BLOG TOUR - Take The Key and Lock Her Up by Lena Diaz

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Take The Key and Lock Her Up by Lena Diaz
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A Deadly Games Thriller
By: Lena Diaz
Releasing August 5th, 2014
Avon Romance

Lena Diaz returns with another sexy, thrilling Deadly Games novel and the darkest question of all: What do you do when your freedom could cost you your life?

Detective Emily O'Malley just stumbled upon a killer's lair—and the remains of a woman he kept locked away for years. But this killer isn't done yet. More women are missing, and all clues point to Devlin Buchanan—the man who seems to know just a little too much. Emily's instincts are rarely wrong, and now they're telling her this sexy, mysterious man is hiding something big …
As a trained assassin for EXIT Inc—a top-secret mercenary group posing as an international tour company—Devlin "Devil" Buchanan isn't afraid to take justice into his own hands. But when the hot new detective on his trail gets too close to the organisation and a contract is placed on her life, Devlin does the only thing he can: he turns rogue agent and kidnaps her to save her life.

With EXIT Inc closing in and passions running hot between them, Emily and Devlin must work together to find the missing women and clear both their names before time runs out … and the key to freedom is thrown away.

My Review

Thank you to Avon for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest review

So Take The Key and Lock Her Up, what did I think of it, well I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of this fast paced novel, it contains the perfect ingredients for a thrilling read, feisty heroine, hot but damaged hero, secret organisation, amazing chemistry and a didn't see it coming twist at the end.

Detective Emily O'Malley, a detective better a solving crime puzzles than thinking on her feet comes across an abducted woman and her kidnapper whilst driving home one night, she follows them to an old house where she sees them go inside but once in she finds not only no trace of the woman and her abductor, she finds herself trapped in a cell.

In that cell she makes a gruesome discovery, skeletal remains lie inside, but she doesn't have too long to dwell as what she thinks is the kidnapper comes back, aiming her gun she gets ready to attack and finds herself face to face with....Devlin Buchanan

Devlin is instantly pegged as the kidnapper but he is coming to Emily's help, hearing her call for back up on his police scanner, he has come to help her.  Little do they both now that they are about to get involved in a huge web of deceit and betrayal.

The body in the cell is identified as Carolyn Buchanan, Devlin's "Mother", a woman who he loses no love for, taken in for questioning by Emily, she realises that he may have nothing to do with this woman's murder but he is definitely hiding something from her.

Devlin is an enforcer for EXIT, an organisation that is extremely shadowy, he is a bad ass assassin pretending to be an adventure tour guide, Emily does not trust him but she also can't stop thinking about him and before long they both find themselves flung together as Emily starts asking the wrong questions and repercussions are felt by them and their nearest and dearest.

Devlin takes Emily at first against her will, as he sees the danger that she is in, together they run from EXIT, and they run for their lives, will they solve these crimes that have them watching their backs and will they succumb to the amazing chemistry they have?

There is so much going on in this novel that I haven't mentioned (no spoilers!!), it is a great read and at no time did I find myself getting bored as the story is extremely fast paced, each page exudes danger as the story progresses plus you have the extremely sparky chemistry between Devlin and Emily which just makes the perfect addition to this amazing novel.

This book reminded me a lot of the awesome In Death series by JD Robb, a series that I totally love and in that I really want to hear more in the future about Devlin and Emily!

The only thing I didn't like about this book was the cover, it is probably that books of this type I am used to seeing a half naked man with a large gun on the front, this one looked like it belonged more on a supernatural book than a thriller.

This was my first Lena Diaz novel and I am excited to see there are a whole series of Deadly Games thrillers out there, I may just have to treat myself!

Take The Key and Lock Her Up is awarded 5 out of 5

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Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she's won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and has been a finalist for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains.

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