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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mirrored by Dalia Florea review ~Kami


Title: Mirrored
Release Date: 2/17/14
Author: Dalia Florea
Genre: Mystery, Suspense Romance

Blurb:

The body of a teenage girl murdered in the Lincoln Houses is just the beginning…..

Investigative reporter, Nicole Watkins is assigned to the story, but when she comes face to face with homicide detective Andre Moore, she finds herself guarding more than just her sources.

Shaken by the murder of a teenage girl, Detective Andre Moore must put his own emotions aside or risk not only his life, but that of the attractive reporter, but is he strong enough to ignore his growing attraction?

Love is the last thing either is looking for but when the case brings them together, the complications of the murders only seem to intensify the attraction.

MY REVIEW:
Nicole is a reporter living in New York. She is given an assignment to write up a story about a brutal crime. I thought the pacing of this story was a little slow at first. The writing is good and it is full of details. I liked the setting up of the story and I thought it was interesting how the writer fashions the character with all the tiny details of her life and those around her but I wasn't sure where the story was going. There is a lot of symbolism with all the mirrors that Nicole looks into. Nicole has an instant attraction to the detective she interviews. I thought Nicole's character was really na├»ve. The sex scenes didn't read too sexy for me, they were too clinical with him giving her tingles “down there”. I thought the mystery with the reveal could have been stronger.This story was just okay for me. It had a good premise that didn't quite come together for me. 3 stars.



Buy Links: (Can be found here)
http://www.daliafloreabooks.com/#!books/cnec

Authors Bio:

Dalia Florea enjoys writing fiction. She believes that growing up in New York, obtaining a degree in psychology and having a nursing background have all helped her to mold and get into the hearts and minds of her characters. She loves to read all genres, but favors suspense romance like the Marie Force Fatal Affair series. In addition to reading and writing she enjoys solving Sudoku and cryptogram quotes, attending jazz concerts and visiting wineries in and around her northern Virginia home. Dalia has parlayed her love of suspense romance novels into her first published work, Mirrored, and has two more novels in the works.

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Excerpt:

As I looked around, I noticed that more people were starting to arrive. I also noticed musicians were setting up their equipment. Robert walked over to a microphone that had already been set up. He made a request for everyone to be seated. We all crossed the lawn to our respective seats. Andre held Katie’s hand in one of his and he kept his arm around my waist. We took our seats. As Robert continued speaking about his years of marriage to Monica, I took a moment to observe the people sitting amongst us and caught a very attractive woman at a table across from us gazing directly at Andre. When I looked at him, he seemed to have become aware of her attention as well, but his expression was unreadable, which made me feel very uneasy. While everyone around us raised their glasses to toast Robert and Monica, I sat motionless, so focused on the exchange between Andre and the mystery woman, that I didn’t raise my glass. Finally I snapped out of it, picked up my glass belatedly and raised it along with the others. The band started playing music shortly after Robert finished his speech. Andre and this mystery woman continued to exchange gazes. I stood up without saying anything to him and walked towards the entrance of the house. I heard him calling after me, but I didn’t stop. I needed to get out of there. I didn’t know where I was going, but I just needed to get as far away as possible. 


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