Cutthroat (Sutton Capital Intrigue, #1)

Cutthroat (Sutton Capital Intrigue, #1)

by Lori Ryan

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Cutthroat (Sutton Capital Intrigue, #1) by Lori Ryan

A woman determined to keep her estranged father out of her life, a man who wants to bring two people back together. 

Jaxon Cutter copes with being home from the war by befriending a homeless veteran and helping him get back on his feet. When his friend decides he wants to make amends and find a way to reach out to his estranged daughter, Jax knows he needs to try to help. 

Mia Kent wants nothing to do with the man she once called Dad. He left her behind, never looking back, even when she and her mother needed him most. When she relents and decides it might be time to let him in, a heartless crime rips any chance at reconciliation away from her. 

Together, she and Jax uncover an inconceivable string of crimes against one of the city's most vulnerable populations. What they discover is only the tip of the iceberg. 

All the heart-stopping suspense and heartwarming romance readers of Lori Ryan have come to expect! Fall in love with Jax and Mia today in the first of three new Sutton Capital Intrigue novels from NY Times Bestselling Author, Lori Ryan. Romantic suspense at its best.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153504124
Publisher: Lori Ryan
Publication date: 10/19/2016
Series: Sutton Capital Series , #8
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 11,802
File size: 487 KB

About the Author

Lori Ryan writes romantic suspense, romantic thrillers, and small town contemporary romance. She loves connecting with readers, so reach out to her at She and her husband live in Austin, TX with their three beautiful daughters and three dogs. It's a madhouse. 

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Cutthroat (Sutton Capital, #8) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Sutton Capital Series book well worth the time to read. The inclusion of PTSD suffered by veterans and the male hero makes this a good believable story. The romance is good and just graphic enough to keep the story going. Refreshing to find a good mystery romance.
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
Jax and Leo, a homeless vet, become good friends and Jax helps Leo get an apartment. Shortly after Jax meets Leo's estranged daughter, Mia, Leo unexpectedly passes away. While investigating a break in at Leo's house following his death, Jax and Mia begin to wonder if his death was a result of foul play. While searching for answers, they make a startling discovery that puts them in harm's way. Although I was left with more questions than answers regarding the investigation, I was glad that Mia and Jax's story was complete. I'm looking forward to reading Cut and Run to delve deeper into the mystery. I was given an advanced copy of this book. The opinion is my own.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This had the perfect combination between suspense, romance and action that makes this a page turning story which keeps you on the edge not being able to put the book down. It was wonderful to see some old time favorites come back on the scene from past books. I found myself so invested in the story I couldn’t put it down until I was finished. Mia doesn’t have much use for men she has closed herself off from matters of the heart after being abandoned by her father. It takes a strong man that is very caring with just enough time to break through her wall. It was a pleasure watching her wall crack and fall. Jax is a dream with his strength, support and caring ways he would weaken anyone women knees. I just adore him his injury doesn’t hold him back but adds so much more to his character. My heart went out to Mia as she finally tells her story. It’s sad when you finally get to the point where you might be able to build something with your father he dies leaving you feeling worse than you did before. They feel something isn’t right with her fathers death and are very determined to find out just what happen to him. The author really puts a lot into the story going into detail as she pulls you in keeping you hooked. I loved the many different characters and all the twists and turns they bring with them. Ms. Ryan is becoming fast one of my go to author. I know I will always find some thrills and excitement in each of her books with wonderful characters and delightful romance. I hope you will give this author a try and pick up this book. I can’t wait until the next one comes out.
Crystal_Yawn More than 1 year ago
Hello cliff hanger! Gah can't wait to start the next book. Cutthroat is a great addition to the Sutton Capitol series of books. We get new characters (Mia) and some old friends (Logan and Sam). This story stays out of the office and focuses on the mystery of the free clinic and its patients. Along with a budding relationship between Jay and Mia. It's packed full of crime and drama with enough romance to span multiple genre's. Ms. Ryan has done a wonderful job of researching police policy, how Vets live after military life and amputee . Jax is my favorite kind of hero. He takes a licking and keeps jumping back up. He is also very caring of everyone from his wealthy friends to the homeless on the streets. He has an awesome sense of humor and doesn't take life so seriously he can't laugh at the little things. Mia is a broken sole. She was abandoned as a child by her dad and still trying to piece it back together. It will be fun to see her grow in later books. It's a great story that leaves you wanting more answers, more Jax!
Jo_Lawless More than 1 year ago
Ryan spotlights an important issue with her special brand of Laughter, Love, Tears, and Suspense. You really can't go wrong with a Lori Ryan book, especially one with the men and women of Sutton Capital. Jax is swoon-worthy so be ready for a lot of *sighing* and maybe even some *panting*, if you're anything like this booklover. If you have a heart, Mia and Leo's story is going to touch it in a big way. Hopefully, reading this will not only bring you the pleasure it brought me but will also make you think about the members of our communities that often get overlooked and forgotten and maybe step up to the plate to help fix the problems that lead to it. I was given an advanced copy of this book. The opinion is my own.
ZR1000 More than 1 year ago
A suspenseful mystery plus a sweet romance… This is the eighth book in Sutton Capital series that can be read as a stand-alone. Jaxon Cutter, a former FMF Corpsman is adapting to civilian life after an injury ended his career. He’s most comfortable around down to earth people like his colleagues at Sutton Capital who are mostly former servicemen like himself. Those outside of work he has a hard time dealing with except for the older homeless veteran he befriended. They clicked when they met, their relationship was symbiotic; they helped each other to heal in different ways. It was through this friendship that Jaxon trying to help in mailing a letter ended up meeting Mia, the veteran’s estranged daughter who he found himself attracted to, her manner intrigued him. Mia Kent has a stable life with a good job but there is no passion, she leads a staid “safe” life. She has abandonment issues which makes her shun being close to people from having a father who left her and her mother. When she learns her father is alive she seeks him out to tell him she doesn’t need him and doesn’t care but she’s only lying to herself. Just as she’s found him and met his friend Jaxon who makes her feel emotions that scare her, her father dies from a heart attack leaving so many things unresolved for her and changing the path she’d set for her life. Stunned that his friend died after receiving new medication, sensing something wasn’t right about his sudden death, Jaxon looks into the medical history of his friend, unknowingly setting off a chain reaction from those who want the truth kept hidden. As Jaxon seeks answers he connects with Mia on so many levels. He’s supportive of the grief she didn’t expect to feel and protective when things turn dangerous. Amid the growing investigation into the veteran’s death by Jaxon and friends as well as the police their romance slowly blossoms, it’s sweet yet sexy and unassumingly honest, these were two complex likable characters with relatable issues. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, part of the underlying story remains unresolved, and this reader assumes it will continue in the next book but Jaxon and Mia are left with an HEA. This was a most enjoyable read with a suspenseful plot and multiple points of view including the villains to keep things interesting. An advanced reading copy was obtained from the author.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Love this addition to the Sutton Capitol series. An intense read with plenty of action, suspense and romance makes for the perfect page turning story. Jax, a war veteran when he becomes friends with homeless vet, Leo. Leo dies unexpectedly from a heart attack, a break in to his apt leads Jax to Leo's estranged daughter, Mia. Now Mia and Jax try to solve the death of Leo and others. Jax breaks down the walls around Mia as their relationship develops. Loved Jax, a strong character but a kind heart. A great love story between Jax and Mia. This is part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone. This a cliff hanger, so I can't wait to read the next book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!! Perfect combination of romance and suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat, turning page after page. I was so glad to see one of my all time favorites series continue and the author definitely delivered with this one. Jaxon Ray Cutter was a wonderful character. A man with power and strength but filled with kindness which he wasn't afraid to show to others. He may have been physically injured in combat but his spirit wasn't damaged. Mia Kent was a woman who had shut herself off from caring after her father abandoned her and her mother. The kindness and caring that Jax shows her helps crack some of the walls around her heart and eventually the whole story comes out. Before she really has a chance to get to know her father again he passes away. Something isn't right though and Jax and Mia are determined to find out exactly why he died. Hopefully Jax can keep Mia safe and get to the bottom of what's on. This is a great read and I'm looking forward to reading more in the series. I highly recommend this one!