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New Release Review! FATAL CHAOS by Marie Force

Today we are celebrating the release of FATAL CHAOS, a romantic thriller title that is part of the Fatal series by Marie Force. Teasers for the book, and the purchase links, can be found below.

by Marie Force

The 12th romantic thriller title in the Fatal Series.

“With intrigue, mystery, action, a touch of humor and a hot romance, this story has it all. —4 Stars from RT Book Reviews for Fatal Chaos

Book Blurb:

First the calm. Then the storm…

Escaping DC during the dog days of summer is one of the smartest moves Washington metro police lieutenant Samantha Holland ever made. Beach walks aren’t quite as romantic with the Secret Service in tow, but Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, cherish the chance to recharge and reconnect—especially with a scandal swirling around the administration.

No sooner are they back home than a fatal drive-by shooting sets the city on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick’s son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge—one that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam’s career—will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?


Kindle US | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google

Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

PURCHASE IN PRINT: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Chapters Indigo

IndieBound | Harlequin | Powell’s

PURCHASE IN AUDIO: Amazon | Audible US | Audible UK | Audible AU



As usual, there’s all kinds of excitement going on in Sam and Nick’s personal and professional lives–400+ pages of high-drama, high-intensity excitement. It hardly feels like it’s that long, though, because with all that’s going on–along with some very sweet and sexy times between Sam and Nick, and some touching ones with Scotty and their extended friend and family groups–it’s near impossible to put this book down until you’re done. Nick’s literally unable to relax into his job as VPOTUS (not that it’s relaxing at the best of times, but there’s a few extra layers of stress in Nick’s case), the bodies that Sam has to deal with are literally starting to pile up, and that’s just the beginning…

(We were warned several times not to give spoilers–let me apologize right now for the vagueness!)

Though you could probably read this as a standalone, readers who’ve read the other books in the series will have a better sense of shared history and the book will have more impact if you’ve read the rest of the series–past events, especially those in the book immediately prior (Fatal Threat), effect things that happen here. If it’s been a while (or like me, you’ve somehow missed the last one) you do find out the basics of what you need to going forward, but there’s a good chance that just finding out the minimum will make you all that more anxious to read the previous book(s) yourself and witness it all first hand.

But at least it will give me something to do while I wait for #13! 😉

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.






Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.

All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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