Friday, May 17, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - TEXAS HOLD 'EM by KAY DAVID - SMOKIN' ACES # 1 - ENTANGLED PUBLISHING - 4.25 SANTOS STARS!


By: Kay David

Published By: Entangled Publishing

Released : Available Now

Details : Digital, 219 Pages



RATING: 4.25 SMOKIN' SANTOS STARS!



Blurb: Goodreads

Part law enforcement. Part criminal. And all deliciously bad… 


Working undercover as part of an elite team of Rangers disguised as the Smokin’ ACES biker gang, Timothy Santos walks the thin line between law-enforcer and law-breaker. With one of his informants missing—and possibly dead—at the hands of vicious cartel leader El Brujo, Santos will do whatever it takes to find justice. Even if it means heading to Rio County to look up his former lover…who’s not only the sheriff, but Santos’s only lead.

Rose Renwick is not happy to see Santos. In the past, their chemistry had been explosive—raw, sensual, and unforgettable—but she’d been burned. Now Santos is back in town, looking just as lethal and as irresistible as she remembered. But Santos wants something from her—and suddenly Rose’s family is in danger and her town is under attack. The only way out is to trust the one man she swore never to trust again. Ante up...



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle: 

ACES - Ammunition, Contraband, Explosive Suppression Team 

This was a great start to the Smokin’ Aces series. Timothy Santos, who I think sounds smexier dropping the Timothy and renaming him Santos .... and that’s it. Bit like Rambo. No need for a first name. Santos is a very smexi undercover , deep undercover agent working the drug cartel on the border of Mexico in Rio County.

Oh, and he rides a Harley.

I have never been across the border to Mexico or to West Texas but it sure felt like I knew the landscape the way Kay describes it.

I loved how Kay has thought up using these agents as a biker gang, the Smokin’ Aces renegade biker gang, to infiltrate the world of El Brujo, a brutal cartel leader and try to stop the West Texas violence.

Crikey, an enormous and dangerous assignment that won’t happen overnight.

This is a gritty and deadly page turner with gruesome killings. 

When you are in so deep that the lines are blurring between your undercover character and the person you really are, you are treading on dangerous ground, both mentally and physically.

His unshaven jaw tightened. “I’m talking about me. When I get on that bike, I’m someone else and that someone I have to be isn’t a man you’ll like.”

There are no second chances when your cover is blown in this world.

You will die.

He and his undercover team had come to Rio County to stop the violence that had taken control of west Texas--and he was there to make that happen, no matter what it took, including cutting some corners that might have made other officers uneasy. It wouldn’t be the first time he’d broken one law to keep another one, and it wouldn’t be the last.

Sheriff Rose Renwick is an old flame of Santos’. They find themselves working together to bring down the villains of this story.

But who really are the villains? 

Rose is a tough Sheriff , who at times appeared a little naive to her safety. Drug lords don't forget easily those that stand in their way.

Kay is quite clever with her plot. Now, I did figure something out early on but got blind sided by something else. I like being blind sided J


Jesse Delacourt is the only female team member a former medic.

Joachim Guillermo , the sniper, Austin Wills and Raymond Bentley make up the rest of the undercover team.

Kingston aka King Landry, the Chief Deputy, doesn’t get a big part and I wasn’t too sure about him , until I read the excerpt at the end of this book , for ‘Follow The Cowboy’. Then I was thinking, ok , Kingston I might just want to have a read about you
. J


Michelle

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