Author: Tess Diamond

Book: Game of Lies (O’Connor & Kincaid #2)

Other books in series:

Dangerous Games (O’Connor & Kincaid #1)
End Game (O’Connor & Kincaid #3)

tl;dr recommendation: This is romance laced in kevlar. 4 stars!

Book Summary:

Time is running out for Special Agent Maggie Kincaid…

A Senator daughter has been kidnapped, and the FBI’s best hostage negotiator Agent Kincaid knows something isn’t right. What started as a routine case has spiraled into political conspiracy – with a young girl’s life on the line.

Teaming up with ex-forces security expert Jake O’Connor, Maggie must fight the victim’s family and her own FBI bosses to rescue the innocent girl trapped in the middle of this dangerous game – before it’s too late. But when clues from the case trigger memories of her own kidnapping, she discovers that her past demons might be the most deadly enemy of all.

Longer Review:


This is romance laced in kevlar. This well written suspenseful serial left me super happy that I had the third book on hand.

In Game of Lies the danger gets heightened, and the unsub FINALLY becomes known. I actually totally didn’t predict who it was, so I give major points to the author for that.

This is the second in a serial romantic suspense series so you’re going to get more of the story, but not all of it – and that may make you a little bit crazy. Not to give too much way, but the girl is still kidnapped and Maggie and Jake have essentially joined forces in an effort to figure out who the kidnapper is and how they can stop him.

I loved the strength that Maggie shows in this installment and I adored the explosion of chemistry between her and Jake. There’s a little scene that I wished lasted WAY LONGER than it did – but I get it…I do…girl is kidnapped blah blah blah.

You’ll be happy to know that book three is available for your immediate needs. Because you’ll have them. 4 stars!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]