Series: For Me #2
Published by Montlake Publishing on November 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary RS
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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She’s the obsession two men share: one wants her love, the other wants her life.
A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren’t just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over.
Five years later, it’s none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak reunites the lawyer and the lawman…and reignites their love. But this time, the pair is in danger of being permanently parted—by a killer with revenge on his mind, and Lauren on the top of his list. As a new wave of terror sweeps through the streets and swamps of Baton Rouge, one man will pit his boundless passion against another’s relentless hate, for the life of the woman who obsesses them both.
Series: A Novel of the Bayou Butcher
This is book 2 in the For Me series, and follows Die For Me (but stands alone). Anthony Ross, the US Marshall from the previous book is the hero here. He and Lauren Chandler, the DA, were involved 5 years ago, but he broke it off. He felt he was getting too close to her and due to some issues from his past, he thought he might be getting obsessed with her. But events from Die For Me made him realize that he loved Lauren, and he wanted her back. So when he was sent to Louisiana to help catch a serial killer Lauren had put away years ago, he knows he’s got to fix what he screwed up by leaving.
Lauren wanted him. She never knew why he left. She’d asked him to stay and he just left. Honestly this is the main reason I gave it a 4 star rating rather than a 5 star rating. This is never explained to Lauren, and they never really have a conversation about it at all. They just pick up at all the lusty feelings they left off at, and with danger around every corner, there is no time for conversations.
The killer has escaped from prison and I think in this book we see the most page time with the killer than ever before. He’s a huge part of the book, and he wants Lauren. She’s the reason he was put away, and she’s got to die for him. He has spent years plotting this, and now he’s loose and very good at staying one step ahead of the authorities. Anthony isn’t letting Lauren out of his sight, and Lauren doesn’t mind it one bit. This just enrages the killer, though and he deviates from his normal ways. The FBI team with Anthony is playing catch up, and still can’t figure out how the killer has been evading them. But when Lauren is taken by the killer, will the team find her in time, or will she become the Bayou Butcher’s latest victim?
I will say that this book is incredibly suspenseful. Every time I thought I’d figured out the killer, a new clue would change my mind, or a new potential suspect would pop up. It was really well done, and I want to dive into the next book right away!
***This book is available on Amazon only and I got it through Kindle Unlimited