He just might be her savior...or her downfall.
NYPD Blue & Gold #2
Releasing Jan 23rd, 2017
Entangled: Select Suspense
NYPD Detective Gray Yates has major trust issues. Protecting a serenely beautiful woman hiding enough secrets to take down an entire city wasn’t something he bargained for. She’s a loving single mother, hot as hell, and protecting her will test every ounce of his resolve.
Alex Romano is being blackmailed by the Pyramid—an elusive international organization of assassins every cop in the world is after. When Alex tries severing ties with them they refuse to let her go. The darkly dangerous detective she’s irresistibly drawn to is her only hope of staying out of jail. He just might be her savior…or her downfall.
Despite efforts to maintain his professionalism, Gray can’t deny the fiery passion Alex ignites in him. In an explosive confrontation, Alex’s lies are revealed and Gray is faced with the most important decision of his life: trust the woman he’s falling in love with, or arrest her.
Gray drove in silence, watching the farmland give way to thick forest. There was still a solid two hours before they reached Hopewell Springs. His mind wandered to the damage the Pyramid could inflict on a person’s life. They had murdered an FBI agent. How many others had they killed in the decades since their inception?
“What?” Alex interrupted his thoughts. “You had a look on your face just now. The same look you always get when you’re annoyed with someone.”
Gray glanced at her. “You know me so well?”
“Well enough.” She laughed, a melodic sound he’d come to love. “You get that look when someone is sitting at your desk and won’t talk.”
“You’ve been watching me?” Gray was pleased at the thought. He watched Alex constantly. Then again, all the detectives did. Hard not to.
“Well, I—I notice you from time to time.” A becoming shade of rosy pink tinted her cheeks, making her face even lovelier. “So tell me what you were thinking just now.”
“I was thinking about how the Pyramid will always be able to find someone they can exploit. There will always be someone out there who, whether it’s due to financial need or just plain greed, will betray anyone or anything.”
“You mean the way you think I betrayed the department...and you personally?” Alex’s voice was hard.
Gray glimpsed anger in her eyes. Anger directed at him for not believing her. They were at an impasse, he realized.
He didn’t trust her. He honestly didn’t know whether she’d used him or not, but he was certain she was still hiding something. Problem was, she didn’t trust him with whatever she was hiding.
He returned his eyes to the road, but not before seeing her lean her head back against the headrest and shut her eyes tightly. She inhaled deeply and let it out on a long sigh. If Gray hadn’t been driving, he’d have done the same.
Fate had thrown them together with the tantalizing possibility of a life together.
Circumstances had irrevocably torn them apart.
Blood Money was my first book by Tee O'Fallon and it won't be my last. The story flowed so beautifully, pulling all elements together and keeping me on the edge of my seat.
Gray and Alex work together and finally, just when Gray acts on his feelings for Alex and she lets him in a little bit, things blow up in their faces leaving Gray hurt and angry and Alex in danger and caught in her past once again.
They say the truth shall Et you free but that isn't always the case, especially not when you are drawn into the dirty deep of a huge criminal mess. Alex has done everything she has had to to keep her son safe and well. She's been the best mother she could be even when it meant denying who she really was and telling a few well meaning lies. When it all comes back on her though she doesn't let it keep her from attempting to still protect her son at all costs.
Gray has been betrayed by a woman in the past, and that betrayal left more than him hurt. So when he finally feels like he can open himself up to another woman, he's knocked aback to discover she's not at all who he thought she was.
Blood money takes us on quite the journey, lots of twists and turns, dangerous plans and a woman bound and determined to not just keep her son safe but to prove to those shes hurt that she was on the right side all along. Gray and Alex's connection is deep and palpable, but there are understandable complications between them as well. I enjoyed watching as they worked together on the case and figured things out together almost as much as I enjoyed trying to piece together how and why Alex was Chosen and just what more she had hidden if her past.
This book will suck you in completely and have you conjuring all sorts of theories and questions while also rooting for Alex.
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Tee O'Fallon has been a federal agent for twenty-two years, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee's job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic and sexy men in law enforcement on a daily basis. For Tee, research is the easy part!