I was fascinated by the notion of interlaced stories from some of my top authors and settled in to read the romantic suspense anthology PIVOT by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy, & Rebecca Zanetti. You’ll want to curl up with an iced tea and enjoy these stories.Pivot
by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #2.5, Brodies of Alaska #0.5
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As girls, they bonded over broken homes and growing up in foster care.
As women, they’re fighting for their lives, and loves, once more . . .
MERI (Against the Heart)
When Meriwether Jones takes her young daughter and runs from trouble in L.A., that trouble follows. By the time Meri reaches Spokane, she’s out of gas, money, and ideas. Luckily, ex-cop Ian Brodie hires her to help him with his father’s farmhouse, and they seem like the answer to each other’s prayers. But Meri is keeping a dangerous secret—and Ian is in danger of losing his heart . . .
MELANIE (Echoes of the Past)
That secret explodes when Melanie Cassidy spots two men trying to kidnap a young boy she tutors and responds by ramming them with her car. The last thing she expects is for the man she once loved, Detective Gray Hawkins, to appear and rescue them both. Now she has no choice but to trust him as they investigate the truth about a conspiracy of dirty, drug trafficking cops—and the truth about their relationship . . .
After a rough youth, Michelle Peach was finally content in Portland—until two men broke into her home, threatened her, and sent her mentally unstable mom on a blackmail spree that Michelle has to stop. The last person Michelle wants to see is her ex, Evan Boldon, a former marine turned sheriff. But Evan misses the woman who walked away instead of letting him help years ago. This time he’s not asking permission; he’s going to put a stop to the trouble stalking Michelle and her friends—and win her heart for good.
MERI by Kat Martin(Against the Heart) Brodies of Alaska #0.5 Meriwether Jones and her daughter Lily leave L.A. escaping the one-night stand that produced Lily, a deadbeat who resurfaced when he thought Meri had inherited some money. By the time she reaches Spokane, she is out of money and desperate. Meeting ex-cop Ian Brodie at the local grocery could be the answer to her prayers. Ian is looking for someone to help clean his father’s farmhouse. He hires Meri and the tale that unfolds delivered sweet moments, and a slow burning romance with a dash of suspense. A grumpy curmudgeon and a sweet four-year-old added to the tale. I loved their chemistry and was rooting for happily ever after. 4 coffee cups
MICHELLE by Rebecca Zanetti (Shaken) Deep Ops #2.5 I love the Deep Ops series, so I was glad to see some familiar characters in this new to me story. Michelle is friends with Meri and the one she called in Spokane after Lily’s father showed up hunting for her. Between that and her drug addicted mom, Michelle has her hands full. She reaches out to a trusted friend, who sends her ex, Evan Boldon, a former marine who is the sheriff in a small-town. Suspense, second chances and lots of danger await you in this addictive tale. 4.5 coffee cups
MELANIE by Alexandra Ivy (Echoes of the Past) The tie-in here was with the perpetrator from the previous stories. Melanie Cassidy spots two men trying to kidnap a young boy at the youth center. Detective Gray Hawkins is back in Portland to investigate crooked cops. When he learns threats have been made against their key witnesses son he goes to do a welfare check and rescues. The tale that unfolds offered a second chance romance and plenty of suspense with climatic moments. I loved the storyline but didn’t quite feel the chemistry. 3 coffee cups.
Pivot was a great anthology. I enjoyed how the stories tied together. The stories are perfect for series fans and new readers who love romantic suspense. Look for the next book by this trio. Peril releasing May 23, 2023.
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