Author: Lacey Silks
Published: December 4th 2013
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
He needs her to save a friend.
She needs him to plan her revenge.
Their pasts scar them Layers Deep.
Their passion distracts them...
...and distractions can be fatal.
Tristan Cross is battling emotional demons from the past. He lives in a world where trust is earned, loyalties are tested, and love is impossible. That is, until he meets Allie Green. She’s the only woman who can help him find a kidnapped friend and to top it off, she captivates him. All he has to do now is persuade her to work for Cross Enterprises, his top investigations firm.
Allie Green is a rookie cop seeking revenge and she’s willing to sell her soul to get it. With an opportunity to use Tristan Cross's resources Allie calculates her time for payback. As vengeance boils her blood she can’t keep her mind off her new boss and Allie finds it difficult to keep her employment professional. With the mouth watering Tristan Cross distracting her, she struggles to prioritize an undercover job she’s been assigned and her hunger for revenge.
And when you’re ready to give up your life to save someone else, distractions can be fatal.
As I started this one, I just expected another romantic tale of intrigue. However in just the first part of the story, so much is revealed about the characters and their secrets. Then the emotions start--getting attached to Allie and Tristan. It just happens and before you know it, you're fully involved.
Now let's talk about the romance. Talk about a slow build full of sexual tension! It's impossible to not keep reading to see what happens next for Allie and Tristan. Aside from the spark and heat, there was more to their relationship--a mutual caring. And it didn't feel put on or happen after they jumped into anything. There was a mutual attraction that was immediate, but Tristan went the extra mile before anything further happened. Outside of them, they're facing their own demons--her with someone from the past who wronged her mother, and him with someone from his past that's in danger.
All I know is Lacey Silks created a very intricate story--one of romance and passion along with mystery and suspense. Layers Deep was beautifully played, and not only kept me on the edge of my seat, but also left me hanging and WISHING I had the next book Layers Peeled. Be prepared, because if you read the first book, you WILL want the second book immediately. I highly recommend this one.