Reread Tour: You Belong to Me by Karen Rose @KarenRoseBooks ‏ @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub

Posted October 6, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 8 Comments

Reread Tour: You Belong to Me by Karen Rose @KarenRoseBooks ‏ @BerkleyRomance  @BerkleyPub   You Belong to Me by Karen Rose
Series: Romantic Suspense #12
Published by Berkley on June 7, 2011
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 506
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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A Baltimore detective and a medical examiner must work together when the witnesses of a long-ago crime become the victims of a deranged killer in this gripping romantic suspense novel.

Baltimore city Homicide Detective JD Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of horrific violence, both as a cop and during his deployment in Afghanistan, but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies that are turning up throughout the city. He’s up against a brutal killer with a very personal vendetta. And now JD is beginning to suspect that his medical examiner may be shielding some crucial evidence linked to the case.

Medical Examiner Dr. Lucy Trask is intrigued by JD’s compassion, but she isn’t about to mix work with pleasure. Not while there’s a ruthless killer on the loose. And definitely not while she’s keeping a dark secret that could connect her to these vicious killings—and put her next on the killer’s hit list...

I chose You Belong to Me as my reread book because it is the start of the Baltimore stories. It introduces the world here and builds a solid base of the characters, and many couples for the next books.  I love all the cities in the  Romantic Suspense series.  Since I just read Death is Not Enough which is the other end, it was a great choice as this they share the city and characters.

I loved revisiting this couple. JD and Lucy had insta-lust but also being compassionate people with issues they were gentle with each other emotionally. They worked together to solve the serial killer problem which had a Lucy focus. While the bad guy is clear, the plotting was clever for the police and Lucy to have to solve his identity.  There is a bit more focus on the case than the romance, which makes it packed with action and suspense.

Every book is great; I highly recommend them. I would start in order or at least within a city. Each book is a new couple, but there are connections between all the books as they all work in some aspect of law enforcement. I love the connections and circle of friends who support each other, and seeing them briefly in future books to get updates on their lives.


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About Karen Rose

Internationally bestselling, RITA-award winning, author Karen Rose was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. She met her husband, Martin, on a blind date when they were seventeen and after they both graduated from the University of Maryland, (Karen with a degree in Chemical Engineering) they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Karen worked as an engineer for a large consumer goods company, earning two patents, but as Karen says, “scenes were roiling in my head and I couldn’t concentrate on my job so I started writing them down. I started out writing for fun, and soon found I was hooked.”

Her debut suspense novel, DON’T TELL, was released in July, 2003. Her novels, I’M WATCHING YOU and SILENT SCREAM, received the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for Best Romantic Suspense for 2005 and 2011. Five of her other books have been RITA finalists. To date, her books have been translated into twenty-four languages.

A former high school teacher of chemistry and physics, Karen lives in Florida with her husband of more than twenty years, her two daughters, two dogs, and a cat.

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Posted October 6, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 8 Comments

8 responses to “Reread Tour: You Belong to Me by Karen Rose

  1. carissa

    Ive read a few:
    Kgi series by Maya Banks
    The Red Ledger serial by Meredith Wild
    Redemption Harbor series by Katie reus
    Tall dark and deadly series by Lisa Renee Jones

    I have Killer Instinct series on my tbr by Elle Kennedy

  2. That was a great idea doing the first book in the Baltimore series to remind you about the early days of the group. I’m still finishing up the Chicago ones, I’m all caught up on the Cincinnatis, but need to read the earlier Baltimore ones still.

  3. Bea

    That chart was a great idea to be added in the post! Wouldn’t it be a fun idea if every romance novel came with a little leaflet of a map of the series’ relationships?