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Heart racing suspense
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2021
Years after escaping from a sex trafficking ring, Kennedy Brooks wrote a book and gives back to other victims by speaking at meetings about her experience. But is someone mad at her for speaking out? Arriving home late one night, her uber driver is nearly to her apartment when she senses something is wrong. Turns out the apartment building where she lives is engulfed in flames. Since Kennedy has had some recent scary situations, she has the driver stop just outside the apartment complex parking lot and she calls the first person she can think of: Reyes McKenzie. She has known him from the gym he owns, and she instinctively knows that he will help her. While waiting for Reyes to arrive, two strange men come out of the shadows and attempt to grab her. Kennedy fights them off and jumps into the uber and has her driver take her away. Later, she meets up with Reyes. He immediately believes her story of being threatened and takes her to his home to spend the night. Is Kennedy now safe—or has her troubles just begun?
What Kennedy doesn’t know is that Reyes and his family are secretly trying to break up sex trafficking rings. He thinks she is a strong person as he listens to her story about her past and what she is doing to stop others from falling into the cycle. Reyes doesn’t mention to her at first what his family is up to, but it doesn’t take long for her to figure out that the gym is only a front for what they do. And it turns out that there is indeed someone after Kennedy. Reyes will do whatever it takes to protect her as well as a friend of Kennedy’s named Jodi who was also once kidnapped and forced into sex trafficking. Like Kennedy, Jodi escaped, but she is a loner who operates under the radar while she tries to take down the bad guys. But it appears that there is a bullseye on Jodi, as there is Kennedy. Reyes and his family will have to pull all their resources together to take out the perps.
Things get tense in STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW, the second book in Lori Foster’s The McKenzies of Ridge Trail. The McKenzie family are rebels who operate under the radar in their quest to rid the area of sex trafficking rings. Reyes had encountered Kennedy at his gym and knew about her past due to the book. He has also had more than a passing interest in her from afar. Now Kennedy is under Reyes’s roof—and their mutual attraction soon explodes into passion. But first things first…they need to figure out who is trying to kidnap—and probably kill—her, and flush them out. In STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW, there is plenty of suspense and action, with some sensual heat in the bedroom between Kennedy and Reyes. Their attraction has been simmering for a while, but now they get to act upon it. Once Kennedy is safe, what happens to our lovers’ relationship?
If you love heart racing action and the good guys winning the battle, don’t miss STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW. Kennedy and Reyes are endearing and perfect for each other. In the meantime, get ready for the final book in the series, WATCHING OVER YOU, out in late December 2021.