Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chemical Attraction by Christina Thompson

Title:  Chemical Attraction
Series:  Chemical Attraction #1
Author:  Christina Thompson
Published:  August 28th 2012 by 48fourteen
Length:  314pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  thriller with romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★


FBI Agent Joe Roberts wants that instant chemistry with a woman like the ones his sisters have with their husbands. After years of searching, he finds it with Dr. Madeline Pierce. The problem—she’s his contact on a dangerous case.

When Madeline discovers an extensive operation of meth production and distribution within her medical research facility, Joe goes undercover as her boyfriend to determine the degree of company involvement. They determine the meth is financing a volatile nano-drug.

The small West Michigan farming town is in turmoil over horrific animal attacks. Someone is experimenting outside the laboratory. Are human test subjects next? With the help of Joe’s sister Eva, who works at the local clinic, and her law enforcement husband, Joe and Madeline hunt for this new bio-weapon. Will they give in to temptation? She thinks he’s playing her like the men from her past. He needs to convince her otherwise.

My review:

Thompson has a natural writing style that somehow adds to the intensity of the story. She doesn’t employ any gimmicks other than good, old-fashioned storytelling in a modern light. She lays out her scenes in a very vivid and visual manner, allowing her audience to immerse themselves in the beauty of the scenes while being caught up in the suspense of the story. Thompson masterfully keeps her audience on their toes, taking them on twists and turns that you’d never imagine while keeping them fully and completely engaged in her exquisite story. And at the same time, steamy romance melds its way into the mix.

Thompson’s characters are off the hook as well. Although they are caught up in off the charts events they are also human. Family and humanity reign in this novel, while each character still remains true to themselves. Somehow Thompson shows how her characters are able to go above and beyond without ever betraying what makes them intrinsically themselves. Now, that isn’t to say that all of her characters are stellar citizens. There is also a very strong representation of the darker side of life. These characters are developed in such a manner that they send chills down your spine. I’ll never be able to look at a man with a red tie the same way again.

Overall, this was a fast paced and suspenseful novel that kept me on my toes throughout. It was a brilliant introduction to Thompson’s writing that has definitely sparked me to read more of her work. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this one to anyone.

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About the author:

Christina Thompson, a retired acupuncturist, enjoys writing about the physical science, the emotional workings of our mind and heart, and the spiritual energy that taps into our passions.

Her degree in biology from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo gave her a love of science and a background into the physical realm of the body. Her diploma in Traditional Chinese acupuncture from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine taught her that the mind and spirit affect the body in powerful ways.

She teaches at the Reflexions Plus Holistic Center on many topics including massage therapy, acupuncture, Feng Shui as well as other modalities of Chinese medicine. She currently resides with her husband, Kraig, in West Michigan.

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