Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Falling in Danger by Kaylie Newell

Author: Kaylie Newell
Publisher: Beachwalk Press
Date of Publication: February 2012

A journalist stumbles onto the story of a lifetime. And finds herself falling in danger…

When young, naïve reporter Jessica Brady is kidnapped and held for ransom by the head of an illegal dog fighting organization, undercover police officer Ian Cole realizes he's got his hands full. He's on the verge of busting the ring when he's assigned to babysit her, which isn't an easy feat. She's neurotic, feisty, and also happens to be scared to death of dogs. Now he has to figure out a way to get them both out alive.

Jessica has no idea the thug she's becoming attracted to is actually a cop, but it's clear he's not like the rest of the men in the organization. Particularly Albert Mancini, the disturbed only son of the ring boss, who has an appetite for alcohol and women. Especially Jessica.

When Ian's cover is blown, he's forced to bust the ring early. Weeks later, Jessica can't stop thinking about the experience that has changed her forever. She wonders about the tall, sexy detective who saved her life. And the mobster's prize-winning pit bull, Bruta.

An idea for a story is born. What if these dogs were given a second chance at life?

As Jessica digs deeper into their troubled world, she ends up falling for the police officer who rescued them. And discovers layers of her heart she never knew existed.

But when Albert escapes from jail, her happiness turns to terror. He hasn't forgotten about the detective who put him behind bars. Or the beautiful young woman whose every move has become his obsession.

Kaylie Newell is a new to me author.  After reading Falling in Danger, I am looking forward to reading more books from her.  The book is a very well written romantic suspense with a very icky bad guy.  The characters were great.  Jessica has a huge fear of dogs, but she can see the sweetness in Bruta, the pit bull.  I thought for a dog, Bruta was a great character and what a hero he turned out to be. 

Ian and Jessica have an instant attraction, but neither is willing to admit it.  When they finally get together, the scene is combustible. They were great for each other in that they teach each other a lot about trust.  Ian also shows Jessica the potential she has inside to be a great journalist.  My only wish for the book is that I would have liked it to be a bit longer.  I wanted more of Jessica and Ian together.  

If you are looking for a new and fresh author, give Falling in Danger a shot!

1 comment:

Kaylie Newell said...

Wow! Thanks for a great review, Kari! Made my day :)