Publication Date: August 27, 2012
Damien and Janelle are getting their emotional houses in order and together are growing stronger. They take an international trip to spend time together and heal. Lurking in the shadows is an old enemy they’d never expected, waiting for the right time to strike. [easyazon-link asin=”1479146803″ locale=”us”]Mohawk Sunrise[/easyazon-link] is the second novel in the Mohawk series.
I have not read [easyazon-link asin=”1478214287″ locale=”us”]Mohawk Moon[/easyazon-link] the first novel in this series. Kuhn takes readers like me into account ensuring that [easyazon-link asin=”1479146803″ locale=”us”]Mohawk Sunrise[/easyazon-link] can easily work as a stand-alone novel. The subsequent introduction to Damien and Jany is quickly, yet thoroughly done—in a manner so intriguing—one cannot help but want to continue with the story.
Sir Ben Kingsley said in a radio interview with Larry Flick (the Morning Jolt, Out Q 108 Sirus XM) this morning that the best bad guys don’t really know they’re bad. They think that they are working in absolute righteousness. Neither Samantha nor Dimitri sees themselves as villains. Samantha is getting back at someone for a wrong done to her, while Dimitri sees his role as getting something he always should have had. Samantha sees her vengeance as a release, something she has to do to move on. While Dimitri has always been in competition with his brother Damien, and he sees his teaming up with Samantha to achieve a common goal, as not very different. I’m a reader who loves her baddies and found this duo far more alluring and interesting than the main character who, it must be said, were quite interesting.
Much of the novel is told in the present tense. Present tense makes for an interesting challenge to an author who chooses to maintain first person present for characters of both genders. Each character is uniquely constructed and distinct in their voice. Jany is a bit of a Penelope Pitstop, the innocent in danger. Samantha is the epic baddie who just wants to see blood that will make her feel better. Dimitri is the character who just wants his money. Damien is the hero type, but will he fly in and save the day?
There is a lot of “excitement” going on in pants in [easyazon-link asin=”1479146803″ locale=”us”]Mohawk Sunrise[/easyazon-link]. Just for my own curiosity, I did a word search for excitement in the novel and counted how many times it was used in a sexual sense. The grand total is 13. Like “groin,” which logged in at a grand total of 3 times, “excitement” seemed to be used a lot more than it was. This is not to say it was distracting, but more that there’s a lot of sexuality, if not sex, in the narrative. Erotic moments are more frequent than graphic giving [easyazon-link asin=”1479146803″ locale=”us”]Mohawk Sunrise[/easyazon-link] a solid listing in the romance category. The novel ends with a figurative bang and great promise for the next novel in the series.
If you’re a fan or romance and intrigue and don’t mind a little sex, [easyazon-link asin=”1479146803″ locale=”us”]Mohawk Sunrise[/easyazon-link] should be your next read. Let me know what you think. A third book is planned in the Mohawk series. Kuhn’s next novel, [easyazon-link asin=”B00CMJCC4O” locale=”us”]Tucked In: Lianna (The Hollywood Files)[/easyazon-link] will be released on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
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Thank you for the amazing review!
My pleasure. It was one of the few novels that I’ve read for which first-person, present works. Great read.