I am in awe of CJ Lyons blend of external action and the internal emotions of her characters. Nerves of Steel takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of suspense, intrigue and romance. The main characters, Dr. Cassandra Hart and Detective Mickey Drake are battling finding the criminal putting a dangerous drug on the street, their internal feelings about their respective pasts and their growing feelings for one another. Lyons does this with a deft hand and a talent for drawing three-dimensional characters. Even her secondary characters are well thought out.
While I didn't always agree with Cassie's decisions, I always understood her motivations. To be able to convey this to a reader is truly a talent and Lyons proves story after story, she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of suspense stories. Maybe Janet Kwon's story is in the works??
Ms. McFalls is a true story-teller. To be able to tell a full story in a few words is a gift and a talent. This story is just lovely. Short stories are not easy to write and Ms. McFalls does it with such grace and style. From beginning to end, I never felt like anything was left out. Yet, if Ms. McFalls decided to make Lady Sophie and Lord Benton-Black's story full-length, I would be the first in line to read it!!