Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Color Blind

Teresa and Red discovered their mind-speak connection in the first Team Red book, and joined forces with the local police department to stop a rapist. Surely they're ready for a break, right? Not exactly. 

The pair still have a few tricks up their sleeves to discover, and no reader can forget David and Bas. David's relentless passion sweeps Teresa off her feet, and Bas is struggling to come to terms with that, but every member of Team Red is put on high alert when a group of military men show up unannounced and threaten to reveal Team Red unless they pledge to assist them. Team Red is only getting started. 

After speeding through book one, I was eager to get my hands on this book. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. Book one left readers wondering who the secret footage of Red was sent to, and in book two we get to find out. The romance angle definitely has the potential to overpower everything, but I enjoyed the storyline in this book quite a bit. The interruption of the military group that tries to force their way into Teresa's life sets off a series of events that adds plenty of excitement and danger to the story. 

What I really enjoyed about this storyline was how it allowed Teresa to grow as a character. She discovers new abilities with Red and she also is pushed to grow personally and to face difficult situations that will impact her emotionally. Teresa was a good character to start with, and I came to enjoy following her story even more. 

The romance aspect of this book is a powerful draw as well. The love triangle that began in book one between Teresa, Bas, and David is only partially resolved. Yes, Teresa chose David and loves him very much, but that certainly doesn't mean Bas has let go of his feelings for Teresa. I was a fan of Bas from book one despite his talent for making stupid choices and saying the absolute worst thing when it came to Teresa. Watching him struggle to be around Teresa was heartbreaking. Hammond did a great job of keeping the romance intense and keeping readers guessing. I won't give any spoilers, but the ending...wow. Readers will be dying for book three. 

Readers do need to remember, though, that this book is geared for more mature readers. There are sex scenes, sexual conversations, and profanity. If you want the same fabulous story without these aspects, remember that Hammond is writing a dual series for New Adult readers. 

Color Blind is available now on Amazon and you can add it to your shelf on Goodreads

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