Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Review! Skin Tight by Ava Gray

Skin Tight
(Skin Series, book 2)
Ava Gray
Berkley 
June 1, 2010
ISBN-10: 0425235165
ISBN-13: 978-0425235164


Uncovering the truth is her specialty
As a forensic accountant, Mia Sauter could usually tell when people had something to hide. She made her living exposing secrets while concealing her own. Then, in Vegas, she met a clever, ruthless man who called himself Addison Foster. One year later, she’s still haunted by his betrayal.
He’s a natural born liar
The truth of him had long ago been buried. Foster was only one name of many; he’d been so many men, he’d lost count. Reinvented as Thomas Strong and hell-bent on revenge, his mission is about to be compromised by the one woman capable of exposing him…
Reunited, they confront the explosive chemistry still crackling between them. But their chance meeting will have consequences, for a ruthless madman has his own deadly agenda. The question is—if they survive the fallout, will he choose love over vengeance?
We met Foster and Mia in the first book of this series, called Skin Game, and well, their short interaction didn't end on the best of terms and that's putting it mildly. A girl tends to take offense when a guy lives her tied up on a crazy dude's house, just saying. So when Mia runs into him on her latest job to find out who is stealing money from this company, she's not really ecstatic. At all. Okay, maybe a little. He is pretty hot.

Addison Foster is a ghost. He's changed his personality more times than he can remember and his latest one is Thomas Strong. That is, until he sees Mia. The only woman who has been able to make him feel anything for years. Considering he's so close to finally finding the people who ruined his life so many years ago and getting his revenge, he can't let anything or anyone, not even the super-gorgeous Mia, get in the way of that. But now that she's made him feel, he can't seem to be able to turn those feelings off like he's done before, she's skin-deep and as they get closer and their attraction grows stronger, Foster is going to have to decide which is more important - being with Mia or getting his revenge. 

Ever since I first read about Foster in Skin Game, I was highly intrigued. Let me tell you, this man's got issues. He had a horrible tragedy happen to him and it's shaped pretty much his whole existence since then. The one thing I love about his character is how at times he seems so ruthless and so single-minded in his revenge, yet with Mia, he's incredibly soft, even vulnerable at times. 

This series is insanely creative and unique because honestly, the main characters are kind of criminals yet you'll still find yourself hoping they get their happily-ever-after because Gray's got such a way of writing that you can't help but love these characters. The plot itself was a blast to read and while I think you could read Skin Tight as a stand-alone, I totally recommend you read Skin Game too because it's an awesome start to this series! 

With a wonderful mixture of action-packed scenes, steamy love and some funny moments, Skin Tight is a highly enjoyable read and I'm definitely reading the next book in this awesome new series! 


Lush Rating: 4.5!

1 comment:

Fiction Vixen said...

I liked Skin Tight too. Foster or whatever his name is LOL, is awesome. Nice review.

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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