Born into a long line of spies, sanctioned killers and covert weapons developers, Beth Faraday carried out her first hit-for-hire when she was still a teenager.
That part of her lifethe American spy royalty partended one year ago, with a job gone wrong in Afghanistan. The collateral damage she caused with a single shot was unfathomable and, for Beth, unforgivable. She's worked hard to build a new life for herself, far away from the family business.
But someone, somewhere, hasn't forgotten what Beth did in Kabul. And they want revenge.
As the Faraday clan bands together to defend Beth and protect their legacy, Beth is forced to flee her new home with the unlikeliest of allies-MI6 agent Raleigh Vick, the only man she's ever loved. And the one she thought she'd killed in the desert.
Book one of the Blood Money series
Don't miss Ripped, book two of Blood Money, coming May 2015!
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I cannot tell you how excited I was when Carina Press started promoting for this book. The excerpt found on their website had me drooling to get my hands it. Spies, strong heroines, dark heroes, secrets, betrayal. This book has everything I’ve been looking for, especially with a new series I’ve been working on. I needed the research. I needed to find something close to what I write so I can get a better understanding of the romantic suspense genre. Oh, how I wish this book lived up to all that. Beth Faraday was a contract killer. She was good at it, so why isn’t she coming across stronger on the page? I had a really hard time connecting with her for the simple fact, she didn’t act like a badass. Sure, she’d gotten herself out of the life. Sure, she was starting over as a museum employee, but why the hell is she so whiney about her old life threatening to ruin her new life? You had to expect it, woman! You killed people for a living, your family kills people for a living. Bound to happen. Suck it up, buttercup! Raleigh Vick is an extreme opposite to his heroine. He’s cocky, apparently horny all the time, and a liar. Why are we supposed to fall in love with him? Now, I do have to give him credit about half way through the book when his true intentions are revealed. It made me want to keep going rather than throwing my iPhone against the wall. But, alas, I just couldn’t connect with this couple. DNF ***Finished book 5/28/15//upped star review to 4 stars*** The book does pick up after reaching the halfway point to the point I couldn't put it down. The sex scenes had me smiling and I love the heroine's brothers for their smart ass comments. While the first half of the book is slow moving and I couldn't connect with the characters, I loved the action and Beth's capability to free herself from her captor. I'll be buying the second book now.
Great read to sink yourself right into! Twist and turns and a seat gripper to say the least! A whole different look on a women's role in what some would call a "man's world". *received For An Honest Review*
When I saw this book on Netgalley, I totally had to have it. Female assassin from a family of spies and spooks? Oh yeah! Sign me up! I love reading about strong women who are taking on the more traditional men's roles of spy and assassin. Luckily this seems to be a growing movement, going in all directions, everything from paranormal to comedic to romantic suspense; such as this one. It had all the pieces that I expect from a romantic suspense: plenty of chase scenes, hot smexy times, shoot outs, sizzling romance, dangerous situations, all with the plus of the female being our "big damn hero". I went back and checked out a note I had put at about the 40% mark: "This is going to sound odd, but I don't know whether I like this book or not. The male interest keeps flipping on me. I like him, I don't like him, He's sweet, He's a snake. And my kickass female assassin has been showing her wimpy side... To finish or not to finish... that is the question." It's hard to believe that shortly after this comment everything kicked up a notch and things got really exciting really fast and there was no longer any question about finishing the book. As it turned out, I thought Raleigh was totally redeemed and worth the effort getting him to that point. Beth turned out to be anything but wimpy. She was totally my hero towards the end. This turned out to be a 4 star read for me.
Have you or someone you’ve known ever gone into the family business? What if your family’s legacy was to be a spy or maybe an assassin or a weapons developer? Are you cut out for a career like that? Beth entered the family business as a teen, but after a deadly disaster in the Middle East, she packed up and decided she was done, out of the family business. But is that really possible? Someone may have revenge in mind. Part of Beth’s past comes walking out of the shadows, a man she thought she had killed a year before. In a game of spy versus spy versus death, an agent of M16, Raleigh Vick becomes her greatest and most unlikely ally. Not only do they have a tenuous truce to hold, but Beth is in danger of dying of a broken heart long before a bullet can touch her. Raleigh is the only man she has ever loved, and their previous times together were always while each was on an “assignment.” Is she in love with a facade or the real man beneath the mask?Together again, the heat turns into a raging fire, but can they trust each other enough to stay alive? Blamed by Edie Harris is electric with intrigue, sizzling romance and danger at every turn! The game of espionage comes to life, as she wields her remarkable pen! Both main characters are tough as nails, but inside, Beth is full of regrets and insecurity, feeling unworthy of Raleigh’s attentions, but she’ll take what she can get until her time runs out. Raleigh, a man of many disguises and names is strong, yet vulnerable to anything Beth. Beth’s family? Certainly unique, yet loyal in this dark game of cat and mouse played across the globe. From page one, Ms. Harris sets an edgy stage, dark, with a veiled future, then proceeds to peel back each layer slowly, tantalizing her readers with her crisp style and no-nonsense writing. Fans of spy drama, intrigue and hidden secrets, heated up with scorching sensual scenes are going to find a new series to follow after reading Blamed.