It’s exquisite torture watching you. For your sake, I hope you meet my expectations...
In the year following her brother’s tragic murder, Public Defender Hannah Patel withdrew into the comfort of family and career. As time passed, the man obsessed with her became a terrifying threat.
A fatal error caused Detective Doyle Murphy to doubt his future in law enforcement, but protecting Hannah presents an opportunity for redemption. Neither expect their forced closeness to create genuine feelings.
As their burgeoning romance grows, it pushes her stalker over the edge.
Will love win? Or will madness?
Flade has written an entertaining thrill ride of a story filled with twists, turns and romance. Beautiful Dangerous proves to be a page-turner from the opening chapter. As Hannah endures grief from the death of her brother, Doyle makes startling discoveries that could connect that death and Hannah's current predicament. Hannah proves a strong protagonist, as, facing pressures from work and the stress of keeping her family out of the loop and safe, she still is determined to help Doyle bring her stalker to justice. The burgeoning connection between Hannah and Doyle, meanwhile, is touchingly developed in moments like Doyle talking her through a panic attack with patience and empathy.
Flade deftly sows reasons for readers to feel that everyone Hannah knows is a potential suspect, and the final revelations prove jolting. She also blends the sweetness of a new romance with the death, violence, and tension of a thriller, with welcome attention paid to Hannah’s trauma and healing. With a smart, quick witted protagonist, and a strong, emotionally intelligent love interest, Beautiful Dangerous will grip fans of fast-paced suspense novels with themes of romance, mystery, and murder.
Takeaway: A scary-good romantic thriller where no one is to be trusted.
Comparable Titles: Julia Heaberlin's Black-eyed Susans, Lisa Lutz's The Passenger.
Design and typography: A-
Marketing copy: A
Now through release [09-26-2023], Beautiful Dangerous can be pre-ordered at the special reduced price of $1.49 at all retailers
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