Thursday, June 14, 2012

Book Review: Manhunt by Lillie Spencer

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Tulipe Noire Press
190 Pages

Sometimes you have to forget it all to remember what really matters.

Michael Brennan's life and career come to an abrupt halt when he receives a phone call telling him the love of his life, Nikki Wright, is in the hospital after another attack by her ex-boyfriend Sebastian Cross. Rushing back to Hershey, PA, Michael turns up at Nikki's hospital bedside covered in Sebastian's blood and tells her they have to leave immediately. 

Though her injuries have induced amnesia, Nikki inherently feels she can trust this man with her life. Soon, they find themselves on the run from both their own troubled pasts and authorities hunting for Sebastian's killer. With each new day and each touch drawing her further into Michael's embrace, Nikki remembers more about this fugitive she once loved, and who still loves her enough to risk everything to protect her and keep her safe. But can she love a man who just might be a murderer?



Manhunt is Lille Spencer's debut novel and for a debut, it's pretty dang good, if I do say so myself.

The author approached me to do a review and I was immediately intrigued. When I went to check it out on its Goodreads page, I didn't like the cover, but the synopsis? Dang, it sounded like it would be a lot of fun to read. And it really was. When a book can suck me in just from the blurb alone, it usually is a book that I won't soon forget. While the wasn't the "best book ever," if Ms. Spencer keeps writing up her writing, I'm sure she could prove herself as a best-selling romance author. 

Ms. Spencer adds just the right amount of crime, suspense and mystery to make this is a thrilling read. This is a great novel to hold your interest, but be forewarned, the basis of this book is definitely erotic romance. Ms. Spencer writes in stride though. It's by no means a "porn-without-a-plot" or a PWP. The story would've been just as wonderful without the sexual content - that was just for fun. Insert winky face here.

I loved the characters. They all had a special place in my heart and I was so happy to see them get their happily ever afters. While Michael Brennan and Nikki Wright, the main characters, were great, my favorite character would have to be Christian, their best friend. He was a great character and everything you'd want in a friend: loyal, supportive and genuine. All of the minor characters were supportive of Michael and Nikki. The best friends, the parents and even Michael's brother. It was nice that there were so many people in these two characters lives to help them through this difficult period of their lives. I don't believe they would've made it without these people they consider family.

The major twist was pretty predictable and the timeline was sketchy, but those were really my only issues with the book. It was a fast read, one that kept me up all night and I'm not complaining! I really enjoyed the story that Ms. Spencer wove together. The ending is sticky and sweet. I love the fast-forward of epilogues, so that was a total bonus. I really enjoyed the insight.

I'm very happy to have been given the chance to read this book. I recommend to fan of romantic suspense. It's a fun, on-edge read that will capture your interest from the very being and keep you in its grasp until the very end.

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest opinion and review.


  1. Thank you so much Em for the wonderful review! You will be happy to know I am writing Christian's story, he's my favorite too! :)


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