Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review & Giveaway: Say You're Sorry by Karen Rose

Publication Date: February 12th 2019 by Berkley
Pages: 624
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

About the book: 

Introducing the first book in the new pulse-pounding Sacramento series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose.

FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds did not have a conventional upbringing. Raised in a cult in Northern California, his mother smuggled him out when he was thirteen, and he never saw her again. It is not a bit of history he is keen on sharing, but being guarded has not gotten him any closer to what he really wants: a family.

Daisy Dawson lived a sheltered childhood. Her father, a former military man, believed that the woman he loved and her daughter were being hunted, so he took extreme measures to keep his family safe. But despite his best efforts, Daisy is done being scared. New to Sacramento, she is ready to jump headfirst into life--until she is attacked one night.

Gideon is caught unawares by Daisy, who is unlike any victim he has ever met. But the attacker is far from finished, and tracking him will threaten to pull Gideon back to the world he fought so hard to leave...

My Thoughts:
Daisy Dawson and FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds connect when she’s attacked, and she wrenches off a locket from the man.  Gideon is called in after his friend tells him of the engraving that appears on the locket that connects to Gideon’s horrid past.  Being raised in a cult was a nightmare that he and his younger sister barely escaped, and he’s made it his mission to track down the cult to bring the members to justice and free any other’s like him and his sister that are at the mercy of this awful group.

Daisy’s attacker isn’t done with her because he’s afraid she can identify him, and so even though she managed to get away, she’s not out of the woods.  Thankfully, Daisy is a smart cookie and doesn’t balk at Gideon’s insistence that he stick with her or by the overprotective Sokolov clan, who are like family to her.  No TSTL moments from this lady and I was so glad of it!

Daisy and Gideon have an instant attraction, that develops into a steamy affair. That is when someone’s not actively trying to murder them!

This was a high tension read I was on the edge of my seat every time Daisy or Gideon were in this madman’s crosshairs, or when another poor individual had the unfortunate luck to cross paths with this psycho killer!

This was a long book, 624 pages, and it took me several days to get through it, partly because I just didn’t have a whole lot of time to read. But it was a page turner every time I picked it up, so if I had a nice chunk of time, I could’ve probably breezed through some of it.  I will say that I don’t like having the killer’s POV included in a story.  I don’t like being in their twisted head, and I like more mystery to the killer’s identity, so I skimmed most of his bits. 

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Say You’re Sorry, and I look forward to the coming stories, because I really liked this bunch of characters! The groundwork has been laid for a couple more romances. I’m pretty sure we’ll get one focused on Rafe Sokolov, and the other I think was hinted at, so I’ll have to wait and see.

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I'm giving away my ARC copy of Say You're Sorry. The giveaway is open to US Residents only. Fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win.  Good luck!

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  1. I feel like I've been seeing this cover everywhere I look this week so maybe the universe is telling me something. :) This really isn't my usual kind of read but between the synopsis and your review I'm totally interested!

  2. Sounds like a good read.

  3. Yes! Loved this one, too, and I am with you on wanting Rafe's story. It does feel disconcerting being in the villain's POV.

  4. Say you're Sorry sounds like an exciting read. Thank you

  5. It's a great premise! I wish it wasn't 624 pages long, but if you didn't bog down in it maybe I wouldn't either. :)

  6. I wish I could enter! But I will keep it in mind :D

  7. I don't tend to read this genre but it does sound good. I immediately picked up my phone and text my mum asking if she has this one as she loves Karen Rose. :)

  8. I have heard so many people praising her books. I really need to give this author a try. Since this is the first book in a series, it would be a great place to start. Glad you enjoyed it!

  9. gah how did I miss this? This sounds fantastic and something I'd really enjoy

  10. I love this cover. I already had this on my TBR and I'm glad to see it's a good one!

  11. This sounds like my kind of read! I just wish I'd actually have time to sit down & read a good book.

  12. I've been seeing this book everywhere. Thanks for the chance to win copy.

  13. I have this on my TBR list! It sounds good!