Friday, November 14, 2014

Her Grave Secrets by Kendra Elliot

Title: Her Grave Secrets
Author: Kendra Elliot
My Rating: B+

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Rogue River #3
Main Characters: Stevie and Zane
Release Date: November 2014
Publisher: Montlake
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Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:
There are no secrets in a small town—until someone has one worth dying for.

Local cop Stevie Taylor and police chief Zane Duncan have startling new proof that a deadly street drug is expanding its poisonous grip on their small town: a skull found on the banks of the Rogue River has two bullet holes in the back. Still caught up in the excitement of their new relationship, Stevie and Zane are determined to track down the drug’s source before more lives in Solitude, Oregon, are lost.

Then one death strikes especially close to home, leading to heartache and confusion for Stevie. As the drug distributers strike hard and the body count in Solitude grows higher, she and Zane must hunt down the deadly killer—but are they the predators, or the prey?

Filled with unexpected twists, Her Grave Secrets is the third exciting Rogue River novella in the romantic suspense series from Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh.

My Review:

This novella seemed to focus much more on the suspense line from the series than the romance. Since the first book in the series focused on Zane and Stevie and established their romance, they are pretty set as a couple in this installment. But while they are somewhat settled, the little town of Solitude is anything but. Things are ramping up in this one with the suspense story-line as suddenly there is a rash of not only the overdose drug deaths, but also an increase in the execution style deaths that signal things are getting much more serious within this drug ring. And those deaths affect Stevie's family directly.

I'll admit that I missed the romance side to this novella, but I do still really like the entire series and the way the two authors have put it together. The suspense line is about a new drug which has made its way into this little town, affecting everyone because it's easy to die from using it. And the further that story goes, the more likely it is that Solitude is definitely at the center of the manufacturing of this drug. As the story unfolds I have my suspicions about where the drug is centered, but we will see. It's definitely a great mystery and since the four main characters work within the law enforcement aspects of this small town it affects all of them. 

I'm anxious to see how it's all wrapped up. If you enjoy suspense and romantic suspense, I definitely recommend the entire series. Each installment is a short read so it's easy to take them in on busy days and read a chapter at a time. I've definitely enjoyed my foray into Solitude, Oregon.

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

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