Shakespeare's Champion

Shakespeare's Champion

Book - 1998
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There's something rotten in Shakespeare... Lily Bard was running from shattering memories when she moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas.  Now cleaning houses pays her bills.  Working out helps her heal.  Still protecting her scars, she hides a hard body and impressive skill at martial arts under baggy sweats.  And nobody knows how strong she is until racial violence has her looking behind closed doors for a killer--doors to which a housecleaner might have the key. When Lily uses her training in goju to help a black man jumped by white teens, she does it for justice...only to hear he's been abducted and beaten to death a few weeks later.  Then a bodybuilder is killed at her gym.  Both incidents jar Lily's need for security and refuge.  Looking into closets, sweeping under rugs, she soon uncovers enough dirt to confirm that something sinister is growing in her adopted town.  Getting involved could endanger her life.  But Lily is seeing a new man and dreaming new dreams.  And no one can make this strong woman run again.
Publisher: New York : Dell, c1998
ISBN: 9780440224211


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Jan 25, 2013

I enjoy the Lily Bard series but found this one a little weak. Jack's character was good, hopefully we see more of him.

Jan 20, 2013

I liked her first book because of the strong woman character with ethics. This one, disturbing. She compromised. Instead of Ninja skills, rifles win the battle. I stead of respecting her body she is now plying. Example, almost the first words of her new romantic life was, "Every time I see you, I get a hard on." Then, she 'hid' this man of dubious past ( after he beat her up once) by luring a bunch of drunk redneck men while in her nightgown away from where he was hiding.
Given the sexual assault of her past, I was disappointed in this turn of character.
I will read the next one, and hope for
the best.

Aug 14, 2012

Lots of action in this one. I'm a fan of this series! Great characters and a very interesting storyline.

Jun 04, 2012

Book 2. I liked this one better than the first. Glad she has a romantic interest.

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