Born to Die (McIntire County, #2)
by Winter Austin
Suspense, ebook, 281 pages
Published March 28th 2016 by Crimson Romance
Synopsis:Trouble's on the run in rural Eider, Iowa, and Deputy Cassy Rivers's heart is in the line of fire. Two years ago, she barely escaped a harrowing experience at the hands of a maniac - and not without scars. Now a series of random robberies leads to the brutal death of a fellow officer, and she must put her trust in the one man who broke her heart.
FBI agent Boyce Hunt knows commitment isn't for men with pasts like his. He left Cassy once toprotect her from the blackmail and manipulation he faces from his mother's criminal enterprise. But when they reluctantly partner up to capture the modern Bonnie and Clyde terrorizing McIntire County, their attraction flames to life once more, pulling Boyce between two loyalties.
Will they risk their hearts again, even if it means losing everything?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
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Born To Die is a tightly written, highly enjoyable suspense novel. Main character Cassy River is a strong, admirable woman, a deputy dealing with PTSD and the scars from a previous kidnapping. When violence and crime come into her small town, an old acquaintance, Boyce Hunt, an FBI agent and her ex, returns to offer his assistance and stir up old feelings.
Murder, mystery, a crime spree, and an undeniable chemistry all add up into one engrossing read. Author Winter Austin begins this suspense novel with a gripping scene of blood, murder and secrets. A snowstorm, icy roads and a trail in the woods create the perfect backdrop and introduction to this small town of Eider story. This is the second book in the author's McIntire County series and I had not read the first book before jumping into this one. I wouldn't necessarily say this is a standalone because of the hinted at past stories and memories--I think if I had read the first book I would've enjoyed this installment even more. So I'm putting the first book, Atonement, on my must read list.
Cover comment: In my opinion this cover doesn't represent Cassy and her story.
Book source: NetGalley
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