Suzy Approved Book Tours Review: Illicit Intent by Debbie Baldwin

Posted 31 May, 2021 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Suzy Approved Book Tours Review: Illicit Intent by Debbie Baldwin
Title: Illicit Intent
Author: Debbie Baldwin
Published by Gatekeeper Press
Series: Bishop Security #2
Date Published: 1 January, 2021
Pages: 366
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Calliope Garland’s newsdesk assignment was fairly straightforward—dig up the dirt on the sketchy CEO of a Wall Street hedge fund. But when the man is murdered and valuable data destroyed, a simple investigation turns deadly. Calliope is unwittingly in possession of vital financial information and a priceless work of art; either of which may get her killed. With an ever-growing list of people who want to harm her, Calliope must set aside her reservations and turn to the one man she knows can trust.

Miller “Tox” Buchanan is a study in contradictions: kind but lethal, passionate but distant, self-possessed yet hesitant. He knows he should keep his distance, but when Calliope is hurled into danger, Tox will stop at nothing to protect her.

...Her first instinct wasn’t to dial 911 but rather to call a certain Navy SEAL. She forced down the antiquated damsel in distress fantasy floating around in her head and rationalized the police would surely ask questions she was unwilling or unable to answer. She brought up her contacts. At the bottom, she touched the entry labeled, Tox, and the call rang through. A grizzly bear answered.“This better be good.”“Tox?”“Calliope?”“I need your help...”

Be advised: this story contains scenes of violence equivalent to an R-rated movie and explicit sexual situations.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Debbie Baldwin is a fantastic author! She is a new-to-me author and one I will read again! This novel had me on a roller coaster ride. I was up long into the night, riding waves of twists and turns!

Calliope is a perfectly chiseled character! I found my heart pounding more often than as I followed her story, piecing together the clues, and seeing just who was after her. Enter Tox into the story and be still! I fell in love! He was absolutely amazing and seeing him and Calliope together really had me falling further into the story!

This novel of ups and downs, twists and turns, is one you won’t want to miss. It’s book 2 in Baldwin’s Bishop Security series but it’s easily grasped, and not confusing at all. I am very much looking forward to going back and reading book 1 and adding it to my shelf to keep with this one.

Hats off and two thumbs up go to Debbie Baldwin for this awesomely penned, 4 star, wild ride! I can’t wait to read more!

About Debbie Baldwin

Debbie Baldwin is a successful print media and television writer. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Debbie and her husband live in Saint Louis, Missouri with their puggle, Pebbles. They have three children in college.

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