Title: Fatal Divide
Author: Jamie Jeffries
Series: Desert Heat – #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: April 9, 2015
Alex Ward solved a murder last summer by getting kidnapped. Dylan Chaves, a former high school sweetheart, helped save her then, and they found their mutual attraction stronger than ever. But, no one quite understood what forces were working to turn their sleepy little Arizona desert town into a hotbed of intrigue. In fact, they thought it was over.
Now, the murder of a distant relative puts Dylan in the midst of a cartel war, and Dylan learns something about himself that threatens to put their budding romance at risk. Alex can feel alliances shifting as old secrets come to light.
Can she compete with Dylan’s complex and growing responsibilities, or must she let him go to follow her own life’s dream?
Firstly, I love love love this cover! 🙂
Following shortly after the events of Fatal Exposure, Dylan once again stumbles onto a murder scene and unsurprisingly, trouble follows him almost immediately! A troublesome cop, a frantic relative and a new threat hovering over their heads, as well as Dylan’s responsibilities, will Alex be able to be the person that Dylan needs and how will she be able to deal with all of these while focusing also on her own career?
Fatal Divide is twice more thrilling than the previous installment of this particular series and the author has amped up her game in the mystery aspect of the book. It has the same dynamic as the previous book and I really like that the author is consistent with the theme but I had hoped for more romance but that is selfishness on my part. I would not slash a well-deserved star just because I didn’t get everything I want!
I think the struggles Dylan and Alex face are quite plausible; in their early and mid 20s, at that age they are still finding their place in this world. Like, how the hell are they gonna have sex in such a small town? They couldn’t do it at her place after the episode when they were teenagers! They couldn’t do it at his place because his mother is there in a comatose state – it wouldn’t be right! They couldn’t do it at a motel because everyone will start babbling! I feel for them. I really do. Just a little sexy time! Is that too much to ask!? Poor Dylan and Alex! LOL.
But kidding aside, I really enjoyed this one perhaps even more than the previous book!
Like in Fatal Exposure, there are still loose ends to the book but there is no cliff hanger. You can bet that I will be waiting for the next release in this series. I look forward to finding out what trouble Dylan is going to stumble upon next and how his and Alex’s relationship will develop now that they have made some serious decisions revealed near the end of the book.
Do not read this book if you have not yet read Fatal Exposure.
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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.