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Concrete Evidence (Evidence Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Grant
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Book Description

"Full of secrets, deadly intrigue and steamy romance. A MUST read." - Elisabeth Naughton, New York Times Bestselling Author

A year ago she lost everything.  Now she wants revenge…

Accused of stealing artifacts from a five-hundred-year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She's finally closing in on her goal when she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge. 
But Lee Scott is no intern. He's looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect.  He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her. 

As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica’s quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.

Editorial Reviews


"If you love to immerse yourself in highly detailed and original suspense romances, then I highly recommend Concrete Evidence. Rachel Grant scores a hit with her debut novel by culling from her experience as an archeologist and crafting a first-class suspense story with an interesting amount of romantic tension." - AudioGals

"...if you want something with very steamy sex scenes, and a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Concrete Evidence will be quite enjoyable." - All About Romance

"This is how you write a debut book. The authors' knowledge of archaeology, historic art and Native American sites was evident through the book. The story which starts off in 1952 is like one large jigsaw puzzle that takes the course of the book to piece together before finally seeing the whole picture." - SnS (Sugar and Spice) Reviews

"I can't recommend Concrete Evidence enough if you are looking for an action packed, well plotted, steamy, sexy romantic suspense story." - J. Legacy

From the Author

Evidence Series: 

Concrete Evidence, #1 ASIN: B00CBNFI9W 
Body of Evidence, #2 ASIN: B00EA8EO00 
Withholding Evidence, #3 ASIN: B00IOC6FIW
Incriminating Evidence, #4 Coming soon!

All books can stand alone.

Product Details

  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Janus Publishing (April 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,961 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how you write a debut book April 17, 2013
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The authors' knowledge of archaeology, historic art and Native American sites was evident through the book. The story which starts off in 1952 is like one large jigsaw puzzle that takes the course of the book to piece together before finally seeing the whole picture.

Erica Kesling didn't have an easy childhood after her father died. Her credit ruined and blackballed from being able to use her degree in underwater archaeologist she now works for a large company on a different coast as a land archeologist looking for a way to make those pay who had a part in setting her up. From here the author takes us on a journey that arouses your curiosity as to what is really going on. Its full of crafty plotting and intrigues throughout.

There were a few loose ends that I am hoping will be wrapped up in future books but this reader is happy to have found a new romantic suspense author and I look forward to more books from her.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concrete Evidence is a Heavy Hitter April 17, 2013
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From the opening scene the thrills and chills drew me in. I love the smart, sexy heroine, Erica. As for the hero, Lee, all I can say is I'm a sucker for brainiacs with pecs. The secret life of archeologists is deftly woven into the plot, and a look at this fascinating world is a treat you won't find in many books. I can honestly say I did NOT see the twists and turns coming, and they kept me reading late into the night. This is one of the best romantic thrillers I've read...ever. Grant's plot is tightly woven, unpredictable and stands with the best. I admit that I love intellectual thrillers and this is one of them!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Archeology, Romance and Suspense...Need I Say More? April 16, 2013
High stakes, fast paced and the kind of in-depth knowledge of ancient artifacts only an honest-to-goodness archeologist would know. I was amazed to learn that Grant's most unique subplots are actually ripped right from history. The romance between Erica and Lee has that gripping, heart-in-your throat tension. Both are motivated by goals that may destroy the other, which keeps you reading FAR into the night! This is a stellar introduction to a very talented debut author. Highly recommended read.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! May 29, 2013
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I never write reviews, but I loved this book so much, I had to. This is the first book I've read from this author, and as soon as I finished it I downloaded her other book. I highly recommend both.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Concrete Stars! April 27, 2013
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Concrete Evidence is top-notch romantic suspense. It had everything I crave and love about the genre. Betrayal, deception, a great detailed non-stop action story and lots of sexy flirting and sexual tension.

Erica and Lee based on their incorrect perception and knowledge about each other know their relationship is trouble but they so can't help the attraction they feel towards each other. They are super hot together.

Erica Kesling thinks Lee Scott is a spoiled, lazy, younger that her at 25 intern who only seems intent on really applying himself to his latest game of Tetris. Boy is she wrong. In reality Lee is secretly working undercover at Drake and Talon, hired by his step-brother JT Talon to discover who is involved in smuggling antiques into the Country using the company as a cover. I adore the working undercover, you have no idea who I really am troupe. I eagerly turn the pages in anticipation for the fallout when all is revealed. I was not disappointed.

You can really tell Rachel Grant knows her stuff. Concrete Evidence had a very interesting storyline that set the stage for a rich, well developed story with so many twists and turns.

I loved Erica. This poor girl had been through the wringer and yet she was totally dedicated to her job, trying to get herself out of financial ruin thanks to her dear Mama and wanted desperately to clear her professional name.

Lee was sent into Drake and Talon to solve a crime and find a crook and number one on his suspect list was his tantalizing boss Erica. But the more time Lee spent in close quarters with Erica he began to have serious doubts that Erica was the culprit he was looking for.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh new voice in Romantic Suspense April 12, 2013
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A first rate romantic suspense debut that combines pulse pounding action with...pulse pounding romance! Erica and Lee are great together, and I especially liked the depth that Erica's background in archaeology added to the story. Can't say too much about Lee because I don't want to risk spoilers, but suffice it to say he's whipsmart and way sexy. I'd say this would work best for readers of Roxanne St. Claire (in her romantic suspense days) and Elisabeth Naughton.

In the interest of full disclosure, Rachel and I blog together on Kiss and Thrill, but I would have enjoyed the book no matter who wrote it. In fact, I'm sorry I know her because it makes me kind of hate her for being such a kick ass writer. Darn her and her mad writing skillz.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concrete Evidence September 12, 2013
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Well, I'm an avid reader---sometimes reading 12-16 hours a day. This is a new author that I was not aware of. I finished "Concrete Evidence" tonight and am sold on Rachel!!! Suspense, romance, twists....fantastic. I just purchased two more of her books, and look forward to them. Her books should be in the $7.00 range!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
I really y liked this book. Keeps you guessing till the end. You'll like the ending. I sure did. Really a good enjoying read!
Published 18 hours ago by Bjohnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Really enjoyed the book and the characters and the many twists that kept you guessing. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Published 7 days ago by cr8fun
5.0 out of 5 stars Concrete Evidence=Concrete Characters
The plot has wonderful twists and turns, but the characters are what make this a great novel. I also enjoyed the real life events that inspired parts of the story.
Published 9 days ago by Liz Heiden
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Great book. It wasn't an easy read as was quite in depth. I love how some of it was based on fact and how it touched on the way native Americans have been treated throughout... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Shannon Baas
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Loved the characters. It kept my interest all the way through the book. I'm already looking forward to more stories by this author.
Published 15 days ago by OverTheHill
1.0 out of 5 stars a good read
When I started reading this ,I thought it was a child's book .Once getting into it ,it was gripping and one can understand that sort of thing happening
Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 21 days ago by PATRICIA A WALLACE
3.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, slightly cringe-worthy romance
Since the e-book was free, I decided to give it a try. The story is about an archaeologist, Erica, who accidentally got involved with some very bad people who are now trying to... Read more
Published 22 days ago by ALR
5.0 out of 5 stars Concrete Evidence(Evidence Series)
Exceptional both in story and writing. A story with intrigue, suspense, action, deception, and romance. The characters are down to earth with poor choices and dangerous deceptions. Read more
Published 23 days ago by R. K. M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good mystery!
Great read!
Published 23 days ago by Flexible Babe
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More About the Author

Four-time Golden Heart® finalist Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in the Pacific Northwest, researching an historic concrete house in Virginia, and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children and can be found on the web at

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