REVIEW: Lethal In Love (Episode 2) by Michelle Somers

Published: 2nd August 2015

Publishers: Random House Australia

Pages: 107

Format: ebook (courtesy of the Publisher)

RRP: $4.99

5/5 Stars 

Lethal in Love is a steamy romantic suspense about an instinct-driven detective and a sexy, scoop-hungry reporter, both on the hunt for a sadistic killer.

Jayda Thomasz is a sassy homicide detective who never lets her emotions get in the way of a case. So when a serial killer re-emerges after 25 years, the last thing she expects is to catch herself fantasising over the hot, smooth-talking stranger who crosses the path of her investigation.

Seth Friedin is a reporter chasing the story that’ll make his career. When he enters the world of swinging for research, he never imagines he’ll be distracted by a hard-talking female detective whose kiss plagues his mind long after she’s gone.

Past experience has shown Jayda that reporters are ruthless and unscrupulous. But when the murders get personal, will she make a deal with the devil to catch the killer? How far will she and Seth have to go? And do you ever really know who you can trust?


Lethal In Love: Episode 2 picks up right where Episode 1 left off; which is just as well really, because the wait in between was killing me!

Jayda Thomasz is still reeling from the events of episode 1, and naturally so as the Night Terror has changed tactics and is making this chase personal. Lucky for Jayda, however is that Seth Friedin is there to pick up the pieces and hold her together as her world disappears before her very eyes.

There are some really cute scenes between Jayda and Seth in this episode that not only give us a closer look at the characters, but their proves their chemistry is more than just a lustful reaction to first appearances. Jayda has literally had her world ripped out from under her and after being kicked off the Night Terror case is a loose canon, one that could possibly only be contained and talked down by Seth’s cool and calming presence. Despite her distrust and scepticism towards Seth, this episode proves just how stubborn Jayda is and how much she needs to Seth to rely on. Seth, on the other hand rises to the challenge and proves that he is not only capable, but a strong and caring partner and perhaps the only match for Jayda’s whit and stubborn streak.

There is so much I want to say about this episode of Lethal In Love, but I’m held back for fear of giving too much of the story away. What I can say, however, is that Michelle Somers does not disappoint in the second edition of Lethal In Love, in fact if anything she has proven just how good she is by amping up the ante and raising the stakes and tension (both chemistry wise between Jayda and Seth AND suspense wise with the Night Terror) to a whole new level. What’s more, she’s proven herself to be the Queen of Suspense and Cliffhangers with the way she signs this instalment off!

Once again I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation of the story and the plot and characters. The narrative itself read effortless and once again I found myself racing towards the last few lines well before I was ready to seen the episode end.

If you haven’t read a lot of romantic suspense or aren’t entirely convinced that this is the genre for you, I highly recommend you pick up the first episode (and the second) of this serial just to try it out. The bite size format makes it a quick read without sacrificing quality writing, and the serial format means we know there is more to read (should you like it) without being daunted by the size and commitment of a full length novel. You never know, Somers might have you converted before you know it!


To read my reviews of the previous episodes, click on the covers below:

To purchase this book, head on over to the following retailers:

ibooks AU | Amazon AU Amazon US | | Google Play |


To learn more about the author and this series, visit the following social media sites:

Michelle Somers website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter | Random House Australia |


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