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New Release Review! COLD FURY by Toni Anderson (Cold Justice: Most Wanted #4)

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Seven years ago, Hope Harper was a star defense attorney with a great life and a beautiful family—until she got the wrong defendant released, and he turned around and viciously slaughtered her husband and child. Since then, the only thing Hope cares about is locking bad guys behind bars where they can’t hurt anyone else. When the killer escapes from a maximum security prison during a winter storm, Hope refuses to run and hide.

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team is called in to protect the handful of public figures the notorious serial killer threatened. Operator Aaron Nash draws the short straw—he’ll be heading up Assistant District Attorney Hope Harper’s close protection detail.

Much to Aaron’s frustration, the cool blonde refuses to go into protective custody. As the hours and days wear on, Aaron and Hope manage a fragile truce. He begins to understand and admire the tenacious prosecutor, and the two of them begin to work together.

As the escaped serial killer’s rampage spins on, Hope knows it’s just a matter of time until he comes for her. Except something’s changed. For the first time since losing her family, she has something to live for. But is history doomed to repeat itself?

All the books can be read as standalone novels. For fans of Laura Griffin, Karen Rose, Sandra Brown, and Nora Roberts.

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How? How does each book in this series get even better than the one before? It shouldn’t be possible…

I seriously could not put this story down. It put me through the absolute wringer–from the opening, when Hope experiences the absolute worst thing that could happen to someone, to the adrenaline-filled ending that made me gasp out loud SO. MANY. TIMES. I can’t even. (Apologies to both people I was sitting near while I read the last quarter of this book. I truly did not mean to startle you, let alone startle you over and over and over again.) The suspense of this book? Truly on point.

And the romance? Chef’s kiss perfect.

I adored Hope and Aaron together. The breathtaking suspense they both lived through helped them move from their fairly antagonistic beginning to the ILYs at the end. Was it fast? Absolutely. Did I 100% believe in it and them in spite of that fact? You bet.

If you’ve read read some–or all–of Ms Anderson’s other Cold Justice books, you will undoubtedly recognize some favorite past characters here. If this is your first, though, it also works as a standalone.

And if it is your first and you don’t immediately add all the rest of them to your TBR? Well, then I just am not sure if we can be friends. #kidding #notkiddingreadthesebooks

Now don’t mind me, I’ll just be sitting here quietly waiting for Ryan and Meghan’s book. (please, PLEASE be next!)

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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