AUTHOR: Pamela Clare
RATING: 4 STARS
PUBLISHED: October 2006 - Berkley
SERIES: Yes; Companion Series Still in Progress:
- Extreme Exposure (August 2005)
- Hard Evidence (October 2006)
- Unlawful Contact (August 2008)
- Naked Edge (March 2010)
- Breaking Point (May 2011)
"Investigative reporter Tessa Novak witnesses the murder of a teenage girl-and believes Julian Darcangelo committed the crime. But Julian is actually an undercover FBI agent on the trail of a human trafficker and killer. And now Tessa's report has brought them closer than either one of them could have imagined-and put both of their lives in danger."
Hard Evidence, the second novel in the I-Team companion series, was another smashing hit by Pamela Clare. This romantic suspense novel was nothing short of sensational!
Hard Evidence was the fifth novel that I’ve read by Pamela Clare, and every single one of her novels have received a rating of 4 STARS or greater from me. That’s impressive. In my opinion, it shows that 1) I really, really like Pamela Clare’s style 2) She is consistently fabulous (which isn’t as easy as it sounds). Most authors write at least one dud, but I haven’t found one by Pamela Clare yet. Honestly, I'm running out of ways to compliment Ms. Clare.
I have zero complaints about Hard Evidence. It’s sexy, sinful, suspenseful, and sweet! Julian and Tessa’s chemistry was off the charts smokin’ hot! My one and only complaint about Extreme Exposure, the first novel in the I-Team companion series, was that the hero was a little too perfect, which came across as unrealistic. Well, there's definitely no way anyone could make that same complaint against Hard Evidence. Julian, the hero in Hard Evidence, was far from perfect. Oh, he’s sexy and charming. He was extremely sweet at times, but he was also a jerk at times, too. Julian had a dark side, and he had his flaws. In my opinion, his imperfections made him rugged and realistic.
Tessa was a strong heroine. She didn’t make me laugh as much as Cara from Extreme Exposure did, but she kept me entertained, nonetheless. She’s independent, confident, and brave, sometimes a little too brave for her own good.
I gave Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare 4 STARS. This action-packed suspense novel will have you frantically flipping the pages (or swiping your finger, in my case). I STRONGLY RECOMMEND this novel, as well as anything else Pamela Clare has written.