Review: A Helluva Holiday by Jerrie Alexander

Welcome to another week closer to Christmas!  Hahaha…I can already hear the boos.  To offset the pain of Christmas coming to fast and everyone having too little time, I am bringing to you a holiday with the boys from Lost and Found Inc.  A Helluva Holiday gives us chance to catch up with Nate and the boys with a mystery that needs to be solved before Christmas comes.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

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Nate Wolfe places the Lost and Found, Inc. team’s Christmas reunion on hold when a Navy buddy needs help.

Clay Hudson and Carol Penny have loved each other since high school. Time and circumstances placed them far apart over the years but now they’re back home, during the worst cold weather Eden Rock, Texas has ever experienced. Clay’s a successful vet and Carol’s just been fired from her TV anchor job. She’s come home to help her sister sell the family horse ranch, but when she discovers the buyer is actually a Mexican drug lord, she changes her mind.

The cartel won’t take no for an answer, so Clay steps in to protect Carol, and calls in his old friend from Lost and Found, Inc. The team will fight freezing weather, a freak snowstorm, and a ruthless killer to discover why this piece of property so important. Can the Lost and Found team unravel this puzzle in time to be home for the holiday? Will Carol and Clay learn old love can be new again?

Review:

Carol is returning home after being fired and to sign the family ranch over to a buyer.  What she doesn’t expect to see is Clay.  Clay is the vet in town and Carol’s former love.  Just as Carol and Clay begin to have a warm reunion, danger comes along with threats and violence against their horses.  Clay calls in Nate and his boys to help keep Carol and her sister safe along with figuring out who is trying to hurt them.  Can Nate and Lost and Found Inc keep everyone safe?  Will Clay and Carol take the leap and find their love they once lost?

I have forgotten how much I’ve missed those sexy Lost and Found men.  Clay fits in with them.  Though he isn’t one of the investigators he is one hot vet.  Carol is also a very feisty woman that fits well with Clay.  The romance and mystery were done so well for this novella.  You will forget that this is actually a Christmas novella.  Clearly danger and the Lost and Found Inc men don’t stop just for a holiday.  In fact, they bring their wife and child with them.  If you are like me and have been missing these very sexy men you will want to pick this up.  I hope we get to see more of these hot guys.  Hint…Hint…Dalton and Tank need their HEA’s.

Review: Till the Dead Speak (Killer Affections #2) by Jerrie Alexander

Happy Friday!  Today I get to bring to you another great book by the wonderful Jerrie Alexander.  This is the second book in her Killer Affections series.  Til the Dead Speak will keep you on the edge of your seat while steaming up your e-reader with the sex scenes.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great weekend!

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When an injury on the job sends FBI agent Linc Hawkins home to rehab, his plan to enjoy the Malibu surf and sand is interrupted when a cafe owner he befriends is murdered, and a promise to take care of the man’s granddaughter must be kept. Keeping the sexy blonde safe and out of his arms proves to be a dangerous challenge, both to their lives – and to their hearts.

Samantha Anderson receives the shock of a lifetime when a grandfather she didn’t know existed, dies and leaves her a fortune. The life-altering event sends her to a fairy tale beach in Southern California and makes her question if her entire past was a sham. Sam uncovers family secrets with the aid of a smoking-hot FBI agent who’s hell-bent on keeping her safe. Sparks fly as they work side-by-side, and she finds herself falling in love.

The past and present collide as the pieces of this puzzle come together. Why was Samantha’s grandfather killed? Why was he estranged from his real family? It’s too bad the dead can’t speak, because Linc and Samantha will have to survive a killer bent on total destruction if they’re going to find their happily ever after.

Review:

Sam just found out she had a grandfather she never knew about.  Unfortunately, he is dead and has left everything to her including the mystery of his death and why he was never around.  Linc doesn’t believe Sam’s grandfather died the way the police said.  Together, Linc and Sam will find themselves getting deeper and deeper into the mystery of his death and the other deaths that have happened since.  What Linc and Sam don’t count are is the attraction between them that builds to an inferno.  Can they find out who is behind all of these horrible goings on?  Can they fight the attraction that is drawing the two of them together or will everything ignite and turn to ashes?

 

I have been reviewing Jerrie Alexander’s books since I started my blog.  Each one of her books gets better and better.  The characters are always exciting, intriguing, smart and sexy.  The mysteries keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.  This book is no exception.  Till the Dead Speak is exciting and enthralling.  The reader is pulled in from the first page.  In this book there isn’t just one mystery but two.  You will find yourself trying to figure out both.  The chemistry between Sam and Linc is electric.  Every woman who reads this book will want to find a Linc of her own.  He reminds me a lot of the characters in the Lost and Found, Inc series.  I loved the flow of the book.  The POV’s change seamlessly and keep you guessing what is really going on.  If you are looking for a great weekend read with lots of suspense, steamy sex scenes and memorable characters then you need to pick up Till the Dead Speak.

 

Review: Till Justice is Served by Jerrie Alexander

Happy Monday!  Today I get to share another great novel by Jerrie Alexander, Till Justice is Served.  This book contains her great blend of suspense, romance and crime right out of the headlines.  As always we have the hero who any girl would be glad to have as their savior, but this time the past of both hero and heroine are linked.  Jerrie has done it again with another great novel.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  If you like this review be sure to check out the other books I have reviewed for Jerrie Alexander.

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FBI agent Rafe Sirilli has made the war against narcotics drugs his personal fight. Home to settle his father’s estate, Rafe has no desire to get involved in local matters. Yet, he finds himself involved in solving two homicides and busting a drug ring as he tries to prove the innocence of a girl he’d long forgotten. Erin has grown into a beautiful woman. The passion she ignites in Rafe is hot enough to incinerate them both. His decision to deliver his own brand of justice will put his commitment to the law to the test.
High school counselor Erin Brady is committed to helping kids. Her world crashes around her when she’s accused of making inappropriate sexual advances and suspected of murder. Erin’s problems have only just begun. She has a secret admirer, one who vows to kill anybody who threatens to harm her or interfere with his plan. Rafe Sirilli agrees to help prove her innocence. Romance blooms, but Erin refuses to hope for permanence. Rafe is available for loan but not to keep.

Will facing old fears help Rafe capture the heart of the woman he loves? The woman who just turned him away?

Review:

Rafe is home after being on an undercover assignment for his job as a narcotics officer for the FBI.  He is home to take care of his fathers effects.  He has no long term plans to stay or get back involved with the community until his father’s old partner asks for his help.  When Rafe finds out its the girl that spurned him years ago he is hesitant at first but soon realizes he may be able to repay a debt he feels he owes.  Rafe is the last person Erin expects to help her out.  Though there has always been an attraction between them their past was never a good one.  But that all changes when Erin is accused of things she hasn’t done and two girls are dead thanks to her stalker.  As Rafe and Erin get closer to solving who killed the girls and who is stalking her they find themselves getting closer even while fighting their attraction.  Can Rafe save and clear Erin or will the bad guys win?

Jerrie Alexander has done it again.  I love the character and the story.  They are all strong and well written.  The crime parts are clearly well researched and the romance is natural.  Rafe and Erin are great.  Their relationship develops so naturally and lets face it what woman wouldn’t want a Rafe.  Though the supporting characters of Luke, Linc and Colton are equally hot and entertaining.  It appears this is book one in a new series by Jerrie.  If this is correct I can’t wait to read more.  I would have to say that the only criticism I may have is I felt the drug part of the story didn’t really wrap up.  A few of the aspects became lost with the stalker end of the story.  This dual story was new for Jerrie Alexander and I think she can pull it off but with this story the one part of the crime end was left loose.  I’m not sure if this will be followed up in subsequent novels but it didn’t appear to be that way.  Overall, it was a great novel and yet another win from Jerrie Alexander.

Review: No Chance in Hell by Jerrie Alexander

I am so excited to be sharing with you another book by Jerrie Alexander.  I have truly adored reading her books and have really seen her develop into a phenomenal writer. No Chance in Hell is her newest in her Lost and Found Inc series.  I have truly learned to love the Wolfe’s Pack and will miss them when this series is done.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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After a drunk driver killed Marcus Ricci’s wife while he was deployed in Afghanistan, he closed up emotionally. Working at Lost and Found, Inc., he lands a puzzling case with too many missing pieces. A killer is closing in on the woman Marcus is supposed to protect. Guarding the beautiful Chris is his job—and he’s one of the best—but keeping her close without letting her inside, makes it hard to protect his heart.

A murderer took the only family Chris Holland had left. When her sister’s killer comes after Chris, she turns to the Lost and Found agency for help. As she and Marcus Ricci dig into her background, they’ll discover surprises that shake everything she believes to be true about her past.

Forced together day and night, passion ignites, and Chris falls for Marcus. He’s a loner and not interested in a permanent relationship. When her case is over, he’ll go back to his solitary life. Just a man and his dog.

Review:

Marcus has always been the quiet and stoic one of Lost and Found Inc.  Always unapproachable since his wife died while Marcus was in Afghanistan.  That is until Chris Holland comes into his life.  Chris is being stalked by her sisters killer.  At first Marcus treats Chris like every other client.  That is until he realizes what kind of woman she is and the tragedy of her past that weighs so heavily on her.  As threats become more pronounced and dangerous, Marcus draws closer to Chris than he should.  He knows that the killer will kill him to get to her and is willing to risk it all to keep her safe.  Soon Marcus and Chris realize there is no more fighting of their feelings for one another and passions swell within the danger.  When the killer finally makes his move will Marcus be able to save Chris or will he lose more than just his heart this time?

I LOVED this story.  I couldn’t wait for Marcus’ story anyway.  He has always been a bit of an enigma in this series and I was happy to see how this story illuminated his character.  Marcus and Chris were great characters for one another.  I thought that they brought out the best in each other and learned to grow.   The story itself is also a wonderful one.  The suspense and intricacies of the two killers and how they are associated to Chris was a cool psychological ride that was uniquely written as only Jerrie Alexander can.  Thus far this has been my favorite in this series.  With the story entangled with romance, suspense and psychological thriller it definitely has it all.  This would be a perfect Criminal Minds episode.  Jerrie Alexander has truly done it again.  If you haven’t read any of her books you are missing out.  I have read them all and can’t for Jake’s story next.  If you’re looking for something thrilling with some romance thrown in then you need to pick up Jerrie Alexander’s Lost and Found Inc series.  You won’t want to put it down.

Review: Cold Day In Hell by Jerrie Alexander

As many of you know I have become a fan of Jerrie Alexander.  So, I am very privileged to bring to you her next book in her Lost and Found Inc Series, Cold Day in Hell.  In this one we follow the very sexy Tyrell to Columbia where he rescues the very feisty Ana.  Like most of Jerrie Alexander’s books we get lots of action and romance.  For my full review be sure to keep reading after the book blurb.

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Ex-Army Ranger Tyrell Castillo’s first mission for Lost and Found, Inc. goes awry when his contact is kidnapped, and he’s left scrambling for weapons and explosives. He’ll have to blow up a drug cartel’s compound, rescue the woman, and keep her safe while they cross the sweltering hot Colombian jungle.

Driven by the need for revenge, Ana Maria Vega Cisneros doesn’t want to be rescued. She wants revenge. She’ll risk her life to ensure the drug lord who killed her family suffers the same fate.

The cartel leaves a trail of blood on their hunt for Ty and Ana. When Ty receives the order to kill the drug lord with extreme prejudice, he and Ana will face the enemy head on. Can Ty protect the woman who’s hell bent on vengeance? The woman he’s grown to love?

Review:

Tyrell Castillo finds himself on his first mission for Lost and Found Inc in Columbia to rescue the girl who was supposed to be his contact.  When he rescues her and blows up the cartels compound he realizes that Ana is not going to be very cooperative and gives him a struggle.  Along the way through the jungle and dodging bullets Ty and Ana develop an attraction that Ty knows is off-limits.  After being rescued and forced out of her country Ana finds herself in Texas and thinking  constantly of Ty.  When Ty finally comes to see her she is soon attacked by one of the cartel’s lieutenants.  She realizes that even leaving her country can’t keep her safe.  She must go back to Columbia and kill the head of the cartel.  But, first she must convince Ty to go with her.  When Ty realizes he cannot protect her and questions the loyalty of those around him, he realizes he must go to Columbia with Ana.  When Ana and Ty finally express their feelings they acknowledge that nothing can really happen and just as their love broadens it must be squelched with the knowledge that they will go their separate ways.  Can the two really say goodbye after their mission or with they choose to find love after all this violence has brought them together?

Jerrie Alexander has his yet another home run.  I loved this book.  I love Ty and Ana.  Ana was so fun to read.  She really was the best foil for Ty.  She was no-nonsense and when push came to shove she pushed back.  This made for a great love story.  The fight they both put up just made is all that more satisfying when they were finally together.  I also loved the Cartel portion of the story.  This was something a bit different for Jerrie.  Usually she writes a lot about serial killers or just crazy stalker killers.  This was definitely a new line in the crime family that Jerrie Alexander has written about.  I really enjoyed it and I think she really hit the nail on the head with the cartels.  With everything we know about them it felt true and definitely possible.  Overall, this is a wonderful addition to Jerrie Alexander’s stories.  I look forward to Marcus’ story next.  If you like a good suspense and a fantastic story you need to start reading this series now.

Coffee and a Review with Hell or High Water by Jerrie Alexander

Today I am privileged to start your week off with a wonderful author I have spotlighted here before.  Hell or High Water is another wonderful romantic suspense novel by Jerrie Alexander who just keeps getting better and better.  The well written story and captivating characters are just two reasons to pick up this book.  For my full review be sure to keep reading after the book blurb.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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When ex-SEAL Nate Wolfe learns a woman from his past is in danger, nothing will stop him from protecting her. Not even her.

Dallas Child Protection Services Investigator Kay Taylor doesn’t want or need Nate in her life. But he doesn’t seem to understand the word no. He seems to also have forgotten the brand he left on her heart.

When Kay is taken and sold to a monster, the devil himself couldn’t stop Nate from doing whatever it takes to find her…but will he be in time?

Review:

Kay wakes to find herself with a monstrous headache and tied to a chair.  Kay manages to free herself and escape while her abductors are distracted.  While in the hospital after her kidnapping she tries to piece things together only to find that she may have uncovered a slave trade of underage girls.  As Kay investigates more her life is put into more danger and attempts to kidnap her continue to pop up.  When her life is in danger the need for security thrusts an old flame back into her life.  Nate can’t stand aside anymore while Kay places herself in life threatening situations.  When Kay teams up with Nate the rest of Wolfe’s pack they try to find who is hunting Kay.  When they finally do the team is turned on its side and more danger threaten the rekindled sparks between Kay and Nate.

I adored this story.  Jerrie Alexander has done it yet again.  Her weaving of suspense and romance is masterful.  Her characters both main and ancillary are well-written.  I loved Kay and Nate.  I thought they were fantastic to start this series off with.  Kay with her head-strong personality and Nate with his sexy protective nature ignite like gasoline and a flame.  The characters are only one reason why they should pick up this book.  Jerrie picks a story that could be ripped straight from Dateline and places characters that you learn to care about and relate to on a personal level.  This is only book one in Jerrie Alexander’s Lost and Found Inc series but I personally can’t wait to pick up book two, Cold Day in Hell.   I can’t wait to see what happens to Tyrell.  Overall, this book was a wonderful blend of suspense and romance.  For those who like romance you will be satisfied and for those suspense lovers you won’t be able to put this book down either.

Review: The Last Execution by Jerrie Alexander

Today I am reviewing another great book by Jerrie Alexander.  If you haven’t read her yet you really need to pick up either The Green-Eyed Doll or The Last Execution.  She does a wonderful job of blending both Romance and Suspense.  Be sure to read the rest of my review of The Last Execution after the book blurb.  If you want to read about her first book The Green-Eyed Doll you can click here to read it.

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To survive, she must put the past behind her. To love, she must learn to trust.

Homicide detective Leigh McBride’s first assignment with the FBI brings her face-to-face with a past she’s tried hard to forget. And when her temporary partner, a cynical ex-marine, lights a fire in her she thought long-extinguished, her darkest secret is threatened.

Scarred both physically and emotionally, Special Agent J. T. Noble is a man of few words. He prefers to keep people at a distance–until he meets Leigh. He’s attracted to her strength and drawn in by her secrecy. But in their line of work, secrets can be deadly.

When the killer they are hunting aims his vigilante justice at Leigh’s past assailant, the fine line between right and wrong blurs. To heal the past–and find their future together–Leigh and J. T. must learn that only through trust and forgiveness can love grow.

Review:

As most of you know I don’t normally read and review too many suspense novels.  I’ve never been a person into the John Grisham and Dan Brown kinda suspense/ thriller books.  But, when Jerrie asked me to review another of her books I couldn’t pass it up.  I’m so glad I didn’t.  The Last Execution takes us on a wild ride through Atlanta chasing a vigilante sniper. We soon learn that it’s not just the sniper we have to worry about. We must also face Leigh’s ex-boyfriend/rapist/stalker.  With two villains comes two parallel storylines held together by JT and Leigh.  For most writers this would be a very tricky task to pull off.  Not only does Jerrie give us the view points of Leigh and JT but she also puts us in the minds of the vigilante and the rapist out for revenge.  Reading this review you may be thinking this could get to be a complicated read.   Don’t doubt there were times I had a take a small breather and recap for myself who was who and what they were doing.   But that is to be expected in such a complex story. It wasn’t just the suspense that was well-managed but the love story was built-in very genuinely and believably.  It would have been very easy for the love story to have just been thrown into the mix, but Jerrie weaves it throughout the story with wonderful fireworks and climaxes (pun intended 🙂 ).  I also loved that the characters and storyline was so believable.  I felt that Leigh’s character, though weepy with JT, pulled off what a modern woman working in a law enforcement position would do and how she would act.  Also, the story of the vigilante sniper I think was so real it could have been pulled from the headlines.  Overall, The Last Execution is one book you are going to want to snatch up.  Once you read it you will want to read more by Jerrie Alexander.  She is easily becoming one of my favorite suspense writers!

Author Bio:

6456327A student of creative writing in my youth, I set aside my passion when life presented me with a John Wayne husband, and two wonderful children. A career in logistics offered me the opportunity to travel to many beautiful locations in America, and I revisit them in my romantic suspense novels.

The characters went with me, talked to me, and insisted I share their dark, sexy stories with others. I writes alpha males and kick-ass women who weave their way through death and fear to emerge stronger because of, and on occasion in spite of, their love for each other. I like to torture people, make them suffer, and if they’re strong enough, they live happily ever after.

I live in Texas, love sunshine, children’s laughter, sugar (human and granulated), and researching for my heroes and heroines.

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