Today we are celebrating the release of the newest romantic suspense title from Kaylea Cross. SUBMERGED is available now! Be sure to add the book to your TBR pile and follow Kaylea for exclusive details about the book and the Kill Devil Hills series.
Submerged by Kaylea Cross
Available Now | Kill Devil Hills Series, #2
Keep your friends close.
Harper Sorenson’s husband died during a security contracting job in Syria more than a year ago. The official report said he was killed in an enemy ambush, but she doesn’t buy it. And until she knows the truth, she can’t move on. When someone tries to silence her, she knows she’s on the right track. Unfortunately, now she has no choice but to rely on the man she blames for everything—her dead husband’s best friend.
And your enemies closer.
Jared Blackmore was there the day Pete died. Gravely wounded himself in the ambush, he still can’t remember everything that happened. His own search for answers results in resistance from every angle, and he begins to fear the worst—that they’re dealing with a cover-up. With Harper now in danger, he drops everything to protect her. He might have promised Pete that he would take care of her, but it’s far more personal than that, and he’s worried he won’t be able to hide his attraction any longer. With the bodies piling up and danger closing in, they don’t know who to trust. He must uncover the truth before it’s too late—before they both wind up dead—and before she figures out exactly how much she means to him.
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NICUnurse’s Review of Submerged by Kaylea Cross
Submerged is the second book in an all-new series by Kaylea Cross. However, it can be read as a stand-alone title. As a long-time fan of her writing, this book did not disappoint. Kaylea Cross is at the top of my 1-click author list and one of my top go-to romantic suspense authors for a reason: she writes such wonderful characters and does suspense so, so well, no matter what world she’s creating. I’ve read (and re-read) many of her books since I first found her and will continue to do so. You can’t go wrong with any of her books, in my humble opinion. Each series she’s written is more than worth your time and money invested into it. And I always look forward to the next new series she sends our way.
Submerged brings us back to the small town of Kill Devil Hills on the Outerbanks of North Carolina and back into the lives of the Davenport siblings. Harper is now a widow bound and determined to find out the real story behind her husband’s death overseas. And enemy number one, in her book anyway, is Jared Blackmore, her husband’s best friend, who nearly lost his own life at the same time. With danger at every turn and Jared’s memory loss, they have no idea who the enemy truly is.
Submerged’s trope is a little harder to pin down because it’s not your typical enemies-to-lovers trope. Harper views Jared as an enemy, but his view of her is vastly different. Regardless, it’s a great romantic suspense story. So, if you’re looking for a fast-paced plot with a lot of questions to be filled in at the story’s arc, you’re going to really enjoy this book.
Undercurrent’s (the first book in the series) plot left me a little dissatisfied compared to previous books by this author. But this one was back up to par, in my opinion. While the ultimate villain is known early in the story, the how, why, and who else dunnit with him was a surprise and not quickly figured out. And the chemistry between Harper and Jared was a slow-build but sizzling and combustible. I found this book much harder to put down than Undercurrents. And now, I’m not so patiently waiting for Chase’s story!
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give Submerged by Kaylea Cross 4.5 out of 5 propellers!
About the Author
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.
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