Title: A Righteous Kill -
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Review: I found A Righteous Kill on Amazon Unlimited and thought the story sounded interesting because I wanted to see how the author Kerrigan Byrne incorporated Shakespeare without making it cheesy.
John the Baptist has killed six red headed women by nailing them to the cross and sending them down the river. However his last victim survived Hero (Name from Much ado about nothing). FBI agent Luca Ramirez has been chasing the serial killer for a year and finally gets his break in the tiny, feisty red head woman who doesn’t take crap from anyone. Luca has to pretend to be Hero’s boyfriend to draw out the killer without crossing a professional and personal line.
This book had a great blend of creepy suspense, gruff, the anti-hero hero, and adorable heroine who you can’t get enough of.
Luca is a dark character whose past makes him believe he is unworthy of love. His family was abusive and Luca is afraid one day he will cross the line so instead he works nonstop to put away the world’s most dangerous killers. However Hero’s mother and father scare him more than terrorist. Luca is 100% Alpha Male and Hero is a fun loving hippie who loves her free life driving Luca insane especially when he needs meat instead of tofu and sports instead of art.
Hero is a cute heroine who is scared to death of the serial killer being someone she knows and loves. After all she has trusted these men with her heart and eternal soul. She trying to live in a world where everyone is good but when she is attacked she finds herself questioning everything. She brings the light to the book and the hospital scene when she wakes up is pretty funny.
Vince is Luca’s partner who also brings the light and humor into a very dark book and I have to admit I totally can’t wait for the author to write Vince’s book.
The book is full of sexual tension but it works well with the suspense making it a perfect blend of Romance and scary mystery. The author keeps you guessing between three people in Hero’s life who could be the murder and to be honest I guessed wrong for the first time. She does a great job of keeping you guessing until the end, which I tried not to rush though because I truly didn't want to the book to end.
At the end of the book the author sets up for her next book using Hero’s Brother Knox.
Every character has some sort of Shakespeare name and each chapter has a quote from one of the many works of Williams Shakespeare that gives you an idea what you are going to read.
I am very excited to read the next in the series. If you like Romantic suspense you need to read this book.
The book is full of language and yes there is sex as well.
Thanks Heidi for this review -
Published: Published October 2013 by Ardent Publishing
Quick Review: 5 stars (out of 5)
Where I Obtained the Book: Amazon Prime Unlimited
Synopsis: “’Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.”
~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
He’s no stranger to sin…
A prolific serial killer is crucifying and ‘baptizing’ the working girls of Portland, and FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is locked in a desperate race to prevent the next casualty. The game changes when the latest victim is pulled out of the Willamette River alive, and Luca knows this witness may be his key to breaking the case. When the fanatical killer threatens her life a second time, Luca is assigned to protect the most unique and captivating woman he’s ever met by going undercover as her lover. He finds himself locked in a relentless game of cat and mouse with an elusive and violent psychopath, while battling his temptation for the alluring woman he’s charged to protect with his life. As the fatalities continue to mount, so does the intensity of his desire for a woman who should be forbidden, but is determined to dial up the heat.
Bestselling author Kerrigan Byrne laces dangerous, edgy content with palette-cleansing humor in this sexy, character-driven series debut that will leave you wondering… Is there such a thing as A Righteous Kill?
Author Information: If you're anything like me, the best night is one spent with a brawny highlander, a mysterious werewolf, a conflicted vampire, or a hot-headed Irishman. My stories span the spectrum of romantic fiction from historical, to paranormal, to romantic suspense. But I can always promise my readers one thing: memorable and sexy Celtic heroes who are guaranteed to heat your blood before they steal your heart. Lose yourself in the enchanted Celtic Isles, you never know who, or what, will find you...