All The Pretty Girls
A Next Generation Novel
“All the Pretty Girls keeps you on the edge of your seat. Mystery and romance twisted together in one great book.”
The road was long, it was painful, and it was raw.
It has taken me four years to come to terms with my new reality. A life in which I live with the daily reminders of a vicious attack that has left me scarred both emotionally and physically. Years of recovery and acceptance were torn apart
and obliterated the day Special Agent Nick Clark barges into my life. He says the person who attacked me and left me for dead is back. He says I was the first victim – the one who got away. He promises to protect me. But he can’t, no one can.
Nick is relentless in his pursuit and promises me the things I can’t afford to have – like hope for a future with the sexy FBI agent. But hope and love and promises can’t protect me, not when I’m next on the killer’s list.
Meadow Holiday is the missing piece, the woman I’ve been searching for. And it has nothing to do with her being a witness in an unsolved serial killer case I’ve had sitting on my desk for the last four years. I had no business falling in love in the middle of a murder investigation but she’s the one. I feel it deep in my bones. I knew the first time I laid eyes on the shy, beautiful woman that she was mine. Now I’m left with the daunting task of convincing her I’m enough.
Can Nick save Meadow in time and prove his love can heal all wounds, or is he already too late to fix what a sadist serial killer has broken?
4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
Oh my word, this latest book by the author is one that I couldn’t put down and just had to keep on reading way into the early hours of the morning! I have read some of the author’s books before, but I think this is her best work so far as it grabbed my attention right from the start.
Meadow Holiday was a victim of a violent crime that left her scarred for life. She became a loner and kept people at a distance. Although she shies away from attention, there is this one guy at a cafe that has always intrigued her. Will she be brave enough to venture out into the world again and give him the chance if he feels the same way?
Nick Clark is an FBI special agent whose team is on the case of a serial killer. A killer they’ve been trying to catch for the last four years. He was raised by his uncle Nolan who is one of the guys from the series Black Ops Romance by the same author. Nick has always been dedicated to his job and is too focused on his career and doesn’t have time for a committed relationship. He’s also noticed Meadow in the coffee shop that they both frequent but he never got the chance to know her until another murder comes up.
This dark thriller told in dual points of view is a tour de force of intrigue, deception and mystery with a touch of romance thrown in. The main characters in this story are well-developed. Especially Meadow’s growth: from being a victim to a woman who is starting to break that protective shell she wrapped herself in. For those who have read the Black Ops Romance series, you also get to meet the guys and enjoy the camaraderie, their banter and the support they give Nick when he needed it the most. The antagonist in this story is cleverly disguised until the last quarter of the book, and the suspense is so intense it’s like a white-knuckle ride on a rollercoaster. Adding to that, Nick and Meadow’s strong chemistry will leave you in a right mess. This book can be read as a standalone although I would recommend reading the guys in Black Ops romance if you haven’t read them yet. Only then you’ll see why Nick is the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree. I really enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it.
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Riley Edwards is a bestselling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children. Her two eldest children have flown the coop and are now serving in the US military. Riley also has a teenage daughter that is the source of laughter and wit around her house. Her youngest son is a “bad-ass” in training and is very much a mini version of his Alpha father.
Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley’s favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance. (Those are also her favorites to read.) She’s known for her jaw-dropping plot twists. You know the ones? Those pivotal scenes in a story that when executed so flawlessly it leaves you breathless and begging for more? Yeah, those! She’s mastered the art of blending suspense, romance, and smoldering sexy times. It’s like Criminal Minds, and the Spice Channel mated, and a perfect love child was born.
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