GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Crimson Falls is on Sale for 99¢
About the Book
Troyan Pryce had it all—a forensic pathology career, loving family, baby on the way—until a Mob kingpin bought her. Forced to use her special training and exceptional looks to rob men of their millions, she’s given up hope of ever having a life again, let alone finding romance. Until she meets her next mark, Assistant District Attorney Zachariah Taylor.
Detective Grace Griffin dedicated years to breaking a human trafficking ring. When her best friend, Zachariah, falls for a victim and is taken by the Mob, she must risk her life, badge, and heart to rescue him and the woman he loves.
Can she save them, or will they all end up dead?
Read an Excerpt
Rocco’s hand slid from Troyan’s cheek to her throat. His fingers dug in on one side of her trachea. His thumb crushed in on the other. “Who takes care of you? Who shelters and feeds you?”
“Rocco.” She drew in a ragged breath. Even his halitosis smelled good on the minuscule amount of air she was able to inhale.
“Do you know how many times I’ve refused money for you? How many times I’ve been offered thousands for one hour in your apartment?”
“I always refuse. Do you know why? Because I value you and I don’t want to see you hurt.” He squeezed harder. With his other hand, he unsnapped her slacks and palmed the scars between her navel and her hairline. Nine of them, each two inches long. Stab wounds that were healed now, but still raw and ugly to her. So ugly. His face swirled into black. “Who keeps you from being raped? Who is it that won’t let you be hurt like this again?”
“Rocco Nicotera.” It came out in a croak. She sagged against him’
“Yes.” Everything was black now, inviting swirls of nothing. She barely heard him, as though had stuffed cotton in her ears. “Who owns you?”
She said his name, but only her lips moved. No sound came. He cut off the last of her air.
“That’s right. Don’t you forget it. Ever.”
When he let go she fell in a heap on the floor. She whooped in air that tasted like dusty carpet, but smelled like dry sandy earth and mountain air. The smell of New Mexico. “I want to go home.”
“I’m your home now. And the only way out is death.”
What a wonderfully entertaining look into the all-too-real world of human trafficking. The authors did a great job of bringing this subject to life in a knowledgeable and fascinating way. The story kept me turning the pages well into the night (and next morning). It has been ages since I’ve read a romantic suspense that I’ve enjoyed this much.
I was a bit surprised by the fact that there were two lead female characters (Troyan and Grace) but was satisfied with the romance as it played out.
Despite the subject, don’t expect any overt bedroom scenes. There is some language but it’s not overdone or out of place. The supporting characters were also well done and added just the right amount of depth to the store.
If you’re a fan of complex story lines and suspense with a touch of romance, this is the book for you!
About the Authors
Crimson Falls was coauthored by two cousins.
DJ Davis is a Colorado native with mountains in her DNA. She is obsessed with the forests, lakes, and craggy peaks. The rugged high country and rich history of the state set the scene for her stories and provide drama, suspense, and natural beauty. When she’s not writing or photographing the wildlife, she frequently disappears into the wilderness with her husband and dogs.
TR Kerby has led a life of high adventure and travel to exotic places…ok, not so much, but she has worn a lot of hats. She has been a fry cook, a trail guide, a horse trainer, and a veterinary technician as well as less other interesting things. Her weaknesses include chocolate and rescuing lost souls, mostly animals, but some sometimes people. She currently lives in the Rocky Mountains with some of her rescues including her husband, two dogs, and a herd of horses. She brings her varied life experience to the table in her books and short stories.
DJ Davis and TR Kerby will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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