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Convicted Paperback – February 5, 2015
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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This was a quick suspenseful romance (<200pgs) involving a war-damaged marine turned law enforcement, and an undercover DEA Agent. Cade is our marine who has joined the sheriff's office in small town to help his buddy (Rick Trevane) clean the town and department of the corrupting influence of a violent motorcycle gang. Cade has basically turned off all his emotions to deal with things he went thru during the war. Until Trina comes along and is very determined to crack Cade's tough exterior, and it seems to be working. The only problem is that Katrina is affiliated with the gang as part of her undercover assignment. This creates a problem for Cade who thinks Trina is one of the bad guys, and she can't reveal her assignment to him.
I only picked up this book because I started reading the second book and realized I was lost and needed to look for the previous story. That being said, I am a bit surprised by amount of 2-star reviews for this book. I didn't think it was bad. It was a quick read and it was paced well. It seems some people did not like Trina, who was a stronger female that you typically find in the abundance of new adult romances going around. That was fine with me, I like strong females. Maybe that is because we share things in common regarding our employment. But I totally dig stories where the heroine is a strong kickass person in her daily life/work, but feels comfortable enough with her man to let that go and let him take control. And Cade did take control. I saw some comments saying that Trina was more alpha than Cade, and I didn't see it that way at all. Yes she was assertive and determined to get what she wants, but she had no problem switching that off. Overall I liked both of the characters even when they were going through the on-again off-again teeter-totter part of their relationship.
The writing did seem choppy sometimes, almost like it was edited down a little too much. But I will forgive a little of the choppy writing since it had some really fabulous steamy sex scenes. The kind of scenes that you want to go back and read again just to make sure you didn't miss anything. Cade's character really shone during those scenes because he relaxed and was playful and charming or released his hold on that iron-tight control of his. I am glad that I stopped Wanted to read this one first. It provided a lot of necessary background for this second book. 4 stars / 3 flames.
Cade Evigan was part of the Marine Special Ops with his buddy Rick, but now he's out & has come to help Rick clean up his hometown by becoming a Sheriff's Deputy. He's learned some hard lessons in the Marines & knows that those that are TOO helpful are usually the ones who want you dead the quickest. He doesn't know how to take Katrina's bold approaches and can't help but suspect her motives. PTSD doges his every step and the town is wary of the new "psycho cop" in town.
Katrina Killian is an undercover DEA agent working in the midst of her ruthless Uncle's MC, managing the bar in which they meet and hang out. The old-timers she grew up with are all gone now and the new batch of crew members are getting more difficult to fool by the day. Her uncle's no longer a safety net and she's being watched. One wrong move could land her in the hospital or worse. She's intrigued by Cade and finds him equal parts frustrating, sexy, and comfortable. As the times passes by, she pushes her way into his life with less and less fight.
Hot Factor: 4
Why did I chose to read this book?
I'm not going to lie... this one was 100% cover choice.
While I cannot find a single thing wrong with this book, I found myself fighting to get it read. I was constantly distracted by even the most minute of things. Maybe it's the fact that Cade is "dead inside" and continually shutting down. I enjoy the annoyingly sassy determination of Trina though. I like how she pushes and forces him to admit things he did not even realize. For once, I actually like the heroine more than the hero.
The secondary character fill the love/hate roles well. Chemistry was denied for nearly 1/2 the book, even though it was always simmering below the surface but when they came together, things got hot! The dialogue and interaction was good. There were some great catchy, witty moments. The plot was slow to get rolling but once it did, there was a sufficient amount of action, intrigue and flirtatious danger to keep you turning those pages. The climactic conflict and it's resolve were great! Most importantly, it was not predictable at every turn.
Overall rating: 3.9 / 5.0
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This book has a good story, suspense, and romance.