This week I got to read Relentless written by Winter Austin http://www.winteraustin.com/ and published by Crimson Romance.
ABOUT THE BOOK (taken from the publisher’s website)
Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau trusts no one. He hides from a past
that could kill him and anyone involved with him. What he’s not prepared for is
the return of an elusive serial killer . . . and an unwanted desire to protect
a witness at all costs.
Professional barrel racer Cody Lewis’s dream of being top in the nation is
within reach until she discovers a murdered woman in her horse trailer. The
event pulls her into the sickening world of the Rodeo Sweethearts serial
killer—a madman who terrorized Dallas’s rodeo circuit five years prior and is
now back for more. But what’s worse is that Cody fits the profile of the Rodeo
Sweetheart victims. . . .
As Remy dives into the investigation, he uncovers secrets of a botched
investigation and a tight-lipped boss, while attracting unwanted attention from
the killer. Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his
past, catching the killer could cost Remy everything. Even Cody’s life.
by Winter Austin
First, I love a good suspense. This is one. Second, I love a good series
that leaves me panting for the next installment. This is that too. Third, I
love a heroine with chutzpah – Cody has it in spades. And I like my heroes,
especially the arrogant ones, to be a little vulnerable.
It shows the skill of the author that she managed to seamlessly weave
together two separate, and mysterious, back stories while establishing the foundation
of a romance which will span multiple books and still told an encapsulated story
about a deranged serial killer. That is a lot of action for one book but the
pacing was at perfect pitch. Not once was I going, “When the hell did that
This book fired on all cylinders for me and I was pissed when it was over
because despite the very satisfying resolution to the story arc for Relentless, the relationship arc for
Cody and Remy is far from resolved and I knew I had to wait for Part Two.
then wait anxiously, like I
am, for part 2 of Remy & Cody’s story: Retribution
due to be released in June 2013.
available at www.CrimsonRomance.com,
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