Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
For twenty-four-year-old Skye Winters, criminal profiling is the perfect career: helping solve cases without all the emotional baggage. When her cousin, Kortney, becomes the latest in a string of young women to vanish, Skye’s professional and personal lives collide. Cue the nuclear mushroom cloud.
Amid the fallout, Skye meets Wes Carson, the mysterious and smart-mouthed new biker in her father’s motorcycle club. She tries to ignore their chemistry, even after accepting Wes’ aid in the search for Kort. Then one spontaneous afternoon takes them over the edge, forcing Skye to consider she might be in love. Too bad it’s with a liar.
Unraveling Wes’ lies leaves Skye ensnared in an FBI investigation, making her question her profiling skills and her heart. With Wes in danger, her affection overrules her caution with disastrous results. Will Skye survive to solve the case, save Kort, and still salvage a relationship with Wes?
I have to admit I had a moment’s hesitation when I began Leather and Lies because it isn’t in my preferred style (I’m a third person, past tense kind of girl), but I quickly abandoned my comfort zone was I was drug into the absolutely thrilled romantic suspense of the story line. I can easily see why Leather and Lies has already been an award willing novel.
Skye is precious. I will just say that right off the bat and if you read you may not understand why I am saying that, but I simply adore her more hands off, introverted personality. Something I very much identify with and love seeing in characters.
Wes is… well. Wes. I can’t think of any way to describe him without divulging several key points, but if you have a special affinity for questionable heroes and bikers this man fits that bill to a T.
As the story unfolds there are about a million twists and turns as well as heart pounding moments that make you wonder if Skye will manage to survive the path she is on to find her cousin, much less achieve the happily ever after I so desperately crave in my books.
No spoilers though, I will leave you with the same worries and questions I had while reading. Luckily for you Leather and Lies is available now to buy, so you don’t have to hang in suspense for too long. Grab your copy today!
About the Author
Celeste Straub is a hopeless romantic who enjoys plotting the slightly sadistic journeys her characters go on before they finally reach their happily-ever-after. She enjoys a quiet country life in northeastern Pennsylvania, residing on a piece of the old family farm with her husband, son, and two cats. Writing as a hobby since childhood, Celeste spends her days as the grant writer and operations director for a local non-profit agency focusing on public health issues. When she’s not penning steamy romance scenes in her spare time, her interests include traveling, visiting amusement parks, collecting baseballs, hiking, and reading.