This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Ember Raine Winters. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Beautiful Sacrifice by Ember Raine Winters
Series: Pride and Honor #2
Also in this series:Beautiful Delusions
Also by this author: Beautiful Delusions
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 20, 2017
Publisher: Independently Published
Format: ARC, E-book
Source: Author, Ember Raine Winters
Purchase at: Amazon
Being a cop, I didn't have any choice, but I really wish I hadn't got mixed up in this case. My dark past is catching up to me ever since he barreled into my life without a care. It terrifies me that he sees right through me. He could be the one to save me ... or break me.
It was just a job. Until it wasn't. By then the sexy little redhead had her claws in me. Now, she's in my life and I'm lost. How am I supposed to keep the demons from her past from eating her alive? I don't know, but I will do whatever it takes to make her mine.
Beautiful Sacrifice is the second book from the Pride and Honor series. This novel is focused on the relationship between Twitch and Tasha. Tasha is an officer with the L.A.P.D. and she was first introduced in Beautiful Delusions. She was working undercover as “Trixy” infiltrating a gang and also happened to be around when Kaylee was abducted by the leader. Since being instrumental with Kaylee’s rescue she has developed a working relationship with the security firm of GTT.
Twitch is part of the GTT security firm and he has been brought on as a temporary partner with Tasha. This is an idea Tasha hates. She has spent her adult career staying away from having a partner and she doesn’t want to start now. Twitch loves having this opportunity because he is aware, as is Tasha, that there is a sexual tension between them that he wouldn’t mind exploring. Luckily Tasha doesn’t allow her hormones to control her and can focus on the job at hand. They have been partnered to find Brendan, Kaylee’s ex and the abductor of her children.
Brendan has skipped state and appears to have fallen off the grid. It is up to Twitch and Tasha to find him and bring him in. When they do get a fix on his location Tasha’s world comes crashing around her. Brendan is in her hometown, a town which Tasha has not been to in over ten years. That is ten years too soon for the abuse she endured. Seriously, damn is all I can say. Tasha would do anything not to go back there but she will do her job. Twitch knows something is up with Tasha and when he reads the background information that GTT compiled on Tasha he realizes that what she left behind was bad. When situations start to occur that were unexpected he quickly learns that things were so much worse than they appeared.
Going back to Tasha’s hometown has many revelations coming to light that not only affect Tasha but Twitch as well. They must unravel the clues that they have uncovered but they had no idea how many rabbit holes the information would force them to go down. For both Twitch and Tasha nothing will ever been the same, they will never be the same. Throughout everything, they learn that what they have between them will become everything! The camaraderie and passion will be what keeps them sane as they cling to each other in order to keep strong enough to see where the situations they find themselves in leads.
I loved this story. There is crime, danger, and a great cloak and dagger feel to this tale. Then you couple that with a real sexually charged romance and dang! There was so much going on in this book that I was blown away that the author was able to write such a compelling story in under three hundred pages. It was an amazingly fast read with twists and turns come at you from every angle.
Then the ending, for the love, the ending. It was an amazingly sweet ending but also left me on a cliff. I swear to you if the author is not chained to a desk writing the next installment right now………. 😑. Not good for her, not good! Okay maybe I am kidding, 😏, and I mean maybe! This was such a good read! There be many sexy times in this story but it really is so much more than that. I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy a cloak and dagger mystery mixed with some romantic suspense.
*Thank you to Ember Raine Winters for this complimentary copy of Beautiful Sacrifice*