Saturday, July 2, 2011

Raquel Byrnes, Purple Knot

Title: Purple Knot

Author: Raquel Byrnes

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sub Genre: Crime Drama

Keywords: Murder, Sweet

Page Count: 359

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-6116-089-5

Price: $5.99

ISBN for Print: 978-1-61116-088-8

Price: $16.99

Publisher: White Rose Publishing


Reviewer: Nikki


[Shades of Hope]

A killer strikes. A love rekindled. A life-altering choice.

When her best friend, is murdered, Reyna Cruz doesn’t believe the police have the whole story. An investigator by trade, she has the talent to track Summer’s killer, but when clues lead to a family connection and a vicious gang, she suddenly becomes the hunted. At the end of her rope, Reyna must decide to trust the God she believes abandoned her.

Wanting justice for his sister’s murder, lawyer Jimmy Corbeau agrees to help Reyna—even though she’s his ex-fiancĂ©, and their break-up devastated him. Romance is reawakened, but so are memories of their tragic undoing. Jimmy must decide if he will fight for a future with Reyna or allow their past to derail the investigation and his second chance at love.

When the investigation goes awry and Summer’s infant daughter is kidnapped, Reyna must put her life on the line. Will Jimmy and Reyna survive the desperate measures it takes to recover his niece, catch a killer, and secure a happily-ever-after for them all?


Get ready for a book jam packed with emotion, intense conflict, and plenty of plot to keep the reader absolutely fixated with this book. Purple Knot blew me away. Right from the start the action pulled me in, and I couldn't stop until the last page. Some may say that's an exaggeration, but it's the truth. There was just so much to take in that I didn't want to miss a single thing.

Reyna is a strong heroine that faces a very tough decision, and the chain reaction of events that follow that decision keep on building up until the very intense climax of the story. The hero of the story is Jimmy, Reyna's ex-fiancé. Working side by side after a tragic event brings them close once again, but along with the after math of losing her best friend and his sister, the pair has their own past issues to resolve before they can truly be together again.

Raquel Byrnes blends contemporary, suspense, drama, and intrigue into one powerful novel. Don't miss Purple Knot if you love dramatic romantic fiction.


Dora Hiers said...

What a great review, Nikki. Thanks so much for recognizing and rewarding one of the best books I've read all year ~ PURPLE KNOT! Congrats to Raquel Byrnes!

~Dana Pratola said...

Awesome! Congrats Raquel. I can't wait to read it, now even more so.

Marianne Evans said...

Raquel, congratulations on a great review! I'll be posting mine soon on, and Purple Knot is part of my Listmania compilation of Faith-Affirming Fiction! Keep up the great work, and God bless!

Donna B said...

Great story! I agree with the reviewer wholeheartedly!

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a great review, Nikki! Congratulations, Raquel - this is the kind of feedback you just gotta love! :)

E.A. West said...

Awesome review, Nikki! Congratulations, Raquel, on the wonderful feedback.