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Say You're Sorry by Karen Rose
Series: Romantic Suspense #22
Published by Berkley on February 12, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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.
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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.
Yay! Glad you loved this. Can’t wait to listen to this one but I’ve got the one before it to cover first.
The one before was amazing too. This series really never disappoints. I didn’t understand how the previous one would tie right into this one but it does.
I’ve enjoyed some books in this series. Glad you enjoyed it, even if it wasn’t a favorite.
Well, I read that wrong about Daisy. LOL
This is a great series. I can pick it up and always know it will be good. The series like that are always such a joy and relief to read.
I don’t think I have read any of her work, but I love romantic suspense. Will be checking her out on Goodreads.
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.
Wow. That’s a long series. And you liked all of them. I’ll be sure to check it out now!
yes and they are all 4-5 hearts. I’m always excited to have more in this series.
My goodness, this is one long-running series. I’ve never read anything by Karen Rose but it sounds like this series has remained strong even after so many books.
It’s a great series – I would try it if you like romantic suspense.
I have this one coming up for review, Anne, and I don’t think I realized all the connections between her books. Wow, so fun, and can’t wait to explore more. Wonderful review!
Thank you! I love this series and there is some connection between each of the cities. Usually there is a family member who moves to some other cities, or a law enforcement person gets transferred, so almost always a connection. I hope you love it.
Ha! Next time you’ll know to trust Rose, right? I’m glad you ended up enjoying Say You’re Sorry, Anne. KRose is an author on my tbr and I’ll get around to her eventually. And I’ll remember to just go with the flow. 🙂
Exactly! She’s amazing, everything she writes is 4-5 hearts. There’s no books I just like, they are all REALLY like or love books.
This sounds really good and I have heard a lot of positive things about her books. I will have to remember to read these in order.
There are so many now and they are so, so good. At the very least read all one city in order.
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.