Burning Ache

The Kingstons 5

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Publisher Description

A CIA psychologist on the trail of a deadly weapon falls for her prime suspect and discovers she’s not the only one who has him in her sights…


Way Kingston craves the peaceful solitude of the open road. Just him and the roar of a motorcycle. The kind of alone time that’s hard to find in his tight-knit family. Too tight for his liking. Way’s a grown-ass, former Marine. He doesn’t need their collective noses in his business. Back in Steele Ridge, Way’s building a new career as a gunsmith. Clients pay big bucks for his expertise, ingenuity…and discretion. Especially when national security is at stake. So when a smoking hot stranger with the swagger of a government agent walks into his workshop, Way knows her questions are fully loaded.


Roni Fenwick grew up in the foster system. With no family to watch her back, she can’t afford to lose the few friends she has. Which is why it kills her to lie to Maggie Kingston. But the sheriff’s not-so-little brother designed a game-changing bullet for the CIA. A bullet that’s hit the streets. Now, the agency believes Way double-crossed them and has sent Roni to prove it. Except Way is tougher to crack than she anticipated. And much easier to fall for. His kisses drive her to distraction—something she can’t risk with a killer at large.


As the investigation turns personal, Roni begins to trust in Way’s innocence. But if he’s not behind the top-secret leak, who is? Finding the truth could end her career…or both their lives.

If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.

The Beginning - The Steeles
Going Hard - The Steeles
Living Fast - The Steeles
Loving Deep - The Steeles
Breaking Free - The Steeles
Roaming Wild - The Steeles
Stripping Bare - The Steeles
Enduring Love - The Steeles
Craving Heat - The Kingstons
Tasting Fire - The Kingstons
Searing Need - The Kingstons
Vowing Love - The Steeles
Striking Edge - The Kingstons
Burning Ache - The Kingstons

September 23
Steele Ridge Publishing
Steele Ridge, LLC

Customer Reviews

ike&ethel ,

Burning ache

Liked the whole series - least favorite is Riley ugh but favorite of all in series is way and roni

Carol M Smith ,

Adrienne Giordano’s Burning Ache

Riveting storyline, fast paced, dangerous
well created murder mystery filled with high
tension, suspense, chills, thrills plus plenty
of twists and turns.
The story is a gripping, complex, unrelenting,
well plotted murder mystery blended with
romantic feeling.
We are visiting Steele Ridge, North Carolina.
This is the home of the Kingston Family. Way
is the middle child in this family. He was in the
Marine Corp now has moved home starting a
gunsmith business. Way developed a special
bullet for the CIA. It is called a frangible bullet.
It contains acid and basically vaporizes when
it comes in contact with flesh.
Roni Fenwick is a CIA psychologist who had
worked in this area on a task force. She lost
her partner on the mission but she is now
back in Steele Ridge to see if Way leaked his
special bullet design as people are being shot
with a similar bullet. She must discover if the
bullets came from Way or were somehow
copied or leaked from the CIA.
Both Way and Roni are loners having secrets
in their past they want to keep hidden. They
must discover the source of the bullets being
used in the current murders.
Well defined main characters with undeniable
chemistry are supported by a cast of well
developed supporting characters.
Come along on this adventure as two
individual find their lives in jeopardy on
their journey to discover the truth plus
find freedom, redemption, forgiveness plus
love amidst deceit, revenge and murder.
A Highly Recommended Read.
I volunteered to read Burning Ache. Thanks
to the author for the opportunity.
My opinion is voluntary and my own.
This is book # 13 in the Steele Ridge Book
series. It can be read as a stand alone.

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