Twisted E Publishing
The Maddoxes, Book 1
no-nonsense marine, one by-the-book, ruggedly handsome
homicide detective, and the case that may well give them
eternal bliss or eternal rest—can they trust in each other
long enough to find out which it will be?
Fallon Maddox is reunited with her family the day they bury
her father. She has no idea that coming home will be the
beginning of an adventure she might not survive and, even if
she does, her life will never be the same.
Ian Cavanaugh is a homicide detective who’s wrapped up in a
case that may not be as simple as it first appears. The
deceased is the father of a group of foster children who’d
made quite a reputation for themselves when he was growing
up. He knew it was in his best interest to get the case
His priorities begin to waver as he’s reunited with the only
daughter in the family. He longs to shatter her
never-wavering calm and expose the passion he knows lies
beneath. No matter how hot blooded their unions are, it
becomes clear he might have to choose between love and his
brotherhood in blue—for their families seemed to always be
at increasing odds.
Will he have time to make the decision or will it be made
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Voices woke her. Loud, angry voices. Fallon was instantly
awake as she ascertained where the yelling originated.
“Clay,” she whispered, getting out of bed and going to the
She could recognize the graveled baritone of her brother’s
tone anywhere. She didn’t recognize the one in the
discussion with him. Still, that ripple of familiarity
danced across her skin, just as it had at the cemetery. So,
whoever it was, the same person had exchanged blows with her
Pressing her ear to the door, she eavesdropped on the two
Her brother was yelling. “I don’t give a flying fuck what
bullshit story you told Herschel! I’m not buying. I want
“It was a gang hit,” the deep voice countered.
“Fuck you. That area is a neutral one, we both know it, and
Herschel knows it as well.”
“The whole place was shot up. It’s just a case of wrong
place, wrong time,” the unknown male responded.
She heard her brother growl low before the sound of flesh
against flesh reached her. “Oh Clay,” she muttered, yanking
open the door and moving swiftly down the hall.
Rounding the corner, she narrowed her eyes at the sight of
her brother pressed up against the wall, unable to move an
inch. There was a gun pressed against his back.
She reacted immediately. Within seconds, Fallon slammed the
larger man to the floor, his gun skidding out of reach.
Ian had no clue what just happened. One second he had
Clayborne Maddox restrained, and the next, pain unlike any
he had experienced before flowed through his body. Owned
He couldn’t move. He was face down on the floor in the
entryway of the Maddox home. Ian kept his mouth shut,
knowing if he tried to speak all that would come out would
be a wail, a cry of extreme pain.
Breathing had become a chore. What happened? Ian had
been face down before but this time it was different. Not
only the heavy boot on the back of his neck. No, there was
something more. A pressure point.
His arm was wrenched back, his thumb felt almost snapped
off, and there was pain emanating from a spot on his wrist.
Copyright © Aliyah Burke, 2017.
All Rights Reserved.
Reviews of The
Night Owl Reviews gives 4.5 Stars with reviewer top pick and
says: “The Detective’s Lover by Aliyah Burke is a fast paced, action
packed interracial romance taking place in the middle of a murder
mystery. The main characters are well developed and their romance is
hot. They were in essence made for each other, though they didn’t
know it at the beginning of the story. The murder mystery took
several twists and turns which proved to be interesting and kept the
story moving at a very good pace. I was very pleased with where Ms.
Burke left Fallon and Ian and their relationship and look forward to
reading more of her work.”
Susan Plummer at All Romance Ebooks Newsletter
gives Top Pick and says in part "The Detective's Lover
is an action packed contemporary novel with lots and lots of
suspense and I could definitely see it as an action/romance movie.
There isn't a moment when the plot does not get more and more
intriguing. I read feverishly, anxious to see what was going to
Blackraven's Reviews gives 4 Ravens and says: “In The
Detective’s Lover, Aliyah Burke did a fine job of marrying
suspense with a great love story. Fallon and Ian are both
strong, determined, and oh so hot for each other. This was
my inaugural Aliyah Burke read, and it won’t be my last.”
The Romance Studio gives 5 Hearts and says: “In my very
biased opinion, Aliyah Burke has another winner with The Detective's
Lover. It's a phenomenal love story and whodunit rolled into one
great tale. It's one of those books that you get upset every time
your reading time is interrupted because you don't want to miss
what's coming next. This is one book that doesn't disappoint. ”
Manic Readers gives 4.5 Stars and says: “I really liked
The Detective’s Lover with the mystery and the almost
non-stop heat between Fallon and Ian. It’s well developed,
keeps you on the edge of your seat and the suspense factor
is high. A great read.”
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