Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Double Cross
SERIES: Doubleback #3
AUTHOR: Lissa Ford
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 227 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 20th, 2016
Happily ever after wasn’t supposed to be this complicated.
At last, Jude Anderson and his lover, homicide detective Rowan Muir, are settling into domestic bliss. Or so it seems. Rowan says all the right things, and the sex is still hotter than ever. But something isn’t quite right, and Jude can’t put his finger on what it is.
Then Jude’s sister drops a bombshell that she’s getting married—and guess who gets to throw the bachelor party.
It’s all puppies and rainbows and wedding plans until murder rears its ugly head. The case involves a close friend, old grievances, and conflicts that set Jude and Rowan on a collision course that could tear them apart.
Double Cross is a 66,000 word novel of mystery, romance, banter and sexytimes. It is intended for mature audiences.
This book is one of the many reasons why I love established couple books. I feel in love with Jude and Rowan right from the start of book 1. These are two Alpha males that really only let their guard down around each other. But that also means they can hurt one another pretty greatly. In book 3, Rowan and Jude are still fiercely loyal but aggravatingly stubborn and scared.
Still healing from the shoulder wound he received from the psycho in book 2 Rowan is assigned desk duty and a new Captain. Unfortunately the new Captain is not a fan of Rowan’s and sets out to make his job as difficult as possible. On top of that a new murder has been discovered close to the property Rowan shares with Jude.
The ex-cop instinct that Jude still has smells something terribly wrong with the way the investigation is going in regards to this new murder. Jude can’t help but want to get involved but that only makes Rowan’s situation that much more difficult.
As the investigation progresses the tension and conflict between Jude and Rowan continues to grow until they are faced with continuing their relationship or letting it go.
On top of the stress with the new investigation, Rowan and Jude are bombarded with Jude’s sister’s wedding plans and other outside influences.
There is a lot going on in the third book of the Doubleback series but Rowan and Jude are still as hot as ever.
This one has a very dramatic ending with a HFN type twist. I’m thinking there will be more books in the series just by the way this one ended.
Like always the writing was great and the story line was exciting and suspenseful.
Anyone invested in this series needs to read this one. Recommend.