Author: Nina Mason
Publish Date: 08.30.14
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Category /Genre: Thriller
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
Received from: Nina Mason (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: The Tin Man
Date completed: 10.03.14
Description from the publisher:
Or so he believes…
Someone is killing the editors of the leading newspapers. When Alex Buchanan’s entire office staff is killed, he finds himself on the run with reporter, Thea Hamilton. One date, years earlier, had ended horribly, but remained on both of their minds. Alex considers himself to be the Tin Man of Oz – a suit of armor (thick skin) with no heart and no chance of finding love for himself. Thea has desired him for years, but knows that he won’t give her a second chance after her vehement tirade against his smoking. Now, together, they must outrun the hired guns, find the truth that will end the murders, and navigate their own emotions for each other. Will the sociopathic “Zeus” triumph?
There is a romance element to this story, but this is more about the thriller… Whodunit? Why?
The story is fast-paced, suspenseful, and filled with American History. It’s also funny, erotic, and touching at times. I thought this was a fun read that kept me on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next and how they would navigate that next pitfall.
I never felt comfortable in my history classes. Remembering who did what and when (especially remembering those dates) was a torture for me worse than anything that Zeus could imagine. Ms. Mason has a talent for weaving history into fiction that teaches without overwhelming. I fell in love with her after reading The Queen of Swords, but now I’m hooked. I look forward to reading more from this new author.
Walks away singing, “oh, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man that he didn’t, didn’t already have…”
Also from Nina Mason:
- The Queen of Swords
- The Tin Man
- Sins Against the Sea
Royal Pains Series:
- Devil in Duke’s Clothing
- The Duke’s Bedeviled Bride
- The Devil’s Masquerade
The Knights of the Tarot series:
- Knight of Wands (previously released as Starry Knight)
- Knight of Cups (previously released as Dark and Stormy Knight)
- Knight of Pentacles