Monday, July 8, 2013

Search Me - Katie Ashley

                                                          SEARCH ME

                             By Katie Ashley

                 Blog Tour Review and Giveaway 

4 Stars!!!


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?

My Review:

Mystery, Intrigue, Treasure Hunting, and yes Romance, this 
 book has it all!

      Lane and Maddox were always playing together as kids. Maddox constantly teased Lane and gave her a hard time. They say when a boy likes a girl, he picks on her. Lane didn't feel like Maddox liked her that way but she definitely swooned over him. Before Maddox goes into the Army, he and Lane share an intimate night. Things don't end well and they don't see each other again until three years later when Maddox comes home after being medically discharged from the Army. 

Over the summer Lane hangs up her toe shoes and comes to work at her grandmother's brewery. When Lane's grandmother buys a Cherokee painting at an auction there is a man there who also bid for it. He was not happy to lose the auction since that painting has ties to his families past. He decides to take matters into his own hands and get the painting back no matter what. 

When Lane accidentally bumps the painting off the wall the frame breaks and she finds a treasure map. Her grandmother, determined to keep the map safe, hides it. The events that unfold next are intense and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat to see what happens. 

As Lane and Maddox go on a treasure hunt old wounds are opened and closed and re-opened. They go on an exciting crazy adventure that brings them closer than they have ever been. 

This book was different from what we have seen from Katie Ashley but just as wonderful. Her writing is fun and flows well. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a light mystery with romance. 


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About the Author

Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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  1. Has a little bit of everything, thriller, mystery and romance. Maddox is already under my skin. Another great read from Katie Ashley!

  2. Search me was a fantastic read. Romance, treasure hunt and right when you thought they figured everything out...boom they were on the run again. It was an on the edge of your seat read for me. Plus Maddox is hot and a Veteran just my type.