If you have not met courageous Holly Cross, I suggest you remedy that immediately. Do start with Criss Cross and read all the way to Imperfect Justice (releasing June 1). C.C. Warrens has done an incredible job getting inside the head of Holly Cross. This series is not for the squeamish, for it deals with hard subjects, but the story is very well executed. I am surprised that a big name publisher has not snapped up this brilliant author.
Holly does not love lightly but when she does, she is fiercely protective. All her old gang is back, including her mentor, detective Rick Marx and his estranged wife, District Attorney Shannon Marx. Rick feels helpless but his partner, Michael offers this advice: “Prayer is a powerful weapon on every battlefield- the physical ones and the spiritual ones. All you have to go is use it.”
What Holly went through is tough to imagine but Ms. Warrens handles it superbly. She also inserts happy and quirky things such as the friendships Holly has made. She is somewhat timid but has several obsessions. She loves marshmallows, only certain colored m&ms, a penchant for pink and purple pillows and tilting pictures in Marx apartment.
I have come to love these characters and am glad to know the author plans more stories for them.
*I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
Ten months ago, he nearly killed her.
By the grace of God, she survived.But the fight to regain her life is just beginning.
Holly Cross is counting down the hours to the moment her foster brother’s trial begins. Collin has haunted her footsteps—and her dreams—for fifteen years, and she wants nothing more than to put that pain and fear behind her and build a new life. But before that can happen, she has to confront the man who tried to destroy her.
Can she find the courage to face her monster in court, or will she trust the survival instincts that are screaming for her to run while there’s still time?
DA Shannon Marx is known for her skill and force of personality in a courtroom, and she's determined to put Collin Wells where he belongs: behind bars and away from everyone she loves. But Collin Wells is unlike any defendant she's ever come up against in court. He's intelligent, charming, and completely devoid of conscience.
Will the jury be able to see the monster beneath the civilized veneer?
Collin Wells is a man accustomed to getting what he wants, and he has every intention of walking out of that courtroom a free man. He will fight with everything he has, and if Shannon and her loved ones can be certain of anything, it's that Collin Wells never fights fair.
Available in digital ebook at Amazon (preorder for June 1)