Title: CROSSED (Last Option Special Team Book 1)
Author: Karin Tabke
Stars: 3 1/2 stars out of 5
Karin Tabke takes an interesting twist on the Covert Ops romantic suspense genre. The Author mixes political conspiracy, paranormal, sex, gritty hard alpha female and male characters that had me wondering if the author was going to throw in the kitchen sink. Personally the yes and no body yearning sex was easily to skip over because it gave off a rape vibe that had me a little uncomfortable.
Jax is tough as nails and Marcus is well you will figure it out pretty quick. The story is very sexual and most or the main story takes a back seat to them biting and smelling each other.
Which slowed the movement of the story to a crawl.
The story over all has wide appeal for those who love cross over genres and while this one has some humors moments they were not enough to keep the story from being almost to dark for the basic story line. Alpha female saved by black ops company full of Alpha males who protect each other. Paranormal Meets Military Romantic Suspense.
This combination when done right can be a must read but done wrong or too much of one side the story story falls flat.
Crossed goes into the paranormal side of the story about 25% in taking the story and putting it into the unrealistic (Which most of the romantic suspense are but this one is WAY over the top) and over the top paranormal leaving some reason wondering what the story is really about.
FYI Men do not notice woman's eyes colors trust me on this one.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Karin Tabke LLC for a copy of Karin Tabke CROSSED
Brutally assaulted and then heartlessly betrayed, L.O.S.T. operative Jax Cassidy lives life on her terms. No friends, no family, no love. But when she comes face to face with assassin, Marcus Cross, the man she has been ordered to eliminate, she discovers his deadly secret. A secret that draws her into his dark world, jeopardizing not only her heart but her soul.
Marcus Cross sold his soul to the devil for a second chance at life. When dangerous beauty, Jax Cassidy's life is threatened by the one thing that can destroy them both, Marcus must make a bitter choice--her death or his.
Kindle Edition, 420 pages
Published May 10th 2018 by Karin Tabke LLC
For a long time, controlled chaos ruled Karin’s life. Busy mother of four, owner of her own successful business and wife to a street cop, she harbored thoughts of twisting plots and hot romantic scenes. Now, with only one child left at home and hubby retired from law enforcement, Karin happily pounds out those steamy scenes at her keyboard.
Still semi-distracted by her adult children (Yay! no more phone calls from the high school!) and her husband now a successful football coach (Yay! No more worrying when he’s out on the street!), Karin turns out stories about hot cops, bold knights, bad boy werewolves, and the women who bring them to their knees.
A full-time writer, Karin draws on a lifetime of stories and backdrops that few outside of the law enforcement community ever see, let alone hear about. Controlled chaos now reins supreme through the pages she writes where hot heroes serve, protect, and pleasure from page one to The End.