Early Review: Can’t Hide From Me by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Can’t Hide From Mecant-hide-from-me by Cordelia Kingsbridge
Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location—until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their “simple rescue mission” is about to get a lot more complicated.

For Ángel Medina, adjusting to life after his cartel nightmare is hard enough without confronting memories of a failed relationship. All he wants is a fresh start. But when a violent stalker lashes out from the shadows, Ángel realizes his nightmare is far from over.

As the stalker’s obsession escalates and bodies start dropping, Charles and Ángel are thrown together in a desperate search for the culprit. Tempers flare and old passions reignite, drawing them back into the same turbulent relationship that once ended in disaster.

But the stalker isn’t letting go—and the next strike might hit straight through the heart.

Wendy’s Review

 

I don’t know what it was about Can’t Hide From Me that made me excited to read it.  Even with it’s slightly lower Goodreads rating I was hopeful I would really like it.  I think it’s the cover, because I like the simplicity of it, but I also think it’s the idea of Romantic Suspense.  It’s not like I have the best luck in the Suspense genre, but I’m always drawn to it.

Unfortunately I was let down.  I really hate giving any book a bad review, and I can clearly see how this book could have been so much better, it just really didn’t perform the way I’d hoped it would.

First, Can’t Hide From Me had so much going for it.  There was a snappy dialogue that kept me grinning even after I realized I didn’t actually like the book.  The two main characters Angel and Charles were interesting, and both of them filled different character types.  The mystery wasn’t even bad, and the author actually had them act like FBI agents.  (So many times Romantic Suspense law enforcement does nothing while the case unravels around them like magic.)  I kept wondering why the book wasn’t working for me when all the ingredients were there.

I think what it all boiled down to, why I didn’t enjoy the book, was because for some reason the story never felt like it really dove in.  The readers skimmed the surface story, we skimmed the relationship.  I never felt like I was pulled down into the real meat and emotion.  Basically, despite having everything necessary for a good book, we were left floundering.

I doubt I’ll be trying another book by this author.

Thank you to Riptide Publishing, via Netgalley, for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 2 Stars = D

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