Grace Jordan has spent years rebuilding
her world after being tortured and abused at the hands of a
madman. A beast she spent five years calling Master and the
one she ensured would never hurt another woman again.
Starting over as a small town police officer in a place
where the most action she’s likely to see is the random
speeder on occasion is just what she and her daughter need.
When a madman turns her idyllic new
community into his own personal playground, Grace’s past
begins to haunt her. Add into the already volatile mix, FBI
Agent Justin Reece, who returns home intent on stopping the
murderer, who is brutalizing and murdering young women in
his hometown. Justin Reece finds himself instantly in lust
with the feisty new officer of Rockville, South Dakota and
refuses to allow anything, even a vindictive ex-wife to get
in his way where Grace is concerned.
As Grace tries to adjust to the
commanding presence of Justin in her life, she soon learns
that the serial killer rampaging through her town has taken
a personal interest in her and she may be the next person to
meet a deadly end.
From the first chapter I knew
Tall, Dark and Deadly was a story I wouldn’t be able
to put down. When an author begins her books with the abuse
of a sex slave you sit up and hang on for what promises to
be a wild ride. Lorie O’Clare entered the romantic suspense
genre with guns blazing. Dark and brooding FBI agent, an
emotionally scared yet surprisingly resilient heroine and a
despicable killer makes for exciting reading. Justin and
Grace were totally hot and the ignitable chemistry between
the two was delicious to say the least.
There was a flaw or two in Tall, Dark and Deadly,
i.e. the still missing victim who no one seemed too
interested in finding and the connection to some secondary
characters which would have been interesting to see flushed
out. With that said, I still think this was a great read and
I found myself impressed with the beginning of what I hope
will be a sexy and exciting series showcasing men and women
in law enforcement.