Sunday, November 24, 2013

{Lisa #Review} Romantic Suspense: Guilty As Sin by Jami Alden

GUILTY AS SIN by Jami Alden
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: ARC
Length: 464 pages
Publisher: Forever (July 30, 2013)

For over a decade, a killer has been waiting, silent as death and . . .

Fourteen years ago, Kate Beckett was a teenager more interested in summer romance than babysitting. Then the unthinkable happened: her younger brother was kidnapped and murdered on her watch. Now she is an advocate for missing children, and her newest case brings her back to the small town where she lost her brother-and where she left behind the first boy she ever loved.

Tommy Ibarra's world fell apart after Kate broke his heart, and he's spent his adult life making sure that he'll never be vulnerable again. When a teenage girl vanishes, he offers his expertise as a high tech security expert to help find her. Although he's determined to keep his distance from Kate, it isn't long before he's falling under her spell all over again.

As they race against the clock, their investigation leads to a brutal killer with a shocking connection to Kate's tragic past. And this time, the killer has Kate firmly in his sights.

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“Every time I let you get too close, I end up losing everything.”
This read grabs you from all sides. There is as intricately woven mystery of a missing child that brings Kate back to where she lost her brother to an abduction and murder while she was indulging in a teenage romance. However, Kate and Tommy are NOT kids anymore. They’ve both suffered through the years as the result of that one night. Both are determined to remain professional and away from each other. The flame between them doesn’t care about their desires to stay apart. When they finally give in a little, that flame explodes into an extremely steamy, borderline erotic romance.

I loved this story! Tommy and Kate are on fire and you so want them to move forward together, even if you’re not sure if they can.
“And by her man, are you referring to yourself, big guy?”
While investigating the disappearance of Tricia, they discover more about themselves and choices they made and choices that were made for them. Tricia’s story dredges up so many painful memories for both of them.

I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery as much as the romance. Yes, towards the end, I had figured out the abductor. Personally, I like a story that leaves enough clues that you work a mystery with the investigators. Even knowing the identity, still left a huge surprise at the end!

A must read for all romance suspense readers!

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