Series: Wolfe Security #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Dallas, TX
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Her Deadly Secrets
Also by this author: Deep Dark, At Close Range, Cover of Night, Touch of Red, Her Deadly Secrets, Last Seen Alone
Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.
When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.
With no help from the police, Brynn is forced to take matters into her own hands, turning to a private security firm for protection. But when Brynn defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past.
As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.
Desperate Girls is the start of a new series by Griffin and centers around a private security firm. Security guard/body guard romances are really hit or miss for me; honestly, they are mostly miss. But, if anyone could make it a hit, it’s Griffin!
The heroine, Brynn is brilliant. She is a fierce attorney who has been on both sides of the aisle. Currently, she is working as a defense attorney and is getting ready to begin a huge case where she represents an innocent teenager who is charged with murder. As if that isn’t stressful enough, a man she helped put in prison years ago has escaped and it appears he is out for revenge.
Erik works for Wolfe and the security firm is hired to keep Brynn and her co-council safe from the killer. His pedigree is pretty impressive: Marines and Secret Service. He has never fallen for a client. Enter Brynn. She wants no part in this security detail and thinks her boss is totally overreacting. She pushes Erik and the team at every turn because she simply won’t hide-she cares too much about her current client to bail on him now.
In this story, you know who the bad guy is and why he is on the hunt. What creates the suspense is when he will strike and how. Knowing who the killer is didn’t make the story less suspenseful in any way! There was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming either and that is unusual. Brynn and Erik have lots of sexual tension building up throughout the story and honestly, you aren’t sure how they could make a relationship work.
Desperate Girls will appeal to romantic suspense fans for sure. Lots of action, lots of characters, lots of chemistry! I am excited to see where Griffin takes this series because it has a lot of potential.
Side Note: I still can’t figure out what the title means. Who are the Desperate Girls? What are the Desperate Girls? If you have read the book and figured it out, let me know!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: bodyguard
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »HFN « Hide Spoiler