Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Curiosity Killed the Kat, Elizabeth Nelson (3.5 stars)

Description of Curiosity Killed the Kat

Publisher: Bristlecone Books, June 3, 2012
Category: Romantic Suspense
Tour Dates: November, 2012
Available in: Print and Kindle, 120 pages

Katherine (“Kat”) thought she had the perfect marriage to International Lawyer Steven Flynn. Until he tried to kill her.

Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he’s the ring leader of a human trafficking organization. The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?


Katherine fell for her husband at first sight and quickly let his love consume her. Although she understands his domineering ways would be a turn off to some, she accepts their marriage for what it is. But is she being played for a fool?

During a business dinner with her husband's boss, something seems amiss. She can't shake it, and she can't walk away. When she decides to snoop around for more information, her world turns upside down. Everything she thought she could accept about her life and her husband starts to unravel. Her life hangs in the balance.

This is a quick read, full of intense situations and page-turning events. Katherine is a believable character. Even as the reader wonders about her choices, she admits to her flawed thinking. She blames love. Usually I want a woman to be stronger right out of the gate, but Katherine's open about her thoughts and she starts to find her strength by the end. Will it be too late?

Unfortunately, I have no idea, because this book ends on a major cliffhanger. The book is billed as Part One of a series, so I wasn't completely shocked, but the ending still felt sudden and rushed. Because the book is short, a mere 120 pages, the characters weren't as developed as I like. Yet, I must admit, I'm curious to read the next book and find out what happens. Or to be more honest, I want to read the next book to see Katherine grow even stronger and to see her husband get what's coming to him.

It's worth noting, too, that there are some uncomfortable intimate scenes between Katherine and her husband. Although I believe the scenes were necessary to show Katherine's confusion and her husband's nature, they were still hard to read.

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy a story that starts moving from page one and those who appreciate a flawed but memorable female main character.

Rating: 3.5 stars

About Elizabeth Nelson

Elizabeth wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills and relationship techniques have helped hundreds of others find their mojo. After earning a master’s degree in secondary education from UNC, she worked abroad teaching English, bar-tended at late night clubs in Chicago, and continues various philanthropy projects that focus on empowering women. But she always returned to writing.

Though she’ll forever be a free-spirit at heart, she now lives in Los Angeles with her two dogs. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rock concerts.

Find out more about the author, at her Facebook page and on Pinterest.

Thanks to Virtual Author Book Tours for including me on this blog tour. Please visit more blog stops on the Curiosity Killed the Kat blog tour page.


Additional Praise for Curiosity Killed the Kat

A 5 star debut for sure!!! This book had ALL the elements I love; a kick-ass detailed story, a wealthy sexy man and strong female lead and my favorite; lots of hot, sweaty body tangling going on! Katherine and Steven’s relationship is electric. The plot intense. The dialogue superb. Not wanting to give too much away, this was a fantastic read. The author kept me guessing until the end of the book. Once you start reading this book, it is very hard to put down. Ms. Nelson thank you for the entertainment!!!”- Sophia Schippers, Amazon.com Reviewer

You can’t put this one down ! This was my first Elizabeth Nelson book, and it was a lot of fun. It’s suspenseful, action-packed and keeps you guessing throughout the book. There’s never a dull moment. This book is one you will want to read in one sitting because you can’t wait to see what happens next. I’m really looking forward to finding out what happens with Katherine and I can’t wait to read the next in the series.”-Lori S., Amazon.com Reviewer

“I loved this book…. It had me chewing nails , I can’t wait to read the next book … Keep up the writing!”-Sissy, Amazon.com Reviewer

“I found myself speed reading I was so anxious for the outcome! Imagine your perfect life & marriage over in one stunning moment of realism. Human trafficking; a compelling story that does not read like fiction but keeps hold of your attention and eager for the next book in the series.”- Luvs2read, Amazon.com Reviewer

I randomly picked this book on my wife’s Kindle for a couple of hours of relaxing reading and must say I am impressed with the story line of this book. The book grabbed me almost immediately from the start, always wanting me to find out more. This is really a great book that really riveted my imagination.”- Simon, Amazon.com Reviewer

“This book is fantastic, and it is a quality read. It really looks at the deception that can happen between a man and wife. This is an exciting book, and I think it empowers women. The wife, Kat, is someone many people will understand. I absolutely love the last line of the book: 'To get the revenge I deserved all I had to do was live.' Kat is dignity, grace, and strength — personified.”- Florence Mims, Goodreads.com Reviewer

“This was a very explosive book. I couldn’t put it down. I found it refreshing and was immediately drawn in from the beginning. There was passion, action, suspense, and I couldn’t get through the pages fast enough. I can’ t wait to find out how it ends.”-Meggin, Goodreads.com Reviewer


Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks for having me on the tour, Teddy. I will have to read book 2 now!

Tia Bach said...

Thanks for having me on the tour, Teddy. I will have to read book 2 now!