Release Week Celebration for THE HUNTING GROUNDS by NYT Bestselling Author, Katee Robert!
"Katee Robert has definitely picked up the romantic suspense genre and made it her bitch. I can’t wait to see what we get next. Given some of the books I see she’s been using for research, I know it’s going to be frightening and amazing at the same time."—Goodreads Review
The Hunting Grounds
Hidden Sins #2
by Katee Robert
July 25, 2017
Digital and Paperback
In The Hunting Grounds (Hidden Sins #2) by Katee Robert, Maggie Gaines couldn't hack it as an FBI agent, not after the case she worked that caused her to burn out from such a promising career. So, now she works as a ranger at Glacier National Park and when there's a murder inside the park, Maggie finds herself teaming up with her old FBI partner, Vic Sutherland, to help solve the crime. However, the more time Vic and Maggie spend together, the more the danger begins to close in on them. Will the pair be able to solve the crimes being committed before the killer sets their sights on them, or will their shot at happy ever after slip them by?
What an incredibly-satisfying, fast-paced, entertaining read Ms. Robert has penned in this story, which took me on a wild ride with the plot twists and turns that left me wanting to discover what happened next. Why was the killer targeting the people they were? Will Vic and Maggie identify the killer before it's too late? However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time where this story became an absolute page turner for me, because this pair have instant chemistry that just continues to get stronger throughout. Will they finally have a chance at happy ever after now that Vic is available to pursue a relationship with Maggie?
As for the dialogue, it was absolutely riveting due to the main characters back stories, the obstacles these two face on their journey to happy ever after and the overly descriptive display of the bodies that had me imagining how badly the victims suffered. Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave and I liked her determination to help Vic solve the case, as it proves she still has what it takes to succeed as an FBI agent, if she ever decided to go back to the bureau. I also liked how far she's willing to go to protect those that need her. While the hero, he's confident, determined to find the killer and I liked how protective he was of the heroine. He would do anything to keep her safe, which is proven by what happens towards the end.
Overall, Ms. Robert has penned a sensational read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful, the romance hot and the ending had me on the edge-of-my=seat and worried for one of the main characters safety. Will they come out on top against the person responsible for the murders? However, I was completely satisfied by how things worked out for Vic and Maggie because these two are good together. I would recommend The Hunting Grounds by Katee Robert, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the second chance romance trope or books by authors Cynthia Eden, Bella Jewel, Alexandra Ivy and Mary Burton.
For two FBI agents with a past, love becomes a matter of life and death in the new Hidden Sins novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert.
Maggie Gaines used to be an FBI agent—top of her class and one of the bright, up-and-coming stars—until she spectacularly fell apart during her first high-profile case. That was eight years ago. Now she’s a ranger at Glacier National Park, and she’s found some measure of peace. But when the body of a murdered woman is discovered, she must finally put the past behind her and work with the one man she thought she’d never see again.
For months, Vic Sutherland has been hunting a killer who’s been targeting unsuspecting hikers in national parks—and now the predator has come to Glacier. Vic knows the case will bring him face-to-face with his former partner, yet nothing can prepare him for seeing Maggie again after all these years, or for the memories of passion it stirs in both of them.
As the investigation brings them closer together—and closer to the killer—Maggie and Vic fear they have only each other to trust. But even that might not be enough to make it out of Glacier alive.
Other Books in the Hidden Sin Series
THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER
Vic’s gaze fell on his phone. Maggie’s number was now in the contacts folder. It would be easy to dial it, just to check on her.
Except it was late, and she hadn’t asked for him to babysit her.
He’d gone years without seeing her, and now that they were in the same general area, it was like they were two magnets that could barely resist the pull. He wanted to hear her voice, to sit her down and share a meal that wasn’t military issue, to actually talk.
His phone rang, which startled him so much he almost dropped it. Vic stared at the screen for several precious seconds, wondering if he was more tired than he’d thought, because it sure as fuck looked like Maggie was calling him. “Sutherland.”
He sat on the edge of the bed, suddenly painfully aware that he wore only a towel. It shouldn’t matter. She couldn’t see him, didn’t know what he was or wasn’t wearing, but it did matter. “Hey, Maggie.”
“I have to apologize.” He could almost feel her soft sigh. “You were right, and I was acting like a stubborn kid. This whole thing—the murders in the park and having to deal with my past and you—has got me all twisted up.”
Maybe it was the events of the last two days, but he was so goddamn tired of doing the noble thing. He never put himself or his personal shit before a case. Not once.
He’d never wanted to before.
“I twist you up?”
“As if you didn’t know. I had something of a crush on you when we were partners—which I’m sure you knew after I threw myself at you—and apparently I didn’t outgrow it as much as I thought.”
The dimness of the room evoked an intimacy he didn’t deserve. Was Maggie sitting in her bedroom in low light, too? He liked the picture that made. “You have nothing to apologize for.”
“I’ve been making an ass of myself since you stepped off that helicopter.” She shifted, the sound painfully loud in the near silence. “And I’m doing it again, apparently. My whole point was that I’m sorry and I’ll be professional from now on. You don’t have to worry about any breakdowns or hissy fits.”
If he was smart, he’d take her apology for what it was and allow it to move them back to solid ground. There were lives on the line and a condensed timeline that was only going to get more condensed with each body that popped up.
But when Vic spoke, he didn’t move them back to firm ground. He threw them right over the edge of the cliff. “Fuck being professional. I want you, Maggie. Not the former FBI agent. Not the park ranger. I want you.”
Praise for The Hidden Sins Series
“…a captivating read, made all the more rewarding when good triumphs.” —Washington Post
“Robert shows off her impressive versatility in this fast-paced and inventive new Hidden Sins series. The small-town setting is a masterful blend of quaint and oppressive, which ratchets the menace and thrill factor. The protagonists carry the full weight of their pasts with them, making their growing relationship as compelling as the mystery element in The Devil’s Daughter. With plenty of twists and betrayals, this is a book that is sure to earn Robert a wealth of new fans.” —RT Book Reviews
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension." When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.