Four years ago, Angela Reardon was brutally attacked, and she still bears the physical scars and traumatic memories. While she's worked hard to overcome her fears and build a successful business, she's still haunted by her inability to identify her assailant. Now Angela only wants to be left alone-until a shadowy stranger reignites her desire to be loved. But their time together may be brief...because someone wants her dead.
CIA assassin Jake Stone's targets deserved to die. Until now. Until he falls in love with the innocent woman he's been hired to kill. Jake can't fight his attraction to Angela, and he knows that someone else will be sent to finish the job. So can he save Angela and redeem himself by uncovering who wants her killed? When the trail leads him into the carnal underbelly of L.A., the truth is more shocking than even he could ever imagine.
About the Author
I'm a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mother's magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write sexy paranormal romantic suspense, steamy contemporary romance, and edgy romantic thrillers. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and many locations in between.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
risky redemption is one of those books that plays with timelines in order to build suspense. by moving back and forth between the present and the past we are slowly piecing together the clues that the lead characters are gathering for themselves. the problem is that i called the crucial piece of information early on, and i also suspected one of the key twists before they happened. i do like to be right about things, so while i wouldn't say i was in suspense, more like i wondered when jake would ever clue into this one piece of crucial information, i was still engaged enough by the story to read the whole of it. jake is an interesting character, as a hired assassin he definitely has a skewed moral compass and how he interacts with angela at times varies between sweet and understanding and total jerk. it's no surprise angela isn't quite sure what to think of him at times because he totally blows hot and cold on her. he's also got a contract job that makes her his latest target, so there is that. the jumping timelines made the romantic aspect of this thriller a challenge to portray. for significant parts of the book one of the characters is not present. and the relationship we see unfolding in the other timeline isn't going very well. and as the timelines converge, you see where everything is going, but you still feel like you somehow missed some very big moments between the characters. **risky redemption will publish on november 7, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/grand central publishing (forever yours) in exchange for my honest review.
For the last four years Angela Reardon has been going through life with her guard up, constantly battling the fear that lingers in the back of her mind, and occasionally makes her wonder if her attacker will show up to finish the job that he started. She has made big strides towards getting her life back, gaining some normalcy, and even starting and maintaining a successful business. But just like a bad penny her attacker shows up in her life again, and decides to reek havoc on her life again... now she must find a way to get over her trust issues with men, and accept help from a very sexy PI that has an agenda of his own. Jude is a private investigator and former CIA Assassin that has been hired to take care of a loose end, problem is he realizes that this "loose end" is innocent, so there is no way he can do the job he was hired to do. But the people that hired him don't seem to care what he has discovered, so now he either does his job, or becomes part of the loose end himself. When he meets Angela he knows she is isn't capable of doing what she is being accused of, and he can't help but want to keep her safe. She is beyond gorgeous and stirs something in his heart that he didn't know was there. Now he knows the only way to keep her safe is to figure out who the real culprit is... before they catch on to what he has done! Risky Redemption is a highly suspenseful story that will keep you teetering on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end! This was my introduction to this author, and I have to say that her creative story line, and well crafted characters left me in awe! The story line was very engaging and full of unexpected twists and turns, it kept me completely enthralled the whole way through. Highly recommend you get your hands on this one, you will not be disappointed with what you find!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.