An Unlikely Hero (Book 2)
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense
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People keep dying around Harper MacLain.
Try as she might, she can’t stop bad things from happening to those she loves. When her closely guarded secret lands her in the middle of her ex-boyfriend’s investigation, she’s in over her head. She hates that Detective Lucas Sullivan is in her life again, tempting her to fall back into bad habits…and his bed.
When Harper left him, Lucas tried not to care, burying himself in his job instead. Then Harper became the job. Now they’re on the run, and all he can think about is keeping her safe…and his hands off her. Lucas knows she’s the key to solving his case, if he can keep them alive long enough to do it. And that’s the trick…because falling in love can kill you.
Betrayed by a Kiss (Book 1)
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Kris Rafferty was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After earning a Bachelor’s in Arts from the University of Massachusetts/ Boston, she married her college sweetheart, traveled the country and wrote books. Three children and a Pomeranian/Shih Tzu mutt later, she spends her days devoting her life to her family and her craft.
I cannot get enough of this series. There are so many hidden secrets and dark truths to be uncovered that once I start reading, I can’t stop. It’s freaking awesome and highly addictive. I couldn’t wait to see what Kris Rafferty had in store for me with the second installment, Tempted by a Touch.
First off – this book should definitely not be read as a standalone even though it tells the adventurous tale of a different couple than the two who star in Betrayed by a Kiss. Without the introduction of all the various characters and the first book’s plot, Tempted by a Touch would be mega confusing. The criminal drama that Dane and Marnie were fighting against then is now Lucas and Harper’s problem.
Here’s the deal. Harper is Dane’s sister. She generally stayed in the background in Betrayed by a Kiss but it turns out that she was more of a key player than you would’ve ever realized. As I read, I learned that she’s keeping a lot of secrets and is terrified that her awful truths will come out. It’s intense and really stressful for her. You anticipate the moment that it will all go to hell.
Added to that stress is the return of Harper’s ex, Lucas. These two share complicated history. Basically, they wanted two very different things from life and they couldn’t find a compromise or middle ground to meet on. So she decided to leave their life together in Boston to return home. This decision broke both of their hearts. So he followed her in hopes that maybe they could get back together.
It’s all so crazy. Not only do they need to uncover who the corrupt cops are on the police force but they also need to try and find a way to resolve their feelings or move forward together. It is suspenseful and thrilling to read – I loved it!
It’s an incredible journey and most of it kept me on my toes. I absolutely recommend this book – it’s highly entertaining and enjoyable. And I can’t wait to get Caleb story I think his book might be the best one yet.