Layers Crossed (Crossed #1)
by Lacey Silks
Released: 20th October 2014
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance Suspense
She's a city girl.
He's a country boy.
And their worlds are about to collide.
Seeking justice, the mouth-watering cowboy, Eric Waters hires Cross Enterprises to find the man who’s been threatening and haunting his family for decades. And the city girl he hires captures his heart and soul.
Tired of beat-up cases, the witty private-investigator, Emma Cross, finally gets an assignment worthy of her talents. Except keeping her wits around her muscled employer from the country is more difficult than she expected.
The moment their paths cross, Eric and Emma captivate each other, but mixing business with pleasure may prove more risky than Emma has bargained for and more deceitful than Eric’s honest heart can handle.
With a foundation of lies and fear to put the past behind them, their blossoming relationship is tested by family, friends and enemies.
As threat looms, trust and honesty are broken, and Emma and Eric’s lives are flipped upside down. Can they withstand the storm and find a way to stay together, or will each have to go back to their corners of the world?
I thoroughly enjoyed My First, My Last by Lacey Silks and couldn’t wait to read this intriguing book, Layers Crossed. This one was fabulous, so much intrigue, but also the growth of Emma and her determination to prove herself to her brother’s. Oh and Eric, you can’t help but love the sweet and protective cowboy.
Emma Cross is twenty three, but you wouldn’t know it with her two protective brothers and a family business that deals in mystery and cheating spouses. Two years ago, Emma had a life changing event that shattered her heart and scarred her body. She hasn’t been able to heal from the ordeal and it doesn’t help that others (including herself) blame Emma for him dying.
The first time she set eyes on the cowboy, Emma knew he was different and those eyes drew her in like a tractor-beam. The only problem was that she didn’t even get his name before her brother’s turned up and ruined the fun (AGAIN).
Eric Waters was a cowboy on a mission, well two actually. He is doing a favour for his best mate and also wants to find the man who ruined his family’s life. He has never had this reaction to a woman before, but seeing her on stage showing off her body, well he went into protective mode. Eric had to know more about this woman but she left without a word.
At work the next day, still furious with her brothers, Emma didn’t want to work on cases about cheating spouses any more. Every time she tells the client her findings, Emma’s heart refuses to heal; seeing heartache and betrayal constantly, now she believes true love is non-existent.
Julian and Tristan enter her office and tell her they have a case for her to work on. In the conference room is the client and finally Emma can get her hands dirty. Emma can’t believe her eyes, she hasn’t stopped thinking about her blue eyed cowboy and here he is in front of her.
Eric wants Emma to work his case, he’s looking for a dangerous man and is not sure if Emma should be on the case really. The investigation begins and they head back to Eric’s ranch where Emma will be able to question the townsfolk and get closer to resolving the case. Eric has secrets that he doesn’t want to reveal, but spending so much time with Emma, he’s having trouble keeping his hands to himself.
Will all the secrets be divulged? Will Emma give up her hard partying and trouble making ways and settle down? Can Emma heal her broken heart? Will Emma solve the case and survive?
I cannot wait to read more of these characters, they were so fun and intriguing. I will have to pick up Ms Silks Layers series next to read more on the Cross brothers. Layers Crossed certainly had it all, intrigue, steamy romance, suspense, action and hot cowboys. This is a must read for all adult romance readers.
5 HOT COWBOY HEARTS
About the Author
Author of Erotic Romance, Lacey Silks writes her stories from life experiences, dreams and fantasies. She likes a pinkish shade on a woman’s cheeks, men with large feet and sexy lingerie, especially when it’s torn off the body. Her favorite piece of clothing is a birthday suit.
When she’s not thinking about writing steamy stories, which is a rare occasion, Lacey enjoys camping and skiing with her family (not at the same time of course). She’s a happily married wife blessed with two kids who adore going to the library. She’s an early bird by nature, but loves the nightly adventures with her hubby which provide good content for her books.