Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Book Review - Valentine by D.V. Hent

Book Details
Title: Valentine
Author: D. V. Hent
Pages: 272 (paperback)
Release Date: January 1, 2010
Source: Received this signed copy from the author (I purchased the Kindle version)

My 2nd book of 13 in the Oosa Book Club  2K11 Reading/Reviewing Challenge - 2nd Quarter!

5/5 diamonds!
 Read below to see why I highly recommend this book!
Description (from Amazon):
Sassia Santinos loves her life. She's carefree, financially independent and most importantly, sexually adventurous. Loving her job as an 'executive companion', she seems not to have a care in the world. But unknown to everyone, Sassia has a secret: she's an assassin by the name of Valentine. Charlie is an attractive, ex-Navy engineer, who's about to be married. On the outside, everything seems fine, but internally she feels as if her life has no meaning. After her mother dies, purpose returns and ignoring her fiancĂ©, she decides to follow in her father's footsteps. A loner by nature, Sassia eventually opens up and befriends Charlie, but after a yearlong friendship, Charlie suddenly decides she wants to become a Houston police officer. Not long after Charlie becomes a cop, someone close to her is murdered. Seeking justice, she searches for the killer and puts herself in the crosshairs. Charlie isn't the only problem on Valentine's plate. Along with the help of C.T., a professional hacker, Valentine is desperately searching for Charles 'Boogie' Jackson-a man whose betrayal nearly cost her her life. Now it's up to Valentine to not only find Boogie, but to make decision. Does she help Charlie track down the pieces to the unsolved murder; and in doing so, divulge who she is and what she does, or does she walk away like she's done so many times before? 

About the Author (from Amazon)
D.V. Hent, a native of Northeast Ohio, currently resides in the Houston, TX area. Though his career path in college led him towards Pre-Med, he has always had a passion for writing and reading books and prose. His first submission to a well known erotica website quickly earned him an editor's pick which further fueled his passion for telling stories. His debut novel is If You Don't Tell, released in Dec. 2009.

My Thoughts:
Well I was just blown away by Valentine!  This book was amazing! 

Valentine a/k/a Sassia lost her father when she was 11 and her mother when she was 12.  She then became an orphan and eventually was taken in by Omar.   This was the beginning of the trouble!  She got way too involved with him at a young age.  When she met Boogie, things got out of control in her life.  It is no wonder why she got to be the way she was.  You will see why when you read this book.  

Reading this book was like watching a movie in my mind.  I went on a little getaway with my husband and read this book on the way there and on the way home and finished it up when I got home.  I am the kind of person that usually gets car sick, but thank goodness for Sea Bands!  I put those on my wrists and they really work.  I am also the type of person that can never stay awake in the car on long trips.  Well I stayed awake the whole 2 1/2 hours each way!  There was so much going on in this book that there is no way I could stop reading!  There was so much steamy sex and suspense in this book and it could not have been any better.  I highly recommend Valentine!  Another very cool part about Valentine is there is a secret message hidden.  You will have to read it to find out how you can find the secret message.  I have never read a book where they did something like this and it was so cool!  What are you waiting for?  Click on the picture above.  It will take you to Amazon and you can see for yourself  how amazing Valentine is!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

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