Thursday, June 19, 2008
Title: Unlawful Contact
Author: Pamela Clare
Publishing Date: April 2008
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Sophie Alton is a journalist for a Denver newspaper. She has been following a piece on female inmates, specifically Megan Rawlings. Sophie has scheduled a meeting with Sophie and on her way discovers that Megan has runaway (illegally) with her eight month old daughter. Sophie gets an anonymous tip that Megan’s brother, Marc Hunter, might know where she is hiding. He has spent the last six years in the state prison for killing a man. Sophie sets up an interview with him. During the interview she is kidnapped by Marc during his escape. Sophie doesn’t realize who Marc is right away. He was her first love, whom she gave her virginity to twelve years ago.
Marc is true hero material. From reading the above passage you wouldn’t think it and that is the beauty of this story. You may think he is morally corrupt, but that is what people have chosen to think about him, not what is the truth. This story slowly reveals the true Marc and what is discovered is wonderful. One of the best things about Marc was his absolute devotion to Sophie. In his eyes Sophie can do no wrong. He cherishes her so dearly and his love for her is so obvious with his actions and thoughts. Sophie is one lucky lady to have such a wonderful man. Sophie is no slouch herself. She is a very intelligent woman, a bit naïve, but smart none the less.
Clare does such a fantastic job of making the reader understand the characters and why the react the way they do. Sophie and Marc’s are opposites. Sophie is the good girl and Marc’s the bad boy. I loved the relationship between them because their feelings and the situation were so desperate. They had to grasp at whatever little happiness they could find in the present moment, with no guarantees what tomorrow would bring. It made for a harrowing, nail-biting read. I kept wondering how everything would possibly work out in the end. I had no need to worry, because it all does work out fine, but the journey to the happy-ever-after is one fraught with peril and uncertainty.
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