Title: Pulled Under
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: EverAfter Romance 11/28/17
Length: 214 Pages
Series: Walker Security #2
He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She’s beautiful with a penchant for leather and lace and could be his destruction…
Asher wasn’t always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire’s son, who rebelled against his father’s controlling hand, and ended up in New York City’s underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he’s now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.
Or so he likes to tell himself.
But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they’re working. Women are dying, and a new drug on the streets is the cause. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.
I love this series and i can’t believe that i forgot that we had it in the list. I read the first one such a long time ago but after reading just about every book that Ms Renee Jones comes out with and nods to the Walker gents, well i had no choice but to get sucked back in and i’m so glad that i was.
We get to know Asher a bit more and he’s always been a bit elusive. all good reasons backing it, but still it’s intriguing. Sierra enters the mix and she’s definitely more than we bargained for and i think that her mystery and her backstory makes this one of the more complex installments to the series.
Asher is working under cover trying to find enough evidence to nab an assumed serial killer, so we find ourselves in a grunge bar where he’s blending into the scene quite well. He’s making great progress getting into the inner circle of our suspect when his world is turned upside down by the entrance of SIerra – a smoking hot bartender who’s not giving any information up and clearly is skittish about something
And so it begins – this journey that we go on with them, where Asher of course dives into Alpha Male mode and wants to protect Sierra from whatever her ghosts are, dig under her skin to get in her head and do something about the intense chemistry that they have. Sierra wants none of that of course since she’s been on the run for 9 months and isn’t’ willing to let anyone get hurt or pull in the line of fire because of her. She thought she was safe but clearly that’s not the case.
There’s so much more going on than meets the eye here – it’s intense because a story line that follows a serial killer is exciting enough but we learn that Sierra was married to a man that she calls The Beast, who is connected, powerful and a Billionaire so he has the means to silence and control her. All she wants is out since she knows that he’s a bad person who’s killed others and wants to kill her for knowing too much information, but she won’t let Asher in far enough to know who the beast is and how to stop him.
Written in true fashion of our author, the story is fast and intense and amazing. There are so many twists and turns throughout that by the time we get to the end, and the unexpected happens, it’s overwhelming to the senses in a good way and (and maybe a bit bad) that we can only hope those we love don’t end up on the wrong side of things.
Asher’s backstory with his father comes to a head in this book – we knew that they didn’t end things on good terms, that he became a SEAL to get out from under his father’s thumb, but that also helped him truly understand Sierra more than she even realizes. sierra sadly was naive to things when she met The Beast and as a result, she’s mixed up in things that no one should ever deal with and there’s no safe way out.
Blake and Kara play a huge role in this book, Kara again using her FBI skills to be a decoy. Royce comes in and out. the other strong burly men are core to the story, letting us know hints here and there about who will have the next installment of the series and how it has potential to end up.
Heat, passion, chemistry, fear, manipulation, lies – all that and more are in this 2nd book of the series and i CANNOT wait to see what comes next. Enjoy!