From Amazon Top 50 best-selling author Alexi Lawless comes a powerful new romantic suspense thriller unlike any you've ever heard....
Complicated Creatures sets the stage for a trilogy that features a strong female lead character, Samantha Wyatt, who critics are calling a "sexy, female James Bond".
Samantha Wyatt heads up one of the most powerful private protection agencies in the world. As a former naval interrogator, she knows firsthand what danger looks like. But when the head-turning, savvy, and challenging Jack Roman comes into her life like hot lightning, she's drawn to him like she's never been to anyone before.... She craves his touch, even though it weakens her. She wants his love despite the fact that she's still haunted by another.
When a deadly rival threatens to take everything from her, Samantha is forced to rely on the help of Wesley Elliott, the first man she ever loved, and the only man she could never forgive.
With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and an adventure that takes you around the world, Alexi Lawless offers up a taut and intense story in the Complicated Creatures series - one that will leave you breathless and ready for more! Get ready to go deep into this thrilling, powerful Complicated Creatures story!
Complicated Creatures and Complicated Plot
See the official blurb for the basic plot. What has me enthralled with this book (and the two sequels) are the characters.
Samantha is one tough, smart, over-achieving, beautiful woman. She's ex-military and now runs a private security firm. She can plan a military op with the best of them, and her kick-ass team adores and respects her, but she's got a complicated back story that's left her emotionally scarred. She now keeps her emotional distance, which is driving her current lover crazy.
Roman is a wealthy businessman and a notorious womanizer -- until Sam moves in next door. Now, he's totally obsessed with Sam, but the relationship is complicated. There's so much about her that she won't share, and he's not sure he even knows her.
During an op that goes bad, Sam re-encounters Wesley, the man she loved in college. Their respective careers tore them apart years ago, and now he wants to rekindle that love. But the issues from their past are so, yes, complicated.
Warning: Usually, I deduct stars for cliffhanger endings, but this book is just so good that I'm making an exception. No story this complex (I refuse to type the other "c" word again) could ever be resolved in just one book.
I received a free copy of this book from the author, and this is my honest opinion.
Great Romantic Suspense
I read many books with strong female lead characters, but this takes it to new meanings. Samantha not fills the strong woman role, but she does it by being a kick-ass, overachiever in ways that are normally reserved for men..
There's a great balance of suspense and romance. This author knows how to show the reader/listener information without 'dumping ' background and telling info outright. The dialog is also excellent.
About to start Book 2!