As a fan of this author and her other series, I gotta say this is gritty. I was surprised at how easily the transition was for me as a reader. The main character Jules is thrust into a romance with Holden even though there is a firm warning from Dante, Holden’s brother. The set-up for the story is Jules and her search for her presumed missing foster-sister. So Jules is created with vengeance and survival twisted into one amazing girl.
Jules Donovan being focused on her goals and constantly looking over her should is what makes this a classic page turner. Now there is a decent amount of drama and angst but I dare say it was the naughty that made me love Holden. Being well equipped to take care of herself, Jules being self-reliant is something that Holden didn’t get. The author creates Holden with a very traditional picture. He is the swoon type and Jules is sorta confused at times thinking why Holden would want her sexually or even just being attracted to her. So her self-esteem plays very well into the plot.
When I was about halfway through the book I started to get anxious, this is where the plot starts to unwind. Watch out this is when the bad guys are beginning to act out leaving Jules and Hunter at risk.
It is a serious must read. If you like Lisa Jackson, Pamela Clare, and Sandra Brown, then this is for you. It is romantic suspense at it’s best. I think this would make a great movie!
**TRIGGER WARNING…this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**
When she’s not reading, writing, or hanging out with family and friends, Kimi spends her time in the kitchen trying to come up with vegan meals that don’t taste like cardboard.
Volunteering is extremely important to her, and she and her family work with several local non-profit organizations. A portion of her sales will always go to charity.
Currently, she writes contemporary romance stories under her real name Kimi Flores and grittier romantic suspense novels under her pen name K.A. Hunter.