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Book One in Palm Beach County Homicide

About the Author

V.K. Sykes is really two people - Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance and also romantic suspense. Randy excels at plot and characterization, but tends to fall down on the job when it comes to that pesky old thing called emotion. That's where Vanessa steps in. She usually writes the sex scenes too, since Randy is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to that sort of stuff. Vanessa also writes award-winning Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name. You can check out Vanessa's bestselling historical romances at vanessakellyauthor.com.

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  • File Size: 3468 KB
  • Print Length: 490 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 29, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F19F39I
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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V.K. Sykes is really two people - Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance. The second book in their Philadelphia Patriots Series of sports romances won the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books of 2012 Contest, in the romance category. They also write small town contemporary romance. SEE YOU AT SUNSET, the next book in their Seashell Bay Series set on a pretty island off the coast of Maine, will be out in February 2016.

Under her own name, Vanessa writes award-winning, Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra and was named by Booklist as one of the "new stars of historical romance." Her current series, The Renegade Royals, is a national bestseller.

You can find out more about V.K. Sykes at their website at www.vksykes.com. And look for Vanessa's historical romances and her blog at www.vanessakellyauthor.com.

Vanessa is also a member of The Jaunty Quills, a fantastic group of authors like Kristan Higgins and Shana Galen who love to blog about life, their families, writing, and just about anything else you can think of. Please visit them at www.jauntyquills.com.

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If you like a book heavy on suspense and police work and lite on romance then this book is for you. I prefer mine the other way around. The book was enjoyable and Luke and Amy were well matched characters. Both had great tragedies in their lives because of which Amy has built very high walls around herself and has become very single minded and driven. Luke has chosen to live life. They are thrown together to find a serial killer who's killing baseball players wives.
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Amy Robitaille is a hard wording, no-nosense homicide detective determined to catch those who terrorize others. After losing her sister at a young age, Robitaille has committed her life to solving crime leaving little time for anything else include a social life or a family of her own.

Luke Beckett is a former baseball star and ex-Marine. After all star performances on the field and serving over seas, he's enjoying early retirement by visiting children at a local Children's Hospital and taking up golf in his spare time.

When a naked and mutilated corpse is found in Palm Beach Country, the city goes on high alert for a killer living among them. When the cops determine the murderer may be targeting baseball players wives, they must pool all their forces to stop the killer before he claims his next victim.

In the most important case of her career, the last thing Robitaille needs is a famous pampered baseball star muddling the investigation, but Beckett has no intention of stepping to the side in this one. Robitaille and Beckett will need to combine their resources if they want any hope of stopping this killer. However, first impressions might not be quite as they seem, and the building sparks that fly between them may prove too great to ignore.

Will they catch this killer before he strikes again? As the evidence mounts, and the killer strikes closer to home, learning to trust each other may be a matter of life and death.

A gripping novel, V. K. Sykes hits this one out of the park! An engaging mystery from start to finish with a pulse-racing blend of suspense, murder, romance, and action. This is a must read!!
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Well written! A lot of suspense and gruesome but a great story! Very different from other books by this author.
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By W.S. on November 15, 2013
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I wasn't sure I was going to like it murder mystery and a love story all rolled up in one. But oh I couldn't put it down until I was finished. The plot just held you and wouldn't let you go.
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I am a little torn by this book. I have enjoyed some V. K. Sykes books more than others. I had high hopes for this one.

I will start by saying that looking at the cover and reading the synopsis that this book was a Romance/Suspense, heavier on the Romance side of things. This definitely was not the case. I did not even find there was any chemistry between Amelie and Luke. In fact, I thought their initial sexual encounter quite laughable. No romance there with the bolting up the stairs and back down to grab a condom.

Both of the leading characters had much grief to deal with from their past lives, much like most romance novels. I'm not sure Amelie's was ever dealt with much at all.

I liked the actual plot, though I found it quite unbelievable that somebody would become that obsessed with Minor League ball players.

My major complaint about this book was the amount of grammatical errors, (hopefully just on the Kindle version), and the French swearing. I found both way too distracting. I have relatives and friends from Montreal and none of them do this when speaking English.
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By suep on September 19, 2013
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Two haunted souls manage to find each other in the midst of the hunt for a serial killer. Both left damaged due to unimaginable family murders, Amy and Luke struggle on their life's path. But instant sexual heat leads them to each other, giving them a chance at the future and the strength to move on, all while trying to the solve the murders of the wives of several minor league baseball players. Along with these great characters, the hunt is on to find the killer. A great murder drama with some heat thrown in, my first adventure with V.K. Sykes was well worth the read.
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This was a great read from beginning to end. The characters were all very well developed. I normally don't read nail biter romance novels, however this was an exception. it had an incredible and believable plot.

Having worked in law enforcement I could totally relate to this story. I will be reading more books by V.K. Sykes.

The one thing I might mention is that the proofreading was not so great. There were some big flub ups that should have been corrected.
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One of the best books I've ever read! Mystery, action, drama and who-done-it galore! So many characters I had to start a spread sheet. If you don't at least like baseball this could get confusing with all the players, teams, cities, etc (thus the note taking). Amy Robitaile (Row-bi-tie) is a detective with the homicide unit in Palm Beach County and has made it her calling in life to put away those that hurt and destroy the lives of others ever since she lost her twin sister to a tragic murder years ago. When her boss and captain Kellen Cramer introduces special consultant Luke Becket to Amy's team she instantly has her guard up believing him to be nothing more than a nuisance and someone she must babysit throughout her investigation. She soon realizes that his knowledge of the sport may come in handy as several similar murders of baseball player's wives indicate a serial killer is on the loose. Luke Becket is a retired baseball star and former soldier with knowledge that may help Amy's team to apprehend this serial killer but can they act fast enough to keep this killer from hitting way to close to home for Amy. Beckett's found just the challenge he needs in assisting with the search for this serial killer despite Amy's objections. He soon finds he is intrigued with the determined detective regardless of the fact that Amy has made it clear she does not do relationships, period!
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