Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stranger by Morning by Adrienne Davenport

Title: Stranger by Morning
Author: Adrienne Davenport

Publisher: Eternal Press

Published Date: August 1, 2012 

Buy on Amazon: Paperback / Kindle

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Synopsis from Back Cover:

An alluring combination of danger and temptation…

Since she was a young girl, impoverished Chicago resident Reese Donavon has known High born teen, Christian St. Lorraine. A friend of her cousin's, Christian has always harbored a tendency for getting himself into trouble. Still, Reese can't resist idolizing the handsome teenager. As she grows, so does her attraction for Christian.

Now a teenager herself, Reese's attraction for Christian has blossomed into far more than petty infatuation. For a time the relationship shared between the pair is nothing short of fairytale material. Until one day, having just graduated from high school, Chris goes off to college leaving Reese alone and confused.

Years go by without any sign of him. Now a reporter for the Chicago Times, Reese has spent much of her career tracking a world renowned thief known only by the sinister title “The Dark Angel”.

Unaware of the criminal’s true identity, she soon finds herself on her way to India, once more tracking the felon's activity.

A rich businessman by day, Chris has spent the past few years moonlighting as a bandit, working with the secret service in hopes of discovering the identity of the person who murdered his mother and sister. When he catches wind that the young reporter is on his trail he surprises her by sneaking into her hotel room late one night and demanding she help him in his endeavor. Now his partner in crime, she finds herself traveling from country to country by his side. She falls in love with the man who she had once sworn never to trust again.

What started out as an awkward business partnership has turned to a dangerous romance between two people who are only just learning to trust. When they come face to face with the people responsible for the murder of Chris's relatives their already shaky trust is pushed to the limit.

My Thoughts:

Adrienne Davenport's Stranger by Morning is a fast paced, suspenseful romance that will keep your heart racing.  Reese, a beautiful and intelligent reporter, fell in love with her cousin's friend, Christian, as a young girl.  To Reese, Christian was her knight in shining armor; to Christian, Reese was like a little sister.  As they grew older, Christian went away for college and left Reese behind.  In an attempt to recapture his interest, Reese asked Christian to take her to her Senior prom.  Still thinking of her as the little girl he once adored, Christian accepts, only to be shocked when he arrives to pick up a gorgeous young lady.  What follows is a teenage love story that ends in heartbreak as circumstances arise to keep them apart. 

Years pass and neither Reese nor Christian have forgotten about the other.  When tragedy strikes and fate bring the two lovers back together halfway around the world, Reese must decide if she can forgive Christian for leaving her and learn to trust in him once again.  What follows is a fast paced story that leaves you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out who the bad guy is in Stranger by Morning.  With each new adventure, Reese grows closer to Christian, yet she still keeps a protective barrier around her heart.  Once she learns the truth about Christian's past, will Reese view him in another light?  Can she learn to accept Christian for who he is?

Adrienne Davenport's Stranger by Morning is an action packed romance filled with murder and intrigue.  I enjoyed reading about Reese and Christian's shared history and what transpired when they met later in life.  Stranger by Morning also had me rooting for the two lovers to reconnect.  Davenport did a great job in keeping me on my toes by unfolding a mystery that had me guessing until the very end. 

Adrienne Davenport

Adrienne Davenport has provided me with a complimentary copy of her book, Stranger by Morning, for the purpose of review.


  1. Ooh, intriguing book synopsis and great review! Thanks so much for sharing.


  2. Well, this book looks very interesting. I love the shades of the color brown in the cover. And I love the premise, too.
    It is definitely added to my TBR.
    GREAT review, Candace
    Your constant reader,

    1. Awww, I'm so glad you enjoy my reviews, Soma!!! I loved the cover as well!