Wanting justice for his sister’s murder, lawyer Jimmy Corbeau agrees to help Reyna—even though she’s his ex-fiancé, and their break-up devastated him. Romance is reawakened, but so are memories of their tragic undoing. Jimmy must decide if he will fight for a future with Reyna or allow their past to derail the investigation and his second chance at love.
When the investigation goes awry and Summer’s infant daughter is kidnapped, Reyna must put her life on the line. Will Jimmy and Reyna survive the desperate measures it takes to recover his niece, catch a killer, and secure a happily-ever-after for them all?
Ruby Dawn - Now Available. Buy This Book!
A painful past.
A love returns.
A desperate plan.
Former street kid, Ruby now reaches out to runaways through her medical clinic in the worst part of the city, but her escalating battle with a gang leader puts that in jeopardy.
Cavalier, a risk-taker, charming… Ruby’s first love is now on the right side of the law and the center of a dangerous DEA sting involving her clinic. Tom’s disappearance ten years ago broke her heart and rattled her faith. As their romance relights, memories of what it costs to love him flood her with fear.
Ruby’s battle with the gang ignites a firestorm of danger, and a pattern of lies from within her own camp emerges. With Tom’s life in the balance and her world cast in shadows, can Ruby trust God as she once did or has she strayed too far, for too long to ever return?
Bayou Blue - Available August 31st, 2012
A family scandal.
A love cast in shadows.
A brutal attack.
Riley Drake, an ambitious investigative reporter, learns her brother took part in a terrible tragedy which devastates a small Louisiana parish. Determined to find the truth, Riley goes back to the town her brother destroyed.
Jake Ayers’s quiet life is shattered when the inferno devastates his parish. But his heart is torn between love and loyalty when Riley returns.
Handsome, haunted, with a dangerous streak... Riley finds herself both frustrated and fascinated by Bayou La Foudre's brooding sheriff. When he offers to help her, Riley thinks she's found someone to trust with her heart and her heavy burden.
They discover a plot by the most unlikely of sources. Her family shamed, life in danger, and faith shaken, Riley must decide between revenge and redemption. Is the truth worth giving up a life with Jake?
Get ready for a book jam packed with emotion, intense conflict, and plenty of plot to keep the reader absolutely fixated with this book. Purple Knot blew me away. Right from the start the action pulled me in, and I couldn't stop until the last page. Some may say that's an exaggeration, but it's the truth. There was just so much to take in that I didn't want to miss a single thing.
Reyna is a strong heroine that faces a very tough decision, and the chain reaction of events that follow that decision keep on building up until the very intense climax of the story. The hero of the story is Jimmy, Reyna's ex-fiancé. Working side by side after a tragic event brings them close once again, but along with the after math of losing her best friend and his sister, the pair has their own past issues to resolve before they can truly be together again.
Raquel Byrnes blends contemporary, suspense, drama, and intrigue into one powerful novel. Don't miss Purple Knot if you love dramatic romantic fiction.
~ Siren Book Reviews
By now, you all know I am a HUGE fan of the suspense genre. I discovered Raquel Byrnes’ talent in her first novel, Ruby Dawn, and immediately fell in love with her stories and style! She can take your breath away with the honesty of the emotion between her characters! The pages almost sizzle with the sparks that fly between Jake and Riley! And the way she builds the suspense of the mystery that surrounds the death of Riley’s brother, Randy, keeps you reading at a frantic pace!
Her stories contain all of the elements of excellence for romantic suspense that will leave the reader deeply satisfied in multiple areas – the pace, the prose, the romance, the tenuous way the characters cling to faith, the brilliant way the bad guy hides in plain sight – it’s all most excellent!!
If you enjoy romantic suspense, don’t miss a word that falls from Raquel Byrnes’ pen!! Scour your area until you find her books, and buy them! You won’t be disappointed! (except that you will have to wait until she writes another book!)
~Window to My World Reviews