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Sunday, June 28, 2015

5* #Review #Excerpt Identity Crisis by @RochellePaige1

Identity Crisis by Rochelle Paige
As seen in the July issue of 
Glamour Magazine UK

A reclusive author...
Delia Sinclair is desperate to hit a looming deadline. With only two weeks to go before her manuscript is due, she heads to a remote cabin in the Smoky Mountains with no internet or cell service.

An ex-military security specialist...
Blaine West is halfway around the world when he gets a frantic message from his childhood sweetheart. She needs to lay low for awhile so he puts her in touch with someone who can help her until he can get back to town.

A dead body...
When Blaine arrives at the hotel where they were supposed to meet, he learns the body of a local author was discovered that morning but there's no sign of his old flame.

And a case of mistaken identity...
Delia returns home completely unaware that the police believe she's been murdered. With Delia alive and his ex still missing, Blaine has the skills and connections to find out exactly what happened and keep Delia safe.

Lead to a passion that burns out of control.

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            I didn’t think it was possible, but Blaine has officially knocked Drake right off of his pedestal. Ok…maybe they are sharing it! Identity Crisis is amazing and truly Rochelle Paige’s best work! This book has action, mystery, sweet, & sexy!
            Blaine is a retired Navy Seal who has been contacted by his childhood sweetheart, Serena, to help her get out of trouble. However, by the time he can get to her, trouble found her and she is dead. Or wait…is she? Or is it Delia, a reclusive author with similar features to Serena, who had been murdered?
            With the help of another ex-seal, his best friend, he begins to investigate. The last thing he expects is to develop feelings for the young, beautiful, and charismatic Delia, who is suddenly embroiled in the middle of a dangerous situation that she knows nothing about. However, she is the key, their only shot, their…bait.
            Blaine wants to protect her, but as he begins to fall for her, he begins to question whether or not he can put her in harm’s way to catch the bad guys.
            Delia writes romance for a living, but has her feet firmly planted in reality. It’s quite a shock when she all of the sudden finds herself in the middle of what would make for a great romantic suspense novel. Complete with the sexy as hell, alpha, ex-seal who has decided that she is his. Not that this is a bad thing…who wouldn’t want a hunk like that making you feel safe and like a goddess?
            Things heat up, in the bedroom and out. As they close in on the hunt, they find themselves up against villains far more dangerous than they were expecting, and forcing them to make alliances that go against their better judgment.
            This book will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing at the sarcasm and humor, and melting at the sweet and very hot, moments. The story is woven cleanly, smoothly moving from scene to scene, and never becomes so complex that you are lost.
            As usual, this author’s couple steam up the pages with their chemistry. Blaine is all kinds of delicious and Delia is spunky and fun.
            The characters are very well developed, we truly learn about them, their backgrounds, what makes them who they are, and they come to life. Blaine, Delia, and Brody are all people I would love to be friends, and hang out with.
            The author has clearly done her research, I felt that the technical information, military or otherwise, was realistic and definitely went so over the top that it felt like she had to prove her knowledge. It gave the whole book an incredibly authentic feel and just pulled me into the story that much further.

            I would high, highly, recommend this book, and any other book by this author. Rochelle Paige has upped her game with Identity Crisis, she took a chance, going in a new direction, and absolutely killed it! 5 fandamntastic stars!

The sound of the garage door going up startled me, setting me into motion. It was a good thing I had been trained to make split second decisions with limited information because that skill set was being put to the test right now. I moved toward the kitchen as I ran the possible scenarios through my head. If it was Serena using a friend’s place to lay low, then I was in the clear. If it was a boyfriend or family member of the dead author, I was probably screwed. A cleaning person or friend, I might be okay. The bottom line was, I had no way of knowing which scenario I was about to face, but it didn’t matter. There wasn’t a chance in hell I was going out the back without knowing if the person walking through that door was Serena.

Right as my decision was made, I heard the sound of the garage door lowering, quickly followed by the door connecting the garage to the house opening and closing. A deep feminine sigh resonated, but I stayed in position, on the other side of the refrigerator and out of sight. The sound of footsteps got closer and then a woman entered the kitchen. I hadn’t meant to make a noise, but I shifted as soon as I realized who was standing in front of me. I moved toward her so I could cover her mouth and get her under control before she screamed and one of the neighbors came to see what was wrong. And holy fuck, there was plenty wrong with this situation since the woman was supposed to be dead.
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I absolutely adore reading - always have and always will. My friends growing up used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing.

I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

When I told my mom that my new year's resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me "About time!"

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