Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on September 18, 2018
Genres: Contemporary RS
Source: Advance Reader Copy, NetGalley
To catch a killer…you have to use the perfect bait.
FBI Agent Bree Harlow is working the biggest case of her career. She’s undercover on the hunt for a killer who has murdered three women—and she isn’t going to stop until she brings down her prey. She’s scored a job at Fantasy, the hottest club in New Orleans, and she’s just caught the attention of the club’s owner, the sexy and dangerous Kace Quick. Everyone knows the guy is shady—and probably linked to every criminal activity in the Big Easy. She shouldn’t find him so attractive. Shouldn’t want to do anything but lock the guy away. After all, he is her chief suspect.
Be careful…sometimes, you can’t see the danger coming.
Kace knows there is far more to Bree than meets the eye. He isn’t a fool, and he can spot a Fed from a mile away, though he does admit that Bree is the sexiest FBI agent he’s ever seen. He lets her play her game, though Kace plans to keep his hands very far off his gorgeous new problem. Then the attacks begin. Attacks all focused on Bree. And suddenly, it’s not a game any longer because Kace isn’t about to let his FBI agent get caught in the crossfire.
To hurt a man, you have to destroy what he wants most.
Kace has a powerful enemy working in the darkness—a man who wants to destroy Kace by making him look guilty as hell. Kace is being set up for murders he didn’t commit. And now, the killer has locked onto his next victim—Bree. Despite Kace’s best efforts, he has let Bree get too close. For the first time in years, Kace cares about someone else—a fatal flaw. And the killer in the dark can’t wait to make Kace pay for past sins…The killer thinks he can hurt Bree, and by hurting her, the mighty Kace Quick will fall.
Things aren’t always as they appear…
Bree won’t be anyone’s victim. She’s not the damsel in distress—she’s the woman ready to take down a murderer. She’ll break every rule in the FBI’s precious handbook in order to protect the lover she knows is innocent. Kace is hers, and Bree won’t let anyone hurt him. She’ll catch the real killer, she’ll prove his guilt, and maybe, just maybe, Bree and Kace can stop their world from going down in flames.
Sex, murder, and lies…just another day in the Big Easy…
When Agent Bree Harlow goes undercover as a server at a very popular nightclub, she knows that being near Kace Quick is dangerous. But getting close to him is her job, so the danger is to be expected. It isn’t until he takes a personal interest in her that she starts to get a little nervous. But if it means catching the serial killer stalking New Orleans, she’ll do it. And if Kace is the killer, she’ll take great pleasure in putting him behind bars.
Kace pegs Bree as a fed the second she walks in his club. But he’s all about keeping his enemies close, and he wants to see what she’s going to do. He tests her, pushes her, wants to see how far he can go. Bree never does what he expects. She pushes back.
But the killings continue and Bree isn’t so sure he’s the killer. The agent in charge is set on him and won’t even look elsewhere for a suspect. Bree starts to notice little things that don’t add up. Maybe Kace isn’t completely above-board with his business dealings, but she’s not sure he’s a killer.
I liked Bree. She was tough and kept her coo,l and I really liked watching her keep Kace on his toes. Every time he thinks he knows what she’s about, she surprises him. And I loved that the two of them didn’t try to deny the attraction between them. Bree was unapologetic in her desire and I freaking loved it.
This book was intense, sexy, and kept me guessing. There’s even a fun little cross-over from her LOST series. I really love things like that. I always recommend Cynthia Eden when someone wants a good Romantic Suspense, and this time around is no different. You want excellent Romantic Suspense? Grab this book.
***ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley