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I don’t give out 5-star reviews freely, especially for romance because it’s so hard to find anything original in my experience.
 
That said, Anne Conley managed to get another one out of me, and for a #RomanticSuspense at that.
 
I highly recommend her Pierce Securities series. I’m behind on it, having just now read #4 and I couldn’t put it down.
 

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PelicanFreak’s 5-star review:
 
Short version:
I couldn’t put this book down, from start to finish. I tried to – really- but then I missed it, bad. I had to pick it right back up. It gripped me and wouldn’t let go. I’ve a terrible attention span and not much holds my attention at all these days, let alone sucks me in like that. Clearly Conley was put here to write.
Detailed version:
Cover:
Unoriginal in concept but gorgeous and professionally-graphiced.
Editing/Proofing:
Clearly professional. Very few errors noticed.
Formatting:
Again, professional and the book is gorgeous on the inside too. Clean, easy read.
Character development/design:
All of the characters in this series are so perfectly designed, that you’d think she’s basing them on real people. The continuity from one book to the next in personality and everything else flows flawlessly. It’s really easy to get really attached really quickly to the protagonists. As the series goes on, and I feel all attached to characters I got to know in earlier books, the later books have that much more because I get glimpses at my ‘old friends’ while making new ones. This makes me hate the antagonists that much more passionately and gets me that much more invested in the whole thing. It’s all completely brilliant.
POV:
Flawless. Third person, rotating voices. Never any question of what is who, or feeling unfinished when one wraps and another takes over.
Overall:
I find everything predictable; usually within a chapter or two, I already know how the whole book’s going to play out, maybe even future books. With Conley… well, she doesn’t do it like everyone else. She manages to NOT write the same old store everyone else has already written. She mixes it up. She also has me so engaged that I’m too busy greedily absorbing the words and turning the pages to worry about predictions.
I can feel her characters’ feelings, I can feel their love for each other.
I’m always left wanting more- but not in a cliffhanger way at all. Just more of the whole Pierce Securities world because it’s such a great place to be. Reading Conley truly provides entertainment and a brief escape from reality and is probably detrimental to my mental well being somehow. I cannot recommend this series enough.
FIVE STARS because that’s all the

The latest installment in Anne Conley’s Pierce Securities is almost upon us! Since I’m super stoked, as this is one of the rare romance series I’d completely recommend, I wanted to share the cover!!

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Excerpt (rated PG-13 for language):

“What are you doing in here, Ginger?” His rough growl in her ear sent a shiver of goose bumps racing up her spine.  Deena Rae bristled at the Ginger comment, but squirmed to get out from under him.  It was no use.  She was stuck.  His grip tightened on her wrists, as his legs wrapped around hers to still them.

And his other hand roamed.

His breathing was ragged as his hand explored more than was necessary to make sure she wasn’t packing heat, which she was, but didn’t think they were in the right position for him to find it.

“You know what they say about curiosity and shit.”  She shrugged, going for flippant, even as her heart raced.  Problem was, she wasn’t really scared anymore.  She should have been, but Deena Rae couldn’t muster the fear she needed to fight back.

His hand was definitely doing more than looking for weapons, if the growing length at her backside was any indication.  Each piece of her lock-pick kit was tossed into the immaculate carpet by her head.  Serial killers were clean, she reminded herself, trying to gather the terror she knew she should be feeling.  Why wasn’t she feeling it?

“How did you get in?”  His breath was hot in her ear, and if she wasn’t mistaken, his lips brushed it.  She was on fire.  Thank God he wasn’t looking at her face.

A soft chuckle escaped her.  “Would you believe you can learn anything on Youtube?”

A rumble of accompanying laughter came from his chest, pressed against her back, but he raised himself and with very little effort, had her flipped under him.

It wasn’t like she was fighting Mr. Fine Ass, but she was a tall woman.  At five foot ten, she’d always wanted a man to handle her, like, well, like a man.  Rick sure as hell wasn’t up to the task.

But now she was face to face with him, she couldn’t really breathe.  And her arms were still pinned at her head.

His face was fucking gorgeous.  A small scar under his right eye.  Deep brown eyes the color of teak wood.  Full lips.  Chiseled cheekbones.  Dude could be a model.

One of his crazy eyebrows was quirked up, wrinkling his forehead slightly.  “Are you trying to come on to me?  If so, this is a bit out of the ordinary.”  He was relaxing his body on top of hers, even if he still held her wrists in a death grip above her head and had a massive growing bulge still pressing against her thigh.

“I’ve never been accused of being ordinary,” she breathed at him, wondering where the hell all the air in the room went to.  Her heart was still pounding in her chest, and her breathing was hard and heavy.  She knew her breasts were practically in his face, but to his credit, he wasn’t looking.  But they were certainly pressing against his ever-so-hard chest.

His eyes flickered from her eyes to her lips, and his free hand twined through a tendril of her hair.  When they finally snapped back to her eyes, they were filled with resolve.

“This is bad timing, Ginger.  My life is a train-wreck right now, or I would give this a go.”  He smirked as he pressed his bulge into her thigh.  “But you really should just stick to your Tuesday Night Specials.”

Since he was relaxed, she whimpered a bit, pretending to pout while biting her bottom lip, watching his eyes snap back to her lips.  Using the distraction, she wound her legs around one of his, and rolled, effectively pinning him under her.

He let loose of her arms, and grabbed at her hips as she stood.

“Wow.  That’s cocky, Mr. Fine Ass.  But I hate the name Ginger, and train wrecks aren’t my style.”  She managed to get out of the door with a little dignity even though she was embarrassed to have gotten caught, and was ridiculously turned on.

But she’d managed to walk out of there with the upper hand, and that was what was important, right?

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Bodyguard, Den of Thieves Book #2, by A.M. Cosgrove

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Pelican Freak’s 5star review:

What I love about Cosgrove is she can pull off a hot, steamy romance that is also sweet, yet not like all of the other billions of romance books out there!

Bodyguard, like its predecessor is filled with characters I love – in fact, I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting for more of these series because the guys of DoT Recovery have completely grown on me.

Bo is a hottie with baggage… however he’s not super annoying about it, he’s trying to overcome it. His client has her own baggage and issues… he’s got to help her get to the bottom of it all before someone from her past? Present? That’s part of the mystery – succeeds in killing her. Along the way, he might realize he’s attracted to her..

This book has just enough mystery to keep me guessing til the end, loads of drama and it’s hot where it needs to be. It’s a fun, fast read that left me wanting more of the series but with no questions thus far. A great read – Cosgrove never disappoints.

Highly recommend.

 

& if you’ve got #KindleUnlimited, it IS included. 🙂

I’m sure I’ve mentioned her before and I’m sure I’ll mention her here again …

her books are just that good.

Cosgrove is the genius behind Detective Stan Brookshire who has his own series. Each book can be read as a standalone, or you can go in order – it doesn’t matter. Each one briefly touches on his backstory so you know what’s up and each book handles one case which wraps up nicely – no cliff hangers. If I’m left wanting more, it’s just because I love the characters and I do miss them in between!

I’ve read each of her books several times and they never get old. They seem to range about 50K to 80K words and just flow really quickly, regardless. Great pace.

Rather than boring you with a ton of buy links, I’ll just drop the link to my personal favorite Stan book here. I think this one is Cosgrove’s most twisted yet… the killer literally sends his victims’ body parts to their loved ones…

It’s just $3 – can’t go wrong for that.

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I’ve previously reviewed it, see below for that.

 

She’s also recently started writing Romantic Suspense and while I’m not normally a fan of romance, I love this series as well and am eagerly awaiting book #3! These can also be read as standalones.

The series kicks off with Diamonds which can be found here:

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Gunshots ring out on a bright sunny morning and Olivia Wood’s perfectly neat and tidy life is turned upside down. With her life suddenly in danger and desperate to regain control of her shattered life, she is forced to accept help to ensure her safety.

When ex army ranger Bo Jackson was asked to join DOT as weapons specialist he believed he had found a great place to hide from his past. A place he could be useful and stood no chance anyone getting hurt because of him again. Being asked to protect another human being was not what he ever planned on.

Tempers flare and sparks fly as the two work against a faceless enemy in an unlikely partnership. Will he be able to overcome his past be her knight in shining armor? Will she be the one to mend his broken heart? Will they survive to see the future?

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It’s finally here- The 4th book in Anne Conley’s Pierce Securities Series: Grab.

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Jordan Rocco has just received a medical discharge from the Marines and is now working with his brother, Evan, at Pierce Securities. He’s struggling to find his place among these men who have a brotherhood that doesn’t seem to include him. Jordan’s only saving grace is the woman across the hall in his apartment building, with her smart mouth and tight curves.

Mia is wholly focused on making enough money at her crappy job to bring her sister home to live with her, instead of globe-trotting with her mother and the latest in a long line of losers. A boyfriend is not in the cards. But a couple of nights with the hottie across the hallway—to release some pent-up frustrations—wouldn’t be remiss. When she’s grabbed from her apartment in the night, Jordan witnesses the crime, helpless to stop things.

He’s suddenly got a new mission: Before the worst can happen, he has to save the woman who has come to mean more to him than he realized.

***WARNING*** This book has a vague description of events that may cause triggers.

If you haven’t yet started this series, start with Craze, Book 1. It’s temporarily reduced to .99, so now’s a good time to grab it!

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I gave Craze 5 stars, and I’m not even a romance fan.

 

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