Escalation by Tessa Teevan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
And just when I thought things were becoming clearer…
This is the second in the Clandestine Affairs series which is a romance steeped in mystery. Brie Latham’s relationship with Rafe Matthews is not a traditional “boy meets girl and they live happily ever after” story – at least not up to this point. If you haven’t read book one, definitely do that first as the twists and turns are built up right from the beginning and you don’t want to miss a curve.
Brie needed to remove herself from a relationship that had turned from loving to loveless over the last few months. She didn’t know Rafe was going to not only help her but also become so much more. There were so many unanswered questions about Adrian and why he had come into Brie’s life that she shouldn’t be as surprised as she is by the shocking revelations that just keep on coming. Did she have to question Rafe and his motivations now as well?
Twisty, twisty, twisty is the name of the game that continues to keep me guessing and wondering how much drama is this girl going to have to endure? Who are the bad guys really? And what is the real reason this has all happened in the first place? Snippets of information are grudgingly given here and there but seem to taunt rather than inform. This author knows how to twist that drama knife! And that drama thermometer is definitely high on the mercury as one thing after another makes this rocky romance teeter even more precariously.
The first story ended in a doozy of a cliffhanger and this one has done the same thing! The anticipation is bordering between delicious and kindle throwing so I hope the final book in this trilogy is available soon.
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