About the Book
Small-town librarian Soledad Sokolova has three days to find a hidden Russian treasure — or she and her father will die. Out of options, she turns for help to a hunky stranger, private investigator James O’Hara. But she knows better than to let a ladies’ man break her heart for the second time. Bound by his word to Soledad’s father, James is ready to protect her at all costs. However, once betrayed, he’s reluctant to fall in love again. Will James and Soledad escape danger and find treasures of faith, love, and hope?
Secrets of Rios Azules series: sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. Welcome to Rios Azules, a small Texas town where rivers and emotions run deep, and the secrets are deadly.
Prequel River of Danger (Jacob and River), Book 1 Color of Danger (Luke and Mari), Book 2 Taste of Danger (James and Soledad), Book 3 Scent of Danger (Connor and Maya), Book 4 Touch of Danger (Ivan and Julia), Book 5 Danger Under the Mistletoe available in the box set The Mystery of Christmas 2 (Sebastian and Rachel).
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I enjoyed book two in this series as much as I did book one. It was full of danger, adventure, mystery, and romance. Who doesn’t like that combination in a book? The best thing about this book is how Alexa Verde was able to pull me right in and feel like I was a part of the story. I could sense the danger, taste the delicious food, and feel my heart beating hard every time I turned the page. It is jam packed with action and suspense. And a delightful male lead 😉
James O’Hara. I mean, the name just sounds hunky, right? He’s a good guy, even though he needs a little help in the faith department. But who doesn’t from time to time. I think Alexa Verde wrote his character perfectly, and perfectly flawed. I want my hero to have a flaw now and then. I want him to be real, not perfect, and relatable. And that is exactly what James O’Hara is. You can’t help but like him, and maybe even think about him protecting you from something!
Overall this book is fast paced, suspenseful, and well written. You fingers won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough to see if Soledad will make it or not. (Side note – I love her name. It’s so unique and different, which is something else I look for as a reader.) I recommend reading book one first. While this book probably could be read on its own, I think there is more understanding of the characters if you read the first book in advance.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Alexa Verde writes sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. She penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish, a master’s in Russian, and enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her popular series Rios Azules Christmas and Secrets of Rios Azules. For giveaways, news, and recipes, please sign up for her newsletter at www.alexaverde.com. Twitter: @AlexaVerde3. Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexaverdeauthor.