Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pat's Review: Ace of Spades

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Ace of Spades by Sandra Owens
Publisher: Montlake Romance (February 6, 2018)
Series: Aces and Eights, 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Two FBI agents struggle with desire in the shadow of a killer, in the third installment of Aces and Eights.

Nate Gentry has been a rock for his two younger brothers since the day their mom walked out and left them with their abusive father. Now that they’ve grown up, he’s watched Alex and Court fall in love and settle down. But Nate isn’t made for romance. He keeps his relationships casual. And getting casual with his partner is a fantasy he can’t shake…

Taylor Collins has feelings for Nate, too—and though they run hot, her best friend on the team is strictly off limits. Until a spark in his eyes says, Go for it. But reaching out could prove to be a bad move now that they’re working closer together than ever, and on the most dangerous case of their careers.

An investigation into a brutal series of murders is stirring up bad memories for Taylor, and neither she nor Nate can imagine how close to home it’s going to hit. When it does, Nate will risk everything—including his heart—to keep Taylor safe.

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This third book in the Aces and Eights Series is a roller coaster of emotion and suspense. Nate Gentry and Taylor Collins are Special Agents in the FBI, best friends trying very hard not to get emotionally involved with each other. Nate is afraid that if they would cross the line, he would hurt her and ruin their friendship. Taylor thinks he’s wrong and flirts with him unmercifully.

Nate typically works undercover with his brothers, Court and Alex, at their biker bar called Aces and Eights. He was raised with his brothers by an angry, abusive father after their mother left them. He has never been able to get past that, even when he tries to lock those feelings away.

For some reason, Nate’s boss has put him in charge of a case involving a serial killer, which could definitely blow his cover. This case involves blonde, blue-eyed woman who were strangled, dressed in white with wedding rings -- although none were ever married, and they were all prostitutes.

Taylor was saved as a child by her foster mother, Rosie, after her mom was murdered in a very similar pattern as these women. Taylor is giving back by supporting Rosie and her foster girls in a comfortable safe home. But this case has opened a deep-held passion to get this murderer. She can’t save her mom, but she can try her best to stop this from continuing to happen to others.

The case gets more dangerous at every turn, and at the same time Nate and Taylor are losing the battle to stay just friends. Soon lives are threatened, and the murderer is stalking them. The heat is on.

This can be read as a standalone, but the first two in the series are equally dangerous and suspenseful, I highly recommend them.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! I do love a good friends-and-partners-to-lovers romance! 

Have you read Sandra Owens?


Until Next Time,

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