Review: Hell or High Water by Jerrie Alexander

Posted January 16, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

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.

Review: Hell or High Water by Jerrie AlexanderHell or High Water by Jerrie Alexander
Series: Lost and Found Inc. #1
Published by Self Published on July 12, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 260
Format: eARC
Source: Author

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.

About Jerrie Alexander

A student of creative writing in her youth, Jerrie set aside her passion when life presented her with a John Wayne husband, and two wonderful children. A career in logistics offered her the opportunity to travel to many beautiful locations in America, and she revisits them in her romantic suspense novels.

But the characters went with her, talked to her, and insisted she share their dark, sexy stories with others. She writes alpha males and kick-ass women who weave their way through death and fear to emerge stronger because of, and on occasion in spite of, their love for each other. She likes to torture people, make them suffer, and if they’re strong enough, they live happily ever after.

Jerrie is the author of THE GREEN-EYED DOLL, THE LAST EXECUTION, short story, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME and the Lost and Found, Inc. series. She lives in Texas, loves sunshine, children’s laughter, sugar (human and granulated), and researching for her heroes and heroines.

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