Monday, January 19, 2015

[ARC Review]: The Second Lie by Anna Richland

Title: The Second Lie
Author: Anna Richland
Series: The Immortal Vikings
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2015

I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  A woman desperate to achieve her dreams.

To reassure wealthy clients, Christina Alvarez Mancini invented a jet-setting British owner for her Napa Valley wine collection service. Success has brought her close to buying her own winery, when irregularities at a London wine auction threaten her business.

A man in love with a good plan.

Stig, an immortal Viking thief, knows he’s found the perfect role. The California woman who created his character won’t discover what he’s up to in England until after he’s pocketed the money he needs. Then Christina walks into the auction preview, ready to ruin his plans, and he knows his boredom has ended.

Secrets that turn deadly.

By the end of the night, these two rivals must cooperate to escape kidnappers, British authorities, media and a pair of mysterious watchers. That’s when a game Stig’s played for a thousand years puts Christina’s life at risk.

Can two people whose identities are based on lies trust each other enough to survive?

Thoughts: Christina Alvarez Macini runs a wine collection service along with a pretend boss. At a London wine auction she is shocked to find a stranger (Stig) claiming to be her boss.  The night at an auction turns into a dangerous adventure. If they are to survive, these two strangers need to trust one another.

The first Immortal Vikings, First to Burn was one of my favorite books in 2014.  I was so excited to read number two. While it has a different setting, the story and characters were just has good. Stig & Christina are different, but also very much alike in some ways. I loved that their attraction burned fast and hard. The Second Lie is an excellent addition the the series, I loved it.  Sexy, exciting and filled with non-stop adventure. A must read.

Score: 4 Stars

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The Immortal Vikings:
First to Burn
The Second Lie

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Anna! I'm glad you enjoyed THE SECOND LIE. I had a lot of fun writing the chase scenes and enjoyed the research into stealing cars and stolen art.

    I just finished reading Lee Child's PERSONAL where Jack Reacher is running all over London, trying to figure out how to dodge face recognition cameras just like Stig and Christina, and was thrilled to think that Lee Child (one of my favorite writers) and I were both thinking in some vaguely connected way about the same setting.



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