From here on out, the Nicki Sosebee series is getting darker.
Like a dog with a bone, Nicki cannot help but continue to pursue realtor-turned-politician Gina McCafferty as the woman persists in making her play for Winchester’s open City Council seat. But Nicki is learning over and over again that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to her fair city. Meanwhile, her personal life is topsy-turvy, and a tattoo artist named Hunter makes Nicki’s life a living hell.
Alliances are tested. Lines are drawn. And events are set in motion that will play out in deadly ways…
Nicki realized she was gritting her teeth—not making noise or anything, but definitely clenching them so that her jaw was tense. “Oh, sorry.” She swallowed. “Maybe today I should just get my nose pierced.”
What? She’d lost her mind.
No, this was good. Change was good. Especially now.
Hunter nodded. “That’s not a bad idea. You’ve got a good nose for it.” She snorted then and peals of laughter flowed from her mouth. He gave her a puzzled look.
“Sorry. I write part-time for the Tribune, and my boss has told me I have a nose for news.” She laughed again and he forced a smile. “Sorry. I really have had way too much to drink. Maybe I should leave.”
He touched her forearm. “No, you’re fine. You’re just a bit giddy, and that might be due to a little adrenaline flowing through your veins.”
“Yeah, as you prep yourself for a little pain.”
“Oh…how bad does that hurt?”
He flipped his hand, palm up, grinning and shrugging, and then he shook his head. “I’ve never had my nose pierced, so I don’t know. Piercing itself, though? Kind of depends on where you’re getting pierced and what your pain tolerance is. I had a shitload to drink before I got pierced, and it didn’t hurt at all.”
“You have a piercing? Where?” Nicki couldn’t see any holes anywhere—not on his ears or face. Maybe his nipples?
He grinned again, standing and extending his hand to her. “A guy’s gotta have a few secrets. Come on. Let’s go get you prepped.”
“Excellent new addition to the series and definitely now one of my favorites!” ~ Sue Banner
“Way intense read…NICKI IS BACK!!” ~ Angie J, Twinsie Talk Book Blog
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
This series keeps getting better and better!
Nicki Sosebee is getting darker and that's a good thing. Nicki is learning things about herself as she continues to delve into the world of politics and she is surprised at what she finds.
On the personal front, her usual coping mechanism didn't turn out so good this time. What will this do to her on again/off again relationship with Sean?
The questions pile up in this installment of the series, and I for one can't wait to see what happens next.
Jade C. Jamison delivers a book that hints at answers and keeps you begging for more.
I mentioned in my video that Lies was book #11 in error - it is book #10 in the series.
For years, Jade C. Jamison tried really hard to write what she thought was more “literary” fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her today—sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light tales—but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and characters finding their way through life. While she doesn’t confine herself to just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her work could be called erotic romance.
She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.