Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review: "Untrue Colors" (Veronica Forand)

Story begins when something goes wrong.

It's a universally understood principle. And art appraiser Alex Northrop probably knows it better than anyone else. Her life was hardly a story (after she disowned her family before they could return the favor and deliberately got lost in Europe to avoid detection) until she fell in with the wrong boyfriend, who trafficked stolen art and decided Alex was a liability he couldn't afford.

Then the story started, and it got ugly in a hurry. Her ex's minions don't hesitate to kill those who try to stand in their way to get to Alex. Meanwhile, she's getting better at changing her appearance and demeanor (and it doesn't hurt that she's multilingual) to keep ahead of her enemies.

When she unexpectedly lands in the company of professor Henry Chilton, a gallant art lover himself, she doesn't want to involve him in her mixed-up life, especially when the attraction between them grows beyond their control. On the other hand, Chilton needs her help, and he's willing to do anything to get it.

Untrue Colors by Veronica Forand debuts this month from Entangled Publishing's Select Suspense imprint, and proves to be a tantalizing romantic thriller.

Forand spins an intriguing tale rich with colorful characters from opposite ends of the social spectrum, cleverly juxtaposed in impossible settings and situations rife with tension and uncertainty. The sexual attraction between Alex and Henry glows on the page and is a carefully crafted subplot that enriches (but doesn't supplant) the larger narrative.

Alex Northrop, in particular, is as three-dimensional a character as any real-life person, a walking contradiction of unique interests, tendencies, and quirks that make her approachable, sympathetic, and comfortably human all at once.

A highly recommended read!

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Author: Veronica Forand
Title: Untrue Colors
ISBN: 978-1-63375-206-1
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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