Thursday, March 1, 2018

Blog Tour: Fatal Chaos by Marie Force

Author: Marie Force
Publisher; Harlequin
Date of publication: February 2018

First the calm. Then the storm…
Escaping DC during the dog days of summer is one of the smartest moves Washington metro police lieutenant Samantha Holland ever made. Beach walks aren’t quite as romantic with the Secret Service in tow, but Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, cherish the chance to recharge and reconnect—especially with a scandal swirling around the administration.

No sooner are they back home than a fatal drive-by shooting sets the city on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick’s son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge—one that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam’s career—will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?

Fatal Chaos is the 12th book in the "Fatal" series.  But it is the first one that I have read.  Normally, I wouldn't pick up a book so late in the series, but this one looked interesting.  The down side of coming in so late is that you do miss some of the back story behind the characters. But, when  an author does a good job of not making me feel lost, I am more inclined to finish the book.  In this case, the author did a pretty good job of giving enough background to earlier events that I didn't feel like I was late to the party.  I was able to settle right into the story and enjoy it.

The mystery was really good.  I enjoyed solving the case with Sam and her partner.  It was definitely a solid police procedural.  I was curious to see how the fact that Sam is the Second Lady of the US while also being a homicide detective would be handled.  I got a reasonable explanation that made sense, so it seemed plausible. 

I enjoyed the relationship between Sam and Nick.  They kind of reminded me of Eve and Roarke.  It was actually refreshing to come into a book where the relationship was firmly established.  It cut down on the angst.  I liked them so much that I definitely want to go back to the beginning and read how they got together.  The secondary characters were interesting and I want to know more about them as well. The next book comes out in November of this year.  That gives me plenty of time to get caught up.

About the author:

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception

All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction. 

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news. 

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Marie Force’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, February 26th: @novelgrounds
Monday, February 26th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, February 27th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, February 28th: The Sassy Bookster
Thursday, March 1st: Run Wright
Thursday, March 1st: OMG Reads – excerpt
Thursday, March 1st: From the TBR Pile
Friday, May 2nd: Mystery Suspense Reviews
Friday, March 2nd: The Romance Dish
Friday, March 2nd: @girlandherbooks

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!