GENRE: Romantic Suspense
About the Book
Two brothers. Two best friends. One robbery gone wrong.
With a court date looming, a near-fatal car accident, and a house invasion, the four surviving witnesses to an armed robbery know they are targets. In a desperate attempt to stay safe, they take matters into their own hands and go off the grid a week before the trial.
Danny St. John was stuck in a dark place of guilt and regret after a personal tragedy. On the run from violent criminals, he is forced to spend time with the one woman who makes him feel too much. Victoria Lopez needs to protect her heart, but she also misses the guy Danny used to be and thinks she might be able to bring him back. Now, evading gunmen together in Sequoia National Forest, Vic will risk everything to keep Danny safe.
Eric St. John isn’t a big fan of his sister-in-law-to-be, Zoe Turner. Sure, she’s beautiful, but also bossy and brash. When Eric and Zoe are forced to rely on each other for survival, he sees a side to Zoe he never anticipated, a side he definitely likes. But as the two grow closer, so do the men hunting them down.
Time nearly runs out as each couple must not only brave the perils of the wilderness and their growing feelings for each other, but also outwit their pursuers in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Read an Excerpt
“What if I kissed you right now?” Her voice—back to normal—was an aphrodisiac all by itself. Soft, inviting and enough to knock him on his ass if he hadn’t been in the water.
But dammit he didn’t want to cave to her. He could see himself moving too fast just like he used to and he didn’t want to be that guy. “What if you didn’t?”
She stroked a soft finger along his bristled jaw and the gentle touch only made him harder, which he didn’t think was even remotely possible. He purposely hadn’t touched her. Knew if he did that he’d crumble like a cheap building in a big earthquake because he was a weak son of a bitch.
That soft finger worked its way across his lips and he closed his lids. If he didn’t look into her eyes, he wouldn’t see everything she wanted. But closing his eyes was a mistake, because a second later, her lips replaced her finger and she smoothed that soft mouth across his in a feather-light touch that nearly stopped his heart.
He stayed stone still. Didn’t move, didn’t breathe. Nothing deterred her. She kept nibbling at his mouth, soft strokes, long glides with plush lips. The moment she brushed her tongue across his lower lip was when he lost the battle. He folded like he knew he would and he despised himself for it. Even as he took her kiss and gave back, he hated the mistake.
If I were to classify this book it would be suspense with some romantic elements rather than a romantic suspense.
Author Dee J. Adams does a wonderful job with the page-turning suspense, easily drawing the reader into the characters’ run for their lives. The premise of a double romance/two couple HEA left me a little disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong, I love suspense, but also want a healthy dose of feelings, intimacy and a good development to the relationship. I felt trying to balance two couples left something lacking in the romance department.
If you’re a lover of the suspense aspect as much or more than the romance, then you’ll enjoy this book. Written to stand alone, the book succeeds. However, you might want to start with the first book in the series to get to know all the players on a more complete level.
I’ve given the book a 4 on the suspense, but only a 2 ½ on the romance, leveling it out at a solid 3 ½
About the Author
After graduating high school in Texas, Dee J. moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. For twenty years, she acted in television and worked behind the scenes as an acting/dialogue coach for sitcoms. Writing happened accidentally after a vivid dream and the urging of her husband to “Just write it down.” Three weeks, fourteen hours a day, and four hundred and fifty (long hand) pages later, she had her first novel.
Dee J. loves writing books filled with action, mystery and love. (Not necessarily in that order.) Her experience in show business led to her narrating many of the books in the Adrenaline Highs series for Audible.com. She is the wife of a wonderful man and mother to a fabulous daughter. She’s a dog lover all the way, with a fondness towards Boxers and Pit Bulls. She is a member of several organizations, including Romance Writers of America and SAG-AFTRA.
Dee J. Adams will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
Follow the Tour
This is a four-week, review tour. You are welcome to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win!
June 25: Long and Short Reviews
June 25: Fabulous and Brunette
July 9: Harlie’s Books
July 9: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
July 16: Sharing Links and Wisdom
July 16: The Reading Addict
July 23: The Avid Reader
July 23: Iron Canuck
July 23: The Book Connection
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Dee J. for this stop on her tour. Please come back again on Wednesday and Friday for more authors, books, and giveaways.