Monday, October 24, 2016

REVIEW: "Tempted by a Touch" by Kris Rafferty (Romantic Suspense)

Tempted by a Touch
by Kris Rafferty

Publisher: Entangled - Select Suspsense
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: October 24th 2016

Series: An Unlikely Hero, #2
Standalone: Yes (Reading #1 recommended)

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Description from Publisher:
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.
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My Musings:
This is the second book in the Unlikely Hero series, and is a standalone, but I think that reading the first book would make this one a bit less confusing at first, since this is another piece to the puzzle we are introduced to in "Betrayed By a Kiss".

There is a lot of mystery to be unraveled with this story, and it's got fantastic twists and turns that you won't see coming!

Harper is the sister of an ex-cop who got himself thrown into the middle of a seriously tangled web of corrupt cops and corporations. She is a bit naive, and apparently had a part to play in all of it that was more involved than innocent bystander. She had dated Lucas, a cop at the same precinct her brother used to work at, until they decided that things would never work for them and went their separate ways.

Lucas is working the case to try to figure out which cops are the dirty ones, while also trying to protect the people he isn't supposed to care about (ahem, like Harper).

The world in this series is visceral and gritty and pretty darn fun for the genre. And the romance is definitely not ignored, which some serious heat (and heart!) between our two main characters.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Kris Rafferty
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I am the youngest of four in a rambunctious Irish-American family. I became obsessed with books young, and still retain an image in my mind of the first book I took out of the library. I completed my first short story during “rest period” in first grade, first novel at eighteen, first rejection at eighteen…it took me a long time to believe I could be a writer, and longer to convince anyone else. Meanwhile, I filled the time earning my BA at U/Mass Boston, married the love of my life (who is also the baby of his family), had three perfect children (that I could wax poetic about for days, and often do), and got my third degree black belt in Parker Kenpo Karate (a life-changing event that took over a decade of challenging my mind and body). I’m a staunch advocate for people empowering themselves, emotionally and physically, to be their best selves, to not rely on others to keep them safe in a world that is not safe. And I believe creating/playing music is the closest thing to creating life that doesn’t eventually lead to diapers and drool. I play classical piano, love summer road trips, am a fanatic for warm water ocean, and one of my favorite things to do is to say I’ll start exercising tomorrow.
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