The Deadly Series – Kinncaid Brothers – 4 Stars
A small, friendly Colorado town, nestled in the breathtaking Rockies, cloaks a malevolence, an evil that stalks women.
Jesslyn Black, a writer, is content living her now-single, childless life. If she keeps to herself, she can’t get hurt. Haunted by the past, Jesslyn never again wants to experience the soul-shredding pain of losing loved ones.
But a murder changes that.
Aiden Kinncaid is running from his own secret loss. As the CEO of Kinncaid Enterprises, he travels to this remote Colorado resort town to oversee the opening of the new Highland Hotel. Though he’s not interested in any kind of relationship, he finds himself drawn to this temperamental, brown-eyed beauty. And her rough-edged attitude is a challenge to him.
But whether or not either sought a relationship—they’ve found one. Aiden wants to protect Jesslyn even if she claims she can take care of herself, and she finds she can’t stop thinking about Aiden, even when he annoys her. Will they get their second chance at love and life before the killer eliminates one problem he doesn’t need?
Taylor Reese is done with men—especially egotistical ones—no matter how charming they may be. The only exception to her “no men” rule is her eight-year-old adopted son, Ryan, who is wonderfully adjusted considering the environment his parents forced him to endure. Both are starting over in the Washington, D.C., area and aren’t looking for anything more than peace and quiet. Thanks to Gavin Kinncaid, that peace and quiet is nothing more then a fleeting dream.
Some ties can never be broken . . .
Dr. Gavin Kinncaid, one of the most successful doctors in his field and well aware of it, knows women—or so he thinks, until he meets Taylor Reese and realizes he doesn’t know anything about the opposite sex. Taylor is nothing like any woman he’s ever met. More than that, she’s the only woman he’s ever wanted to strangle. But when fate throws them together on a rain-swept deserted road, passion soon twists their feelings into more than antagonism. First desire, then friendship, and finally love.
And some bonds are deadly . . .
As the three of them grow closer, learning to trust and building bonds none of them ever thought they’d have, a menace approaches. A menace that will destroy each of them and the bonds they’ve worked so hard to forge: Ryan’s mother has escaped from prison, and she has only one plan—to rip this happy family apart and reclaim what she considers hers, no matter the cost.
For almost nine years Christian Bills has been hiding, but in that time she’s created a new life for herself with the help of the wealthy and powerful Kinncaid family. Now, dark secrets and an unforgettable nightmare from her past threaten to rip her safe world apart.
Devoted . . . but kept in the dark
Brayden Kinncaid has known Christian for years and only recently discovered his feelings for her go beyond friendship. But the changes in the once strong-willed woman are startling. Her haunted gray eyes and darting looks lead him to believe something is drastically wrong. No matter how hard he pushes her, she won’t confide in him. Brayden vows to discover what she is hiding—before it is too late.
She’s his angel . . . his love . . . his obsession . . .
Demented and sadistic, he’d once possessed her. And though she’s been gone nine long years, he knew she wasn’t dead, and now he’s finally found her. He knows everything about her. Everything she does. Where she works, where she lives. And he’s come back into her life to reclaim what’s his.
The Raven is as dark and mysterious as her name, a shadowy assassin who now sells the skills she learned in British Intelligence to the highest bidder. But even killers have a code of honor, and when the facts of her latest assignment don’t add up, she delves deeper into the life of the man she’s supposed to kill before her next hit becomes her biggest mistake.
Ian Kinncaid, undercover agent and master of disguise, has been estranged from his family for well over a decade. Working in a world more sinister than even he could have imagined, his deep cover gets blown and he urgently needs a place to hide the young girl he rescued from the Czech underground. With threats closing in from every direction and the family he walked away from now at risk, his only hope is to persuade the most unlikely woman to be his ally.
Shocked by what she learns and horrified by what she witnesses, the Raven fights every instinct and turns against her employer to help Ian. Suddenly thrown back into a world she had hoped to leave behind, she must trust Ian and the feelings he stirs in her to fight a sadistic crime lord before everything they know and love is destroyed.
Bitter and resigned to a life alone, Quinlan Kinncaid swore he’d never marry—until the eccentric Ella Ferguson barged headlong into his life. But before he can trust his own feelings and build a new life with Ella, she’s gone, and he’s left with a secret so big he can’t even bear to tell his own family.
Some secrets can destroy . . .
Ella Ferguson is as independent as she is beautiful, and though she knows rich boys never last in the long run, she doesn’t see the harm in a fling with Quinlan. After their amorous weekend threatens to become a lifelong commitment, she runs, figuring it’s better to put Quin and her past behind her. Then Ella discovers a secret of her own, and telling Quin may rip both their worlds apart.
And some secrets can kill . . .
What neither of them realize is that a malevolent man knows Ella’s secret, and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. Afraid for her life and more alone than ever, Ella must learn to forgive herself before she can beg the forgiveness of the one man who can save her. Now it’s up to Quinlan to overcome his stubborn pride in time to save Ella and the only thing that matters.
Kaitlyn O’Reilly, an RN, believed she’d found love with the charming and well-liked surgeon she’d met at work. Landon Goldburg was kind, attentive, and she thought they had so much in common. Now engaged, the good doctor has quickly become the man of her nightmares. As he grows more controlling and violent, Kaitlyn wants her freedom.
Jock Kinncaid can’t stop thinking about the quietly beautiful—and engaged—redhead he met at a fund-raising gala months ago. He knows a spitfire lurks beneath the surface of this woman who’s invaded his dreams, and he knows she’s exactly what’s been missing from his otherwise ideal life. When a chance meeting throws the two of them together again, Jock swears he won’t let her get away this time.
But even as Jock vows to protect the woman he loves and Kaitlyn struggles to trust Jock and the passion between them, the deranged doctor is bent on destroying them both, even if it means killing the only thing he loves.
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