I don t read a ton of romantic suspense because I have a hard time finding books in this genre that work for me But this review request came along and I decided to try it, and I couldn t put my Kindle down This book has a great blend of creepy suspense, a gruff, sexy hero, an adorable heroine and dirty sex Let s get to it.A serial killer, nicknamed John the Baptist has killed six red headed women, nailing them to a cross and letting them bleed out and drown in a river But his next attempt wi I don t read a ton of romantic suspense because I have a hard time finding books in this genre that work for me But this review request came along and I decided to try it, and I couldn t put my Kindle down This book has a great blend of creepy suspense, a gruff, sexy hero, an adorable heroine and dirty sex Let s get to it.A serial killer, nicknamed John the Baptist has killed six red headed women, nailing them to a cross and letting them bleed out and drown in a river But his next attempt will fail Our heroine Hero her and all her siblings have unique Shakespeare names survives the attack, and is able to give a few details to the FBI agent in charge of the case, Luca Ramirez After much recovery, Hero heads back to her apartment only to find a menacing note and a goat head in her refrigerator John the Baptist isn t done with her yet, and Luca, under the guise of being her boyfriend, moves in to protect her.That is a very brief set up of this book But let s get to the good stuff, yes Some points I want to make 1 Luca is a grumpy, gruff, intense FBI agent I love a well done grumpy hero and Luca fits it perfectly He has demons, sometimes wondering if he has just as much darkness on the inside as the serial killer Hero is his light, the woman who can crack his fa ade and make him feel While he is very professional and devotes every minute of every day to tracking down this killer, he also has to be with her all of the time to keep her safe It s hard on his nerves.During a simple dinner conversationSo what are you in the mood for Hero asked from the table.Was she kidding Even if she offered what he knew she wasn t offering, Luca wouldn t have been able to decide Naked He was in the mood for naked, hard, and wild And that was a fucking dangerous mood.For all of his fight, each day he gets one step closer to losing control around her When he has her amazing coffee Hero took another sip It s my special blend I usually reserve it for the morning after Luca almost dropped his mug Some coffee sloshed onto his map Morning after Well yeah, I like to leave someone with a good taste in their mouth, you know Heat that had nothing to do with the coffee scalded his insides If this was the morning after coffee, then then night before really must be.And finally, he makes Hero a promiseI vow on this holy ground that when this is all over, I m going to bend you over the first available surface and fuck you sideways Got it Hero blinked The carnal words and the hard tone didn t match his callous voice at all, causing her to question what she d just heard Had he just said Wait W what she stammered You heard me Now get out of the car, we re going to church 2 Hero is an adorable heroine She is definitely scared about the serial killer stalking her and takes it very seriously But she also provides some lightness to this story She is a very confident person, somewhat a hippie, an artist, and can t understand why her body wants Luca so much When she first wakes up from her attack in the hospital she is high on pain killers and she made me laugh She continued to make me laugh, smile and fall in love with her the entire book.She falls for Luca right away God, she was going to sculpt him naked someday And, if he didn t let her see him naked She d just have to use her imagination, her very vivid imagination She was probably going to try to get him naked, though.She knows Luca is into her, and gives him a very hard time about it Luca looked up from his report, but his eyes snagged on her lips closing over the chopsticks.She drew them out slowly Just because Then licked them.And for all of her joking around with him, she really wants him to do dirty things with her She wanted him to fuck her wearing that gun She wanted him like this On the edge of his control, wild and angry and afraid She wanted him to pull out the erection pulsing against her stomach and slam it into her without even bothering to take his pants off She wanted his belt to bite into her skin whiles she watched his wide shoulders to strain against the leather of his holster.She wanted it right now.Oh naughty Hero 3 Besides all the wonderful sexual tension, we actually get a great suspense too John the Baptist stalks Hero the entire book The author gives you many people that it could be, and the last quarter of the book I was so excited to find out which one it actually was.4 Hero has a very large family and I loved all of them Her sister is fun and her brothers are all very protective, intense and each one is set up with a background Knox s book is next and I can t wait.This is a new to me author Looking at her website, her previous book have been historicals which I might have to check out In any case, I m very excited for another book in this world If you like romantic suspense, I d definitely give this one a try.Rating B A great romantic suspense book Extremely well written with a solid story line, a ton of sexual tension, and an alpha FBI agent with a shoe fetish The heroine has three sexy brothers and lets not forget Luca s partner, Vinceenough hotties for severalbooks It looks like the next book will be about fighter Knox, and I m totally down with that The book seemed a bit long and may have dragged just a tad in the middle I m not embarrassed to admit that some of the religious history went A great romantic suspense book Extremely well written with a solid story line, a ton of sexual tension, and an alpha FBI agent with a shoe fetish The heroine has three sexy brothers and lets not forget Luca s partner, Vinceenough hotties for severalbooks It looks like the next book will be about fighter Knox, and I m totally down with that The book seemed a bit long and may have dragged just a tad in the middle I m not embarrassed to admit that some of the religious history went right over my head after a while although I was quite impressed with the complexity of the plot, details, etc A very solid 4 STARS FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is the lead agent trying to find a serial killer nicknamed John the Baptist JTB has tortured and killed three prostitutes, leaving their bodies in the river When another body is found in the river, Luca is shocked to find this one is still alive Hero Katrova Conner doesn t remember anything after being drugged and thrown into a gray van She has holes in her hands from being nailed to a cross and an injury in her side from a spear When Hero recovers from her FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is the lead agent trying to find a serial killer nicknamed John the Baptist JTB has tortured and killed three prostitutes, leaving their bodies in the river When another body is found in the river, Luca is shocked to find this one is still alive Hero Katrova Conner doesn t remember anything after being drugged and thrown into a gray van She has holes in her hands from being nailed to a cross and an injury in her side from a spear When Hero recovers from her injuries and returns home, she finds that John the Baptist isn t done with her He s leaving items in her apartment, telling her that he will be coming back for her Luca and his partner decide to give Hero around the clock surveillance while searching for the murderer.This is the first book in Kerrigan Byrne s Shakespearean Suspense series I believe this is her only romantic suspense title and it was written early in her career It is your typical romantic suspense with the lawman chasing the killer and protecting the heroine My problem with the story was the main characters Hero is just unlikeable She is a sex kitten who is constantly rubbing up against Luca or undressing in front of him just to get a reaction She also throws tantrums if she s not getting her way It was ridiculous Every time she was told to stay away from the scene of the crime, she d be right there in the middle of it a minute later Luca was good at his job but has a major anger management problem He was in a constant fury for most of the book I d think the FBI would be putting him on a short leash.There isn t a whole lot of suspects in this book I guess when you re looking for a religious fanatic, it reduces the suspect list I liked the secondary characters, especially Luca s partner and Hero s family Hero s siblings are named after characters from Shakespeare s works There is a quote from various plays at the beginning of each chapter There are supposed to bebooks in this series in the future Since I love this author s historical romances and I enjoyed Hero s brothers, I ll be giving the next book a try My rating 2.5 Stars This page turning story follows FBI agent Luca Ramirez as he chases John the Baptist, a serial killer through the streets of Portland, Oregon Luca thinks he just found JTB s seventh victim, until the startling discovery is made She is still alive No longer a victim, but now a witness, this may just be the break that Luca has been waiting for in his yearlong search for the reclusive killer But what Luca finds aremysteries to un ravel, starting with the his witness, Hero She doesn t fi This page turning story follows FBI agent Luca Ramirez as he chases John the Baptist, a serial killer through the streets of Portland, Oregon Luca thinks he just found JTB s seventh victim, until the startling discovery is made She is still alive No longer a victim, but now a witness, this may just be the break that Luca has been waiting for in his yearlong search for the reclusive killer But what Luca finds aremysteries to un ravel, starting with the his witness, Hero She doesn t fit the profile of the past victims So what is her connection with this deadly predator And why does she make his blood boil with a passion he has never felt before Luca knows that Hero s life is still in danger and will do whatever it takes to save her, while hunting down John the Baptist But at what cost From the moment, I started reading A Righteous Kill, Kerrigan Byrne immediately grabbed my attention it like grabbed me by the throat and making me NEED to read on attentively right until the very end Twist after twist, Ms Kerrigan weaves together a devastatingly incredible mystery that includes historical and religious references, along with other ancient tidbits, some centuries old It was meticulously written with imbibing details, in such great depths, structurally creating a picture with mere words.Both Hero and Luca were incredibly flawed but strong characters, the connection between them almost instant, as they worked together to capture this deranged monster, who was crucifying young women and throwing their bodies in the river A killer merely steps ahead of the FBI as he starts taunting them with clues that leads Luca and Hero on a breathless journey Each having to face their worst fears and learning to trust A Righteous Kill left me flabbergasted to the core and was an amazing start to a wonderful new series by Kerrigan Byrne I can t wait to read about the rest of Hero s awesome family, who we meet throughout this book Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure He s no stranger to sin A prolific serial killer is crucifying and baptizing the working girls of Portland, and FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is locked in a desperate race to prevent the next casualty The game changes when the latest victim is pulled out of the Willamette River alive, and Luca knows this witness may be his key to breaking the case When the fanatical killer threatens her life a second time, Luca is assigned to protect the most unique and captivating woman he s ever met by going undercover as her lover He finds himself locked in a relentless game of cat and mouse with an elusive and violent psychopath, while battling his temptation for the alluring woman he s charged to protect with his life As the fatalities continue to mount, so does the intensity of his desire for a woman who should be forbidden, but is determined to dial up the heatBestselling author Kerrigan Byrne laces dangerous, edgy content with palette cleansing humor in this sexy, character driven series debut that will leave you wondering Is there such a thing as A Righteous Kill 4 Righteous Stars It s been awhile since I ve read a Romantic Suspense that was heavier on the suspense I ve got to say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, although it did lag in a couple of places but for the most part I enjoyed it and I m looking forward to the rest of the seriesespecially since I think Knox s book is next Fingers crossed Luca Ramirez is an FBI Agent in Portland OR on the hunt for John the Baptist a serial killer who is killing prostitutes by stakin4 Righteous Stars It s been awhile since I ve read a Romantic Suspense that was heavier on the suspense I ve got to say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, although it did lag in a couple of places but for the most part I enjoyed it and I m looking forward to the rest of the seriesespecially since I think Knox s book is next Fingers crossed Luca Ramirez is an FBI Agent in Portland OR on the hunt for John the Baptist a serial killer who is killing prostitutes by staking their hands to crosses and then dumping them in rivers around the city When he gets called to the latest crime scene, the victim is noticeably different, she doesn t have the same characteristics as his prior victims Just as he begins to investigate the crime scenethe latest victim moves Hero Katrova Conner wakes in the hospital and can hardly believe she has survived the brutal attack She doesn t understand how she caught the attention of JTB killer as she is not nor has ever been a prostitute The fact that she survived makes her a target for JTB to finish his ritual and a chance for Luca to finally catch his killer.As Luca and Hero get closer so does the Killer, there are many suspect characters and they will keep you guessing till the end The romance is a slow burn with tons of sexual tension but when Luca finally gives into his hunger it s explosive and just gets better All in all this had a great storyline and fantastic secondary characters especially Hero s brothers and Luca s fun sexy partner and best friend Vince Looking forward to the rest if the series Let me start out by saying this book was different from any other romantic suspense book I ve read And that s a good thing Hero, the main character and young lady who escaped certain death at the hands of a serial killer, was not written as the typical lost soul, scared of her own shadow, needing a man for her recovery, heroine you usually read in these type of stories Luca, one of the FBI agents assigned to protect her, was not perfect Sure he was easy on the eyes, but he had his own psycho Let me start out by saying this book was different from any other romantic suspense book I ve read And that s a good thing Hero, the main character and young lady who escaped certain death at the hands of a serial killer, was not written as the typical lost soul, scared of her own shadow, needing a man for her recovery, heroine you usually read in these type of stories Luca, one of the FBI agents assigned to protect her, was not perfect Sure he was easy on the eyes, but he had his own psychological and emotional stew simmering beneath the surface And he focused way too much on the quality of his shoes I liked that I mean come on A man who s into expensive perfect fitting shoes, who s an attractive, and dangerous Latin lover to boot I call PERFECTION But seriously, this was a very well written book, with a story that grabbed you and wouldn t let you go until the disturbing end The humorous banter intertwined within the characters had me LOLthan once and highlighting so many passages on my Kindle it now looks dangerously close to one of my graded reports returned to me from back in my high school days The secondary characters had as much charisma as the main ones and I hope the author continues this into a full series with a separate book for each of Hero s brothers For now I m happy to know at least there s another book in the works and I ll get to seeof Vince, Luca s FBI partner.Well played, Ms Byrne Well played I was snared before I finished the prologue Once you start reading you will not want to put this book down for anything.Kerrigan has just upped her game This series is going to be amazing Is it too early to start wanting the next one in the series Characters Hero and Luca are great Will they be able to deny what is growing between them.Will they even have a chance before a killer finishes what he started , killing Hero.Luca sees the sunlight in Hero and she is slipping under Luca s tight I was snared before I finished the prologue Once you start reading you will not want to put this book down for anything.Kerrigan has just upped her game This series is going to be amazing Is it too early to start wanting the next one in the series Characters Hero and Luca are great Will they be able to deny what is growing between them.Will they even have a chance before a killer finishes what he started , killing Hero.Luca sees the sunlight in Hero and she is slipping under Luca s tight guard and slowly winding her way around his heart.Hero knows Luca has a darknessin him and she cannot deny she wants to lose herself in him with him.From the moment she opens her eyes to see his dark eyes and hears his voice she knows he will do whatever he can to protect her.The give and take between these two are priceless from gluten free pizza to expensive designer shoes and were are not talking womens, yoga , morning after coffee teal paint You just want it to keep going The suspense to keeps you guessing until the end Don t wait another moment grab your copy now A scary one and very intense This is the first of a series called Shakespearean Suspense The family at the heart of this series is the reason The first story revolves around a serial killer who is targeting women with red hair FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is the SAC, and is given a gift a victim who does not die and becomes a witness It s a gift with thorns, as Luca and the victim will discover.This one is intense, but worth the ride If you re timid, understand that this one is at th A scary one and very intense This is the first of a series called Shakespearean Suspense The family at the heart of this series is the reason The first story revolves around a serial killer who is targeting women with red hair FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is the SAC, and is given a gift a victim who does not die and becomes a witness It s a gift with thorns, as Luca and the victim will discover.This one is intense, but worth the ride If you re timid, understand that this one is at the far edge of romantic suspense, definitely going towards thriller If you have the inclination, go for it it s worth it The first book in A Shakespearean Suspense by Kerrigan Byrne Serial killer John the Baptist s latest victim is pulled from the river and FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is sent to investigate Only this victim isn t dead Hero Viola Katrova Conner is very much alive but her life is still in danger as John the Baptist is intent on finishing what he started.I love the main characters and there were quite a few interesting characters introduced Hero s parents apparently had a thing for Shakespeare The first book in A Shakespearean Suspense by Kerrigan Byrne Serial killer John the Baptist s latest victim is pulled from the river and FBI Special Agent Luca Ramirez is sent to investigate Only this victim isn t dead Hero Viola Katrova Conner is very much alive but her life is still in danger as John the Baptist is intent on finishing what he started.I love the main characters and there were quite a few interesting characters introduced Hero s parents apparently had a thing for Shakespeare so her siblings have some unusual names The mystery element wasn t too hard to figure but there were enough red herrings to throw you off and have you second guess I liked this book and will probably continue the series