A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

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Katherine FitzGilbert returns to London society for business after turning her back on it years ago.  She stumbles upon Lord Graham Wharton, a gentleman who is searching for his missing sister.  Although she desires to help Graham, she cannot reveal what she knows about women who disappear to escape the scorn of society.  And as she is forced to run for her life, she dreads putting everyone she loves in danger.

I was excited for this new series by Kristi Ann Hunter and this first book was a great start!  I liked the characters in this novel, as they are flawed and relatable but also forgiven and redeemed.  The history was well researched and written with details that made it easy for me to envision the ballroom scenes and backdrop for the story. There were surprising twists and turns that keep me reading and engaged.  I enjoyed this first book and look forward to the next one in the series!

I received an e-copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

In Too Deep by Lynn H. Blackburn

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Adam Campbell never expects to come across his name printed across the abdomen of a dead body, but his newest case with the dive team finds just that—and he discovers that the deceased has some unknown connection to himself.  Adam teams up with Dr. Sabrina Fleming, relying on her forensic and computer skills to unravel the strange pieces of the case.  As they work closely together, their friendship developing into something more.  However, there is still a killer who is determined to stop Adam and Sabrina from digging deeper and discovering a possible link to human trafficking that is much larger than either of them initially suspect.

This book has great action and fast-paced flow of the plot!  I was also impressed with the author’s ability to craft characters with depth and with developing relationships, which is oftentimes overlooked in fast-paced novels. The author also tackles the difficult topic of human trafficking, which gives insight into modern day slavery that is very real in the US.  The twits and turns kept me guessing.  I liked this book and recommend it to those who love contemporary suspense!

I received an e-copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.