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Book Recommendation: Break and Enter by Syllables Of Swathi

This is the first book in the series featuring Mitch Callahan and what a delicious treat it was discovering them! I love starting a brand new series and this one was YUM! I can’t begin to express my love for Alex yet. She is fierce, brilliant and resourceful with a killer bod. She is a total package. And what does she do for a living? She displaces ‘assets’ and makes sure it is safe with their rightful owner. Does this involve a lot of breaking and entering that some might call ‘stealing’? Well yeah…but who cares? She only does it because her clients are ladies who are wronged by cunning, egoistic men who treat women like trash. Alex plans her every move, every single step and her exit plans are always on point so that she walks out of the place unnoticed with the asset in hand. One thing she hasn’t planned is stumbling upon the handsome hulk Mitch Callahan whose looks and brain turns out to be a perfect match for hers. Unfortunately they are on opposite sides! What a killer combo they’d make.

Lori Matthews writes a brilliant premise with each chapters ending with a cliffhanger which is a perfect mix of suspense and spice.

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Break and Enter

Kicking off in Italy and quickly moving to the Hamptons the scenery is almost as captivating as the story within.  Author, Lori Matthews creates an exquisite narrative as she flips between Mitch and Alex’s point-of-views as they both vie for success in their endeavors.

Matthews nailed it in this series kick off!  The romance was steamy, the action was jaw dropping and the characters all provided an edge that kept the pages turning.  As a longtime fan of Jason Bourne, “Break and Enter” hit all the right notes and gave readers an independently strong and wealthy female lead.  However, this book should not just be limited to fans of action and thrills, the several romantic scenes within are enough to make the most weathered romance reader blush.  This book packs so much punch within its storyline, readers will be running for the next in the Callahan Security series.

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Review: Break and Enter

The chemistry is super hot!

This is a steamy romantic thriller that I enjoyed reading. The plot is fast-paced and action-packed, and the characters are interesting and likable. I like the unexpected twists and surprises in the novel. From unexpected moles and betrayals to explosions and attempted murder, this story will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Readers who enjoy sexy romance will love this book. Also, readers who enjoy romantic suspense with a bold and intelligent woman and a hunky alpha male will enjoy this read.

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Couldn’t Put it Down (Amazon)

by PJ Ausdenmore

When a debut novel, which also launches a series, keeps me reading until 3:30 AM, I know I’ve found an author whose future books I’ll be anticipating with eagerness and pre-ordering as soon as they’re available. Matthews writes with fluidity, painting vivid pictures with her words and using her characters – always at the heart of the story – to move the plot forward. As I read the words on the page, in my mind’s eye I could see the entire story unfolding on the big screen. It’s as if I was reading the book and watching the movie simultaneously, creating an immersive experience that fully engaged my senses.

With well-developed characters, a fast-paced and tightly-plotted story, a solid balance between action and romance, and twists and turns aplenty, she drew me into her high-stakes world and kept me riveted from first page to last. I loved the chemistry between Mitch and Alex, the flare of desire that grew ever stronger, even as they matched wits to achieve their respective goals and struggled to find trust without revealing their secrets. I was fully invested in them and their journey.

New Author with a Fabulous First Book (Amazon)

By Reading in Morgan Hill

What a roller coaster ride. I cannot believe this is the first novel by this author. A fabulous story, with enough clues to make you think you know who done it…and then there’s a twist. There is a bit of a cliff hanger, so I’ll be anticipating the release of the second book! Great story. Great writing. I can’t wait to read more in this series!

Jill’s Review (Goodreads): 

Break and Enter” is the first in Lori Matthews’s newest series Callahan Security. This swoon worthy, Charlie’s Angel-esque, female robin hood read is an extraordinary debut of what appears to be an action-packed series.

Kicking off in Italy and quickly moving to the Hamptons the scenery is almost as captivating as the story within.  Author, Lori Matthews creates an exquisite narrative as she flips between Mitch and Alex’s point-of-views as they both vie for success in their endeavors.

Matthews nailed it in this series kick off!  The romance was steamy, the action was jaw dropping and the characters all provided an edge that kept the pages turning.  As a longtime fan of Jason Bourne, “Break and Enter” hit all the right notes and gave readers an independently strong and wealthy female lead.  However, this book should not just be limited to fans of action and thrills, the several romantic scenes within are enough to make the most weathered romance reader blush.  This book packs so much punch within its storyline, readers will be running for the next in the Callahan Security series.

An’s Review (Goodreads):

This was an unexpected gem! From the synopsis it seemed good, but the actual story was so much better. Alex Buchanan and Mitch Callahan meet in Venice on a balcony. She is attempting to steal…or “repossess” an item for a client. He is on a security detail and notices she is in a place that is off limits to guests. She attempts to charm her way out of the situation, but he’s on to her. He’s distracted for a moment and she slips away. So begins the game of cat and mouse between these two personalities that love a good challenge, so game on!

This book had romance, action and suspense all very good elements when the author knows how blend them. This author did a good job of doing just that. Although this is my first book by her, I already look forward to reading more.

John’s Review (Goodreads):

This first book in the Callahan Security Series by Lori Matthews was an absolutely great romantic suspense story combined with just the right touch of attention-grabbing intrigue and action. The two main characters, Alex and Mitch, are both trying to use the other to finish their own mission objectives. Even though they may be conducting opposite missions, it does not preclude some very hot and heavy sex and romantic sparks between them, which is described in vivid and juicy detail. I am absolutely looking forward to adding further books in this series to my TBR file.

Perrin L. Review (Goodreads):

The second book in this series is as breathtaking as the first! I loved this book.

Threats, imprisonment, car chases, kidnapping, shoot outs, murder, with parental love, romance, and some very steamy scenes, then on to suspense and international intrigue. Yes, I really loved this book! Fast paced and difficult to put down, I read this in one afternoon.

Ms. Matthews is a new author, and her first book, Break and Enter, was also fabulous. You don’t absolutely have to read Break and Enter before Smash and Grab, but they’re both fabulous and I think you’d understand the dynamics of the relationships better if you do read them in order. I can’t wait for the next book in this series and look forward to following Ms. Matthews career.

Lauren’s Review (Goodreads):

This story continues where the first one left off and since I read both, I had plenty of background on the characters. In fact, there was an intro to this book at the end of the last one, so I was anxious to read this one. The book starts with a bang and keeps going with plenty of action, suspense and intrigue.

The story keeps you on the edge of your seat as the relationship between Lacy and Logan grows, even though they each have their secrets. They seem to have chemistry, that is beyond just physical attraction as they delve into each other’s interests and dreams for the future. Both are great and interesting characters as they go through this adventure and try to figure out who to trust including each other.

PJ Ausdenmore’s Review (Goodreads):

This is only the second novel Lori Matthews has published but she is fast becoming one of my go-to romantic suspense authors. Filled with suspense, romance, and plenty of danger, Smash and Grab continues the mystery begun in book one, Break and Enter, while adding a new twist into the mix. The chemistry between Lacy and Logan sizzles and it was fun to watch the two former legal adversaries begin to view one another in a new light as they’re forced to work together. We discover that both characters are much more than expected. The guy we met in book one is not at all the person I expected him to be in book two. I loved his hidden depths! Lacy, on the other hand, is a well of secrets and contradictions with family complications – and expectations – that have been steering her toward an inescapable destination. Understandably, as truths are revealed, trust is tested and Matthews inserts enough twists and turns into the story to keep me (and Logan) wondering right up until the end just how everything will turn out. It’s a wild ride and oh, so worth it.

I can’t wait to find out what Matthews has in store for us in the next Callahan Security novel!

Kristen L Review: (Amazon)

Like the book before it, this one sucked me into the action and adventure from the opening words. It carries forward the sexual tension and dramatic sparks Logan and Lacy were striking from one another that were so very evident the first time we saw them in a room together. Logan’s still looking for answers to their last assignment and Lacy adds more than one new complication to his life. I recently ran across a phrase that I think fits this book: the mating call of two bad a$$es. (Thank-you R.J. Gray in Finding Teagan for this iconic phrase.) Lacy and Logan have had to armor themselves in order to deal with what they do day in and day out. But the pair have poet’s souls that cry out to one another, and I adored watching them chip away at those walls to connect. Once again, I’m nowhere close to being ready to let these characters go. My one-click finger’s itching for the next book.

Sally B. (Goodreads)

Fast-paced action, keeps you on the edge of your seat: I enjoyed catching up with the Callahan brothers and the culmination of the series. These books definitely need to be read in order and I wished the author had of provided a few more hints at the beginning of this one to remind us what had transpired previously. I liked that there was an emotional depth to the story and whilst there were some light-hearted and fun moments (largely thanks to the grannies), there were also some sad and more intense times too. I loved all of the mystery and suspense, yet the romance was great too. These brothers all seem to have a soft spot for “bad” girls! Gage and Dani initially clash yet walls start to come down the more time they spend together.

Debbie B. (Netgalley)

I am loving this series! This is the third book in this series but can be read as a standalone! This book has everything! It had intrigue, drama, suspense and action packed! It has some steam to it too! I definitely recommend reading this book and series! Thank you NetGalley and the publishers for sharing this book with me!

Cynthia A. (Amazon)

“Hit and Run” by Lori Matthews is a well-written mystery/romance book. The heroine and hero are equally matched, and you feel a kinship with the heroine and her reasons for being in the situation she is in. As a reader, I found myself cheering Daniella on with her mission, and feeling her fears, pain and misery. I would recommend this book to other adult readers. The plot was well-planned and kept the reader reading.

Shannon B. (Bookstagrammer)

I do love me an enemies-to-lovers “ohh nooo there’s only one bed so I guess we’ll have to share 😒😏” trope. I liked the main characters in this story; Gage was wonderfully grumbly and Dani was a spitfire and I can DEFINITELY relate to a heroine who gets hangry. This was a pleasant and well-paced military-romance/romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning the pages without wearing out your brain trying to figure out what happens next. The side characters (especially Dottie & Co.!) add enough humor and levity to keep the story from getting too dark or serious.

Cynthia Anderson: (Netgalley)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

“Hit and Run” by Lori Matthews is a well-written mystery/romance book. The heroine and hero are equally matched, and you feel a kinship with the heroine and her reasons for being in the situation she is in. As a reader, I found myself cheering Daniella on with her mission, and feeling her fears, pain and misery. I would recommend this book to other adult readers. The plot was well-planned and kept the reader reading.

Debbie Brogan: (Netgalley)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I am loving this series! This is the third book in this series but can be read as a standalone! This book has everything! It had intrigue, drama, suspense and action packed! It has some steam to it too! I definitely recommend reading this book and series! Thank you NetGalley and the publishers for sharing this book with me!