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May 5, 2011

Lacy: A Bad Girl’s Romance by Chérie De Sues


Title:  Lacy: A Bad Girl’s Romance
Author: Chérie De Sues 
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Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Genre: Contemporary/Suspense/Romance/Erotic
Length: 100 pgs.
Reviewed by: Gray Dixon

Cover: 4
Presentation: 4.5
Editing: 4.5
Story: 4.5
Writing Ability: 4.5

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About The Book:
Lacy Hennessey is the enforcer for the Boston Irish mob after the boss for the Italian mafia kills her father. After so many years of an informal truce between the two families, why has the Italian boss declared war on the Irish? She'll have the time to dwell on the future while on vacation with a new lover in Hawaii. Lacy is hopeful she'll find love for the first time in her life.

Dr. Josh Davenport has fallen for the beautiful, leggy blonde who isn't wired emotionally like other women he's known. As the clues to Lacy's occupation unfold, Josh struggles with his feelings of self-preservation when he learns he could be in the middle of a mob war. Josh is no saint and his past could get him killed if Lacy's boss gets wind of his shady associates.

Back in Boston, Lacy's world begins to crumble around her as secrets reveal a startling truth that could cost her everything she holds dear. In a bold move, Lacy will risk her life, love and legacy to bring about a new era for the Boston Irish mob.

The Review:
The novella by Cherie De Sues is the story of a young woman, named Lacy Hennessey, and her struggle to finally feel emotion and love for another. Her life as the Irish mob enforcer was thrust upon her when her father was brutally murdered. Now, she seeks revenge on the killers. Upon finding the last one in Colorado, she encounters Dr. Josh Davenport at the resort bar, and he becomes her alibi. To cover her tracks, Lacy hooks up with Josh and escapes the cold winter of Colorado for the warm climate of Hawaii for two weeks.
I have to say this was a surprise. The plot and the words describing the scenes and characters captured my interest. I began to read this novella by Ms. De Sues late at night and what a page turner. I couldn’t stop reading, but by two AM I couldn’t continue, much to my dismay. The next morning I couldn’t wait to get back to the drama.
The story leads the heroine on a journey to discover love and find out through a series of events that the people she trusted weren’t telling her the truth all her life. She questions everything including her growing feelings for Josh, who is also concealing secrets from his past. In the end, will she breakthrough and succumb to the love Josh offers?
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The only point I have to give is the development of Josh’s character. Very little was in his point of view and when it was, I couldn’t get a good read on him. I would have liked for that to be developed more. Other than that, I can see this storyline flowing into another tale between Lacy and Josh.
Pagan Elements: N/A


Cherie De Sues said...

Thank you Gray, I'm so pleased you enjoyed Lacy's Romance with Josh. Lacy is a strong character and makes others pale at times. I've had such great feedback on this "Bad Girl" storyline, that I'm considering another novel. Thanks again Gray.

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