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Smash and Grab

Logan Callahan knows he’s out of his depth. As CEO of Callahan Security, he thrives on balance sheets and bottom lines. But there’s a huge difference between running a company and running for your life. Unfortunately he doesn’t have a choice. The woman he came to the Bahamas to investigate was kidnapped and he was taken right along with her. He knew the sexy lady lawyer was trouble. He just had no idea how much.

Taken again. Lacy Carmichael was not new to the “Kidnap and Ransom” game but usually she managed to talk or fight her way out of it. After all, when your father was one of the largest arms dealers in the world, danger comes with the territory. Since Logan was grabbed with her, she’ll have to reveal all her secrets in order to save their asses.

Logan is hesitant to trust Lacy but a power grab by her father’s enemies removes his choice. If only she wasn’t so damned smart and sexy, staying neutral would be easier. Searching for a way out of the mess, and fighting their mutual attraction to each other, will take all of Logan’s and Lacy’s skills. Unfortunately, deception and betrayal by those they trust the most has changed the rules of the game, and they find themselves battling for their lives and their love.

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Reviews

The Sassy Redhead’s Review
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I really enjoyed this story. Its action packed, suspenseful, intriguing and off the charts steam between these two. The secrets that come out and the twists and turns of the story made the pages burn and tugged me in for the ride. The characters are interesting and fun to read and they have their own style which draws out the person deep inside when they work together.

PJ Ausdenmore’s Review
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(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!

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.

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.

Reading in Morgan Hill (Amazon)
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.

Continuing the saga of Callahan Security, this is Lacy and Logan’s story. Lacy was introduced to Logan in the first book of the series, since she is Alex’s best friend. The story line of the first book is briefly discussed, and it is the reason Logan has gone to the Bahamas. He needs to know what Lacy knows about the technology that Callahan Security is guarding. Her secrets are buried much more deeply and might get them killed. Is it because of the new technology or who Lacy truly is?

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.