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    ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➦ – Kleankitchen.co.uk and she s got the scars to prove it These days ❃ [EPUB] ✻ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➜ – Kleankitchen.co.uk the Special Investigations Group detective saves her risk taking for the job But when she s asked to pursue a high profile serial killer ➥ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Ebook ➫ Author Pamela Clare – Kleankitchen.co.uk she ll have to join forces with the last man she wants to depend on Jase Tyler ❰Reading❯ ➶ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses Author Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Kleankitchen.co.uk an ace senior detective who s as reckless as she is cautious And despite her best intentions [Reading] ➶ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Kleankitchen.co.uk the sparks begin to flyAs Carrie and Jase race to try to save the next victim ✅ The Good Daughter PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Karin Slaughter – Kleankitchen.co.uk the passion that simmers between them ignites But a cunning killer at the top of his game is challenging carrie to play to the very end Now all she can count on are her instincts and Jase [Read] ➱ Crysis By Peter Watts – Kleankitchen.co.uk the one man daring enough to keep her safe Shades of Temptation is the second book in Virna s romantic suspense series Special Investigations Group SIG is California Department of Justice s five person team equivalent of the FBI Each member brings something unique to the group Thus far, each book easily works as a stand alone Readers can read either of the two books in any order I liked Jase and Carrie as individuals They did not work as a couple for me Throughout the entire book Carrie makes numerous references to the abundant am Shades of Temptation is the second book in Virna s romantic suspense series Special Investigations Group SIG is California Department of Justice s five person team equivalent of the FBI Each member brings something unique to the group Thus far, each book easily works as a stand alone Readers can read either of the two books in any order I liked Jase and Carrie as individuals They did not work as a couple for me Throughout the entire book Carrie makes numerous references to the abundant amount of women that Jase has spent his time with She also questions why he is interested in her when he has all these beauties in his past It felt to me that Carrie had a very low opinion of herself I know that was not the case, but it felt that way There were also the many no strings attached references I could never decide if they were trying to convince themselves or remind themselves Jase also questions Carrie s competence, for good reasons in her ability to perform her job There are some extenuating circumstances for his very wise decision I questioned Carrie s easy forgiveness of it though I would have been beyond pissed The whole situation came off to me as a back stabbing incident As a man who cares about someone he should have stood by her and supported her and offer assistance I did enjoy the overall story The suspense aspect as in how was the serial killer going to be brought to justice and what that person s motives were kept me guessing at every turn Carrie has so much on her plate when she takes her first serial killer case She is coping with a pervious incident that is weighing heavily on her conscience She is carefully wading into a potential relationship with Jase and her ambitions in her career wanting to be the best at everything that revolves around her job is a constant weight on her shoulders Shades of Temptation is book 2 in the Special Investigations Group SIG , it can be read as a stand alone novel.SIG work within California s Department of Justice and operate similar to the FBI with each of the 5 members bringing something unique to the team Personally I haven t read the first book in this series yet, however it didn t stop me from enjoying the story in any way Carrie goes through a lot, physically and emotionally in this book it s easy to see why she was attracted to Jase Ja Shades of Temptation is book 2 in the Special Investigations Group SIG , it can be read as a stand alone novel.SIG work within California s Department of Justice and operate similar to the FBI with each of the 5 members bringing something unique to the team Personally I haven t read the first book in this series yet, however it didn t stop me from enjoying the story in any way Carrie goes through a lot, physically and emotionally in this book it s easy to see why she was attracted to Jase Jase, on the whole I liked him but he did aggravate me, I didn t always agree with his decisions The case itself was thoroughly enjoyable serial killers and their copycats always make for good reading in my opinion I m awfully curious about the couple frm the first book though so I can definitely see myself hunting down a copy.ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Shades of Temptation is the follow up to Shades of Desire in the Special Investigations group series by Virna DePaul I read book one and enjoyed it It was a bitintense than what i usually read for romantic suspense but i liked it Shades of Temptation is book two and for me a whole lotintense than book one Jase and Carrie are on the same team, both are attracted to each other but have never acted on it They each have their own internal problems with their pasts and their family l Shades of Temptation is the follow up to Shades of Desire in the Special Investigations group series by Virna DePaul I read book one and enjoyed it It was a bitintense than what i usually read for romantic suspense but i liked it Shades of Temptation is book two and for me a whole lotintense than book one Jase and Carrie are on the same team, both are attracted to each other but have never acted on it They each have their own internal problems with their pasts and their family lives growing up Carrie is the most messed up in that area though There are trust issues that the two have to work through The romance portion of this book is small compared to the suspense part but for me it was part thriller as well There isviolence that what i would expect in a romantic suspense.The writing was excellent and well done and i was surprised by the twists and turns throughout the story Several things surprised me but i think that as i said already it s part thriller too and so the violence was a bit for me but true to the story being told By the end i was stunned by some of how the story wound itself up I was pretty torn up on how i felt about it 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Picks starts for Shades of Temptation by Virna DePaul Actual rating 6 gruesome stars Special Investigations Group trilogy just got even better It wasaction packed and intense than Shades of Desire Words cannot express my love for Carrie Ward and Jase Tyler I ve ALWAYS rooted for them since the beginning and this book has rocked my world upside down. Miniseries Special Investigations GroupCategory Suspense DePaul s latest novel combines nonstop action, a cunning villian and one very strong and passionate special agent working through her own demons after a tragic incident RT Book Reviews This was ok, maybe 2.5 stars It kept me reading, but it had an unrealistic feel to me Carrie Ward is a woman who has fought her way through a man s world through her career choices from an Olympic shooter, to SWAT and now SIG Jase Tyler is her sexy coworker While they both are attracted to each other, Carrie in particular fights the attraction at the expense of sounding like a brat a lot of the time Her back story, a tormented heroine, explains her hesitancy to engage in a relationship bu This was ok, maybe 2.5 stars It kept me reading, but it had an unrealistic feel to me Carrie Ward is a woman who has fought her way through a man s world through her career choices from an Olympic shooter, to SWAT and now SIG Jase Tyler is her sexy coworker While they both are attracted to each other, Carrie in particular fights the attraction at the expense of sounding like a brat a lot of the time Her back story, a tormented heroine, explains her hesitancy to engage in a relationship but she does weird stuff despite her concerns an unexpected kiss in the workplace gym, Jase and Carrie discussing in front of superiors there feelings for each other it just lacked emotional impact for me For such a strong woman, she also seemed to have low self esteem It was kind of jarring The romance took front seat, the serial killer felt like background The characters are like superheroes, sustaining lots of injuries that don t seem to bother them Honestly, by the end of the book I didn t feel like they had a relationship that would survive job changes or promotions I know there are a lot of good reviews for this book, and it kept me reading to the end so it isn t a bad read, just a quick read for me 3.5 Stars A Little Bumpy in Places But BetterAs a special agent with California s Special Investigations Group and the only female agent in the elite division, Carrie Ward knows all about having to work twice as hard to play with the big boys She put in that work, dedicated herself to being the best And until she hesitated during an apprehension, missed an important shot against a hostile perp and almost died because of it, she was confident and certain of her abilities as a cop.Then she 3.5 Stars A Little Bumpy in Places But BetterAs a special agent with California s Special Investigations Group and the only female agent in the elite division, Carrie Ward knows all about having to work twice as hard to play with the big boys She put in that work, dedicated herself to being the best And until she hesitated during an apprehension, missed an important shot against a hostile perp and almost died because of it, she was confident and certain of her abilities as a cop.Then she was shot and her world changed.Her confidence shaken, Carrie is just coming back from medical leave when she s given lead on the sort of case that could make or break her career A serial killer case No sooner is she handed the file, though, than SIG starts second guessing the assignment Carrie can accept that It s not pleasant to be doubted but it s not wholly unexpected She s poleaxed, though, when Jace Tyler, the one special agent that fires Carrie s lustand incites her tempergoes to the acting director and flat out tells him she can t handle it Claims she s not ready Wants the case for himself.That s a betrayal that cuts deep And it s one she won t forget, even when she and Jace are teamed up to stop the brutal, sadistic killer Any lust she feels for the agent who is known for being fast on cases and faster with womenmany, many womenwill just have to take a back seat to her determination to stop a monster This second book in DePaul s SIG series worked better for me overall than it s predecessor The characters had greater appeal to me, the serial killer thread wasto my liking, and the relationship between Carrie and Jace was both hotter andrealistic to me than the one in the first book This story had its own ups and downs, but I did enjoy itthan the first.I really liked Carrie as the female lead Strong, independent, and a damn good shot, she s not so perfect that she doesn t have some rather serious personal flaws and insecurities, too Short tempered, defensive, stubborn, she is a hothead with a chip on her shoulder even if much of that chip is for good reason She is also traumatized and shaken by what happened to her when she was shot and farconfident in being a cop than being a woman.She wasn t always likable, in fact, there were times when she flat out annoyed me, but she felt realistic to me, believable as a woman in that sort of career I thought she was a three dimensional and interesting characterwhen I didn t want to smack her for her extremely prickly attitude.Jace was slightly harder for me to get a consistent read on On one hand he was a charming reprobate and his reputation with women precedes him On the other, he kept Carrie in his sights, and kept pushing at the lust they felt for each other He did some things I wasn t too keen on, but he also had a sharp mind and often looked out for Carrie s best interests when she was charging into situations half cocked.Obviously he was the senior agent, but sometimes I questioned his ability to think outside the box, and though I understand that his reputation with the ladies isn t totally representative of his reality, I wish I d had a better grasp of what his reality was pre Carrie and why.The relationship between them was one of my favorite elements of the book There was a lot of tension and anger, distrust and lust, attraction and frustration The evolutionary road of the relationship arc that took them from reluctant partners and resistant allies to romance HEA wasn t without its major craters, and I can t say the romance elements totally won me over, but the chemistry generated by the often contentious struggles of two dominant personalities could not be denied.I wasn t quite as enad with the external conflict of the story, the plot threads surrounding the serial killer case Carrie and Jace were working Some of the plot points seemed a little peculiar to me, and the way they developed as the story went along was at times perplexing The first half of the book focused so heavily on the relationship between Carrie and Jace and on the questions of Carrie s competency to head the investigation, that the actual investigation and the killer s plot threads were almost completely overshadowed until the second half of the book.By then there had been some fairly significant developments that I felt were tragically glossed over and under represented in the story So much so that when the unsub started to escalate as his story arc approached climax, it seemed many of theunique elements of the plot had been muted or dropped completely Then the story took a couple of drastic, dramatic turns that were surprising, but didn t completely make sense to me, given the psychological setup for the killer to that point.There were definitely several tense and emotionally gripping scenes, though Some that stunned for their abrupt carnage The climax and subsequent resolution of conflict may not have been totally satisfying to my analytical side, but the part of me that likes the gut churning emotions and steep costs when dealing with serial killer storylines was very entertained.The story wasn t as smooth and well balanced as I would have liked, but it appealed to methan its predecessor, and DePaul has provedthan capable of creating some pretty twisted Bad Guys and nail biting suspense Call me certifiable, but I like the psychological thriller parts of my romantic suspense to be chock full of batshit crazy and causing a wide swath of damage, emotional and or physical, for all concerned This second book in the SIG series did, at the very least, do that Disclosure An ARC of this book was provided to me by HQN publisher Harlequin via NetGalley This rating, review, and all included thoughts and comments are my own Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another Virna DePaul is a queen at graphic thrillers with this series Edge of your seat excitement with twists and turns that keep you guessing.Carrie Ward is living her dream but doing it in a man dominated environment She sets her goals high and won t stop until she is better than any man on the team Now a Special Investigations Group detective, Carrie has finally been assigned her first serial killer case but it seems her supervisor still doesn t trust she is ready to handle it alone But did he h Virna DePaul is a queen at graphic thrillers with this series Edge of your seat excitement with twists and turns that keep you guessing.Carrie Ward is living her dream but doing it in a man dominated environment She sets her goals high and won t stop until she is better than any man on the team Now a Special Investigations Group detective, Carrie has finally been assigned her first serial killer case but it seems her supervisor still doesn t trust she is ready to handle it alone But did he have to pair her with the one man that drives her crazy Special agent Jase Tyler has a reputation as a lady s man but it isn t as deserving as everyone seems to believe The only woman he wants is fighting her feelings and Jase is done waiting for co worker Carrie Ward to accept what they both know she wants Jase isn t taking no for an answer any longer But with a serial killer on the loose and the two working in close quarters will their relationship have a chance to flourish or will a killer take them both down Disclosure graphic psychological thriller"/>
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  • 384 pages
  • Shades of Temptation
  • Virna DePaul
  • English
  • 20 December 2019
  • 0373776748

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Shades of TemptationCover Title 4 out of 5Favorite Character CarrieI was expecting a typical romantic suspense story when i started this book but i was surprised to find out it wasthan that Carrie has a pretty upsetting back story because of this she is tangled up in her emotions and has a mistrust of men She is a kick ass protagonist, sharp shooter has a sassy mouth she is very likable Jase is a player certainly liked to sow his oats in the past, thankfully when Carrie him get together he le Cover Title 4 out of 5Favorite Character CarrieI was expecting a typical romantic suspense story when i started this book but i was surprised to find out it wasthan that Carrie has a pretty upsetting back story because of this she is tangled up in her emotions and has a mistrust of men She is a kick ass protagonist, sharp shooter has a sassy mouth she is very likable Jase is a player certainly liked to sow his oats in the past, thankfully when Carrie him get together he leaves his playboy behavior in the past The pair have a chemistry between them which is apparent from the outset of the book, the tension chemistry builds between them as the book goes on When they do finally hook up it isn t just about the sex but about trust emotion, it is a really nice scene The other sex scenes are certainly hotter but the first was my favorite I was happy with the amount of suspense the book contained i was satisfied with the crime element of the book I liked the ended was glad everything worked out alright in the end I would recommend this book I plan on readingby this author in the future Click here for my book review blog Carrie Ward understands dangerous men, and she s got the scars to prove it These days, the Special Investigations Group detective saves her risk taking for the job But when she s asked to pursue a high profile serial killer, she ll have to join forces with the last man she wants to depend on Jase Tyler, an ace senior detective who s as reckless as she is cautious And despite her best intentions, the sparks begin to flyAs Carrie and Jase race to try to save the next victim, the passion that simmers between them ignites But a cunning killer at the top of his game is challenging carrie to play to the very end Now all she can count on are her instincts and Jase, the one man daring enough to keep her safe ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➦ – Kleankitchen.co.uk and she s got the scars to prove it These days ❃ [EPUB] ✻ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➜ – Kleankitchen.co.uk the Special Investigations Group detective saves her risk taking for the job But when she s asked to pursue a high profile serial killer ➥ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Ebook ➫ Author Pamela Clare – Kleankitchen.co.uk she ll have to join forces with the last man she wants to depend on Jase Tyler ❰Reading❯ ➶ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses Author Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Kleankitchen.co.uk an ace senior detective who s as reckless as she is cautious And despite her best intentions [Reading] ➶ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Kleankitchen.co.uk the sparks begin to flyAs Carrie and Jase race to try to save the next victim ✅ The Good Daughter PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Karin Slaughter – Kleankitchen.co.uk the passion that simmers between them ignites But a cunning killer at the top of his game is challenging carrie to play to the very end Now all she can count on are her instincts and Jase [Read] ➱ Crysis By Peter Watts – Kleankitchen.co.uk the one man daring enough to keep her safe Shades of Temptation is the second book in Virna s romantic suspense series Special Investigations Group SIG is California Department of Justice s five person team equivalent of the FBI Each member brings something unique to the group Thus far, each book easily works as a stand alone Readers can read either of the two books in any order I liked Jase and Carrie as individuals They did not work as a couple for me Throughout the entire book Carrie makes numerous references to the abundant am Shades of Temptation is the second book in Virna s romantic suspense series Special Investigations Group SIG is California Department of Justice s five person team equivalent of the FBI Each member brings something unique to the group Thus far, each book easily works as a stand alone Readers can read either of the two books in any order I liked Jase and Carrie as individuals They did not work as a couple for me Throughout the entire book Carrie makes numerous references to the abundant amount of women that Jase has spent his time with She also questions why he is interested in her when he has all these beauties in his past It felt to me that Carrie had a very low opinion of herself I know that was not the case, but it felt that way There were also the many no strings attached references I could never decide if they were trying to convince themselves or remind themselves Jase also questions Carrie s competence, for good reasons in her ability to perform her job There are some extenuating circumstances for his very wise decision I questioned Carrie s easy forgiveness of it though I would have been beyond pissed The whole situation came off to me as a back stabbing incident As a man who cares about someone he should have stood by her and supported her and offer assistance I did enjoy the overall story The suspense aspect as in how was the serial killer going to be brought to justice and what that person s motives were kept me guessing at every turn Carrie has so much on her plate when she takes her first serial killer case She is coping with a pervious incident that is weighing heavily on her conscience She is carefully wading into a potential relationship with Jase and her ambitions in her career wanting to be the best at everything that revolves around her job is a constant weight on her shoulders Shades of Temptation is book 2 in the Special Investigations Group SIG , it can be read as a stand alone novel.SIG work within California s Department of Justice and operate similar to the FBI with each of the 5 members bringing something unique to the team Personally I haven t read the first book in this series yet, however it didn t stop me from enjoying the story in any way Carrie goes through a lot, physically and emotionally in this book it s easy to see why she was attracted to Jase Ja Shades of Temptation is book 2 in the Special Investigations Group SIG , it can be read as a stand alone novel.SIG work within California s Department of Justice and operate similar to the FBI with each of the 5 members bringing something unique to the team Personally I haven t read the first book in this series yet, however it didn t stop me from enjoying the story in any way Carrie goes through a lot, physically and emotionally in this book it s easy to see why she was attracted to Jase Jase, on the whole I liked him but he did aggravate me, I didn t always agree with his decisions The case itself was thoroughly enjoyable serial killers and their copycats always make for good reading in my opinion I m awfully curious about the couple frm the first book though so I can definitely see myself hunting down a copy.ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Shades of Temptation is the follow up to Shades of Desire in the Special Investigations group series by Virna DePaul I read book one and enjoyed it It was a bitintense than what i usually read for romantic suspense but i liked it Shades of Temptation is book two and for me a whole lotintense than book one Jase and Carrie are on the same team, both are attracted to each other but have never acted on it They each have their own internal problems with their pasts and their family l Shades of Temptation is the follow up to Shades of Desire in the Special Investigations group series by Virna DePaul I read book one and enjoyed it It was a bitintense than what i usually read for romantic suspense but i liked it Shades of Temptation is book two and for me a whole lotintense than book one Jase and Carrie are on the same team, both are attracted to each other but have never acted on it They each have their own internal problems with their pasts and their family lives growing up Carrie is the most messed up in that area though There are trust issues that the two have to work through The romance portion of this book is small compared to the suspense part but for me it was part thriller as well There isviolence that what i would expect in a romantic suspense.The writing was excellent and well done and i was surprised by the twists and turns throughout the story Several things surprised me but i think that as i said already it s part thriller too and so the violence was a bit for me but true to the story being told By the end i was stunned by some of how the story wound itself up I was pretty torn up on how i felt about it 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Picks starts for Shades of Temptation by Virna DePaul Actual rating 6 gruesome stars Special Investigations Group trilogy just got even better It wasaction packed and intense than Shades of Desire Words cannot express my love for Carrie Ward and Jase Tyler I ve ALWAYS rooted for them since the beginning and this book has rocked my world upside down. Miniseries Special Investigations GroupCategory Suspense DePaul s latest novel combines nonstop action, a cunning villian and one very strong and passionate special agent working through her own demons after a tragic incident RT Book Reviews This was ok, maybe 2.5 stars It kept me reading, but it had an unrealistic feel to me Carrie Ward is a woman who has fought her way through a man s world through her career choices from an Olympic shooter, to SWAT and now SIG Jase Tyler is her sexy coworker While they both are attracted to each other, Carrie in particular fights the attraction at the expense of sounding like a brat a lot of the time Her back story, a tormented heroine, explains her hesitancy to engage in a relationship bu This was ok, maybe 2.5 stars It kept me reading, but it had an unrealistic feel to me Carrie Ward is a woman who has fought her way through a man s world through her career choices from an Olympic shooter, to SWAT and now SIG Jase Tyler is her sexy coworker While they both are attracted to each other, Carrie in particular fights the attraction at the expense of sounding like a brat a lot of the time Her back story, a tormented heroine, explains her hesitancy to engage in a relationship but she does weird stuff despite her concerns an unexpected kiss in the workplace gym, Jase and Carrie discussing in front of superiors there feelings for each other it just lacked emotional impact for me For such a strong woman, she also seemed to have low self esteem It was kind of jarring The romance took front seat, the serial killer felt like background The characters are like superheroes, sustaining lots of injuries that don t seem to bother them Honestly, by the end of the book I didn t feel like they had a relationship that would survive job changes or promotions I know there are a lot of good reviews for this book, and it kept me reading to the end so it isn t a bad read, just a quick read for me 3.5 Stars A Little Bumpy in Places But BetterAs a special agent with California s Special Investigations Group and the only female agent in the elite division, Carrie Ward knows all about having to work twice as hard to play with the big boys She put in that work, dedicated herself to being the best And until she hesitated during an apprehension, missed an important shot against a hostile perp and almost died because of it, she was confident and certain of her abilities as a cop.Then she 3.5 Stars A Little Bumpy in Places But BetterAs a special agent with California s Special Investigations Group and the only female agent in the elite division, Carrie Ward knows all about having to work twice as hard to play with the big boys She put in that work, dedicated herself to being the best And until she hesitated during an apprehension, missed an important shot against a hostile perp and almost died because of it, she was confident and certain of her abilities as a cop.Then she was shot and her world changed.Her confidence shaken, Carrie is just coming back from medical leave when she s given lead on the sort of case that could make or break her career A serial killer case No sooner is she handed the file, though, than SIG starts second guessing the assignment Carrie can accept that It s not pleasant to be doubted but it s not wholly unexpected She s poleaxed, though, when Jace Tyler, the one special agent that fires Carrie s lustand incites her tempergoes to the acting director and flat out tells him she can t handle it Claims she s not ready Wants the case for himself.That s a betrayal that cuts deep And it s one she won t forget, even when she and Jace are teamed up to stop the brutal, sadistic killer Any lust she feels for the agent who is known for being fast on cases and faster with womenmany, many womenwill just have to take a back seat to her determination to stop a monster This second book in DePaul s SIG series worked better for me overall than it s predecessor The characters had greater appeal to me, the serial killer thread wasto my liking, and the relationship between Carrie and Jace was both hotter andrealistic to me than the one in the first book This story had its own ups and downs, but I did enjoy itthan the first.I really liked Carrie as the female lead Strong, independent, and a damn good shot, she s not so perfect that she doesn t have some rather serious personal flaws and insecurities, too Short tempered, defensive, stubborn, she is a hothead with a chip on her shoulder even if much of that chip is for good reason She is also traumatized and shaken by what happened to her when she was shot and farconfident in being a cop than being a woman.She wasn t always likable, in fact, there were times when she flat out annoyed me, but she felt realistic to me, believable as a woman in that sort of career I thought she was a three dimensional and interesting characterwhen I didn t want to smack her for her extremely prickly attitude.Jace was slightly harder for me to get a consistent read on On one hand he was a charming reprobate and his reputation with women precedes him On the other, he kept Carrie in his sights, and kept pushing at the lust they felt for each other He did some things I wasn t too keen on, but he also had a sharp mind and often looked out for Carrie s best interests when she was charging into situations half cocked.Obviously he was the senior agent, but sometimes I questioned his ability to think outside the box, and though I understand that his reputation with the ladies isn t totally representative of his reality, I wish I d had a better grasp of what his reality was pre Carrie and why.The relationship between them was one of my favorite elements of the book There was a lot of tension and anger, distrust and lust, attraction and frustration The evolutionary road of the relationship arc that took them from reluctant partners and resistant allies to romance HEA wasn t without its major craters, and I can t say the romance elements totally won me over, but the chemistry generated by the often contentious struggles of two dominant personalities could not be denied.I wasn t quite as enad with the external conflict of the story, the plot threads surrounding the serial killer case Carrie and Jace were working Some of the plot points seemed a little peculiar to me, and the way they developed as the story went along was at times perplexing The first half of the book focused so heavily on the relationship between Carrie and Jace and on the questions of Carrie s competency to head the investigation, that the actual investigation and the killer s plot threads were almost completely overshadowed until the second half of the book.By then there had been some fairly significant developments that I felt were tragically glossed over and under represented in the story So much so that when the unsub started to escalate as his story arc approached climax, it seemed many of theunique elements of the plot had been muted or dropped completely Then the story took a couple of drastic, dramatic turns that were surprising, but didn t completely make sense to me, given the psychological setup for the killer to that point.There were definitely several tense and emotionally gripping scenes, though Some that stunned for their abrupt carnage The climax and subsequent resolution of conflict may not have been totally satisfying to my analytical side, but the part of me that likes the gut churning emotions and steep costs when dealing with serial killer storylines was very entertained.The story wasn t as smooth and well balanced as I would have liked, but it appealed to methan its predecessor, and DePaul has provedthan capable of creating some pretty twisted Bad Guys and nail biting suspense Call me certifiable, but I like the psychological thriller parts of my romantic suspense to be chock full of batshit crazy and causing a wide swath of damage, emotional and or physical, for all concerned This second book in the SIG series did, at the very least, do that Disclosure An ARC of this book was provided to me by HQN publisher Harlequin via NetGalley This rating, review, and all included thoughts and comments are my own Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another Virna DePaul is a queen at graphic thrillers with this series Edge of your seat excitement with twists and turns that keep you guessing.Carrie Ward is living her dream but doing it in a man dominated environment She sets her goals high and won t stop until she is better than any man on the team Now a Special Investigations Group detective, Carrie has finally been assigned her first serial killer case but it seems her supervisor still doesn t trust she is ready to handle it alone But did he h Virna DePaul is a queen at graphic thrillers with this series Edge of your seat excitement with twists and turns that keep you guessing.Carrie Ward is living her dream but doing it in a man dominated environment She sets her goals high and won t stop until she is better than any man on the team Now a Special Investigations Group detective, Carrie has finally been assigned her first serial killer case but it seems her supervisor still doesn t trust she is ready to handle it alone But did he have to pair her with the one man that drives her crazy Special agent Jase Tyler has a reputation as a lady s man but it isn t as deserving as everyone seems to believe The only woman he wants is fighting her feelings and Jase is done waiting for co worker Carrie Ward to accept what they both know she wants Jase isn t taking no for an answer any longer But with a serial killer on the loose and the two working in close quarters will their relationship have a chance to flourish or will a killer take them both down Disclosure graphic psychological thriller


About the Author: Virna DePaul

A former prosecutor, Virna DePaul writes heat, heart, HEA for Harlequin and Random House She is also a bestselling Indie author, with Bedding The Wrong Brother being a top 100 contemporary romance onwith over 150 5 reviews www.virnadepaul.com