Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review: STAKED by Sandra Edwards

4 of 5 stars

Ava Valentine is a 29th-century bounty hunter who time travels back to modern day New York City to apprehend a criminal from her century. She's been here before, but this time she's meeting a new contact. Ava hates new contacts and from the first moment she meets Dexter Stone, the hairs on the back of her neck rise. Stone is a tall, dark and handsome biker who wears trouble with a capital T with an air of nonchalance. Exactly the kind of contact Ava should stay away from, but what fun would that be? When a rival bounty hunter swoops in and steal's Ava's mark, she's not sure if Stone set her up and if he was the one betrayed? The two are forced into an uneasy alliance. Ava needs to find her mark and Stone needs to help her if he wants to get paid.

The story is inventive and creative and moves along at a fast pace. For as many questions as are answered, a slew of new ones pop up. I found myself intrigued with Ava and her heritage. I definitely want to know more about her, but it was Stone who raised the most questions. I would have liked to have more revealed about this hunky soldier of fortune, but I guess I'll have to wait for the next volume to come out. If you like paranormal stories that are smart and entertaining, you'll definitely want to pick up STAKED. Recommended.