Once again Susan Sleeman has penned a story packed with nonstop suspense in her second Steele Guardians series book, Nerves of Steele. This is Peyton’s story, and she’s tasked with finding who stole black diamonds from the jewelry store where she had installed security cameras. Grant Logan is the security manager for the store and together they attempt to find the culprit.
I always enjoy reading Sleeman’s books, as she includes information about criminal investigation techniques and technology, and I like learning new things as I read a captivating story. She also is a master at creating flawed, but endearing, characters that grow and progress throughout the tale.
Filled with plenty of action, suspense, intrigue, and a dash of romance, this book also has threads of inspiration that add depth and dimension to it. This sums up why Susan Sleeman is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. Although it’s part of a series, it can easily be read by itself. It was fun to see familiar people from previous books pop up in this one. I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment of Steele Guardians. 4.5 stars
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
One mysterious break-in…
As a middle child, Peyton Steele has always needed to find a way to standout. But coming to the attention of the head of security for her client’s jewelry store when millions of dollars in jewels go missing is not the way to do it. She thinks the state-of-the-art cameras she’d recently had installed will make it easy to find the thief, but she’s stunned when the video doesn’t show the theft taking place.
Propels her into a level of danger she’s never known.
The lack of video evidence is not acceptable to store security manager and former detective, Grant Logan. He’s given up his law enforcement career to spend more time with his daughter, and he’s up for a promotion as security manager for the entire jewelry chain. To gain the job that will give his young daughter everything he wants for her, he has to prove his abilities by finding the thief at all costs. He’ll put everything on the line to gain this new job, but how far will he go? Despite his growing interest in Peyton, will he risk both of their lives to succeed?
Edge of Your Seat Books, May 1, 2022
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