Title: Blamed Blood Money #1
Author: Edie Harris
Review: Beth Faraday started her teenage years a little different than most because at 16 she carried out her first hit for hire and since then has become one of the most feared assassins. Then one day after a job went south Beth decided to walk away and create a normal life for herself. She owns a condo, dates chefs but every night she still sleeps with a gun under her pillow. One night she realizes the life she left behind has followed her to her new home and Beth is forced to flee and to follow an MI6 agent back into the world she left behind with the support of her family.
Where to start this book has everything a suspense novel should have, sexy spies, really creepy villains, supportive family, exotic locations, smart dialog that keeps the story moving forward and enough action to keep the reader reading until the very last page and still it will have the reader beg for more.
Beth is a well thought out character with flaws, a big heart, and moments that will pull at your heart strings. Edie Harries created a character that will have the reader crying along side as she struggles with her heart and mind. Everything about Beth is believable- the way she acts with her brothers, sister and father, the way she converse with the MI6 agent and the way she struggles to survive and keep the life she has created. Edie Harris made Beth come off the pages to the point the readers feels as if they are in the room with her while she was getting tortured.
The author tells Beth's story amazingly well and the characters popped off the page making the reader want more even after the last page is turned.
The book has sex, swearing and violence which all seem to flow natural throughout the book. I will admit I am on pins and needles waiting for the next book in the series.
Thanks to Heidi for this review
Published: Expected publication: November 3rd 2014 by Carina Press
Page Count: ebook
Quick Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Why I Read this Title: ARC sent by Netgallery
Synopsis: Born into a long line of spies, sanctioned killers and covert weapons developers, Beth Faraday carried out her first hit-for-hire when she was still a teenager.
That part of her life—the American spy royalty part—ended one year ago, with a job gone wrong in Afghanistan. The collateral damage she caused with a single shot was unfathomable and, for Beth, unforgivable. She’s worked hard to build a new life for herself, far away from the family business.
But someone, somewhere, hasn’t forgotten what Beth did in Kabul. And they want revenge.
As the Faraday clan bands together to defend Beth and protect their legacy, Beth is forced to flee her new home with the unlikeliest of allies—MI6 agent Raleigh Vick, the only man she’s ever loved. And the one she thought she’d killed in the desert.
Edie Harris studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa and Grinnell College. She fills her days with writing and editing contract proposals, but her nights belong to the world of romance fiction. Edie lives and works in Chicago and is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.