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Blood Money by Tee O'Fallon
Series: NYPD Blue & Gold #2
Published by Tantor Audio on October 29,2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Length: 11 hours, 35 minutes
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NYPD Detective Gray Yates has major trust issues. Protecting a serenely beautiful woman hiding enough secrets to take down an entire city wasn’t something he bargained for. She’s a loving single mother, hot as hell, and protecting her will test every ounce of his resolve.
Alex Romano is being blackmailed by the Pyramid—an elusive international organization of assassins every cop in the world is after. When Alex tries severing ties with them they refuse to let her go. The darkly dangerous detective she’s irresistibly drawn to is her only hope of staying out of jail. He just might be her savior…or her downfall.
Despite efforts to maintain his professionalism, Gray can’t deny the fiery passion Alex ignites in him. In an explosive confrontation, Alex’s lies are revealed and Gray is faced with the most important decision of his life: trust the woman he’s falling in love with, or arrest her.
The NYPD Blue & Gold series continues with Cassie’s brother, Gray, who we met in the first book. We also get to see Cassie and Mike again, as well as her partner, Dom. The setting is NYC and the task force is still chasing the Pyramid who tried to have Cassie killed.
Blood Money starts with Gray and Alex going on their first date and being very attracted to each other. They have worked in the same department for 8 months. The lust is off the charts which feels kind of weird because we don’t have the lead time and anticipation they do.
It turns out both of them have things in their past they would like to forget / hide. Everything blows up before they have a chance to talk about them. The danger was so high I felt irritated that the NYPD wasn’t doing more to protect Nicky as well as Alex. I was also frustrated because – of course – Gray and Alex had trust issues and wouldn’t just talk to each other.
From 80% to the end, it was heart-wrenching rocket ride, so fast and so dangerous. I wanted to scream, pace or cry, or all three! My heart was racing and still couldn’t keep up! After this fun, I am all set to hear Dom’s story in Disavowed.
The primary point of view here was Alex and so the female voice was most of the performance. Both the male and female voices felt appropriate, but I didn’t catch any NY accents which I thought I might. I continued to like this narrator. I was comfortable listening at my usual 1.5x speed.
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