Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Touch of Red by Laura Griffin

Title: Touch of Red
Author: Laura Griffin
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Tracers #12
Main Characters: Brooke and Sean
Release Date: October 2017
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
When crime scene investigator Brooke Porter arrives at the home of a murdered woman, the only thing more shocking than the carnage is the evidence that someone escaped the scene. But where is this witness now? A thorough search of the area yields more questions than answers, and before Brooke even packs up her evidence kit, she’s made it her goal to find the witness and get them out of harm’s way.

Homicide detective Sean Byrne has seen his share of bloody crime scenes, but this one is particularly disturbing, especially because Brooke Porter is smack in the middle of it. Sean has had his eye on the sexy CSI for months, and he’s determined to help her with her current case—even if it means putting his attraction on hold so he and Brooke can track down a murderer. But as the investigation—and their relationship—heats up, Sean realizes that keeping his work and his personal life separate is more complicated than he ever imagined; especially when the killer sets his sights on Brooke.

My Review:
Another amazing installment to the Tracers series. Seriously, I don't think there's anyone out there right now who writes better romantic suspense than Laura Griffin. This series is phenomenal and each book just seems to get better and better. 

In this book we have Brooke. She's part of the Delphi unit...the group that tracks down the trace clues left at crime scenes. Four months ago she broke up with her cop boyfriend of two years, as it became more and more apparent that he was a controlling jerk. But she dated him for two years. She's not at the place mentally where she can even consider another relationship, no matter how much she's attracted to Sean. 

Sean is a detective. He was shot a few months back and that brought home some harsh realities to his life...like the fact he doesn't want to be alone anymore. He wants Brooke. As luck would have it, he's working a homicide case that she begins to get very personally involved in so they are spending a lot of time together. 

This was an action filled story, but it didn't lack in the romance department. I liked the way that things played out between Sean and Brooke. I also really liked that he was willing to wait and be patient with her, no matter what. 

The case made for really interesting intrigue...and I loved that little detail about kids fingerprints....I had NO IDEA...so cool. It was fun watching all the pieces of the puzzle fall together and the story was riveting until the very end. 

It was just a great story. I loved both the romance and the suspense aspects. It had a great balance and kept me highly entertained from the very first page until the very last. I definitely recommend this one!

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

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