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.Till Justice is Served by Jerrie Alexander
Series: Killer Affections
Published by Self Published on November 3, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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FBI agent Rafe Sirilli has made the war against narcotics drugs his personal fight. Home to settle his father's estate, Rafe has no desire to get involved in local matters. Yet, he finds himself involved in solving two homicides and busting a drug ring as he tries to prove the innocence of a girl he'd long forgotten. Erin has grown into a beautiful woman. The passion she ignites in Rafe is hot enough to incinerate them both. His decision to deliver his own brand of justice will put his commitment to the law to the test.
High school counselor Erin Brady is committed to helping kids. Her world crashes around her when she's accused of making inappropriate sexual advances and suspected of murder. Erin's problems have only just begun. She has a secret admirer, one who vows to kill anybody who threatens to harm her or interfere with his plan. Rafe Sirilli agrees to help prove her innocence. Romance blooms, but Erin refuses to hope for permanence. Rafe is available for loan but not to keep.
Will facing old fears help Rafe capture the heart of the woman he loves? The woman who just turned him away?
Jerrie Alexander is one of my auto read authors so you should know that upfront. She can’t write her books fast enough and I was thrilled to find out she was writing another series. This first book doesn’t disappoint!
FBI Agent Rafe Sirilli returns home to Texas to settle his recently deceased father’s affairs. He runs smack into a doozy of a situation involving Erin Brady, a high school counselor and adopted daughter of his father’s former partner (deputy sheriff). A student’s been murdered and all fingers are pointing at Erin who, by the way, has a rocky history with Rafe.
Rafe’s on leave and agrees to Erin’s father’s request to help with the investigation. She and Rafe have some initial friction stemming from their high school days. The situation soon gets dicey when the body count starts to rise.
What I enjoyed
Rafe and Erin didn’t waste a lot of time and angst (hallelujah!) over their issues and quickly focused on the investigation and their growing attraction. Nothing coy about her and he went all in early. Their romance smoked and the case brought out Rafe’s alpha qualities with just the right balance since Erin is no damsel in distress. She handles herself. The case was was interesting and suspenseful, though I tagged the killer early on. But, the climax made up for my fast detection.
The bottom line
I stayed engaged in the story (finished in a day) and liked the main characters a lot. The secondary characters introduced already have my interest and I’m primed for the next books. This has the perfect mix of mystery, suspense and romance with a bit of chills added in. Well done!
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