Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: Wire (Pierce Securities #2) by Anne Conley

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Evan Rocco has been a hero to Paige Lawson for as long as she could remember.  So when she runs into him in a bar after a major professional coup, she’s feeling celebratory and reckless.  But it can’t go anywhere, because after all, he’s Evan Rocco.  When she finds her gaming company in trouble, there’s only one man she can turn to.
Evan can’t get the woman who disappeared after their one­-night­ stand six months ago out of his head.  He’d honestly thought there was more between them besides just sex—a connection he’d never felt before.  When PSL, his favorite game software company, is the victim of sabotage, he jumps at the chance to help them solve the mystery behind The Crimson Lady, the fan­made character   who’s taking credit for murder.  Maybe it will get his mind off the woman of his dreams.
When he realizes who the CEO of PSL actually is, he has to get over his own issues or else he’ll put the one woman in danger he never wanted to hurt. 
This is book two in the Pierce Securities series, a stand­alone story.  The first book, while not necessary to read, is Craze.



I am a gamer (at least that's what I say to myself), so I was pretty excited about reading this book. Both Evan and Paige are involved in the gaming world, and so does the killer of this story who uses a character from a game named Crimson Lady to convince some people to harm others. Paige hires the firm Evan works for to find the identity of the person who uses Crimson Lady and save her company and they have a chance to develop the feelings that started to be created from their one night stand several months ago.

I don't know if it was me or the author, but I felt that she gave clues about the killer during the story and it didn't come as a shock to me in the end. From now on I will use a he when I refer to the killer, but that doesn't mean that the killer is a man. (And yes, I am going stereotypical here and choose the killer to be man in my review). I will use it to make things easier for me. I knew who the killer was from the moment I read his name. And to add to the injury the pieces of the puzzle fell into place as soon as I had them, while Evan couldn't put two and two together making him a not so smart cookie in my eyes. I was expecting more from a gamer.

I am going to follow the series. I can see Zack and Bonnie ending up together. There is something between Quinten and Miriam and I would like to see what that something is.

****This review is based upon a complimentary copy of the work provided by the author in exchange for an honest review on behalf of This Redhead Loves books****

Book One in the Pierce Securities series, Craze, is available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and most other online retailers.

When Krista catches her boss doing the unthinkable, the only thing she can do is run.  Straight into the arms of the eye­candy she’s been trying not to flirt with on her lunch break.  But whose side is he on?
Ryan’s security firm is having a hard time getting off the ground, and this may be just the job to help the company out.  But pseudo bounty hunter isn’t really what Pierce Securities is trying to get a name for.  When he finds out their target is the classy lady from the park, all of Ryan’s senses go on high alert.  What do these men want with her?
Krista is forced into Ryan’s sanctuary in the woods, where she realizes just how wild he is, but she doesn’t want to tame him.  He may feel his methods of protection endangered her, but without Krista in his life, Ryan is crazed.
This is book #1 in the Pierce Securities, a Romantic Suspense series by Anne Conley, author of the Stories of Serendipity and The Four Winds.


Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She's been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing three romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God's four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. In Pierce Securities, she gives us Ryan, Evan, Miriam, Zack, Quinten, and Simon. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

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