Tuesday, December 11, 2012

VBT: Giveaway and Review ~ Awakenings by Kacey Hammell

On the trail of a killer, and with her old flame back in her life, Detective Alicia Knowles is forced to face the past as she tries to make decisions about her future…

Detective Alicia Knowles once believed there was good in everyone. Not anymore. After a harrowing experience, her life had changed and she was a very different woman. Now more dangerous, she moves through the darkness of her once sunny world, unsure what to do with her pent up feelings of fear and anger.

Even her new boss, Cole Douglass, makes her feel out of control. One night, years ago, he made her feel things she'd never felt with any other man. This time it can only be business between them.

With her latest case, however, temperatures flare.

Their passion is rekindled as the search is on for a missing child and a murderer on the run. Can Alicia protect her heart from the most dangerous power of all…love?

Title: Awakenings

In the Arms of the Law, Book 2

Author: Kacey Hammell

Genre: Contemporary,
Romance, Suspense, Erotic

Publisher: Decadent

Format: Ebook

Pages: 150

Purchase: Amazon, B&N (Nook), Decadent Publishing,
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Here's an excerpt:

She turned around. Their chests brushed, and she gave him a half-smile. “I know Hannah might not blame me, but I do. A few more moments, it’s all we would have needed. I’d change it if I could.” When Cole opened his mouth, she placed her fingers on his lips to silence him. “I can’t, but I vow to do whatever it takes to catch this son-of-a-bitch.”

Alicia tried to convey the sincerity of her promise as she stared into his eyes. For Hannah, and this man, she’d do whatever she could to bring peace to their family once more.

“I know you would. But you can’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. We’ll get him.” He raised his hand to her cheek and pushed back a strand of hair that had fallen over her face. Her breath quickened at the light touch. Her body stilled.

The air crackled with electricity. She was sure he could feel it, too; the tension rolled off his body like waves in the ocean. To walk away would be the best thing to do, but for the life of her, Alicia couldn’t get her feet to move.

“You know what, Ali?” His voice was soft and powerfully seductive. “You know what I remember most about our night together?”

Alicia’s hand clasped his wrist, below where his fingers rested lightly on her cheek. She wanted to fall into his arms, burn beneath his touch again. They’d never talked about it and she was curious to know what he remembered.

She remembered it all.

Every touch and sigh. Every kiss and pleasure she basked in.

Through many a cold and lonely night, she cherished the memories of Cole’s hard body pressed against hers, pushing her against the mattress—and the wall and the bathroom counter—but she marveled at how he’d made her feel like more of a woman in one night than she’d felt in all her adult years.

Her voice hoarse and scratchy, she whispered, “What do you remember?”

“Our fire.”

When his mouth claimed hers, her body ignited with long-repressed emotions. Hunger, mind-blowing hunger, rattled through her. It was so hard to breathe.

  The writer: Canadian author, Kacey Hammell is a multi-published erotic romance author who writes mainly in the Contemporary Erotic/Romantic Suspense genres. She is a true romantic at heart.

The Wife and Mom: Born, raised and still living in her hometown in Ontario, Canada, Kacey found true love with her husband. As a Mom of three, Kacey has made certain that each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right.

Website/Blog, Facebook, Facebook Author Page, Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads

My Thoughts:

This book is meant for adults!
Wow! There is no chance of falling asleep while reading Awakenings. It was action packed from the get go. I didn't read the first book in this series, Illusions, and I had no problem following the story.

The plot had cops, drama, action, smoking hot scenes, some brutality (not too detailed), romance, and a missing little boy.
Alicia had lots of issues. She was struggling to keep it together after being kidnapped. She felt guilty and unworthy of people's affections. She was afraid that if she couldn't protect herself, she'd end up getting someone else hurt or killed. 
Alicia and Cole are in love with each other after spending one night together years prior. She is not herself and he is now her boss so they don't act on it at first. When they do though, it is hot hot hot!

I liked Awakenings and recommend it to anyone who likes cop stories with heat.

I received a copy of this book from FMB in exchange for my honest opinion

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  1. I love the description of the book. I hope to get to read it.
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  2. Can't wait to read this one. I love an action packed book with strong characters that keep one on the edge of their seats :)
    Happy Holidays,