Intelligence analyst and former FBI special agent Brooke Fairfax is on the run. Not from anything sinister, but from her past. She’s hiding from Declan O’Roark after he proposed a question she simply wasn’t ready to answer. She finds solitude in Washington D.C. where she struggles to reconcile her feelings about her late husband and a possible future with Declan. Within hours, Declan tracks her down, desperate to save the relationship.
After establishing a tenuous truce, Brooke and Declan meet a suspicious man outside a Georgetown neighborhood bar. Terror begins to unfold just as Brooke realizes the man’s intentions. But what appears to be yet another random shooting spree turns out to be a highly targeted act. Brooke’s and Declan’s lives will be changed forever — if they’re lucky enough to escape.
Shot in Darkness by Heather Sunseri
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
For this to be a novella there were so many Oh My God moments through out it.
OMG – Chapter 8
OMG – Dimitri
OMG – that last chapter
This is not a stand alone book. You need to have read all the previous books but it such a fabulous series if you haven’t read it yet what are you waiting for…
This is a great series.. See all my reviews for each of the books below.
Exposed in Darkness by Heather Sunseri
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well written suspense with lots of twist and turns that keeps you guessing right till the end.
This series is about and FBI agent currently on leave after the death of her husband who was also an agent who was killed on the job. Brooke Fairfax was devastated after the death of her husband. She shut herself away from the world, her job and family as she tried to heal. It takes her former brother in law – who is the governor of Kentucky – to bring her out of her self imposed exile when his lieutenant governor is murdered and it looks like he was supposed to be the target.
Through out this book Brooke gets clues and warnings from an unknown source. This source has been feeding her information for years – even when her husband was alive. She calls him Romeo and he is one thread that is not wrapped up at the end of the book. This was a very intriguing addition to the story and one that should be interesting to see how is plays out in future books.
The main back drop of this was the Kentucky Derby. In looking for clues as to who may want to harm the Governor, Brooke comes across millionaire and CEO Declan O’Roark. Declan owns may businesses but two are prominent in this story. His thoroughbred horses that he races and his scientific labs. Brooke figures out pretty quick that Declan is innocent but wonders why someone is trying to frame him. She also struggles with her attraction to him as she feels she is betraying her dead husband. I thought the romance was tastefully done considering Brooke’s past. Declan never pushed her for more than she was willing to give and was very understanding of her circumstances.
Brooke is a strong female character that is great at analyzing clues. There were lots of twist and surprises through out with a large cast of characters who I am sure we will see in the future books. Now I’m off to read the next in the series..
Cut in Darkness by Heather Sunseri
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another thrilling suspense in the ongoing series about FBI Agent Brooke Fairfax.
Brooke has now been fully reinstated in her job and along with her best friend and partner Tyler James is heading the Lexington FBI branch. She’s also still seeing Declan but her fears and grief are preventing her from giving a full commitment.
Lots of craziness going on in this one. The ER’s are over run with drug overdoses from an unknown source and mainly from the homeless and prostitutes. The local police are baffled as to what new drug could be causing this. Its not till a daughter of a U.S. Senator overdoses asks Brooke’s dad for help that Brooke gets involved after being assigned to look into who provided the drugs to her.
Before getting the case Brooke had been looking into the OMG (outlaw motorcycle gang) Samael’s Army. Once she does a little digging into the Senator’s daughter case she realizes that the two may be linked.
The plot of this book was like an onion – once Brooke pealed off one layer it revealed another and kept going. Romeo is back and in his “helping” he ends up putting a really large target on Brooke’s back that puts her in big danger.
All those layers kept you turning the pages and in the mist of all of that Declan decides he cant just stand by and watch Brooke constantly be in danger and enlist the help of a person from his past to help discover who Romeo really is before he winds up getting Brooke killed. We end up finding out some pretty deep secrets from Declan’s past and he hasn’t always been the squeaky clean billionaire he is now.
I really liked the first book in this series but I have to say this one exceeded that. The stories just get better with each book.
Covered in Darkness by Heather Sunseri
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Intrigue and suspense galore in this third outing in the In Darkness series. Hopefully no terrorist read this book and get any ideas…
Brooke Fairfax walked away from the FBI to become the Director of Homeland Security of Kentucky. Now you may be thinking that has to be a boring job – what terrorist are interesting in Kentucky. Well, Brooke seems to be a magnet for intense situations and after an intense round of storms tear through Kentucky and the power grid goes down in Louisville what everyone first thought was just an outage due to weather soon morphs into something more sinister.
Brooke and her team at the fusion center soon start getting clues that the outage may be part of a terrorist attack and with the full backing of the Governor they start an investigation. Of course her previous employer – the FBI – including her father who is the Director aren’t to keen on her involvement. But as I mentioned before Brooke is a magnet for all things nefarious and her and her team are getting information the FBI doesn’t have and Brooke waits for no one.
Brooke’s millionaire boyfriend Declan is understandably stressed that she has found herself in the middle of danger again. I have to give him credit though he doesnt forbid her from doing anything (like that would work with Brooke) but he stays one step behind her always having her back and utilizing his old intelligence partner Dimitri to help him again.
This genre is definitely this author forte. She excels at suspense and keeping the story moving at a high rate of speed. And (stalker/informant) Mr Romeo.. I cannot wait to find out who this dude is he is as dangerous as he is helpful and the man has got to have superpowers..
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