A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


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Book Blurb:

A fighter since birth, Allegra “Ryder” Falcon would rather trade in her all-black wardrobe for head-to-toe hot pink than let anyone ever see the cracks in her tough exterior. But one night with a stranger changes everything. Devin Harris may have given up his MMA fighting dreams for high fashion, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t always in control. So when someone embezzles millions under his watch, he isn’t going to let the private investigator working the case go it alone—even if she is the woman who blew him away in bed and then blew him off. Just when it seems like it couldn’t get any hotter between Ryder and Devin, the case takes them to a tropical paradise where the danger increases. From the catwalk to the pineapple fields, they have to work together to track down the missing millions before the thief finds—and kills—them.

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Author Bio:

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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This Year's Black (Killer Style, #2)This Year's Black by Avery Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Year's Black by Avery Flynn is a 2014 Entangled : Ignite publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Ryder Falcon works in her family's security firm. When a fashion and clothing business discovers money missing, Ryder gets the job of finding out what is going on. The last person she expects to encounter is Devin Harris.
Ryder and Devin had a one night stand a while back, but Ryder is taking a break from relationships for at least a year, so she did not return Devin's calls or text messages. Now it looks as if the two of them are going to be working together to find the missing money.

Devin had a promising career in MMA fighting, but gave it up to work as a security for a man that gave him a chance when his life became a mess. Finding out that someone has been embezzling money right under his nose has his ego bruised and he's pissed. But, when he finds out Ryder is heading the investigation he's even more embarrassed. There is no way he is allowing her to take over the investigation.

When Ryder uncovers the truth behind who has been stealing money, she and Devin head out to tropical island where the culprit is hiding out with her rather shady and criminal family.

Devin is hot personified. He's built, inked and sexy. Just the type Ryder wants to avoid getting involved with. When she Devin are forced to work together each of them reveal a difficult situation they have gone through and the effect it had on their lives. For Ryder, she is trying to prove herself to her brother so he will give her better cases to work on. She is also recovering from a string of bad relationships, the last of which has her looking for a different kind of guy.
Devin's story is really sad and it's no wonder he has some issues. But, there is an undeniable energy crackling between Ryder and Devin and they will have to admit that to themselves and hopefully to one another.
The case they are working on turns into more than a white collar crime and Ryder will put herself on the line to do her job and Devin may pay the price for her decisions.

This was a really fun read. I loved Devin's character. He was alpha male with just right amount of beta to make him super hot and sexy, but he also has a brain and a big heart. Ryder was awesome. Funny, smart, and human. Not a super woman type that the average person couldn't relate to , but a real person that has made mistakes and is tired of repeating them. She's decided to take charge of her career and her personal life and she won't back down from any challenge. This book as a great blend of romance and suspense and a fashion lover's dream.
Overall this one gets 4 stars

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