EskieMama Reads Review: Black Rose by Jenna Ryan
by Jenna Ryan
Voodoo is a shadowy business. So is murder.
Shadow, Book 1
Mia LeMay’s Creole ancestry spices the atmosphere that permeates her bluesy New Orleans nightclub and sugar-dusted tearoom. But her cloistered world shatters when she witnesses a murder—and she’s forced to put her life in the hands of a man she’s never met.
A man whose golden eyes hide as many dark secrets as the killer who wants her dead.
Even as Agent Rick Ryder whisks Mia into the teeth of a tropical storm, guilt twists like a knife in his gut. He has a personal stake in keeping the black-haired beauty safe. Once his superiors figure out what he pulled to make sure he’s the one watching her back, his life will be worth about as much as hers if he fails.
Deep in the Louisiana mangroves, desire envelopes them like the steamy bayou mist. But there are many things lurking in the shadows. Things that slither. Things that bite. And something evil that’s determined to make sure Mia never sees the light of another dawn…
This title has been previously published.
Warning: Contains a sexy federal agent (or is he?) who’s a ticking time bomb, and a woman with the bayou in her blood and a wicked way with stiletto heels. Grab your gris gris bag, gaienne, the real bad is comin’!
Review: 5 stars
Voodoo, ghosts and heroes, the Bayou New Orleans and one can only imagine where else this adventure took Mia. Lieutenant Ryder finagles his way to protect Mia, fighting an attraction both of them have to elude a killer in the swaps and hope to come out alive.
A wonderful story full of twist that really kept me engaged for hours and unable to put the book down. Jenna Ryan took me on a journey to places I would never venture. Look forward to reading more of her books.
I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!
Reviewed by Jara