Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose @KarenRoseBooks ‏ @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub

Posted February 5, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 21 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose @KarenRoseBooks ‏ @BerkleyRomance  @BerkleyPub   Say You're Sorry by Karen Rose
Series: Romantic Suspense #22
Published by Berkley on February 12, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 640
Format: eARC
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FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds did not have a conventional upbringing. Raised in a cult in Northern California, his mother smuggled him out when he was thirteen, and he never saw her again. It is not a bit of history he is keen on sharing, but being guarded has not gotten him any closer to what he really wants: a family.

Daisy Dawson lived a sheltered childhood. Her father, a former military man, believed that the woman he loved and her daughter were being hunted, so he took extreme measures to keep his family safe. But despite his best efforts, Daisy is done being scared. New to Sacramento, she is ready to jump headfirst into life--until she is attacked one night.

Gideon is caught unawares by Daisy, who is unlike any victim he has ever met. But the attacker is far from finished, and tracking him will threaten to pull Gideon back to the world he fought so hard to leave..

I started reading immediately after finishing Death is Not Enough, the previous book in this Romantic Suspense series.  It worked out well as the main character, Daisy is introduced there. I thought I would not like a new city Sacramento. How silly of me not to trust Karen Rose.

Daisy was not my favorite character until I really saw her in Say You’re Sorry.  She’s amazing, so smart and careful and trained.  Her restricted childhood is something she shares with an FBI agent, Gideon.  He has made efforts to settle things from his past, but until Daisy comes along and looks outside the regular procedural box, he doesn’t make as much progress.

Oddly, they fit well together. Gideon is also smart enough to trust her skills and not just blindly default to  protect her she’s a woman attitude. He still feels it I think but he acknowledges her abilities. This is pretty fast paced and in a few spots I am sure they will die from the serial killer.  I felt a little sorry for the criminal, as he has had little for himself ever.  But really, Gideon didn’t have anything either and he doesn’t go torture and kill women.

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.


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 February 5, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 21 Comments

21 responses to “Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose

  1. Oh no, you and I both started to pity the villain a little. But, yeah, he made choices. I adored Gideon. He really did shine and let Daisy shine, too.

    • Thanks yes. I was happy Daisy was so strong and Gideon allowed her to be self-sufficient but still backed her up. Some women get this TSTL where to prove they are independent they won’t allow backup and that’s BS, but not what happened here. What happened here is excellent.

    • You’re in for a treat. She’s one of the BEST as far as romantic suspense. Some of my other favorites were listed in a Series on Saturday post – Romantic suspense a few months back. I highly recommend her work. There are now plenty of books to binge too.

  2. I kind of skimmed your review because I am currently reading this – but did you think there was a lot of dialogue? Like, i feel like it’s more than “usual” I haven’t gotten past 25% ish percent, so I hope I like it as much as you did!

    • Well I read it back in November I think, right after the previous one. So I don’t completely remember about the dialogue. I really loved it. I like dialogue because even though it is slower than just reading the facts it is more interesting. It’s showing instead of just telling what happened. I don’t remember it being overly much. These are all Loooooooooong books. But they read quickly with the suspense / action/ romance.