About the book: Romantic Times gives Terri Blackstock's Twisted Innocence four stars! Written for anyone who's ever made bad choices, this thrilling conclusion in Blackstock's Moonlighters trilogy is packed with romance, danger, and intrigue.
Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.
Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family---she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.
Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller---the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he's innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can't trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.
Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.
NOTE: While this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Other Moonlighters titles include: Truth Stained Lies and Distortion.
My thoughts: Terrific conclusion to the Moonlighters Series! The interwoven employment, families, and marriages sometimes leaves the reader holding his breath while turning the pages to see how just how much more convoluted their lives and troubles can get. What will be the final outcome? Will another lose his life? Whose heart will be torn asunder?
The two protagonists of Twisted Innocence are Holly Cramer and David Creed. A year prior to the opening pages of Twisted Innocence these two were living on the wild side, meet up with each other, and ended up with an eventful one-night-stand. As the pages open up, Holly has a four week old baby and David is in serious trouble with drug kings and the police. The secrets and the hide and seek are countless - or so it seems.
Extended family involves Holly's sisters working as an attorney and also as P.I.'s Also, strong characters from previous books, Michael and Max are law enforcements and are totally immersed in the story.
This is a fast paced, easy to read book. Contemporary Christian suspense well done.
GIVEAWAY: I am so delighted to be able to host a giveaway of Twisted Innocence provided by the good folks at Litfuse Publicity Group. Here is an opportunity for one of Chat With Vera's readers to receive a copy. Begins February 28 & ENDS March 20 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to USA addresses only.
Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse Publicity Group to facilitate this review. I received no compensation. Opinions expressed are solely my own. Giveaway copy is provided by Litfuse and sent directly to the winner.