By Terri Blackstock
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.
This is definitely a twisted plot. There are so many twist and turns, it is difficult to separate the innocent from the guilty.
Is this one of the times the investigating should be left to the professionals. Holly doesn’t think so, but it appears that she’s getting in way over her head. It’s so difficult to know who to trust, but her baby’s life is at stake here, and she’d better figure it out in a hurry. She’s not going to give up on doing this herself. Too many lives are being affected, and too many are already dying.
This is the first book I’ve read by Ms Blackstock, but it certainly won’t be the last. I have to get my hands on more of her books, but there are so many I don’t know where to start. Any suggestions?
NOTE: While this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.
***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***
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.