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My Review of the book RELENTLESS by Winter Austin

This week I got to read Relentless written by Winter Austin http://www.winteraustin.com/ and published by Crimson Romance.

ABOUT THE BOOK (taken from the publisher’s website)

Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau trusts no one. He hides from a past that could kill him and anyone involved with him. What he’s not prepared for is the return of an elusive serial killer . . . and an unwanted desire to protect a witness at all costs.

Professional barrel racer Cody Lewis’s dream of being top in the nation is within reach until she discovers a murdered woman in her horse trailer. The event pulls her into the sickening world of the Rodeo Sweethearts serial killer—a madman who terrorized Dallas’s rodeo circuit five years prior and is now back for more. But what’s worse is that Cody fits the profile of the Rodeo Sweetheart victims. . . .

As Remy dives into the investigation, he uncovers secrets of a botched investigation and a tight-lipped boss, while attracting unwanted attention from the killer. Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, catching the killer could cost Remy everything. Even Cody’s life.

by Winter Austin


First, I love a good suspense. This is one. Second, I love a good series that leaves me panting for the next installment. This is that too. Third, I love a heroine with chutzpah – Cody has it in spades. And I like my heroes, especially the arrogant ones, to be a little vulnerable. 

It shows the skill of the author that she managed to seamlessly weave together two separate, and mysterious, back stories while establishing the foundation of a romance which will span multiple books and still told an encapsulated story about a deranged serial killer. That is a lot of action for one book but the pacing was at perfect pitch. Not once was I going, “When the hell did that happen?”

This book fired on all cylinders for me and I was pissed when it was over because despite the very satisfying resolution to the story arc for Relentless, the relationship arc for Cody and Remy is far from resolved and I knew I had to wait for Part Two.

Read Relentless then wait anxiously, like I am, for part 2 of Remy & Cody’s story: Retribution due to be released in June 2013.

Relentless is available at www.CrimsonRomance.com, www.amazon.com, www.BarnesandNoble.com, and www.iTunes.com.

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