Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review Post: Till Justice is Served by Jerrie Alexander

Till Justice Is Served
by Jerrie Alexander
Series: Killer Affections, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Meredith Blair
Release Date: November 3, 2014

Her life.
His brand of justice.

FBI agent Rafe Sirilli has made the war against narcotics drugs his personal fight. Home to settle his father's estate, Rafe has no desire to get involved in local matters. Yet, he finds himself involved in solving two homicides and busting a drug ring as he tries to prove the innocence of a girl he'd long forgotten. Erin has grown into a beautiful woman. The passion she ignites in Rafe is hot enough to incinerate them both. His commitment to the law will be tested.

High school counselor Erin Brady is committed to helping kids. Her world crashes around her when she's accused of making inappropriate sexual advances and suspected of murder. Erin's problems have only just begun. She has a secret admirer, one who vows to kill anybody who threatens to harm her or interfere with his plan. Rafe Sirilli agrees to help prove her innocence. Romance blooms, but Erin refuses to hope for permanence. Rafe is available for loan but not to keep.

Will facing old fears help Rafe capture the heart of the woman he loves? The woman who just turned him away?

"I can't imagine the horror of walking in to wake your child and finding her murdered."

The healthy glow of Erin's creamy complexion had vanished. If anything, she was pasty white. Death, sometimes bloody and gory as hell, had become the norm in Rafe's world, but not hers.

"How could anybody believe I could do something like this?" Erin pulled the rubber thing from her ponytail and dropped it on the coffee table, allowing her hair to fall in waves well past her shoulders.

All those caramel colored waves tumbling and sliding across her neck sent a bolt of heat blazing through his veins. The image of his hands buried deep in those silky stands flashed through his mind. He started to speak but his breath caught.

"Nobody in this room believes you're guilty," Harold assured her.

Rafe didn't comment for fear his voice might crack like a teenager. Truth be told, he was leaning toward believing in her innocence. Experience had taught him never to assume. This last undercover operation busted a drug ring run by the sweetest looking grandmother in Dade County. The sixty-five year old woman wouldn't have hesitated to slit anyone's throat if they'd crossed her or her family. She and her son were currently sitting in a federal prison awaiting trial.

"This murdered girl," Rafe asked. "When did you last have contact with her?"

Erin turned to face him. Her eyes revealed nothing, but her mouth drew to a tight line. "Does that matter?"

Rafe Sirilli returnes to his hometown to settle some family business. He had to take time from his current job as undercover agent for the FBI to settle his father's estate.
He decides that as soon as he settles business he is leaving the town he was raised in and going as far away as possible. Although he loved his hometown, too many memories haunted him there and he just felt like it would be best for everyone if he stayed away. But as life goes, sometimes things happen and you have to change your plans, this time was no different.
Erin Brady is the main female character and she is definitely one tough cookie. She is intelligent, kind, loving, and after going through hell as a teenager, has now became a guidance counselor at the local high school she attended.
This book starts off with a bang, I mean a huge bang, and doesn't let up for the entirety of the story. This story is full of murder mystery, a sort of wanna be serial killer, and two people that share a little history that could have lead to more in their younger days, if not for the words of one person,
All in all, I liked this book, I would have liked to have had more information on what happened between the main characters in high school. I know some of it was touched on, but I wanted more, I feel like it could've enhaced the story. I would also have liked to have had the whole story on what Erin went through at the carnival. It was mentioned once briefly but never brought up again, that experience shaped Erin into what she became, and I think it should have been brought out.
Now, don't get me wrong, I liked the story even if these things weren't talked about, and I'm hoping we will get a book about Rafe's brother, Lucas aka Luke.
4 solid stars for this book!
Review by Tammy

Jerrie lives in Texas with her husband and rescue dog, Buddy. She writes alpha males and kick-ass women who weave their way through death and fear to emerge stronger because of, and on occasion in spite of, their love for each other.

Till Justice is Served, book one of her new Killer Affections series, releases November 3rd, 2014. Book four of the Hell or High Water series, No Greater Hell is scheduled for a 2015 release. Jerrie's books are available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Apple iBooks, and Google Play.


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