Nicole Austin – Scandalous

{January 4, 2008}   The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke by NJ Walters

Book 4 of the Jamesville series


All small towns have secrets. This one could be deadly.

After her father’s death, Cyndi Marks returns to Jamesville, determined to settle here and lay the ghosts of years ago to rest once and for all. But the past has a way of catching up—and hanging on.

When her car breaks down outside of town, a handsome stranger stops to help. He intrigues and attracts her, but then she discovers who he is.

Shamus O’Rourke enjoys his job, his family and small town living. What he’s missing is someone with whom to share it. Immediately drawn to Cyndi, he is determined to get closer to her, even as he senses her pulling away.

But not everyone in Jamesville is happy to see Cyndi. People are hiding secrets. Secrets they would kill to protect. When violence erupts in her home, Cyndi turns to the only person in town she can trust—Shamus.

In a situation where family loyalties are strained, Cyndi’s life is threatened and everyone is a suspect, will their emerging love survive?

Nic’s Recommendation:

I got the chance to start reading this book before its official release date, and I tried my best to keep it all to myself. Even went so far as to abduct the hero and restrained him to my bed (for his protection of course) but it didn’t work, the book released on Tuesday right on schedule. *pouting*

There are those rare and special books in which you become wrapped up with the characters–those unforgettable alphas who manage to spark a deep emotional response in the reader. NJ Walter’s latest in the Jamesville series is one such book. I have lusted after fictional characters in the past, never fallen head-over-heels in love with one as I have with Shamus. He is alpha but in a subtle way. He’s intelligent, honest, sincere, insightful, caring, understanding… the list goes on and on (he exceeds the criteria on my Thursday Thirteen list).

IMHO, NJ’s books are all spectacular, but she’d taken things to a new level with The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke. This book has everything–drama, tension, suspense, mystery, action and mind meltingly hot sex! Whew…Shamus and Cyndi burn up the pages. So run, don’t walk, and get this book which has made it to the top of my to-be-read-again list.

The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke is available at Samhain Publishing.


Thank you for the amazing review and the incredible recommendation. I’m so glad that you enjoyed Shamus’ book. 🙂

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