Deadly Relations rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Deadly Trilogy rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Book release date: September 20, 2012
"Deadly Relations" is book 3 of the Deadly Trilogy
How are the sex scenes?
Rich, sensuous but brief.
How are the story lines?
A few storylines seemed undeveloped, but the main story was compelling, suspenseful and believable.
Would you read it again?
Yes. It is Book three in a Trilogy, and I would read the whole series again.
Back of the Book
In Deadly Relations, a serial killer of young women hides in plain sight in a quiet county in the Midwest. Despite hiding behind a façade of trustworthy and charming, this killer has a rage to kill he can't control.
Detective Jennifer Brennan, still haunted by her abduction five years before, devotes her life to serve and protect others. So when three young women go missing and are found murdered on her watch, she vows to find the killer — or die trying.
A personal relationship with her partner, Detective Blake Stone, would be violating the strictest of the department's unspoken rules and career suicide, especially since she is the sheriff's daughter. But the connection Jennifer has with her partner, Blake Stone, is nothing short of electric. Working with him daily and denying her attraction is hard. But when he moves in to protect her, it becomes unbearable.
As they fight temptation, two detectives race against time to find the killer before he strikes again.
Deadly Relations by author Alexa Grace, is the third and final installment in the Deadly Trilogy. If you have read the first two books, Deadly Offerings (which is FREE now!) and Deadly Deception, you need to complete the series. This is her best book in the Deadly Trilogy and I eagerly await more from her in the future.
Five years ago, vivacious Jennifer Brennan’s story began in Deadly Deception. She was pregnant and in college. Now, she is a talented and driven Detective in a small town of Indiana. Her intelligence and tenacity has gained respect from her peers, and her dark brush with danger five years prior, compassion and courage.
And then there’s Blake Stone! How could she have not noticed the tall, dark ‘Mr Hotness’, fellow Detective and the man who creates tingly sensations all over her body merely by breathing in her presence? He was not obnoxious or overbearing, but he did scream testosterone! Yet, it was actually the warmth and sincerity of his smile coupled with his innate empathy and strength that impressed her most. In many ways, this caused more danger for her. After all, it is extremely difficult to resist tall, dark and delicious when combined with smart, kind and tender! Sigh!
Ripped, gorgeous and devastatingly sexy, Blake was just as enamored by the beautiful Jennifer. He was also just as aware that as she was a Detective in the same Police Department, she was forbidden fruit. Growing up in a house shredded by divorce, he desired stability, a home rich in love and trust. From observing and working with Jennifer, particularly in the Serial Killer case, which brought them into closer proximity, he could actually envision such an existence.
Once presented with the opportunity to taste a small slice of heaven in her kisses, he knew he was lost. Not to lust, but to need. “He wanted her in his life. Period.” This was actually a refreshing difference to many other Romance novels, consistent in all three books.
That is not to say that once ignited, their passion was less than hot. Blake was the first man in five years that Jennifer had been attracted to. Erotic dreams filled with Jennifer had been part of Blake’s night times for quite a few years, so their passion together, once unleashed, was dynamic.
“His tongue tantalized her nipples, which had swollen to their fullest. His hand seared a path down her middle and onto her thigh, the gentle massage sending currents of desire through her……Her body ignited as his magic, gentle fingers stroked her, sending waves of ecstasy throbbing through her body until she shattered into a million glowing stars.
She rocked against him and he picked up the perfect rhythm that bound their bodies together. He pushed into her in a hot, slick dance she wished would never end.” Sizzle!
In Deadly Relations, there is a disturbed and sick serial killer stalking young women. What makes for a very interesting read is that you are privy to the killer’s thoughts, motivations and darkness. His identity is not the mystery, but you are kept invested on how, and if, he will be brought down. Naturally, as with all good suspense, this sicko sets his nefarious sights on Jennifer, adding to the tension.
Alexa Grace is one of the most talented, upcoming authors. Her characters are believable and strong, her stories credible, her writing, fabulous. She has an easy-to-read style that provides enough details without being overtly graphic. Some of her sub-stories seemed a little undeveloped or possibly unnecessary, but that didn’t subtract from the main story.
So, if you are in the mood for some light suspense and some sensual loving with a touch of humor, you are bound to enjoy Deadly Relations.
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