Title: Fatal Exposure
Author: Jamie Jeffries
Series: Desert Heat – #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: February 5, 2015
Dylan made Alex’s heart race and her blood pound when they were in high school. Then her dad caught them naked in her room and sent Dylan packing.
Dylan left town a few weeks later, saying he’d never be back. They’re about to learn you should never say never.
When they meet again four years later, over a mummified corpse in the blazing Arizona desert, what secrets is Dylan carrying, and why does he have to look so damn good?
Alex, now a college student and aspiring investigative journalist, can’t decide whether she’d like to find out what she missed all those years ago, or help put him behind bars.
Years before on the verge of having sex for the very first time, Dylan and Alex had been caught by Alex’s father. Enraged, he threatened to sue Dylan since he was of legal age and she was, unfortunately, not. That lead to many realizations and Dylan was forced to leave town, assuring Alex that he was never looking back.
But he did and now he was back. With a murder looming over their heads, an enraged suitor, Dylan’s family issues and with someone actually targeting Alex this time – will they be given a second chance before it’s too late?
This was an exciting read! The romance was merely secondary to the exciting mystery/crime plot. Alex is a very interesting character. She’s young and persistent. She won’t let herself be bullied by those around her! Dylan on the other hand is not your average hero. He may not be your typical alpha male but he is still hottie in a uniform (forest ranger) – and don’t we all love that?
The author did an awesome job in the mystery side of the book! It was great and there were twists here that I honestly did not see coming. By the time I reached the end of the book, I found that I liked Alex – damn, what adrenaline rush could do to that girl! 😀
There’s still loose ends at the end of the book but rest assured that this didn’t end in a cliffhanger. Their story continues on in Fatal Divide I look forward to getting started on that! I do hope that we get a little more romance in that book. 😉
About this author
Jamie Jeffries is the author of a growing catalog of Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance novels and novellas. She likes to bring a bit of the unusual, the unlikely and the humorous to her plots. Jamie brings you heroines who overcome hard challenges, sweet, sexy heroes with a hint of alpha male, and side characters you’ll love to hate or laugh with.
When she isn’t writing (which is almost never) Jamie enjoys reading, hiking in the foothills near Denver, live blues music, karaoke and now and then a good craft beer or Colorado wine.
Caution: whether reading or writing, Jamie bites when interrupted in the middle of a good chase scene, whether it’s bad guys chasing the hero in cars, or the hero chasing the heroine around the bedroom.