Thursday, June 26, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Savage Secrets"

Savage Secrets by Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press (February 22, 2014)
Series: Titan, 4
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Savage Secrets is the newest title in the USA Today Bestselling Series!

When the past is impossible to ignore, love may be the only
way to survive.

Caterina Cruz has no home. No loyalties. No objection to exacting torturous revenge. Her life’s mission is to destroy the terrorist who murdered her family. Then she steps into an elaborate game of charades alongside a Titan Group operative posing as an arms dealer—and her newlywed husband. The sexy distraction may be more than she can handle.

Attacked with a psychedelic drug weeks before, Rocco Savage is plagued with hallucinations that threaten his new rank as Titan’s second-in-command. No one knows and he wants to keep it that way. Throwing him further off his game, he now has a wife with her own secrets he can’t crack and an agenda he can’t control.

Their mission—an elaborate deception of heated glances and passionate kisses—spins out of control. With Rocco's mind already compromised, can he keep his secret and his distance? And with Caterina's tragic past controlling her every move, can she keep the con up long enough to secure her revenge? Or will both go down in flames?

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Reviews of Harber's Previous Books:

Winter's Heat (#1) -- Kame
Garrison's Creed (#2) -- Kame
Westin's Chase (#3) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Catarina Cruz is on a life’s mission to avenge the murders of her parents and brothers. She is so close and then one part of her plan falls apart. She must act quickly and call in a favor; never realizing the man who will help her avenge their deaths will be the one to complete her life.

A blade between the teeth turned him on far more than anything soft and see through, not that he would complain about that either. The whole image was just something else. “I’ve never – you’re freakin’ badass, Kitten. Hot as hell.”

She took the blade out of her mouth and sheathed it. “And don’t you forget it.”

Rocco is one Titan character I have loved since day one. His conviction to doing the right thing is admirable and his focus to make it happen incredible. Like all the other Titan heroes he was not looking for forever; but forever kind of snuck up on him in Cat. Cat fits in fine with all the other Titan women. She has a sharp tongue – often reverting to her native Spanish when under stress or angry (which drives Rocco the good kind of crazy) and she can defend herself. She is sort of a cross between Sugar and Nicola. Their love story has heart stopping and heart racing parts. I just loved them together. Rocco had the right amount of sexy with a little humor mixed in.

You sure you’re down for falling in love with me? I’m blowing this romance thing.

The plot is intense and fast moving from the first page. This is one Titan book where we travel the globe some. We see many Titan characters in a supporting role and a few you might not have thought you would see again. The love story and suspense are intricately woven. Plenty of time is given to each and at the end of the book I felt satisfied that Rocco and Cat had found forever love and would be part of the Titan family for years to come.

Cristin Harber writes fantastic romance suspense and at this point she is an automatic read for me. This book convinced me she can write even the most delicate scenes with class. She does not shy away from tough topics and scenes, she writes them with respect.  I try to write my reviews spoiler free and let the reader enjoy the story unfolding, however in this case I feel compelled to point out that there could be a trigger issues for some with a violent scene of a sexual nature. This scene is integral to the plot and it is not just fluff added for shock factor. It wasn’t the easiest to read for me; but created a way to show what Cat and Rocco were really capable of and the depth of their love.


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion. She will also be buying a copy for keeps.

*Note: The quotes used belong to Cristin Harber; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim them.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) You sold me on grabbing the box set when it was on sale, so I hope to read this series very soon.

Have you read Cristin Harber before? Do you have a favorite book of hers? 


Until Next Time,


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Janie said...

I have the first book, but haven't read it yet.

Red Iza said...

Heading to see review of book #1 !

The_Book_Queen said...

I hope you ladies enjoy this series; you'll have to let me know what you think! :)