Blog Tour: A Shot in the Dark by Jennifer Burrows

Romantic Thriller
Date Published: 7/11/2013

Most of the patients that are brought to the trauma bay in the ER remain nameless, and for the most part, faceless.  For Laney Pearson and the rest of the staff, this makes it easier to move past the senseless death and destruction that they see on an almost daily basis.  But all of that changes for Laney when she finds herself trying to pump the life back into a young motorcycle rider who arrives by helicopter more dead than alive.
Skyler Smith has all the makings of the next great motocross rider, right up until he crashes while trying to perform the trick that will secure his future.  From the time his motionless body is lifted off the track, the question becomes not when his next race takes place, but whether he will live to see another day.  And now there is mounting evidence that the tragedy was no accident
Laney can never envision this boy’s crash and the ensuing investigation will have such an impact on her own life, but in the days that follow, she discovers a life within her she never knew existed.  While the police sort through the mounting evidence from the crash, Laney has to sort through her own feelings for the handsome trauma surgeon that she previously never gave a second thought.  Is he really as charming as he seems, or is there another reality hiding beneath the surface?  And just how long has he been watching her?   

My Review:
Wow, Jennifer Burrows has nailed the thriller aspect of this book, granted I'm a bit of a scardy cat, but she really had a way of making the scenarios feel real.

There are plenty of plot twists that will keep you engaged and guessing the whole way through. The writing style and plot itself was very smooth and flowed effortlessly. 

The Medical/Hospital aspect was something that while yes is interesting and I have seen many of the medical shows, I have not actually done much research into. However, Jennifer Burrows has managed to vividly detail everything and make it as if I know exactly what I'm reading about. It really shows that she did her research and knows what she's writing about. 

The Romance didn't stick out as much for me, but it was there and it was a nice background to the story. 

Jennifer is a Registered Nurse, and she holds a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration.  She has 15 years of experience working in the Emergency Room and the Intensive Care Unit of a major trauma center.  While she is equally adept at all facets of patient care, Emergency room nursing is her passion, and is the inspiration for this story.  Currently, she resides in Southern California with her husband and their three amazing boys.  This is her first published novel, with the sequel expected soon.

Twitter: @jenburrows234 

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