Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Waiting Game by Eve Devon Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

Title: The Waiting Game
Author:  Eve Devon
Publisher/Publication Date: Entangled Suspense, May 27, 2013
Format/Source:  E-Book, Publisher
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Buy The Waiting Game by Eve Devon 


Five years ago a madman stalked her. Kidnapped her. Tattooed her.

When security expert Cameron Dexter—the man Brooke Bennett once loved—appears unexpectedly at her door with terrifying news, the former musician discovers she can no longer hide from her past. After five years, her vicious kidnapper is out of prison and on the hunt—for Brooke.

Now he’s returned to complete his art.

Cam failed to protect Brooke once before. Now he’d rather die than let her be captured. With her life at stake, Cam vows to keep her hidden and safe. Brooke, however, is done with running. Unlike Cam, she wants to stand and fight. Emotions both old and new roil between them, but addressing their heated past must wait. Together they set a trap in London to catch a killer. But they soon discover the enemy wears many faces...

And waiting is no longer an option.


The Waiting Game by Eve Devon is a spine-tingling romantic suspense novel. Brooke, a former member of the musical group Nocturne, discovers that Spinks, the one that attacked/tortured her is being released from prison. Spinks has taken so much from her, including her vitality, and instead of hiding in fear she plans to meet him head on.
Devon skillfully developed a hero filled with guilt and a heroine as a victim filled with angst. Cameron is intent on protecting her, but he is also dealing with guilt issues.  He constantly struggles to suppress his feelings for Brooke as a result of his commitment to protect her. A bird's-eye-view of Brooke’s struggle for normalcy is provided with the initial description of her apartment and her behavior. The consistency between Brooke’s actions and her surroundings really captured the nature of what she was going through. The descriptive text captured every ounce of Brooke’s fear. And I simply remained on the edge of my seat as I waited to discover the outcome of The Waiting Game.
Devon did a great job of adding depth to the supporting characters by providing essential background information. As the antagonist, Spinks is just a sick man who adds a touch of eeriness to the plot. He has a troubled past and his thought processes are simply and utterly skewed. The history of the events that caused his obsession with Brooke just left me with an uncanny feeling. Stephen, Brooke’s manager, just wanted her back to work and I frequently questioned his motive.
One of the common themes found in The Waiting Game was the bodyguard and heroine who fall for one another. You know the bodyguard who needs to focus on his job, but feels conflicted because he has feelings for the heroine. Yet, I liked how Cameron tries to maintain self-control and focus on the job at hand.
Throughout The Waiting Game, I had the feeling that things weren’t as black and white as they seemed. And then my suspicions were confirmed with an unpredictable and jaw dropping twist towards the end that left me in awe of the events that unfolded.
Overall, The Waiting Game is an exceptional romantic suspense novel. It has a romantic element that is sweet and sensual, but it was the elements of suspense that had me hooked from page one. Rating 5/5
I received a copy of The Waiting Game by Eve Devon for an unbiased review. Thank You.
About Eve Devon 

Eve Devon writes sexy heroes, sassy heroines & happy ever afters...
Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave Eve Devon a taste for adventure; her love for romances began when her mother shoved one into her hands in a desperate attempt to keep her quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals!
When Eve wasn't consuming books by the bucketload, she could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down her adventures. As a teenager, Eve wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, still hooked on romance and mysteries, she worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucketload, until realizing she was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense herself.
Visit Eve at her website: www.EveDevon.com
Find Eve Devon
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EveDevonAuthor
Rafflecopter Giveaway 
There's a tour-wide giveaway for an Amazon gift card worth $20 or  (depending on where the winner lives) and  a handmade leather notebook. 

Tour Schedule 
5/31 - Literary, etc    
6/5 - Reading on the Rocks    
6/6 - Stuck In YA Books     
6/7 - Book-A-Holic Anon    
6/7 - That Girl Reads          
6/10 - Froggarita's Bookcase        
6/11 - Kindle and Me          
6/13 - Book Lovers Inc       

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