Author: AJ Nuest
Release Date: 31 January 2017
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
An Eye for an Eye
As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all.
A Game for a Game
Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.
Eden Smith spend her days making things right. Taking the grudges held by those who were wronged and paying it forward. Her business Dirty Deeds hands out a hi-tech version of karma. Say that you stole a vast amount of money, you would mysteriously then lose that exact amount – and it won’t be traceable.
Detective Kelly Riordan is on a case. A body has washed up on shore with a Dirty Deeds business card in her hand. Rumours about what Dirty Deeds get up to have been circulating for a while, and Riordan has been trying his hardest to trace the person behind it. Now it look like they’re involved in this murder.
During his latest investigation Riordan and Smith’s paths cross. She is in more danger that she could ever imagine, and he is determined to get to the bottom of whatever it is Eden is hiding. Will they manage to work through the kinks of their tenuous relationship and work out who it is that is after Eden.
This is the first novel by AJ Nuest that I have had the pleasure to read. The author has created two really strong characters. I took a while to warm to Eden, but as a misunderstood heroine it is nice to meet a character with a bit of an edge. Kelly Riordan was much easier to warm to. Smart and quick-witted he definitely has a handle on things. That is until Eden gets under his skin.
It has been a fun diversion to finally bring a romantic story with a twist to my Happy Place. Soon I will be bringing cosy mysteries to this blog.
Multi-published, award-winning author and editor AJ Nuest resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children, and a bevy of spoiled pets. Her four-part serial fantasy romance, The Golden Key Chronicles, was awarded the RONE Time Travel Romance of 2015 by InD’tale Magazine, and her spin-off series, The Golden Key Legacy, was chosen as a Must Read Romance by USA Today’s Happy Ever After. Her contemporary romantic comedy, She’s Got Dibs, won First Place in the Heartland Romance Author’s Show Me the Spark! Contest, 2013. For more please visit her at ajnuest.com.