Sunday, April 26, 2020

Review - Don't Breathe a Word

Title:  Don't Breathe a Word
Author:  Christie Craig
Series:  Texas Justice #2
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Format:  Print ARC
Date Published:   November 5, 2019
No. of Pages:  576
My rating:  5 Stars


New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig returns with her next heart-stopping romantic suspense about a woman on the run and the man eager to uncover her secrets -- for readers of Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti, and Mary Burton!

Police detective Juan Acosta doesn't only carry scars on the outside. He's filled with guilt and anger ever since his undercover job led to the murder of those he loved the most. Now he's living for one thing: revenge. That is, until Juan meets his beautiful new neighbor.

Vicki Holloway prides herself on being capable and independent, but her life is turned upside down when her sister Sara is killed by an abusive ex. Fearing for the safety of her niece, Vicki and the little girl go into hiding...resurfacing in Texas with new identities.

Juan finds his once-frozen heart thawing around Vicki, but he knows she's hiding something. Juan needs answers, but Vicki isn't talking. She has to keep her secrets if she wants to keep Bell safe, which means resisting her growing feelings for the sexy, scarred man next door. But when Juan's quest for justice brings danger to her door, divulging the truth might be the only thing that keeps her alive.

Includes the bonus novella Hot Target by April Hunt!


Juan Acosta is a police detective with an obvious facial scar. However, that is not the only scar he bears, he carries wounds inside that have not healed. When Juan finds himself involved with his new neighbor that he knows as Nikki, and her daughter, Bell, he starts to heal in a way he never thought possible. 

Vicki Holloway has secrets. These very secrets just might save her life and that of her niece. Having gone into hiding after her sister Sara was killed, Vicki will do anything she can to keep Bell safe. Juan may have been scarred by what cost him to lose his wife and all that he held dear, but it doesn't stop her from being drawn to her. What is more is that it doesn't take Juan to realize that she is hiding something. More than that, however, is Juan's strong need to protect them.

What a wonderful book! It has it all - suspense, danger, romance, family, an adorable child and a naughty dog. Don't Breathe a Word is the second book in the Texas Justice series. The first book was Don't Close Your Eyes. I loved that book as well. I look forward to the next book, Don't Look Back, due for release in September.

Many thanks to Forever and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Christie Craig, an Alabama native, is an award-winning, multi-published writer, multi-published photo journalist, motivational speaker, and writing teacher.. Her non-fiction articles and photography have appeared in almost three thousand national magazines. A Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in more than fifty RWA-sponsored contests, she has gained a well-deserved reputation for writing romance fiction that has both witty humor and a suspenseful, sexy tone. Published by Silhouette in the 90s, she recently broke back into fiction in a big way, making four book sales in one day. Her seventh humorous single title romance novel, published by Dorchester, will hit the stands in June 2010. Her non-fiction book, co-authored by Faye Hughes, released September 08, is The Everything Guide To Writing A Romance Novel and their second non-fiction book, a humorous self-help relationship book, Wild, Wicked and Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You Are in a Romance Novel is scheduled to be released December 2010. Craig’s latest writing adventure is the sale of a young adult paranormal romance series, Shadow Falls Camp, that will be published by St. Martins Press in the near future.

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