom and dad split up so many years ago.

There was one thing in Out of Her League that drove me crazy to the point that I started yelling at my iPad. There were several times when Christa should have had at least some kind of police protection but didnt. Why would Rayne leave her at his apartment alone when they both knew that the stalker not only knew where he lived but also knew how to disarm security systems? After stewing about this for a couple of days, I will admit that it did add to the suspense of the story.

So even though I had a hard time believing the lack of police protection, I loved everything else about this book and plan on reading the rest of the books in this series, Cover of Darkness, No Turning Back and Relentless. According to her website, Kaylea Cross is also working on a paranormal series.

1 comment:

Jen D. said...

Really enjoyed this review Jane. Looks like it's another book I'll be adding to the wishlist.