I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hell or High Water by Jerrie Alexander
Series: Lost and Found Inc. #1
Published by Self Published on July 12, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
When ex-SEAL Nate Wolfe learns a woman from his past is in danger, nothing will stop him from protecting her. Not even her.
Dallas Child Protection Services Investigator Kay Taylor doesn't want or need Nate in her life. But he doesn't seem to understand the word no. He seems to also have forgotten the brand he left on her heart.
When Kay is taken and sold to a monster, the devil himself couldn't stop Nate from doing whatever it takes to find her...but will he be in time?
The set up
Kay Taylor was the last person to talk to one of her clients before she was found dead in her hospital room. At first ruled a suicide, Kay’s persistence led to a closer examination and it’s then declared a homicide. Now someone’s after her and she doesn’t have a clue why. Complicating matters is Nate Wolfe’s return to Dallas. He’s now a private investigator and he and Kay have a history. You guessed it…it didn’t end well the first time.
What worked about this story
The action starts at the story’s opening and never seems to stop. It’s pretty fast paced (only a couple of lulls here and there) and the crime is pretty nasty (human trafficking). The romance is at times prickly and at others steamy. Nate has to work really hard to regain Kay’s trust and friendship, which kept things spicy and off balance. The characters were interesting and the suspense level was exceptional, especially the climax. There was a surprising twist at the end (well, I figured it out but…) that will make a compelling future story. I liked both Kay and Nate, as well as how their relationship developed. Their personal histories also added a lot of flavor.
The bottom line
This is a great start of the series and I’m ready to continue. The story was exciting with a good balance of suspense and romance. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride and didn’t find the action predictable. The climax was pretty tough with a “can’t put the book down” ending. I like the writing style and will be reading more by this author.
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