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Kiss Me Deadly [Kindle Edition]

Susan Kearney
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Her luck may have just run out . . .

Dedicated family attorney Amanda "Mandy" Newman may have survived an attempted drowning and, along with co-workers, just won the biggest lottery in history, but before she can collect, the ticket is stolen. Now, her co-workers are being murdered one by one.

She needs help, and that puts her between a rock and a hard man—the brother of a co-worker.

DEA officer Zack Taylor was a one-night stand who'd turned into so much more. Now that his family and Mandy are in danger, he is back in the picture. The attraction between them still simmers; Zack can feel it. But can he resist his desire for her long enough to discover her secret?

With her life on the line, the attraction between them should be kept on ice. After all, under the circumstances, a kiss could be deadly.

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"Kearney is a master storyteller."--Virginia Henley, New York Times bestselling author

"Looking for something different? A futuristic romance: Susan Kearney's The Challenge gave me a new perspective … love and sex in the future!"--Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of the Chandler Brothers series

"Out of this world love scenes, pulse pounding action, and characters who come right off the page."--Suzanne Forster, USA Today bestselling author on The Dare

"A desperate gamble leads to high voltage action and sensuality in Ms. Kearney's newest page turner. One of Ms. Kearney's strengths is her deft use of characterization which instantly vests readers in the perilous quest."--Romantic Times BookClub on The Dare

"From the first page, Kearney captures the reader."--Affaire de Coeur

"Susan Kearney is a gifted storyteller with carefully woven plots and refreshing characterization. Her style is crisp, and keeps her readers hungrily turning the pages."--Tampa Tribune

From the Author

KISS ME DEADLY is a full size 100,000 words/316 page novel. The page count listed on this page is for a large trade-size book

Product Details

  • File Size: 638 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611942500
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (January 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B62C572
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting premise done in a unique way August 11, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Most people have fantasized at one point or another about winning the lottery. When they do, they tend to think of all the good things that can come from it.

Kiss Me Deadly is about a group of women who work in a law office who win the lottery, but their joy becomes short-lived as one by one, they are targeted. The women decide they need protection. The main character, Mandy, is given a former bodyguard, brother to her partner Dana, and former lover, Zack. Mandy and Zack had a child together a few years ago, but Zack doesn't know that. So as they try to keep Mandy (and her partners) alive, Mandy has to decide if she can trust Zach with her life, her child and her love.

This book really keeps you intrigued, between the storyline about why the women are targeted, and the love affair between Zach and Mandy. The love scenes are nice, not overly done. And every emotion and action is well-defined, so what they do seems to make sense. I hate it when books have characters behaving in ways that don't make sense. If you like suspense and intrigue, try this.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Winning money can be murder. August 16, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Amanda "Mandy" Newman is a lawyer. She practices family law and has been dealing with many divorce cases recently. So when a man in a white truck begins riding her bumper, Mandy figures the driver is drunk, near sited, or the husband of someone she represented out to scare her. But all bets were off when the truck rams her vehicle three times, sending her crashing and sinking into the Hillsborough River (which flows out into Tampa Bay). Thoughts of her one-year-old daughter, Gabby, gives Mandy the needed mental and physical strength to survive.

Things begin looking up when Mandy learns that the Powerball jackpot ticket she and some of her coworkers purchased won. They now have three hundred and sixty million dollars to divide between them. (Sixty million dollars each.) Then someone stole the ticket. One by one Mandy's coworkers are being attacked. Mandy has no choice but to wonder if her near brush with a watery grave had anything to do with the ticket. Each person gets bodyguards, which Mandy thinks is a good idea until she learns that her bodyguard is Zachary "Zach" Taylor. The man who does not know he has a daughter. The man who told her that he never wanted kids or a family.

Zach and Mandy had a one night together before he disappeared into his next assignment. Zach is a DEA agent and often goes deep undercover. He is currently on leave, due to a death in his last mission, so when his sister, Dana, calls him to be Mandy's bodyguard he agrees. Though Zach never phoned or wrote Mandy after that night, he has been unable to forget her. They are soon kept busy, dodging a killer who seems determined to kill her.

**** I found this to be a wonderful romantic suspense story. I have no doubts readers will be hanging on the edge of their seats at some points. I certainly did. Author Susan Kearney proves that she knows suspense, whether in space or in Florida. Encore! ****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars August 30, 2007
By AK
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Winning the largest lottery in U.S. history should be a dream come true for Mandy and the other women in the lotto pool, but life has turned into a nightmare as one by one, the members are attacked and or killed. The danger forces her to turn to the one man she most wants and most wants to avoid, Zack Taylor, a sexy DEA agent who she once loved, but who left her. Yet, with her life on the line and her child in danger, trust issues and secrets are of secondary importance.

**** Ms. Kearney has found her niche; when writing romantic suspense, she truly shines. Though some scenes seemed a bit too hot, especially under the circumstances, her pacing and ability to evoke suspense is spot on. This is a quick, compelling read that leads you through a labyrinth of intrigue at a heart-stopping pace.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Romantic Suspense! July 31, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first book I have read by this author, I don't read many paranormal books, but reading this may make me go to her other books. This was a great romantic suspense book that keeps you guessing. I thought both characters were well written and the romance between them a great addition to the story. I loved how Mandy's priorities always remained with her daughter and that she was strong for her. The mystery was great and you didn't really know where the danger was coming from. I am looking forward to Susan Kearny's next Romantic Suspense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's only money May 8, 2013
By Katbur
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved this story. Can't wait for the next book. I would let my granddaughters read it and they are 16 & 13yrs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me Deadly April 28, 2013
By deb
Format:Kindle Edition
From the intriguing cover to the suspense and sexual tension that grows bigger by the page. This book is sizzling. From the first page to the last Zack and Mandy prevail. Who would of thought that winning the lottery could get a person into so much trouble? You will be sucked in hook, line, sinker, and be up all night until it's finished.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just perfect July 25, 2013
By Kelly
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Kissing me deadly, every aspect of this book was perfect. The story was suspenseful, dramatic, romantic and spicy. Can't wait to read more from Susan Kearney.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me Deadly June 29, 2013
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A predictable but entertaining story. The characters are anguished, as so often is the case, but very likeable. It's a good book to curl up with on a rainy day.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
plot was predidtable
Published 5 days ago by Joe Padula
5.0 out of 5 stars ... first book I read by Susan Kearney and I enjoyed it that I will...
It was the first book I read by Susan Kearney and I enjoyed it that I will start to rad more by her. I love suspense and murder mysteries.
Published 1 month ago by Cha Espinola
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book I have ever read
Had a hard time getting into this book. It is very easy to put down and forget about. I have still not finished it and started reading anther book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jennifer nobrega
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting story.
A story plot that I could not put down once I started reading. I loved the characters & the constant drama.
Published 4 months ago by Marlene Shofner-Daves
4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me Deadly
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I enjoyed this book. I bought this book in error, thinking I had bought a Susanna Kearnsey book, who I am a fan of. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sharon Holcomb
4.0 out of 5 stars Thrill Ride
This book wasn't as spellbinding as I would have liked although it does have it's moments. When you mix love and suspense, sometimes it takes away the suspense. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JuJu
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and Turns.
I felt sorry that Delgado, the police, Wasn't the intended love interest. Oh well, maybe in another story. Loved the characters, plot, twists & All. Read more
Published 5 months ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Loved this book. The characters are interesting and the story moves along at a nice pace to keep you interested.
Published 5 months ago by MariaCherry
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing
Too many secondary characters. I basically flip through the chapters. The first 3 chapters was the only ones that grab me. I wouldn't recommend this book too confusing.
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me Deadly by Susan Kearney
I really enjoyed this book. It is well paced, tense plot that keeps you turning the pages until the very end. A good read.
Published 6 months ago by Meriread Bookmad
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More About the Author

Susan Kearney used to set herself on fire four times a day, now a USA TODAY BESTSELLING author, she does something really hot, she writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She's written for Belle Books, Harlequin, Grand Central Publishing, Berkley and Simon and Schuster. She can apply the old rule of "write what you know" and never run out of ideas for characters and plots. An All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker and owner of a barter business as well as women's fitness and three hair salons, she has enough material for a lifetime. Kearney is currently re-releasing KISS ME DEADLY and DANCING WITH FIRE as well as her sexy futuristic RYSTANI WARRIOR series in e-book formats. All her stories include sexy heroines and the smart men who love them.

Kearney, a native of New Jersey, writes full time. She resides in a suburb of Tampa with her husband and Boston Terrier. Currently she's plotting her way through her 54th work of fiction. You can reach her through this web site www.susankearney.com

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