Title: Lethal Justice
Series: Secrets and the City #3
Author: Kathy Lockheart
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Hang Le
Release Date: August 31, 2022
A crime leader has fallen for the wrong woman. She’s his hostage in a heist, and if he leaves any witnesses, his colleagues will kill them both.
A hostage isn’t supposed to develop feelings for her captor—a man who’s the antithesis of everything I stand for. And my captor isn’t supposed to see me in a way no one else ever has, let alone want to protect me from the other men who plan to end my life…
Surrendering to our unexpected feelings could spell death for us both. Especially when Easton is given a direct order: Kill me, or they’ll kill him and his brother.
Soon, our lives, along with the lives of everyone we love, are in danger. And time is running out…
You’ll love this dangerous romance (standalone with no cliffhanger, contains darker themes with mature content—reader discretion is advised) because the page-turner involving dark secrets, kidnapping, and murder will keep you glued to the pages with heart-pounding suspense and blow-your mind twists…
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I kicked my foot toward him, hoping to slam the heel of my foot into his nose. But he blocked that one, too. I tried to yank away from his grip, but doing so rocked the chair and tilted one side of it into the air. Before I could correct the center of gravity, the chair tipped over, sending me into a free fall, my nose on a collision course with the wooden planks.
But he grabbed me before I hit—one arm around my stomach, his other hand gripping my upper arm.
He pulled me into a standing position as if I weighed nothing and set me back on my feet.
“Careful,” he said, a blend of irritation and enjoyment seeping from his tone. “I’d hate to see you hurt that beautiful face of yours.”
“Because you prefer to do it yourself?”
I heard him huff a laugh-breath.
Why isn’t he letting go of me?
He stood there, his hands on my body, doing what? Staring at me? Smelling like burnt sugar.
Strange. I’d have expected him to smell like chemically rotting feet, not delicious and inviting.
“So, this is what you do?” I said, heat pooling beneath my cheeks. “Break into people’s homes and then murder them if they happen to come inside?”
“What an exemplary member of society we have here,” I snarled.
“Let me give you some advice.” His tone was low and even.
“This ought to be good. Advice from a criminal. I’m waiting with bated breath.”
He tightened his grip around my waist until my chest pushed into his. “You’re bound and blindfolded and at my mercy. Provoking the very person who holds your life in his hands is unwise.”
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Kathy Lockheart is an author of Suspenseful Romance novels. Her books—which have a unique blend of emotional elements typically found in women’s fiction and the romance and danger elements found in romantic suspense—contain themes that include dark romance antiheroes, enemies to lovers alpha tropes, and forbidden romance angst. When she’s not writing, you can find her silently cursing the person who put fluorescent lights in dressing rooms.