‘This was still how I preferred to think of him, not as the man the city knew as the Cold Killer, Carter Reed. He was my soul mate.’
Carter Reed is back and he’s here to right the wrongs and make his girl Emma safe. We were reading this book feeling like we were on a mission – a timed mission where at any moment time would be up. Facing a gauntlet, trying to figure out the in’s and out’s on why no one is safe any longer. Why Carter and Emma can’t be left alone and just be at peace with each other and their love.
“Why is it that your presence can calm me? Your touch can make me alive, and one little sigh from you makes me want to sleep for days in your embrace?”
The Cold Killer – his intensity and power is addictive and makes our pulses race. However; his vulnerability and all-encompassing love for Emma even more so. Their shared history and the strength of their connection is magnified by the want and willingness to end this fight for both of them. A fight that’s a race against time with the clock ticking so vividly in the background.
‘Everyone I loved went away. Everyone I let close ended up hurt.’
Emma has one hell of a time in this book – overwhelmingly so. This girl is a bloody rock. There’s no damsel in distress here – no – she pulls up her skirt and faces the obstacles kicking and screaming as she tries to reconcile the facts and protect who and what she loves.
‘She was a fighter, my fighter.’
We love a good well written mafia book and we have to say this was and even though it may not have taken us to the stratospheric heights of Carter Reed One, we still really enjoyed this second book. There’s vengeance, passion, deception, romance and friendships. Ultimately, Carter Reed symbolises family and love – we can choose our friends but we can’t choose our family. Water can be thicker than blood.
“Heaven and Hell. That’s where I would go for you.”
**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author, with thanks**
THE CARTER REED SERIES by TIJAN