Monday, August 18, 2014

Convicted by Dee Tenorio

Title: Convicted 
Author: Dee Tenorio
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Main Characters: Cade and Katrina
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
A thrilling suspense from Entangled’s Ignite imprint…

The only thing more dangerous than passion is the truth.

Former Marine and new Sheriff’s Deputy Cade Evigan is hanging onto his damaged soul—and his personal code—by a thread. His current mission? Weed out a violent motorcycle crew from a small mountain town. The problem? Katrina Killian, a woman standing firmly on the other side of the law, smack in the middle of the gang he’s there to destroy. She may get under his skin, but the sultry biker has criminal written all over her. So why can't he see her like any other convict?

For two years, Katrina has been a DEA agent hiding in plain sight amidst a pack of killers, working to put an end to the gang that has terrorized her hometown. The last thing she needs is to fall in love with a man who could blow her cover—and her heart—to pieces, but Cade’s become an addiction she can’t break. Unable to risk either of their lives with the truth, she plays both ends against the middle to keep him safe. But lies can only last so long, and Katrina’s time has just run out…

My  Review:
This story was so good and I admit, I was shocked when I saw that it was a novella, because it truly read like a full-length amazing romantic suspense novel. 

Katrina is an undercover DEA agent who's been trying to build a case against her uncle's motorcycle club for the last two years. She is one tough chick, but a stumbling block for her is Cade, the new Sheriff's deputy in town. Cade was brought in to help his old Marine buddy Rick, in taking back this town from the MC. He has deep emotional scars from his time in the Marines and Katrina sees those and helps him work through a few. The problem is, even though they have this amazing connection, Cade can't know that Katrina is one of the good guys or it would put him in even more danger...and he's in enough of that already. 

Both of these characters are riding an extremely thin tightrope throughout the entire book and I was just waiting for things to go south. It was so riveting and suspenseful in the very best way. Usually, I am a reader who falls for the heroes character much more than the heroine, but that wasn't the case in this book. While I absolutely adored Cade, he just doesn't compare to the take-no-bull character that Katrina was. She also sees him...his flaws and vulnerabilities and cares for him because of them. You have to love how empathetic she is in the midst of all this real awfulness surrounding her. 

The book was amazing. I highly recommend it for lovers of MC books or law enforcement stories. It provided a great balance of both and I'd love to see a book about Rick eventually too.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an  honest review.

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