Edgy Romantic Suspense Reads Reviewed By BookViral

"Buday gives us an edgy read with whiplash smart dialogue..."

Edgy Romantic Suspense Reads

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  • ASIN: ‎ B0BQX4XR3F
  • Publisher: ‎ Fulton Books, Inc. (December 22, 2022)
  • Publication date: ‎ December 22, 2022
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 480 pages
  • Genre: Edgy Romantic Suspense Reads

The BookViral Review:

Edgy with whiplash smart dialogue at first glance Stone Angel might seem like a romance but actually, it’s a study of two lifestyles: of a glamorous A-list actress whose fame and fortune have kept her in the media limelight, and of a professional bodyguard who makes his living by protecting celebrities from high-level threats against them.

The conventions of the genre dictate that the A-list actress and bodyguard have to get off on the wrong foot; she doesn’t want him meddling with her lifestyle and freedom, and he doesn’t have any respect for her lack of cooperation and Buday’s narrative thrives on the kind of guarded romantic tension that grows between two people who spend a lot of time keeping their priorities in focus.

Stone Angel is Buday’s debut novel but of particular note is how much time he finds for small touches of realistic detail and emotion. The conversations between Paige and Cal – about security, the film industry and their respective pasts feel as though they’re taking place between real people and the banter is first-class.

Readers might well be reminded of similar fictional relationships but despite familiar plot elements, Stone Angle is not a retread but a smart, tense read that straddles the Literary Fiction and Thriller genres whilst taking us on a psychological journey with atmospheric textures so dense you can almost taste them.

This is most evident when Cal is silently checking everyone and everything out that comes into Paige’s orbit and when the action comes it’s frenzied but comprehensible, brutal but not wantonly violent as Buday gets the balance just right.

Meanwhile, Buday’s plot advances relentlessly as Paige and Cal’s respect for each other grows, and there is a wonderfully captured moment as they dance to the sound of a car radio when they tacitly concede they are attracted to one another.

With a host of powerful supporting characters quickly established Buday’s narrative doesn’t waste a line and when its climax comes it’s exciting not only because of its action but also because of its flawless logic. And when you come to turn the last page you know it couldn’t have ended any other way!

A superb debut for Buday Stone Angel proves a genuine page-turner and is unreservedly recommended!

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