Monday, June 24, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Retribution by Winter Austin

     Called to the homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer, Detective Remy LeBeau stares at a scene that drags him back into his past. To another murdered lawyer in New Orleans. A case that put Remy on a collision course with death.
     Cody Lewis struggles with the horrific memories of her kidnapping and the need to numb the pain. The battle she puts up causes her to avoid Remy and their undetermined relationship. But the flashbacks and nightmares are proving more potent than Cody thought and she’s having a harder time resisting the cravings for alcohol.
    As the case takes a turn in revealing a professional assassin is behind the death, Remy begins to make decisions that could cost him his job and Cody. Because the deeper he sinks, the closer the enemies of his past come to finding him.

“Relentless is an intensely suspenseful book that will have you turning the pages.” —The Romance Reviews

Romantic Suspense
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

3.5 Star Review ~*~
Retribution is the second book in the Degrees of Darkness Series.  It can be read and enjoyed without reading book one, but I highly, highly recommend reading book one, Relentless, since the characters are the same and there is a bit of history that is nice to have when reading book two.  (links are at the bottom of the page for both book)

Retribution started rather slow for me.  While it starts with action, there is a lot of backstory that is repeated from Relentless and at 30% in I was feeling a little restless myself.  There are many secrets between Cody & Remy that need to be resolved as they dance around their relationship.  And even more secrets that affect their work and other people around them.  With an assassin on the loose and trouble around every corner, Winter Austin takes readers on a wild ride with each flip of the page. 

If you like romantic suspense stories that are light on the sensuality level and heavy on the suspense as things get tangled and others untangled, then pick up Retribution and let Winter Austin take you on a ride like no other.  

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Author Info ~*~
     Winter Austin was once asked by her husband if he could meet some of the people who took residence in her head. She warned they weren’t all characters he wanted to meet, as killers walked among them. Needless to say, that conversation ended abruptly.
     A lifelong Mid-West gal, Winter swears she should have been born in the South, Texas or Louisiana preferably. But then she’d miss the snowy winters.
    Dividing her day between her four children and their various activities, a growing pet population, and her Beta-with-Alpha-tendencies Hero, Winter manages to find time to write chilling thrillers between loads of laundry.
      Don’t worry. You won’t find any of her mouthwatering culinary dishes poisoned. Unless you’re one of her fictional creations.

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  1. Thank you for hosting Retribution and reviewing it. And good luck to the entrants!

  2. I've begun to like many genre's.... so I'm excited ;)

  3. I am more a fan of romance, than thrillers, because sometimes I can't take the suspense. lol And, I'm more of a romantic person at heart, so those books speak to me more. But, I do enjoy a good thriller now and again.

  4. Romance thriller are more entertaining and adventurous over any regular romance novel