07 Oct '14

A Nix Review – Convicted by Dee Tenorio (3.5 Stars)

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Convicted by Dee Tenorio
Series: Deadly Secrets#2
Published by Macmillan on 2014-08-18
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 241
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars
A thrilling suspense from Entangled’s Ignite imprint…

The only thing more dangerous than passion is the truth.

Former Marine and new Sheriff’s Deputy Cade Evigan is hanging onto his damaged soul—and his personal code—by a thread. His current mission? Weed out a violent motorcycle crew from a small mountain town. The problem? Katrina Killian, a woman standing firmly on the other side of the law, smack in the middle of the gang he’s there to destroy. She may get under his skin, but the sultry biker has criminal written all over her. So why can't he see her like any other convict?

For two years, Katrina has been a DEA agent hiding in plain sight amidst a pack of killers, working to put an end to the gang that has terrorized her hometown. The last thing she needs is to fall in love with a man who could blow her cover—and her heart—to pieces, but Cade’s become an addiction she can’t break. Unable to risk either of their lives with the truth, she plays both ends against the middle to keep him safe. But lies can only last so long, and Katrina’s time has just run out…

FTC : I bought this book and have no affiliations with the author.

Dee Tenorio is an author on my one to watch list. Whenever something new is released, I generally want to read it and this one I actually bought on release day. With a MC that (for once) is full of bad-guy’s, a war vet hero and a bad-girl heroine, it sounded intriguing … I’m glad I read it but there were a few issues.

I love Dee Tenorio’s heroines. They are always strong, feisty and so much fun to read about. Katrina is no different. A DEA agent who is hanging out with her family, trying to get enough evidence to put them behind bars, she finds herself in a precarious position when she gets a soft spot for the new Police Officer in town. With the public angle of staying close to him to work him for information, she tries to keep him safe whilst trying to get him to see the truth about the town. I liked her. She was a strong character and I enjoyed watching her try to rile up Cade.  She was the character that makes the book for me.

Cade was an odder character. Not because I didn’t like him (he was Alpha, of course I did) but because I was confused by him. I saw the protective qualities that he was supposed to have, definitely saw the sexy qualities (*fans*) but I was confused as to the tortured bit. I was told often that he had PTSD but, bar one incident, I never saw it and never saw the devastating effects of it that I knew he must have. It was confusing.

This was a previous short story but I didn’t read that version. I enjoyed this as a full size story but, and here’s something you don’t hear every-day from me, I wish it were longer. There were time lapses between the chapters and, sometimes, months had gone by without us as readers seeing the two of them. Sometimes that was fine but sometimes things had happened and then we got all that in an info-dump. It was a little head-spinning.

Overall, this was a sexy contemporary novella with an Alpha hero and a feisty heroine. I liked it but I didn’t love it. That being said, Dee Tenorio remains an author to watch.

three-half-stars

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