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M. Cassidy—Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured.
Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She’s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he’s close to the capture he wants most . . . and there’s no room for learning on the trail of this monster.
Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be . . .
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Kat Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of fifty-five books across multiple genres. Fifteen million copies are in print and she has been published in twenty-one foreign countries, including Japan, France, Argentina, Greece, China, and Spain. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA award and won both the Lifetime Achievement and Reviewer’s Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews.
A resident of Missoula, Montana, Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She and her author husband, L.J. Martin, spend their winters in Ventura, California. She is currently writing her next Romantic Suspense. Visit Kat at www.katmartin.com. Or join her Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-Martin).
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Into the Firestorm
By Kat Martin
KENSINGTON PUBLISHING CORP.Copyright © 2017 Kat Martin
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The first thing she saw was the blood. Thickened into a syrupy dark red mass, it formed a scarlet river down the hallway into the entry of her sister April's home. Nausea hit her and her stomach rolled. The packages Emma was carrying, purchases she had made at the mall, fell from her nerveless fingers.
"Ginny! Ginny, where are you?" Emma Cassidy raced across the hardwood floor, a scream tearing loose as she spotted Eleanor Harris, the housekeeper, lying motionless in the hall, her head bent at an odd angle, her neck and chest soaked in blood.
Fear expanded inside her. "Ginny!" She ran past Eleanor, whose throat had been cut in a single long gash. The housekeeper's eyes were open, staring lifelessly up at the ceiling.
Emma started shaking. "Ginny!" Her voice cracked as she shouted her niece's name. Moving beyond the dead woman, she swallowed the tears and bile in her throat and continued down the hall. Her sister was at work. Emma raced toward her niece's bedroom, her lungs burning with the effort to breathe.
As she reached the open door, a sob escaped. Her pretty little fourteen-year-old niece sat curled up in bed, her back against the headboard, her jeans gone, her T-shirt in tatters, her arms crossed over her budding breasts. Ginny's fine brown hair hung in a tangled mess around her slender shoulders. A bruise darkened her cheek. Big brown eyes stared straight ahead as if she looked inward and saw nothing at all.
Emma's heart simply shattered. She dragged in a shuddering breath, her hands clenched into fists. She had to stay calm, had to be strong for Ginny.
"It's okay, sweetheart." Approaching slowly, afraid she would frighten Ginny even more, Emma crossed the floor to her bedside. "It's Aunt Em, Ginny. You're okay, sweetheart. You're safe."
But was she? What if the man who had done this was still in the house? What if he came back and murdered them the way he had poor Eleanor? Dear God, she needed to call the police but her cell phone was in her purse, lying among the packages scattered on the floor in the entry.
She wanted to reach out and pull Ginny into her arms, tell her everything would be okay, but she didn't dare. Not until the police were on the way. She pulled the sheet up over Ginny's half-naked body, leaned down, and kissed her forehead.
"I'll be right back, sweetheart. I'm not leaving you. I need to get my phone." Emma turned and ran toward the door.
The whisper of her niece's voice halted her before she reached the hall. "It was him ..." she said. "It was ... Rudy."
Emma couldn't move. Hearing his name spoken out loud made the horror somehow worse.
"He tore off my clothes," Ginny said in that eerie monotone that sounded nothing like her. "He tried to ... tried to ..."
"It's all right, honey." She swallowed. "Everything's going to be okay."
"Eleanor stopped him ... but he ... killed her."
A thick sob escaped Ginny's throat. "He says he's coming back for me."
Emma pressed her trembling lips together. "I've got to call the police, honey. I'll be right back." She had to get help but she could barely see through the thick glaze of her tears. She raced back down the hall, her sandals slipping in the housekeeper's blood, grabbed her purse off the floor in the entry, and dragged out her cell phone with a hand that could barely hold on to it.
It took three tries to punch in 9-1-1.
"This is police dispatch. What's your emergency?"
"There ... there's been a murder. A woman named Eleanor Harris. And ... and a young girl has been ... has been attacked." Her voice broke. "Please ... Ginny needs medical attention. She ... she needs an ambulance." She swallowed past the heavy lump in her throat. "Rudy Vance ... He's the one who did it. He might still be in the house. Please, you've got to help us."
"Ma'am, please stay calm and stay on the line." The dispatcher repeated April's address. "Is that correct?"
"Yes, that's right. It's my sister's house, but she's ... she's at work." Fresh tears rolled down her cheeks. She kept the phone against her ear as she hurried back down the hall.
"The police are on the way," the operator said. "Ma'am, please stay on the line until they get there."
But Emma no longer heard her. She had to reach Ginny, had to keep her safe.
Two weeks ago, Rudy Vance, a man her sister had only just met, had broken into the house and raped her daughter. April had blamed herself, had barely been able to cope. Rudolph Vance had been arrested, but he had been released.
Emma bit back a sob. If only she'd been at the house with Ginny this afternoon instead of out shopping, maybe Eleanor wouldn't be dead. And Ginny. Dear God, what about Ginny?
As Emma rushed back down the hall, she thought of the man who had destroyed her family. The man who was still out there, free to do his evil again. The man the judge had released on bail when he should have stayed locked in prison.
She would find him, Emma vowed, a promise that burned through every cell in her body. She would personally make sure Rudolph Vance never hurt anyone again.CHAPTER 2
Seattle, Washington Ten Months Later
Sitting at the long, neon-lit bar in Rocker's Karaoke Lounge, Luke Brodie sipped a cold Corona and eyed his quarry. A bail skip named Skinner Digby leaned back in a chair at a round Formica-topped table a few feet away.
"You here for Skinner?" Eddie Mullens, the bartender, a string bean of a guy with gold wire-rimmed glasses, followed Luke's gaze to where Digby sat nursing a Jack and Coke. Eddie knew everything that went on in this part of Seattle. For a little cash once in a while, he kept Luke informed if anything interesting went down.
Luke took a sip of his beer. "Digby skipped on a DUI."
"Seems like small potatoes for you."
Luke was a bounty hunter. He went after FTAs, failures to appear, guys released on bail that didn't show up in court. He got twenty percent of whatever the bondsman had posted for their release and would have to forfeit if the fugitive wasn't rearrested. Luke specialized in the toughest and most profitable cases, bail skips whose bond sometimes ran into the millions.
"I need to ask Skinner some questions." That was the way it worked. You went after the small fish to get your hands on the big ones. "Figure I might as well make a few bucks while I'm at it."
Luke took a swallow of beer and returned his attention to his quarry. Digby had been flirting with a petite little brunette no more than five foot three in a tight black skirt and low-cut silver top who laughed at one of his dirty jokes.
Luke was getting irritated. Skinner, with his bulldog face and beer belly, was no ladies' man. Luke wished the woman would just take the free drink he offered and move on.
Instead, she sidled a little closer and leaned over to whisper in his ear, giving him a bird's-eye view down the front of her sparkly top at some very impressive cleavage. Skinner pulled out a chair, inviting her to join him.
Luke softly cursed. If the woman was going to hang around, he was going to have to make his move. He didn't like putting a woman in the middle of a situation that might go bad, but he needed to talk to Digby. The lady was giving him no choice.
He set the beer bottle down on the bar and came off the stool. Luke couldn't hear what the little brunette said, but Skinner snarled a curse and started up from his chair.
Luke couldn't believe his eyes when the lady grabbed Digby by the nape of the neck and shoved his head down, slamming him hard onto the top of the table.
Skinner groaned and his muscles went limp. The brunette twisted one of Skinner's arms up behind his back, pulled a pair of handcuffs from the handbag on her shoulder, and shackled his wrist, doing the same to the other one. Looking even more stunned than Luke, Digby swayed, his legs wobbly, as the brunette hauled him to his feet.
Sonofabitch. Luke turned to Eddie, who stood chuckling behind the bar. "What the hell just happened?"
"She's something, ain't she? Looks like the lady got to your bail skip first."
"Who is she?"
"Name's Cassidy. She's a bounty hunter. Pretty amazing, huh?"
Luke was torn between annoyance and curiosity. "That's M. Cassidy?"
"Yeah, short for Emma. The guys call her Em."
Em Cassidy. He knew the name, thought it was a man. He watched the petite brunette — nine inches shorter than Digby's six-foot frame and no more than a hundred ten pounds — haul Skinner out the side door into the parking lot. Luke reached for his beer, took a last swallow, tossed a little extra cash on the bar, and followed the lady outside.
It took him a minute to spot her beneath a lamppost at the edge of the parking lot. He sauntered into the shadow of a car in a nearby space, got a real good look at her this time.
Late twenties, petite, but curvy in all the right places, thick dark hair that hung in heavy curls around her shoulders.
A bounty hunter. That was a laugh.
The smile on his face slipped a little as he watched her handle Skinner. She had the guy sitting cross-legged on the grass, hands cuffed behind him. She was pressing him to answer her questions — exactly the same questions Luke wanted to ask.
"There's a guy you know," she said. "His name is Felix Riggs. He's your supplier. I want to know where to find him."
Felix Riggs. Same guy Luke was hunting.
Skinner just grunted. "Yeah, right. Like I'm gonna tell you anything. You damn near knocked me out, you bitch."
Emma lightly cuffed the back of Digby's head, and Luke bit back a grin.
"You skipped on a drunk driving charge," the lady said. "Third offense, Skinner. They're going to stick your butt in jail for at least a year. Tell me what I want to know and I'll let you go."
She'd let him go? Luke hadn't expected that. Now he was even more intrigued.
Digby sat quietly, considering his options. "Take off the cuffs, then I'll tell you what you want to know."
"Not a chance."
Digby shook his head. "If Riggs finds out I told you, he'll kill me. He don't like snitches."
Frustrated, Emma nibbled her bottom lip. It was plump and damp, and Luke felt a curl of heat he hadn't expected.
"You want to walk or go to jail?" she asked, pushing, but not quite hard enough, only willing to go so far.
Luke glanced around. If Digby didn't spill in the next few minutes, there was a chance the cops would arrive. Always somebody there to dial 9-1-1.
He stepped out of the shadows and Emma spun toward him, went into a wide-legged, self-defense stance. He pointed to the bail enforcement badge clipped to his belt and she relaxed.
"I didn't hear you walk up," she said.
Luke ignored her, zeroed in on Skinner Digby, crouched down in front of him. "The lady asked you nice and polite where to find Felix Riggs. You know who I am?"
Skinner grunted. "I know who you are. You're Brodie."
"That's right. I'm going to ask you the same question just one time. You don't answer, you won't have to worry about dealing with Riggs. You'll have to deal with me."
"Now ... where is Felix Riggs?"
Skinner ran his tongue over his lips. There was a lump turning purple in the middle of his forehead. "Riggs is ... he's out of town. Won't be back till Monday."
"Where can I find him?"
Skinner gave a sigh. "Hangs around the Polo Club. There's a bitch he's got the hots for."
"What's her name?"
"Lila Purdue ... like the college, you know?"
"Yeah, I do." Luke rose to his feet, turned to the lady standing a few feet away. The moon was out. She was prettier than he had first thought, with big doe eyes, fine features, and a firm little chin. He was a boob man and from what he could tell, hers were prime grade A.
"Emma Cassidy," she said by way of introduction.
"Luke Brodie." He glanced down at Skinner, who was grumbling beneath his breath, then looked back at Emma. "Nice work," he said.
Luke glanced across the parking lot. "Here comes Skinner's ride. I'll see you around." He started walking as a black and white patrol car rolled into the lot. Interesting lady, he thought, ambling over to his battered old Bronco. Pretty and feminine with a hot little body.
The very last person who should be running around trying to hunt down criminals.
Luke just shook his head.
He wondered why she was interested in Felix Riggs. Riggs wasn't wanted, though he should be since he was a low-life scum. Maybe he knew something about another bail skip she was hunting. Luke hoped like hell Emma Cassidy wasn't going to confront the guy. He didn't think she'd come out as unscathed as she had tonight.
None of your business, he told himself as he crossed the lot, slid in behind the wheel of his beat-up old Ford, and fired up the powerful V-8 engine.
The Bronco, the perfect, nondescript surveillance vehicle, had been completely rebuilt. A powerful Ford Racing Aluminator XS 5.0 liter Coyote Engine — 500 plus horses — idled like a predator under the hood. The Bronco had a Cobra jet intake manifold and fully CNC ported aluminum heads.
Welded restraints had been fitted into the back to hold any prisoners he had to transport to jail. Luke loved the Bronco. Like driving a rocket disguised as a paper airplane.
He checked the rearview mirror, saw little Emma Cassidy hauling butt-ugly Skinner Digby over to the patrol car. Why she would want to be a bounty hunter he couldn't begin to guess.
He'd never understood women.
Clearly that hadn't changed.
* * *
Emma watched Luke Brodie's rattletrap, black-and-tan Bronco pull out of the parking lot. The vehicle was old and beat to high heaven, but as she listened to the primal roar of the engine, it sounded more like a race car than an SUV headed for the junkyard.
She'd recognized Brodie the minute he'd stepped out of the shadows, though he'd moved into them as silently as a cat. Maybe it was the soft-soled, knee-high moccasins he was wearing. More likely, just the long-limbed, easy way he moved. She knew him from photos she had seen in a dozen different stories about him on the Internet, and from the research she had done.
Thirty-two years old, six-two, a hundred and ninety pounds, medium brown hair, and blue eyes. Tonight she had actually seen him in the flesh. Not just handsome, as he appeared in the photos, the man had a devil-angel face that would drive any red-blooded female crazy. His eyes weren't just blue, they were a fierce electric blue that had made her breath stall when they'd lasered in on her.
The snug, olive drab T-shirt and jeans he'd been wearing did nothing to hide the wide-shouldered, narrow-hipped, rock-hard body underneath.
She appreciated his help with Digby. She was still new at this, still learning the tricks. Interrogating a subject wasn't that easy.
Emma pulled her cell phone out of her purse and checked the time. It wasn't quite midnight. She was tired but high on her success. Digby's arrest had gone down just the way she'd planned.
Once she finished her paperwork, she was heading down to the Hide and Seek, a bar where some of the local bail enforcement agents hung out. Not Luke Brodie, who lived in Bellevue, on the other side of the lake.
It was almost one when she pushed through the door of what looked more like a biker bar than a local pub, with its worn board floors, long wooden bar, and rickety bar stools. Balls clattered against each other on pool tables in the rear.
Emma spotted Xavier Castillo, a bounty hunter friend, playing darts with another bail enforcement agent, Bobby Grogan, and Bobby's girlfriend, Melissa.
Xavier, the X-man, was as big as a house with skin the color of teak. He was part black, part Hispanic. He had no idea how to speak Spanish, didn't speak Ebonics, either.
Like Emma, he was still learning the trade, trying to break into the business. Emma wasn't certain the soft-spoken man had the right personality for the business, but she had only officially been at it six months herself.
Xavier waved, left the dart game, and walked over to join her at a scarred wooden table, flopped down in one of the captain's chairs, making it creak with his colossal weight.
Mattie Jackson, the owner, who also worked as a waitress, gave him the evil eye. "Easy, big boy, or you'll be buying that chair." She was in her early forties, auburn-haired and big-busted, popular with everyone who came into the bar.
"Sorry," X said, color washing into his cheeks. For all his size, Xavier was extremely shy, kind of a gentle giant.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not at all like her previous books. This one was so boring. I had to force myself to read it. I usually read a good book in a day or two. After 2 weeks of picking it up and putting back down, I finally gave up, and won't be finishing it. Such a waste of money.
Good storyline. Liked it!
Emma has spent months training to be a bounty hunter to find the killer/rapist that is after her family. I love Emma’s character. She was the perfect blend of kick butt, intelligent and feminine. I enjoyed the scene in the bar where she takes down the men twice her size. But it is also a realistic book and things do not always end well for her fight scenes. Luke is a legend in the bounty hunter world. When Emma meets the man she has idolized sparks soon fly. Luke was also special forces and feels that he cannot have the life his brothers have because of some of the things he has done. The two team up when they realize they are after the same man. The scenes between them are sizzling. Sexual content: several physical scenes, described in detail, Violence: several deaths, someone is raped (past), fights, bombs, mafia, scenes are not described in detail Language: fword -16, b@start - 11, b1tch - 6, d@mn - 36 I received this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
If you love romantic suspense and great books, then I would recommend "Into the Firestorm". Kat Martin tells a story with great detail of romance, continuity of previous books, family camaraderie, and a book that will keep you reading to the HEA. It must be said that each book is a stand alone, but when you start reading about the Brody clan, you will become engrossed in other books in the series of this family! I will admit that romantic suspense is my favorite genre, but Emma and Luke were hot and a great couple that was just fun to read about. Emmas is not a pushover, but a person in her own right and Luke must come to grips with that. A confirmed playboy and bounty hunter, Luke has met his match in Emma. If you haven't read any of the books in the series, no problem, each is a complete story and stands on its own, but will have you waiting for the next one or reading the other great books in this series. I would like to thank NetGalley and Zebra at Kensington books for gifting me with "Into the Firestorm" and asking for my honest opinion. This is mine. 5 Stars!
Into the Firestorm by Kat Martin has it all for suspense romance fans. There is a villain to truly loath. One that you want to be caught as much as both hero and heroine want to put him down. Two bounty hunters that butt heads while also fighting an intense attraction to each other. Of course, the fight is futile for Luke Brodie, former military and Emma Cassidy, former teacher. A well written plot with plenty of gripping suspense along with thrilling roller coaster actions. Some would say it is predictable, for me however, I want the bad guys caught and a HEA so the conclusion is wonderfully satisfying. One wild ride from beginning to end. I can’t wait for the next in the series. 4.5 Stars An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley.
This is read with plenty of drama and suspense, the read was a bit on the slow side for me, there is a lot going on in this read. Luke and Emma are both after the same bad guy, can they work together to catch him? The story held my interest throughout and the chemistry is great. I really liked it.
✦Review: Into the Firestorm (BOSS, Inc.) by Kat Martin Publication Date: January 31, 2017 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 4 Stars I enjoyed this fast-paced detective novel, with their dangerous search following the clues and dead bodies. The romance was spicy and it flowed well with the story. Emma and Luke, both bounty hunters, made a good couple and were likeable from the start. I did want to smack Luke upside the head a few times, but he was acting in character, and part of the storyline. A fun pulse-pumping story. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Exciting and action filled continues to the BOSS Inc series where the mighty Luke Brodie meets his surprising match in the bounty hunters world and puts his personal life in turmoil. Could it be that this notorious ladies man and serial one-night-stand-man can consider a longer relationship or will the past actions and quiet nightmares be too much to deal with? From the start, the story takes off into a fast, bloody, and furious action where no mercy is shown and where the bounty hunters put their own lives to risk to fulfill their duty and deliver the goods. The thrill and drama are impressive and the appeal of the story high, I just wanted to immerse myself into their dangerous world and take the perilous ride with them. Luke Brodie has made appearances in the previous books in the series, his reputation as a deadly force on the field is known, his fame with the ladies even more so. The ladies men are not my favorite hero type, just don't feel the appeal to the type. At first, Luke comes off a bit abrasive and arrogant, even old fashion with some of his thoughts, but as the story unfolds, the deeper side of Luke is revealed, the tender, vulnerable, caring man with inner battles, doubts, and concerns. He managed to get under my skin with his vulnerabilities and his adoration of Emma Cassidy won my heart. Emma has experienced more loss and sorrow in her young life than most do through their lives. She took the latest tragedy in her family and made it her motivation and force to work as a bounty hunter with only one goal in mind - to capture the man torturing her niece. She learns the trade, she hones her skill, she is facing the trouble full frontal and not showing any fear. At times I wasn't sure if she was brave or reckless as she marches on and walks into unpredictable situations without looking back or backup. She has idealized Luke, admired him, made him into her role model, and now working side by side the attraction is overpowering and unavoidable. The story is very detail oriented as Luke and Emma research the case and hunts for the culprits and clues. Also, the relationship developing between them is detailed, the story including series of disclosed sex scenes between them, their physical attraction burning hot and heated, their yearn for each other relentless. Honestly, in my opinion, some of that could have been wrapped in a little tighter package, because not all the simple or heated details added into the development of the plot. There's a secondary romance interest developing on the side between Emma's sister and an agent that also shaved off some of the building intensity in the main storyline. The action is gory and crimson, the culprits know no mercy. The violence is cruel and the desires of the hunted man are sick and twisted. The fear for survival is evident as is the fear for the deeper feelings that are developing in Luke and Emma. The closer they come to find their man the closer the loom of doom in their relations comes. At times long-winded, but mostly thrilling, treacherous, risk-filled suspense story with ardent and heartfelt romance, engaging characters that lure your mind and charm your heart with the enthralling stories of their destinies ~ Four Spoons
Excitement and adventure surround Luke Brodie and Emma Cassidy as they track down fugitive Rudy Vance. For Luke as a bounty hunter this is business and even though he normally refuses having a partner, he can't turn teaming up with fellow bounty hunter Emma down when he learns her very personal reasons for wanting to catch Rudy Vance. It has nothing to do with the intense attraction between the two of them....nope, nothing at all!! These are great characters and the story is very well done. It's a highly entertaining read and I would definitely recommend it.
I have always been a huge fan of Ms. Martin, and once again she comes up with a great book. Into the Firestorm is the 3rd book of her series, BOSS, Inc. A security services company founded by Luke Brodie’s cousin and where he , his brothers and additional cousins all work. Luke Brodie is an ex Delta Forces, now a well respected bounty hunter. He is on the hunt fof Rudy Vance, a rapist, killer and less than stellar citizen. He meets Emma Cassidy, by chance while she too is in search of Rudy. Emma was a school teacher, but after Vance raped her young niece, and killed a housekeeper, she became a bounty hunter with the sole purpose of getting Rudy Vance. The two team up in search of Vance. Luke , known as a womanizer and a solo bounty hunter, is attracted to Emma and she is too him. He feels the only way to keep her safe, is to team up with her. The plot is full of twists and turns, evil people, suspense, betrayal, human trafficking , and of course romance. Never a dull moment. But beyond that, it’s about loyalty and honor. How the experiences of a man who was an honorable and dedicated soldier, sees himself . How in the blink of an eye lives are changed but also, that hope , love and dedication can heal the soul and the heart. A book worth reading and one that you will remember for a long time. Kudos to Ms Martin for another great story. I was gifted this book by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Emma is my idol. She can lay down the law with an iron fist and still look good doing it. That's the mark of a strong heroine. I nicknamed Into the Firestorm, the battle of the dueling warriors. Not only were Luke and Emma in a battle of the sexes, they were also fighting an attraction while risking their lives at every turn. With similar personalities, they share honor, pride and loyalty but secrets drive both and vengeance could prove the deciding factor in their budding relationship. With Into the Firestorm, Ms. Martin packs on the heat while delivering an adrenaline rush. Entertaining, action packed and a role model any woman can be proud of.
Drew me in from page one…I liked Emma “M” Cassidy and Luke Brodie. I felt that their strengths and characters were well matched and the way they grew together as a couple was interesting to watch. The fact that they were there for one another when out bounty hunting or when off the clock worked and as time passed I saw them more and more as a couple as they supported and cared for one another. The development of their characters, their back stories and their time together seeking out the bad guy all flowed easily and made me hope for the HEA that made the ending perfect for me. I love this author’s books and this one was exactly what I expected and hoped for. I am eager to read more in the series. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. This is my honest review.