Today on the blog we have a review of Morgan Kelley’s True Love Lost, book three in her FBI Romance series.
Callen Whitefox has a new lease on life. The choice to join the FBI was an easy one, and he has no plans on looking back. After all, he wanted off the Rez and into the world his brother now calls home. With the prospects of a new career and a chance at love, he is on cloud nine. Once could say invincible.
Then comes death.
On his first day back from Quantico, he takes an assignment with the unique Desdemona Adare. It’s supposed to be an easy job. Go in, assess the situation and keep an eye on the new ME as she starts processing the crime scene.
The killer has other plans. Someone believes that the men in town need to die, and the killer is doing a damn fine job at leaving a trail of bodies. Each victim missing one part, and then left discarded. Callen Whitefox gets his wish of working side by side with his family, and the distracting Doctor Adare. Soon he sees that things are rarely what they appear to be, and it becomes a race to survive the snowy town and a killer that needs ‘just one more piece’…
This book begins with the reintroduction of our favorite three characters – Elizabeth, Ethan and a returning Callen. He’s been away at the FBI getting certified to be Liaison to the Native American Community.
In the last Books, Sacred Burial Grounds, we get an inkling that Callen is already in love with Elizabeth, but because of his betrayal, he’s terrified to cross a line.
In comes Desdemona Adare, as the FBI West Medical Examiner. She’s not your average ME. Morgan Kelley made her a little ‘Abby’ from NCIS and a little ‘Temperance Brennan’ from Bones (in my opinion). She’s awkward and a little gothy all rolled into one. She immediately has a connection with Callen, and he does with her.
The only problem for them is, all through the book you get this sense that she’s just not the woman for him and as you’re reading you want to keep warning both of them that they shouldn’t be together! (Read the letter from the author at the end of the book!)
I won’t tell you what happens at the end, because it will ABSOLUTELY ruin it, but I will tell you that the killer is a homicidal lunatic and Elizabeth once again takes care of business when her family is threatened.
It’s a fast paced book with one hell of a twist at the end that will make you sit there and shout ‘OMG!’ as you hit the last few pages. I never saw it coming and loved every second of it! It makes me think the author is a little sick and twisted herself!
Morgan Kelley doesn’t disappoint with the killer, the romance, the family connection or the emotions in this book. This book is going to leave you hooked. It made me immediately download the next one in the series and start reading it. I was up until three a.m. on a work night and paid dearly for it the next day, but it was so worth it!
True Love Lost is a really solid, fun, and enjoyable book that keeps you wanting more. By the third book in the series, sometimes the author starts to get weak with the action, romance and writing. Not this one.
Trust me, the sex is spectacular, the twists and turns unpredictable, and the storyline is excellent.
Morgan Kelley is one of my new favorite authors.
Morgan Kelley lives in the beautiful Pocono Mountains with her husband and two children. After attending college at Penn State University and studying Criminal Justice, Morgan knew here only true passion in life would be murder and books. She put them both together and began her career as a writer. Other than books and writing, you can find Morgan hanging out in her garden and digging in the dirt.
Her other works include: The Junction, Serial Sins, The Killing Times (book 1), Sacred Burial Grounds (book 2), True Love Lost (book 3), Deep Dark Mire (book 4), Fire Burns hot (book 5) The Blood Betrayal, The Blood Redemption, The Blood Vengeance, and The Blood Retribution.