Series: Ice Breaker Cold Case #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Touched By Ice
Also by this author: Taken, After the Dark, Wrecked, Shattered, Before the Dawn, Torn, Into the Night, Broken, Touched By Ice , How to Heal a Heartbreak , Trapped In Ice
Is he a drop dead gorgeous…killer?
Delilah “Lila” Darrow doesn’t belong in the world of the rich and famous, but for one night, she’s going to wear the fanciest dress she can find and pretend that she does. Her plan—get close to reclusive billionaire Archer Radcliffe and find out…is he a murderer?
She knows exactly what Archer likes. She knows how to slip beneath his guard. She knows how to make him fall for her. With the right tools, Delilah believes she can finally make Archer pay for the crime he committed so long ago.
Payback is calling…and she’s wearing a dress made for sin.
Delilah is part of a group of crime solvers called the Ice Breakers—an online team made up of individuals who have the goal of solving cold cases. Five years ago, Delilah’s sister disappeared without a trace. Since then, Delilah has made it her mission to close as many unsolved cases as possible. Archer Radcliffe will be the latest target in her quest.
Except…Archer turns the tables on her. He sees through her lies. Tries to seduce her. And, he also swears his innocence.
Can she trust him? Or is he playing her?
Now that he has Delilah at his side, Archer can finally get the justice—the vengeance—he has craved. The only problem? The beautiful Delilah will be in danger. But Archer intends to stick close to her. So close that the world will believe they are completely in love. So close that a deadly enemy will want to strike. So close that just maybe—if he’s not careful—Archer might begin to fall for the woman he intends to use…
Author’s Note: Archer is rich, powerful, and definitely not a man you want as an enemy. Desire can be deadly, and revenge is always best served ice cold. Looking for danger, suspense, scorching scenes, and maybe even a few cold chills? FROZEN IN ICE has you covered.
Frozen in Ice is book 1 in the Ice Breaker Cold Case series by Cynthia Eden. She has always been one of my favorite romantic suspense authors, so I was excited for this one. We start with a fake relationship, which always ends well.
Archer has been accused for years of killing his ex, but there was no evidence she was even dead. This has hung over his head for years when Lila comes knocking. She is a cold case internet sleuth who wants to find his ex. He agrees to give her full access to him if she will be his fake girlfriend. Trying to get to the bottom of the disappearance leads to all kinds of trouble for Lila and Archer though, including murder and a few attempts on their lives.
Archer has a best friend/lawyer who seems shady at times. Lila has a bunch of internet pals who help her solve cases. One of them is a bit off his rocker, but he keeps things interesting. Overall, its a good murder mystery that gives you a few possible suspects and the story moves at a good pace!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: fake relationship
- Triggers: View Spoiler »missing person, arson « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler