This is the
first time I am reading anything by E. M. Shue. Accidentally Noah is the story
about Kenzie Russo (family name – Graco) who hid away from her family for over
five years because she was on the run from an abusive relationship with Roy, her
ex-boyfriend. However, when she comes home to New York from Hawaii because her
father suffered a heart attack, she sees Roy parked across the street stalking
her. She flees again to her apartment in the Bronx covering her steps. 

Working as
a police dispatcher, she fantasizes about a detective with a sexy voice who
calls in for backup. And although she’s not big on dating especially short guys
which everyone on the radio heard about while at work, she agrees to go on a
blind date at the urging of her friend, Trina. When she meets Noah, she realizes
the star aligned and he is “Mr. Sexy Voice,” the detective she’s heard over the
dispatch radio. Even more startling is that he’s assigned to handling a case
where she could be implicated in killing a friend of hers from several years ago. 

after piecing things together, Noah and his partner realize Kenzie is the
victim and Roy is the one they are really looking for. Noah, his brothers and
his partner try to protect Kenzie from Roy, who would kill anyone who got in
the way of him getting Kenzie back. But Roy finds and delivers a brutal beating
on her until she shoots him in a struggle and Noah’s brother, Zeke (now FBI)
who was an Army sniper finishes him off.

this was a quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and although things moved
rather quickly as is the norm in this genre, these two made a great couple. The
action and sex scenes as well as the dialogue were well written. The characters
were well developed although there were times when I thought Noah was a bit
over the top with his love for her. Furthermore, there were some things that didn’t
get any closure including the “mob families” searching for Kenzie. Otherwise,
it’s a good read!

Some of my
favorite lines:

Rating: 3.5

night, beautiful.” He kisses my forehead. His breath wafting over my skin.

Mr. Sexy Voice.” I sigh and disengage my hand from his. He doesn’t want to
let me go and I don’t want him to. Something about him feels right.

I turn to
the door and open it up. Once I’m through, I turn back and wave at him. He
waves and heads back to his vehicle. I watch him walk away and shake myself to
head up to my apartment.

As I approach
my door, my good mood slips away. A glint of gold catches my eye. Hanging from
my door handle is a necklace I haven’t seen in years. I whip around looking for
him, expecting him to come barreling out of the shadows, but I see nothing.

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Deliah Lawrence Attorney, Author, Blogger, Workshop Facilitator

Deliah Lawrence is a Maryland-based attorney and award-winning author of two romantic suspense novels (Gotta Let It Go and Gotta Get It Back) set in Baltimore. She’s also a blogger and workshop facilitator who writes poetry and short stories.

When Deliah isn’t writing, you can find her reading a book, indulging in her addiction to investigation discovery shows; or painting her yet-to-be exhibited oil artworks of landscapes, portraits or whatever else comes to her creative mind. Constantly on the go, she is also a member of the Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland and Sisters in Crime.