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It Happens in Threes by Denise Robbins

April 2nd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks so much Denise for sending me a copy to review!

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description from Once burned, twice learned, did she dare trust again? Seeking to escape her stalking ex-fiancé, savvy computer expert, Ruby Goodman, flees to her family’s vacation home. Always a healing place, Florida is the best spot for her to reassemble the crumbling pieces of her personal and professional life in safety. But somehow her high school sweetheart and first love, Michael Augustson, always appears when she least expects-but needs-him most. This time the only man she’s ever truly loved needs her help to catch an international thief. But can she risk her life by becoming involved in his scheme? And does she dare to lay her heart on the line for a man who may disappear at any time? Forced into some ‘R and R’, unflappable special operative, Michael, takes refuge in Florida where he runs into his old love, Ruby. Brilliant and a whiz with computers, Ruby is the answer to his prayers. He needs someone to crack the computer systems of an elusive money laundering thief. While working with her, Michael finds it a challenge to keep his distance from Ruby because he fears his passion for her may endanger both their lives. The only way to keep Ruby safe is to keep her close. Is it because of the threat to her life? Or is it because the stubborn, independent and infuriating but passionate Ruby has become a threat to his heart?

I have to admit that I normally don’t read contemporary romances but the combination of romance and a technology suspense peaked my interest in this book.  I really liked Ruby and liked how she was able to kick some butt when she needed to instead of always waiting around for some brawny guy to save her.  Ruby nicknames one of Michael’s colleagues a neanderthal but I think that description more suited Michael.  I know he loves Ruby but geez some of his actions would make me want to smack him too.

The story line was great and the ending was not quite what I expected which was a nice surprise.  Although at one point I was yelling in my head for Michael to pull up picture of Ruby’s ex-fiancee because duh! as Mr. Agentman he should have picked up on that clue way sooner  (you will understand once you start reading the book).

I would highly suggest this book to anyone who likes a good suspense book thrown together with a little romance.  I am also hoping to see Michael’s friend, Jacob, as the main character in a future book!

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