Thursday, July 11, 2013

[Musing Maddie's Review]: "Search Me"

Search Me by Katie Ashley
Publisher: Katie Ashley Productions (June 30, 2013)
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary)
Twenty year old Lane Montgomery never imagined her usually boring summer in the boonies would require her to trade her toe shoes for hunting boots or her monotonous college textbooks for treasure map deciphering. Never would she have imagined after breaking her grandmother’s precious Native American statue, danger, a lost treasure of Cherokee Gold and a hostage situation would arise. Nor could she predict that the one man destined to protect her and her family was her childhood nemesis and former crush, Maddox Diaz.

Returning after three years in the Army, twenty-three year old Maddox Diaz is confronted with more than he bargained for when agreeing to help his childhood buddy and deepest regret, Lane. Suddenly he is thrust into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with armed and ruthless treasure seekers that results in car chases and gun battles all in the presence of the one girl who still manages to haunt his dreams and drive him wild with desire.

Lane is determined to deny the sizzling chemistry with the man who stole her virginity and broke her heart. She just wants to stay alive with her heart intact. Will she be able to resist the man whose body sets fire to all her senses?


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Musing Maddie's Review:

Feel like a light romance, with a bit of action, suspense, mystery and thrills? Well, incredibly talented author, Katie Ashley, has created another masterpiece with her latest New Adult book, Search Me .

Search Me was the sort of book that you could read in one sitting. It will keep you riveted with the enthralling mystery and adventure, and captivated with the tension between swoon-worthy Hero Maddox Diaz, and sweet, if not a little immature heroine, Lane Montgomery.

This pair had a long-standing, childhood friendship, which had evolved into a brief summer of 'more', three years prior. Their friendship had been altered, and throughout the book, you'll journey through the unraveling of the discomfort, with the hope of rekindled love. Both feel out of each others' league, but both appreciate the deep connection that exists between them.
Search Me held fascinating revelations of The Cherokee Indians' hidden treasure, based (loosely) on a true Georgia Cherokee legend. I thoroughly enjoyed the focused attention on the history.

If you are a fan of movies like Indiana Jones and National Treasure, this will be a great read for you. It was a perfect blend of action, angst and love, with the fabulous splashes of Katie Ashley humor meticulously timed, as per usual! She is one clever lady. In fact, Search Me once again reminded me of her talent - being able to produce such a broad range of storyline and genre time after time. Well done Katie! Well done!



Musing Maddie received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

Meet Musing Maddie:

Musing Maddie is an avid reader, who mainly devours all things romance. She loves series, but only when the story warrants a few books rather than one. A strong, intelligent female with a bit of sass and wit is the preferred heroine in the books she reads, and some sizzle between the sheets is welcome too. Well, ok...more than welcome! Well, not just between the sheets is just fine too! She’s from Down Under, so her humor is on the crazy side. Captivating storylines, with well developed plot and yes, hot, hunky Heroes, is definitely a preference, but she loves it when the characters are damaged, and their story brings hope and restoration. Yes please to HEAs!

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Ooh, this one sounds *sooo* good, I've added it to my list, hope to read it soon! Thanks for sharing with us today, MM! :D

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Wickedly Delicious said...

Great Review Maddie. Love Indiana Jones and National Treasure but I do not think I ever read a novel like those themes. I am Loving the hero's name Maddox and the cover.

KAMEBookReview said...

Hi Maddie - great review - I like Katie Ashley this will go on the list!