Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet - Iris Johansen While I wasn't totally crazy about this book, it was a big improvement on White Satin. Kate was abandoned by her mother as a young girl and has been living with smugglers ever since. She has had no formal education, yet she is pretty smart when it comes to the ways of the world. I liked Kate. Even though her choices weren't always the smartest and were often done out of a sense of misplaced loyalty, I still thought she was a great character. She stood up for what she believed in and wasn't afraid to risk herself for it.

Beau on the other hand was a little annoying. While understood why he was so protective of Kate, I got tired of waiting for him to see that she really could take care of herself. She really didn't need to be made better because she was pretty great already. As for the over all story, it was just OK for me. Nothing really happens as she is never is any real danger. I guess I was hoping for more action with this one, given the setting.