Sunday, August 13, 2017

FATAL THREAT by Marie Force

Book 11 in Fatal Series
Harlequin Books
July 25th, 2017
Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Thriller
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Author

5 Hearts


When Lt. Sam Holland is called to a routine homicide scene, she never anticipated that the Secret Service would come and whisk her away to an undisclosed place. A threat was made against her family, her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano and now the chaos of being the second lady of the United States hits Sam hard. With no answers to who made the threat or even why, Sam finds that her and Nick’s past are about get front and center as Sam races against the clock to figure it all out. Because nothing is going to harm her family, not if Sam has anything to say about it.

Wow! Just wow is all I can say after finishing this wonderfully addicting story by one of my favorite authors around. With her trademark style, Ms. Force delivers a wild, action packed ride as Sam, Nick and all their friends try to figure out the just who is determined to cause them so much trouble and why they are doing it. With a few twists, I sure didn’t see coming, the story flows along, picking up speed like a runaway train and the reader goes along with Sam for the ride. I got to admit, FATAL THREAT, just pulled me in and didn’t let up even after I finished the book. It drew laughter, a few blushes, a few tears and more as I flipped the pages and gasped with each twist that came within the pages. Ms. Force is a talented storyteller and is on par with Nora Roberts and Jill Shalvis. With captivating characters that you can’t help but fall in love with, storylines that feel like they are ‘ripped from the headlines’ and told in such a way that you can’t help but cheer when the bad guy(s) are taken down.

FATAL THREAT is a story that delves into Sam and Nick’s past in a way that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat till the very end. It’s heart stopping as well as intriguing, I just couldn’t put it down. It kept me riveted to the kindle even as I discovered my old friends and met a few new ones that I found interesting and I am really hoping the author goes into more detail about them and how they fit in Sam’s world in future books. The characters are what makes this series so entertaining and downright addicting. They are well written, wildly different yet are just about perfect scheme of things and you can’t help but fall in love with each one of them. From book one, Fatal Affair, I fell in love with this author and she has not disappointed me yet, especially with this series. This is an author who knows when to let her characters just run with the story even as they weave a spell around the reader. I love how complex and so lifelike these characters are. I could see Sam running hellbent after a suspect or seeing them visit her father with her husband and son. This is an author who lets the characters shine, no matter what and that right there cements this author as one of the best storytellers around. She gives the characters flaws and is not afraid to reveal them to the readers. I love that about Ms. Force’s work and more, I love how she can keep the characters growing with each book. Sometimes stories and characters start to stagnate and get old quickly-not with the Fatal series. Each book moves the story of Sam and Nick along nicely as well as adding in sub-plots of other characters romances/issues/family, etc. It’s like living in a real world and one I adore revisiting repeatedly.

FATAL THREAT is not just a wonderful story, it’s an adventure that will leave you breathless, even as the climatic ending will make you gasp in shock. I am so eager for the next book that I pre-ordered it just to make sure I get it when it comes out in 2018. If you haven’t tried this series yet, please run-don’t walk-to grab the books. You won’t be disappointed at all. I highly recommend this author’s work and hope you check out her books. There is something for everyone in her backlist.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement


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