Sunday, December 28, 2014

Held Against You by Season Vining

Held Against You
by Season Vining

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: January 13, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250048790
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 289 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


A gorgeous bounty hunter. A wanted woman. A passion they can’t deny.
Accused of a horrific crime and on the run, Kat has been rejected by everyone she loves. She’s a fugitive from her past, flitting from town to town with nothing but the clothes on her back—until she meets a man who literally stops her in her tracks.A notorious bounty hunter with powerful instincts, he never fails to capture his prey. But there’s something about Kat that gets under his skin–and it’s not just the naked innocence he sees in her pretty eyes. Behind his ice cold demeanor, he has his own darkness... and now his lively, vulnerable mark is about to crack him wide open.As they travel across the country together, both captor and captive are unable to deny the spark of attraction between them. Will their journey bring them together…or will their dangerous secrets tear them apart?

Held Against YouMy Review
Held Against You by Season Vining

Has the hunter been captured by the prey? Held Against You by Season Vining takes a young woman caught in the crosshairs of a bounty hunter and turns her running from justice into a tale of running toward a future that promises to erase the darkness of the past. Kat is full of life, humor and running scared for a crime she has been accused of committing. Her goal, Canada, get lost, stay lost and heal from the pain of the world she knew having turned its back on her.

The Bounty Hunter is looking to do one last job, the biggest of his life and then heading for the healing waters of his tropical hideaway. There is just something about Kat that screams to his soul, she is not what he expected, not what he planned for, and she is being hunted by more than just him. An unfamiliar emotion is roiling inside of him, he likes her, he believes her story and he has become determined to save her from the others, no matter what. Their journey is long, fraught with peril and their connection is undeniable. As the heat and tension rise on their tentative truce, the outside world has become a thing to be wary of as they are repeatedly found and repeatedly must outwit their pursuer.

Has Kat broken through his well-constructed barriers? Is he revealing too much to this amazing woman? They are falling fast and he hasn’t even been honest enough to give her his real name. Then, again, what is normal about their relationship?

With a touch of humor, witty banter and delightfully intriguing characters, Season Vining has filled her world with fear, loneliness and mistrust, but buffers it with a relationship that is blooming slowly, through need to believe in goodness, love and a future for two people who have seen enough ugliness to last ten lifetimes. I wanted these two to find happiness; I wanted Kat to never have to face the “justice” being demanded. Last, I wanted to know the Bounty Hunter’s name! Once again, Season Vining has created the great escape in more ways than one!

I received an ARC edition from St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review.

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