Book Reviews

Exit Wounds by VK Powell at Bold Strokes Books

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by jj on 16-August-2013

Book Blurb

Police officer Loane Landry gives up professionally and emotionally when gunrunners kill her lover in an explosion. She blames herself and vows to seek answers and revenge—in or outside the law. Good guys never win, and bad guys never pay. But when the woman she loved returns very much alive and in desperate need of help, Loane must decide if she can endure the pain and memories of deceit in order to keep them both alive.

ATF confidential informant Abigail Mancuso is charged with gathering information on a gunrunning syndicate camouflaged as a gentlemen’s entertainment business. Before arrests are made, something goes terribly wrong, and Abby is forced into a deep cover assignment for which she is unprepared. The only person she trusts is the woman she lied to about everything. How can she put Loane’s life at risk by asking for her help?


Book Review

Fascinating and complicated characters materialize, morph, and sometimes disappear testing the passionate yet nascent love of the book’s focal pair. I was so totally glued to and amazed by the intricate layers that continued to materialize like an active volcano…dangerous and deadly until the last mystery is revealed. This book goes into my super special category. Please don’t miss it.

Abby is the heart and soul of this story. She has several other names, but that goes with the territory of her undercover duties. She plays the role of several lifetimes to near perfection with swords of Damocles constantly materializing over her head. She is one smart woman in love, in near constant danger, quite resourceful but capable of being sorely tested and hurt. She won my heart hands down.

Loane Landry is a cop. She carries some incredibly painful scars and a big sense of personal responsibility. She is good at what she does and has the most fascinating set of mental exercises to calm her, to focus her, and to distance her. Her pain splashes across the pages of this book raising the intensity levels over and over again. When she can get out of her own way, she is a passionate lover and good friend. I prayed for her restitution. Abby loves her so I did to.

This book is really special. The lovers are unbelievably distinctive. The story levels are incredibly intense yet beautifully interwoven. For me, it is a complete winner. Enjoy!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 240 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-August-2013
Price $9.99 ebook, $16.95 paperback
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