by: Shannon K. Butcher
Published by: Warner Forever
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Reviewed by M.K. Dancy
In No Regrets, Shannon K. Butcher's terrific debut novel, the author deftly combines an exciting suspense plot with a spark-filled romance. Noelle Blanche is a genius--the kind of genius who teaches math at the university level and plays at cryptology as a hobby. Her life takes a drastic change for the worse when The Swarm, a terrorist faction, becomes aware of a grant being offered to Noelle by the U.S. government to decrypt a code that locates some misplaced nuclear weapons. Noelle, who was taught by her parents that her talents can easily be exploited by those in power, declines the grant, but soon finds herself the target of the terrorists anyway.
David Wolfe is a disenchanted former Delta Force member. He's tortured by his guilt about his wife's death at the hands of The Swarm, and soon finds himself enlisted by a former commander to protect Noelle and keep her from harm's way. David, compelled by his desire for revenge, agrees to the assignment. He rescues Noelle from a botched kidnapping at her home, and whisks her away from danger. He soon finds himself drawn to Noelle not only physically, but to her intelligence and survival instinct. But will one man be able to protect Noelle from an organized, well-funded terrorist faction?
No Regrets might be a freshman effort, but Butcher writes like a veteran. As the danger builds for the couple, she ratchets up the sexual tension between them to a fever pitch. The final scenes of the book are well paced and exciting and the happily-ever-after for the couple is well worth the journey.
Armchair Interviews says if you're looking for excitement and suspense with your romance, No Regrets is an easy choice.
Author Web site: http://www.shannonkbutcher.com
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