I really like this one, I have a thing for Heroines who are not sweet and caring and this one seems just like a nice badass (Besides, you do know I have a thing for Texas too, right?). I liked her so much that I asked Author Karen to talk a bit more about her. So, without further ado, here’s the story.
Deadly Games by Karen Rock (Dallas After Dark) will be published in a few days (July 17) in the Adult, Romance, Suspense Genre.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Special Agent Katherine Bowden doesn’t do girls’ nights out. She doesn’t do blazing hot dances with male strippers or unbelievable, uninhibited one-night-stands. If you ask her ex, all she does is work: study evidence, profile criminals, track them down. And now Katherine’s back home in Dallas, with a new set of all-male colleagues second-guessing her every move, and a possible serial killer hunting women just like her. But just this once, Katherine is going to try all those things she doesn’t do . . .
Growing up on the Reservation led Nash Hawkins down paths he’d rather forget. When his dream of joining the police force was crushed, he turned his hard body and wicked imagination into a meal ticket. His chemistry with Katherine is like nothing he’s ever felt. And though he’s sure a woman like her won’t want to get seriously involved with him, Nash knows things—things that might help catch a killer.
Nash and Katherine can save lives, if they put aside the desire that torments them both. But the closer they get, the more they have to lose . . .
“A highly entertaining and cohesive suspense novel with an emotionally satisfying romance that will keep readers glued to the page.”
—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Dangerous Moves
And here’s my chat with Karen.
Hi Karen, and thank you for being here! The Heroine does a complete 360 in the story. From a serious, hard-working woman, she lets go and decides to be crazy for once. I’m sure the book will explain it all but can you tell us a bit more about her?
Special Agent Katherine Bowden survived a horrific attack during high school in which a sadistic killer kidnapped her friend and left her for dead. Since then, she’s dedicated her life to hunting serial killers like the one who’d committed the still unsolved crime against her friend. She partly blames herself for not fighting back hard enough to save her friend, and for surviving while her friend hadn’t. As such, Katherine’s become a workaholic, a trait that jeopardized her marriage according to her cheating husband.
At the start of the book, Katherine is fresh off her humiliating and crushing divorce and has finally given into her friend’s coaxing to take a night off and live a little. When she gets a super sexy lap dance from Dallas Heat’s hottest dancer, Nash Hawkins, she gives into temptation at her friend’s urging and decides, just this once, to have a one-night stand. However, their explosive sex doesn’t end when it turns out Nash is also a private investigator with information that can help her hunt a serial killer stalking young women in Dallas. Working with Nash, she connects with her spontaneous, playful, passionate side and learns she can balance career and a relationship when it comes to the right man.
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