Published by Entangled: Select Suspense
Publication Date: January 23rd 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
NYPD Detective Gray Yates has major trust issues. Protecting a serenely beautiful woman hiding enough secrets to take down an entire city wasn’t something he bargained for. She’s a loving single mother, hot as hell, and protecting her will test every ounce of his resolve.
Alex Romano is being blackmailed by the Pyramid—an elusive international organization of assassins every cop in the world is after. When Alex tries severing ties with them they refuse to let her go. The darkly dangerous detective she’s irresistibly drawn to is her only hope of staying out of jail. He just might be her savior…or her downfall.
Despite efforts to maintain his professionalism, Gray can’t deny the fiery passion Alex ignites in him. In an explosive confrontation, Alex’s lies are revealed and Gray is faced with the most important decision of his life: trust the woman he’s falling in love with, or arrest her.
This is only Tee O’Fallon’s second published book but I am completely amazed by how well-researched and well-written this book is. BLOOD MONEY is exciting and fast-paced, has the perfect balance of romance and suspense, and will definitely keep readers on edge and eager for more after the last word.
Alex Romano is a single mom with a very sick child, a mountain of debts and secrets, just ripe for the picking. With the access she gets at her job at the NYPD headquarters, she’s just the kind of person that could be vulnerable to pressure from anyone whose knows what strings to pull and with an international organization of assassins/mercenaries blackmailing her and threatening her child, she’s in a no-win situation, no matter how you look at it. Working with the cops to take down the threat against her is the only way to save her child, maybe keep herself out of jail and salvage her fledgling relationship with Detective Gray Yates but her secrets may be the death blow to a relationship that barely had a chance to flourish.
Gray has earned the right to be skeptical about people and their motives and in spite of the strong attraction he feels for Alex, he’s right to be suspicious of her motives for getting involved with him. He is the lead detective in the case against the organization threatening her and she could be with him to get information for them, but the more time he spends with Alex, the harder it becomes to believe she’s using him and the harder it is to keep his hands off her. But when her secrets come to light, will he be walking away from her or putting her in cuffs?
This book was so intense on every level. The passion between Alex and Gray was so powerful, the emotions so deep, the secrets so heartbreaking, the threats so real and my stomach was constantly churning with the roller-coaster ride this story took me on. This author may need to teach a class on how this stuff is done!
This is one of my favorite books so far this year and I unreserved recommend it to both fans of and newbies to the romantic suspense genre. I’m excited that this is only the second book and there are potentially a few more characters that could have stories (I’m looking at you, Jess Yates), which means more books hopefully and I can’t wait.