Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blog Tour and Review: The Missing by Shiloh Walker

Title: The Missing
Author: Shiloh Walker
Re-release Date: 7/6/2010
Publisher: Berkley
Number of Pages: 304
Reading Level: Adult

My rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Source: Book tour hosted by The Book Vixen.

Description from Goodreads:


As a teenager, Taige Branch was able to do things with her psychic gift that others couldn't understand - except for Cullen Morgan, the boy who stole her heart. He did his best to accept her abilities, until his mother was brutally murdered - and he couldn't forgive Taige for not preventing her death. 


Now a widowed father, Cullen Morgan has never forgotten Taige. but what brings her back into his life is another tragic event. His beloved little girl has been kidnapped, and Taige is his only hope of finding her. 


Working together against the clock, Cullen and Taige can't help but wonder whether - if the find his daughter in time - it isn't too late for the overpowering love that still burns between them...

My thoughts:

Wow, this book was an emotional read.  Protagonist Taige has been through hell.  After losing her parents at a young age she is sent to live with her extremely religious uncle.  Her psychic ability leaves her feeling isolated, and her uncle convinced she has a demon inside.  Taige is afraid to get close to anyone physically because of her abilities.  That changes when she meets Cullen. His emotions don’t seep through and overwhelm her like others.  They have an intense connection even though they only spend summers together.  Things are going perfect until Cullen’s mom is murdered, and he blames Taige for not preventing it.  The death brings out a side of Cullen Taige hasn’t seen before.  The way he treats her is heartbreaking, and her reaction is a testament to her strength. 

Taige is an amazing character.  I envied her spirit and determination. While Cullen had his less than virtuous moments I still liked him. Dramatic, suspenseful, and tear jerking at times.  I love a book that makes me feel, and The Missing did just that. The connection between Taige and Cullen is something I can’t explain without spoiling the story. Two damaged characters with good hearts must overcome obstacles in order to be together. What more can you ask for in a romance novel? You really don’t want to miss this one.

Keep reading for a sneak peek from The Missing. Want more? All the tour stops will have different excerpts from the book.

The Missing Trailer:

Excerpt Two-The Missing

 “Is that your subtle way of telling me no?” Unconcerned about her answer, or the sand, he kissed his way down her throat, pausing at her pulse and licking the soft, satiny skin.
She laughed. It was a low, husky sound, and it warmed him inside. “If I was going to tell you no, I wouldn’t mess with being subtle.”
“So is that a yes?”
With gentle but insistent hands, she pushed against his shoulders. Reluctant, he pushed up onto his hands and knees and then slowly settled back on his haunches, staring at her. A small smile danced on her lips. Her hands went to the hem of her shirt, and Cullen felt his mouth go dry as she stripped her shirt away. Under it, she wore another plain bra of white cotton. The sight of that simple white against the golden glow of her skin was damned erotic. Her blue jeans shorts rode low on her hips. The bra and the shorts did little to conceal the scars on her body: the puckered, faded scar from where she’d been shot; a thin, shallow scar on the upper curve of her left breast.
Her body was long, lean, and strong, thinner than it should be, and the sight of her was enough to lay him low. His sexy warrior. No, she wasn’t just a warrior, she was a warrior queen, and he felt like he should be on his hands and knees in worship.
Hmmmm . . . not a bad idea. As she stood up in front of him, he reached for the waistband of her shorts, but before he could strip them away, she stiffened. From head to toe, her body tensed, and she pulled away.

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  1. I have never heard of this book but I love the sound of it! I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist

  2. I too have never heard of this books. Great review, I just added it to my wishlist!

  3. Hi Christie... thanks for the review, and for joining in on the book tour.

    I'm glad you liked it!

  4. This sounds good! I love a great story about a psychic and this one seems unique enough to definitely hold my attention. Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. This was definitely an emotional roller coaster for me! And the love scenes - HOT!

  6. I've never read any of Walker's books. I should get on that, I've heard a lot of great things! Great review!

  7. Great review. I really like the cover and the sound. Emotionial read? Maybe not for now, but it is going to be put on the list@

  8. Hi Christie
    I enjoyed your review. Shiloh is one of my fave authors. Her trademark is deeply emotional (make my chest hurt), sexy hot(sigh) books. The Missing is one of my fave books & a fave cover as well.