Friday, October 2, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Lethal Temptation

Today we are celebrating the release of a new, romantic suspense title from Kaylea Cross by participating in the blog tour. LETHAL TEMPTATION is available now! Be sure to add the book to your TBR pile now and follow Kaylea for exclusive updates about the book and the Rifle Creek series.

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Lethal Temptation by Kaylea Cross

Available Now | Rifle Creek Series, #2

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Book Blurb:

She’s got her guard up.

Detective Avery Dahl finally has her life back on track after a painful divorce. She’s not going to risk her heart again, especially to a sexy veteran with heartbreak written all over him. Due to extenuating circumstances at an upcoming family wedding, she reluctantly agrees to bring him as her fake boyfriend—and soon realizes her mistake. Because Mason is as lethal with seduction as he is with a weapon, and keeps pushing her boundaries until her carefully constructed walls begin to crumble. Her instinct is to push him away, but when a mysterious enemy targets her, Avery has a choice to make. Face it alone, or take a risk and let him in.

He’s determined to get past it.

After a horrific accident ended his military career, Mason Gallant has struggled to fit into the civilian world. Now that he and his buddies are opening a business together in Rifle Creek, he’s finally found his footing again. But he never counted on meeting a woman like Avery. He can’t stop thinking about her, so when she needs help, he steps up. Except posing as her boyfriend makes things even worse—because he soon realizes he wants way more than just her body. Now that he’s seen the caring, sensual woman inside the tough cop, he wants to protect her from whoever is threatening her. As the attraction between them heats up, the danger escalates. Mason must prove to her that she can trust him with her heart as well as her life—or risk losing her to the bullet of a stone-cold killer. 

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Author:  Kaylea Cross
Series:  Rifle Creek #2  
Genre:   Romance
Format:  Kindle AR
No. of Pages:   210
Date of Publication:   September 29, 2020
My Rating:   4 Stars

Divorce is never easy and Detective Avery Dahl is living proof of that. Thing were rather horrible so there is something she is sure about - she will never trust her heart to another man. With a family wedding coming up, Avery has no choice but to ask Mason Gallant to pose as her plus one for the wedding. However, since the wedding trip will be for a few days, Avery goes a step further, she asks him to pose as her boyfriend to smooth things over with her family.

Mason has no problems agreeing to help Avery. However, it doesn't take long for the pair to realize they are kindred spirits in more ways than one. Mason is dealing with PTSD as a result of his time in the military. Avery is dealing with the trauma from her past marriage. They also connect on other levels, especially when it comes to a very strong attraction that they both share. But, Avery has her walls up, and knows that no matter how drawn she is to Mason, she could never open her heart again.

While Mason and Avery get to know one another, problems do arise. for one thing, they are plagued by destruction and violence, and this raises Mason's antenna towards Avery.. Posing as her boyfriend is one thing, but not he is feeling more like her protector. All the while, Mason is striving to keep his triggers at bay, aided by his loyal companion dog Ric. 

While most of this story focuses on the developing relationship between Mason and Avery, readers get the point of view of the person who is plaguing Avery. This lends an air of mystery to this already well-written story. Kaylea Cross did a fine job delivering passion, excitement and danger, with a layer of emotion that fit right into the story, ending with a thrilling conclusion that proved that life does offer second chances and that trusting one's heart could be well worth it. 

Lethal Redemption is the second book in the Rifle Creek series, but it did quite well for me as a standalone novel since I didn't read the first book. I definitely look forward to future books in this series.

Many thanks to Kaylea Cross for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.



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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.


  1. This looks like an intense read covering a lot of topical issues

  2. This sounds like such a great romance! I'll have to add it to my TBR for later :)

  3. Amazing review Robin this book looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.