Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Fatal Consequences (Fatal #3) and Fatal Destiny (#3.5) by Marie Force

Title: Fatal Consequences (Fatal #3) - Includes novella Fatal Destiny (Fatal #3.5)
Author: Marie Force
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel + Novella
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 5
Sexual - 2

Politics can be murder.

… Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend—complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple.

As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past.
Sam and Nick - DC's favorite couple.  As they prepare to get married, Sam finds herself investigating yet another high profile murder case.  When it comes to light that a Senator has been sleeping with a member of the cleaning crew - and she winds up dead - Sam knows there's more to the story than what first appears.  Her gut rarely steers her wrong, and it's absolutely correct in this one.  She finds herself investigating several political figures - some in very high places.

But the murderer is convinced he's untouchable and begins to make threats against Sam.  Meanwhile, Nick is trying to plan their wedding and keep Sam safe.  To top it all off, Sam's ex-husband is back in the story causing problems again.  Sam and Nick's relationship really seems kind of settled in this one, so Marie has introduced a new romance that is so incredibly sweet.

Detective Gonzalez (Gonzo) has just found some incredibly exciting and scary news.  He's afraid that it will tear his new relationship with Christine apart.  But they are both amazing people and you just know they are meant to be together.  It was a lot of fun to have this couple finding true love - even though their story wasn't the main event - it was prominent enough that it really stands out.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review - my copy included the novella, Fatal Destiny*

With the week of their wedding finally upon them, Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant
Sam Holland and her fiance, Senator Nick Cappuano, are at odds. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding and to leave it alone for the time being.

Sam agrees, but she can't let it go entirely and winds up trapped in an explosive situation. Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness... With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle?

Book 3.5: a Fatal novella. Don't miss Fatal Affair, Fatal Justice and Fatal Consequences, available now.
Nick and Sam's wedding is almost here, and Nick is determined that nothing will keep Sam from being able to make it.  He refuses to let her work get in the way this time.  I loved watching Sam's more girly side come out as she gets excited about she gushes over shoes and dresses.

But Sam may have caught a break in the case of her father's shooting - and it will be hard to keep her focused on the wedding and not work.  And the break is a very dangerous one.

I loved the wedding planner, Sam calls her Tinker Bell and now I can't remember what her real name was.  Every time I picture her like a little pixie making magic happen.  And that's just what she does for Sam and Nick.  Their wedding comes together beautifully and there are quite a few very touching scenes spread out nicely throughout this fantastic novella.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review - the novella was included in my version of Fatal Consequenses*

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