Series: Saints Protection and Investigation #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Celebrating Love
Also by this author: Celebrating Love, Finding Peace, Thin Ice, Picking Up the Pieces, Zander
Jack Bryant left the Special Forces to begin his private investigation business. Pulling together like-minded men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALs, and police, they were devoted to the missions that no one else wanted or could solve. When the Campus Killer strikes again, Jack’s team is tasked by the Governor to find the killer, using whatever means they can. While following the trail of the serial killer, he becomes entangled in the life of the beautiful woman living next to his property. Bethany Bridwell moved in with her grandmother to take over running Mountville Cabin Rentals. She had no time for the handsome, mysterious man living next door who continued to intrude into her life...and her thoughts. Jack battled his growing feelings for Bethany, worried his life would not allow for the white-picket-fence world she deserved. But he was unable to stay away. When the trail of the Campus Killer strikes close to home, can Jack protect Bethany long enough to give her what she needs?
****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned - for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues...again be warned!!*****
I love romantic suspense. I am always looking for more in this genre. But, I want romantic suspense with mystery. I want to keep guessing who the killer is; I don’t want it to be obvious. Serial Love managed to fit the bill!
Serial Love is my first Maryann Jordan book but it will certainly not be my last. I loved the characters right away. Jake is totally alpha and I am not afraid to admit I love it. Bethany was a great heroine-strong but not so much so that you find her totally unbelievable. She cries like normal girls! Anyway, on to the plot. I will admit that I was guessing the killer the whole time. Jordan does a great job of throwing out little bits that make you think it could be someone; but she does that with multiple people. While the killer was one of the people I suspected, I was still taken a bit by surprise because Jordan did such a good job casting suspicion on several people.
Jake pulled the classic men-are-idiots trope and pushed Bethany away at one point because of his own fears. She handles it exactly like I would expect a woman to-by giving him a major tongue lashing and then crying. Jake does do some pretty good groveling to win her back at least. I would have been pissed if she just forgave him easily!
This book reminded me of Susan Stoker’s books and I love those so much! Its nice to find another go to romantic suspense author. And hooray for another winner from KU!
- POV: 3rd (even some from the killer!)
- Tears: No
- Trope: Mortal Peril, Military
- Triggers: Rape/Torture mentioned but not described
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes! 2 epilogues as well to give you lots of satisfying updates! « Hide Spoiler
I have always been an avid reader. Last year I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma’s Home was created.
I recently retired as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years.
I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 32 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.
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