InkSlinger PR Presents: TITAN WORLD'S Deja Vu

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We're kicking off the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The first book being featured is DEJA VU by Cristin Harber! Check out an excerpt below.

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About DEJA VU by Cristin Harber

“Amnesia Allie” should’ve been one of Dr. James Tuska’s normal patients: another CIA asset who they wanted well-cared for and then sent on her merry way. Everyday work at his niche medical practice was never that interesting… until she claimed the impossible. “He’s my fiancĂ©.” James had never met Allie, yet he couldn’t say no even if he was part of the Agency cover up. Now the Agency wants her dead.
Between the lies and the hiding, the woman who turned the CIA upside down with three words brought him to his knees.
And then Allie disappeared… Nothing would ever be the same.
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Read an Excerpt


“Come here.” He dropped his arm around her shoulders and ignored the blanket fortress she’d built. “Get out of your head.” “I’m not in my head.” But the protest was an obvious lie. “Allie.” His voice dropped low, and she let him tug her under his arm, snuggling her into place against his side. “If you’re not going to watch the movie, what is it that you want?” “I can’t tell you,” she whispered. A funny exchange happened in the movie, but this time, he didn’t laugh. His eyes were focused on her, and his arm around her shoulders made her heart slam against her ribcage. “You didn’t laugh this time,” she pointed out. “Wasn’t paying attention to the movie,” he said. Oh God. With her heartbeat on speed, now her lungs had declared war on breathing. “Maybe the movie was a bad idea.” He dropped his head close to hers. The warmth of his lips brushed against hers. Her mouth watered for his kiss, and her body liquefied. Begging would be poor form, but the anticipation might be her death. “Please” was about to form as a pout on her lips, when James let their distance evaporate. Ah, the fireworks. Her pliant lips molded to his as he slipped his tongue into her mouth, teasing a moan from the depths of her. Her lungs had kick-started back to work, but she couldn’t get enough oxygen to avoid the lightheadedness. Wet between her legs, nipples aching for his touch, Allie was drunk on him, and that was just a first kiss. Just the best kiss of her life. She didn’t care that she couldn’t remember another man. Some things, she just knew.

My Thoughts

Rating:  3.5 Stars

One minute a covert CIA agent hangs by her fingertips from the upper story window ledge of her target's apartment.  The next, a bruised and battered woman known only as "Amnesia Allie" wakes up in a strange hospital room, with no memory, a life that she's sure isn't hers, and an unshakable belief that the man she now knows as her doctor...is also her fiance.

Dr James Tuska has never had any qualms about caring for the injured CIA assets that have come to him as patients.  
Until her.
One look into her eyes.  One touch of her hand, and those three little words.  Forever changes the way that he sees his job, his world, and her life.
A life that he knows is in jeopardy.
A life that he will do anything to protect.
A life and a woman that his heart has now claimed for his own.

Cristin Harber's Deja Vu offers readers what amounts to several glimpses into the life and unexpected love of an injured CIA operative on the verge of losing everything.  Even her life...and the one man unable to fight loving her.
This book is written in such a way that one is never quite sure who its female protagonist actually is.
A fact that goes a long way in establishing a "need to read" in its audience.  If for no other reason than that of trying to "fill in all of the blanks" in Ms CIA/Allie/who the hell she really turns out to be's life.

While this part of the story-line has a certain continuity that becomes increasingly easy to follow as time goes on.  It is the surprise romance and all of the complications that ensue.  Which work to both enrich and muddle this tale's direction.
The reason for this being that while Jame's and Allie's attraction and romance does give the story quite a bit of added fire.  It comes off as an extraneous and often misplaced complication for the most part.
The reason.
Lack of reference.
All other story elements had some sort of history.  Something which made them make sense within the story's overall framework.  Except for her Dr. Tuska's overwhelming need for and attraction to Allie.
The love scenes between the two also seem a little forced.

Because this book is a novella, it is very important that the story be kept very concise in scope.  For the most part, this is an objective that is very well executed in this read.  The romance being the only exception.

This is however, a very well penned and enjoyable foray into espionage, intrigue, love, and danger.  With just a touch of amnesia.    

Reviewer's Note:  This novella is part of a companion collection, and can be read as a standalone.
 

About Cristin Harber

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.


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