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With a suspect from the "Chorus Girl" case in custody, Detective Richard Giordano and Empathy Delacroix are ready to pursue the bonds of love and friendship. Free from the restrictions of the case, their love affair becomes a full-blown relationship. Life is relatively normal until another chorus girl turns up dead, and a new cocktail hits the Broadway scene, “Nine.” As the case progresses, it’s looking more and more like Em is somehow tied to an illegal underbelly of New York. Richard must swallow his pride, and his fears, and work with his argumentative brother, Bobby, to crack the case and protect Em. While one killer is behind bars, the man pulling all the strings is still at large and still set on Em. Richard and Em both know what it will cost to catch a maniacal killer, but the price might be more than they are prepared to pay.
The second book in the Delacroix series, featuring Empathy (Em) and Richard.
Em is a choreographer for Broadway shows, and Richard is a detective for the NYPD. They first meet in book 1 (Death of a Chorus Girl) while he is working a homicide. Lust - if not love - at first sight overtook them, and book 1 ended with quite a cliffhanger of its own - but NOTHING compared to the cliffhanger this book ends in!
My head is still spinning after the ending. It is a heart-pounding, infuriating, stressful ride to the end! I can tell you that the need for book 3 is a monster all its own (for me). I can't believe the spot this second book ended at!
Ms. Briede weaves a tale of love, lust, deception and secrets - all the while building upon these chorus girl-related cases that seem to ultimately revolve around Em.
I must admit that I did not enjoy the Bobby character or subsequent friendship that involves him and Em. I previously (from book 1) hated Tom and Fitz - which continues. Ha! Ms. Briede can evoke deep emotions with her characters!
My favorite part of all is how she has managed to have my favorite character from her Charlotte Grace series (Wesley) lightly involved in this series as well! My previous (and still current) book boyfriend - Wesley, along with my new book boyfriend - Richard……*sigh* Makes me a happy girl!!!
Please, do not be put off by the fact that this ends in a cliffhanger. This series is building to a cataclysmic ending and could perhaps surpass the Charlotte Grace series for spectacular reading! While I feel as though this could be a standalone, I recommend reading book 1 - Death of a Chorus Girl first, as you will know all the major players and how the relationship began between Em and Rich.
Highly recommended read!
Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
About PM Briede:
I am a lover of all things artistic. I grew up surrounded by the performing arts both as a spectator and performer. That love of creation and design is the fuel for my writing now. Being able to create and entertain is a dream come true.
The imagination is a powerful thing, able to take you places you never dreamed. I write realistic fantasy. The idea of the possible having impossible explanations fascinates me. That idea is the driving force behind the Charlotte Grace series.