Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Carter Reed 2’ (Carter Reed Series – Book #2) by Tijan.
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Title: CARTER REED 2
Series: Carter Reed Series
Release Date: April 27th, 2015
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Carter bought his way out of the mafia to protect Emma, but when an old ghost returns to the Mauricio Family, a chain of events starts that can harm everyone. While Carter must decide to return to the Mauricio Family or not, a face that is oddly familiar to Emma comes into her life. She’s given the chance to discover more about her family while tension between the rivaling Mauricio and Bertal Family comes to a head in an explosive way. The truce is officially off, and when the two worlds collide, Carter’s decision is made.
He didn’t start this war, but he will end it.
He will do anything to protect Emma.
My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ for “Carter Reed 2” (Carter Reed Series – Book #2) by Tijan:
***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novel of the Carter Reed Series.***
Is it the return of the “Cold Killer”? This is a long awaited and much anticipated sequel novel in the Carter Reed Series titled: CARTER REED 2 by author Tijan. These book covers are not only mesmerizing but very hot! I’m a fan of this series and have been so excited about finally getting my hands on this book. As was the first novel of this series, Carter Reed 2 is not solely a romance but also encompasses the fantastic blend of suspense and action throughout the storyline. This dark suspense follows the world that surrounds the dangerous lifestyle of Carter Reed and Emma. Readers will get the two P.O.V’s(Point of views) to the story of Emma Martins and Carter Reed.
Emma Martin’s life has completely changed over the past year. After the ordeal that unfolded and lead to the events that transpired in the first novel, her life has completely changed. She was reunited with an old friend who was her deceased older brother A.J.’s best friend, Carter Reed. She needed help and he went above and beyond. She lost a special friend and it hurt her but she also toughened up instead of letting it all break her down. Now, Emma and Carter are faced with new challenges. The one beautiful thing that came from all of the destruction is the love and connection she now shares with the love of her life, Carter Reed. He says he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Fight to keep her safe…he will. Take down everyone that means her harm… of course. Destroy everyone’s lives that stand in their way…Definitely! But what he didn’t expect was how much Emma would also do everything in her power to protect him too.
Carter Reed was a high-ranking and greatly feared man from the Mauricio family, the rival family of the Bartel family. Carter’s reputation of being a ‘cold killer’ had followed him for the many years he had been a part of the mob world. Carter picked up the spot as leader of the Mauricio family until recent, when he wanted to step away from that world to protect the woman he loves. He’s deadly and can become a ghost when he’s hunting his enemies. He was planning to try to live a normal life with Emma at his side but this lifestyle isn’t that easy to step away from especially when there are enemies lurking and waiting to pull him back in.
The Bartel family continues to be a threat especially now that someone has come out of hiding. Cole. Cole is the only living son of the former leader of the Mauricio family. He’s determined to find his rightful place is leader of the family with Carter’s support but threats are everywhere now that everyone knows he is back. Cole has been taught and protected by Carter for the past five years. The only thing that Carter and Cole didn’t expect was that not only is there a threat from their known rivals but there are the possibilities that someone is a traitor within their own mafia family. Will these possible threats be found before someone pays with their life?
Emma tries hard to pull away from the close friends she has left because of the dangers that exist around her and Carter. When she finds out new information about her past and her family, she gets caught up in the excitement of that. Unfortunately, when enemies are around, anyone close to them is at risk. Soon they are all in danger and the only thing left is to fight back, survive and save those they care about. Will they succeed or will there be death?
This story continues to definitely blur the lines between good and bad as well as who is trustworthy and not. This is truly one of my favorite novel series’ and Tijan delivers such an enticing yet dangerous world with amazing characters. The gritty dynamics will definitely hook you. I highly recommend this novel and this series because the twists and turns will blow your mind. Carter Reed is a sexy but dark killer who would do anything for the ones he loves, especially Emma. And Emma is not a weak female character. She stands her ground every chance she can, making her such a likeable character, too. Check out this one for sure. Worth the read. Bravo!
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘CARTER REED’ (4 1/2 out of 5 stars):
How I imagined Carter Reed and Emma Martins while reading ‘CARTER REED 2’:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘CARTER REED 2′★★★
Emma’s thoughts: In addition to being gorgeous, Carter was dangerous. He was known to be an assassin for a local mafia family, but what wasn’t known to anyone beyond a select few, was that he was out. He’d bought his way out, and he’d done it for me.
Emma’s thoughts: …When my choices had seemed to be die or run for my life, I went to Carter: my brother’s best friend from childhood, the guy I knew because he’d slept on our couch for so many nights. This was still how I preferred to think of him, not as the man the city knew as the Cold Killer, Carter Reed. He was my soul mate.
Carter and Emma: He murmured against my skin, “Why is it that your presence can calm me? Your touch can make me alive, and one little sigh from you makes me want to sleep for days in your embrace?”
I smiled, moving to press a kiss to his ear. “Because you love me.”
Carter’s thoughts: I was attached to the Mauricio family, even if I was in business with both families. But if they touched Emma, all bets were off.
Carter and Emma: “I can’t lose you.”-(Carter)
“They could come for you.”
I shook my head. “You’re not in, right? You’re making money for them. Why would they want to hurt you?”
His hands rested over mine. “Because it’s not about money. It’s about power. They didn’t kill you before. I handed them a solution on a silver platter, but Cole is back. His presence changes everything. They thought he was dead. It’s a matter of time before they find out I’m the one who saved him.”
Emma’s thoughts: I loved this man. He was scared of losing me, but it went the other way, too. No one would take him away from me. I wouldn’t allow it.
Emma’s thoughts: Dangerous. Yes. Carter was dangerous. I raked a hand up his arm, curled it around his chin, and pulled him down to me. But he was my danger. He was my protector. And he was mine to protect.
Carter Reed: “You know what I did to the Bartels. I cut their family in half. If you touch Emma. If you betray Cole. If there is any attack on my loved ones, I will hold you responsible. I will do more than cut your family in half.”
Emma’s thoughts: Carter was my family.
He was the only one who counted.
Everything else would fall into place.
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