Hold On Because it’s Quite a Ride in No Chance in Hell by Jerrie Alexander!

Posted July 23, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review, Hot & Deadly | | 5 Comments

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Hold On Because it’s Quite a Ride in No Chance in Hell by Jerrie Alexander!No Chance in Hell by Jerrie Alexander
Series: Lost and Found Inc. #3
Published by Self Published on April 20, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 280
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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After a drunk driver killed Marcus Ricci’s wife while he was deployed in Afghanistan, he closed up emotionally. Working at Lost and Found, Inc., he lands a puzzling case with too many missing pieces. A killer is closing in on the woman Marcus is supposed to protect. Guarding the beautiful Chris is his job—and he’s one of the best—but keeping her close without letting her inside, makes it hard to protect his heart.

A murderer took the only family Chris Holland had left. When her sister’s killer comes after Chris, she turns to the Lost and Found agency for help. As she and Marcus Ricci dig into her background, they’ll discover surprises that shake everything she believes to be true about her past.

Forced together day and night, passion ignites, and Chris falls for Marcus. He’s a loner and not interested in a permanent relationship. When her case is over, he’ll go back to his solitary life. Just a man and his dog.

Quick summary

Christine (Chris) Holland has been stalked by a murderer for two years now, ever since she surprised him at one of his grisly scenes. Running and hiding hasn’t stopped him so she reaches out to Lost and Found, Inc. for help. Marcus Ricci takes the assignment, understanding that she’s his until this guy is caught.

 

The suspense

Chris has no memory of the murderer’s face and he knows it, just content to torture her and threaten anyone who becomes important to her. She’s abandoned friends, has no family and lives pretty much in isolation. Marcus has his hands full in protecting her and trying to find out the identity of the killer, whose point of view is provided so WE know something about him, just not who he is exactly and why he’s targeted Chris. It was chilling to know what was coming Marcus and Chris’s way and waiting to see the outcomes. It kept me on the edge of my seat as this guy was ruthless and heartbreak wasn’t spared.

 

The romance

If you’ve read the previous books, you know that Marcus is a widow, not having really recovered from the loss of his wife. Chris and Marcus connected because of their personal qualities, she being beyond courageous, without any of those TSTL behaviors, and in spite of her circumstances, had a great attitude towards life and he being a simply honorable man. Chris brought out the best in Marcus and their romance was grounded in the things you like to see most…genuine caring, admiration and affection. Hotness doesn’t hurt, either.

 

The bottom line

I’m just blown away by this series as each story seems to outdo the last. It was a gnarly mystery because the motivation of this psycho was unclear, which makes it hard to find a direction to start solving. And, the guy was a serial killer! The romance was sensual and often sweet, just what I was hoping to find for Marcus. Both were wonderful designed and this had everything I look for in a romantic suspense…characters you really like and a strong romance successfully integrated into a suspenseful plot. The climax wasn’t easy either. Bring on book #4!

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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