Tag, you're it

Posted by reviewer | 6:18 p.m. | , , , | 2 comments »

Tag, you're it by Penny McCall
Published by Berkley sensation

Why I read this: I liked the first book by this author so I wanted to read the second.

FBI Agent Tag Donovan isn't your typical hero – oh, he has a bit of a tortured past, and despite his sarcastic wit and laid-back attitude he's making no secret of the fact that his number one priority is finding the man who killed his partner and left Tag fighting for his life. And he'll do whatever it takes to get justice, including using a completely innocent woman. Alexandra Scott was just minding her own business, studying mountain lions in the Colorado Rockies and keeping her distance from the rest of humanity. It's not that she has anything against other people, she just likes being alone more. What she doesn't like is having an FBI agent tossed out of a low-flying plane and into her life. She’s really not thrilled that he's trying to charm – or trick - her into looking for an infamous buried treasure left over from Colorado's gold rush days. In fact, she’s not too fond of Tag at all – and he’s equally wary of her, because, after all, he wasn’t dropped on her by accident...

It starts off good enough. Alex is an ex-Miss USA who lives by herself in a cabin studying mountain lions. One afternoon she sees a man fall out of a very low flying plane, and like any normal person, she decides to save him. Tag wakes up tied to her bed in her little cabin and tries to get Alex to untie him, but she is smart and doesn't trust him. She is right not to play right into his hands, because he is just using her to find something, and their 'chance meeting' with him being rescued by her was just a set up.

Alex's cabin is soon set on fire, and since she pretty much lives out in the middle of nowhere, she has no choice but to set off with Tag and try to figure out what is going on.

As much as I liked the first book, All jacked up-(read my review of it here.) I did not care too much for this one. Half way through the book I started skimming the pages, and I only finished it because I can't stand to have another DNF. I really don't like those.
The dialogue started to drag, the inner turmoil got repetitive, and the plot was rather boring.

I'll give Tag, you're it a C-. The first half of the book was worthwhile, and Jackass, Alex's horse was a hoot, but I'm afraid that this book lacked the snappy dialogue and excitement that was plentiful in All jacked up.


  1. Lori // 12:02 a.m.  

    Nodding. I agree, loved Jackass. And really enjoyed the first half of the book. The 2nd half not so much.

  2. Chantal // 3:41 p.m.  

    Have you read the first book, Lori?