NO MIDDLE GROUND
Cady Blackwell is a victim of her own bad judgment: dating the biggest losers, attracting a stalker, and unknowingly accepting a job that's gotta be illegal.
She can’t quit until she finds a way to protect herself from being framed for her bosses' crimes, plus she wants to stay alive and out of prison.
But nothing’s easy when she’s distracted by a charming financier and a f-boy detective. She's in way over her head, and she's fighting for her life.
Her only chance for survival is to put her faith in the instincts she stopped trusting long ago.
It’s time to go for broke, which will either save her or cost her everything.
Can’t wait to read more from this author!
Can’t wait to read more from this author! Cady has the worst luck in the world – not only does she have a stalked and nobody takes her seriously, but her employer is doing illegal things and has the potential to frame her. Fed up, she starts to investigate things and finds that someone has linked her stalker to a serial killer, and determined to not be murdered, she meets with this person to get more information. Skeptical of everything and not knowing who to trust, she finds that Zack, someone she dated in the past, is tasked with checking up on her and making sure she is alive. With both Cady and Zack working together with the person who has linked the previous murders together, they realize that his computer had been hacked and nobody was safe. This book was originally a little all over the place for me – when I started reading, I was very confused, and I was hoping it got better as I continued reading. The best part of this book for me was the accuracy in the Pittsburgh parts within the story, especially being born and raised in the city. While most authors just name the city, this author named neighborhoods and other specifics that really added another level to this book. I would be interested in reading more from this author, as the plot itself was great.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Great Romantic Thriller Debut Novel
I thoroughly enjoyed Go for Broke, the debut romantic thriller by Daisy Knox. Who does not love a romantic thriller with a happily ever after ending? Daisy Knox is a wonderful storyteller. I love how she developed the story line and the characters. I love how Daisy Knox incorporated the name of the book into the story with a simple phrase by Zack. My favorite part of the story is that it is set in Pittsburgh, and as a Pittsburgher, I loved reading the references to my hometown. I love that she wrote Go for Broke in the first person from the perspective of the main characters. I love getting inside their minds and knowing their thoughts and how they really feel. Go for Broke is the story of Cadence “Cady” Blackwell, office worker at a construction company and Zack Strozzi, private investigator. Cady reaches out to Daniel Abbott for assistance with crank calls she is getting. Shortly thereafter, Daniel realizes that his computer was hacked and is concerned that he has put Cady’s life in jeopardy. Daniel is trying to prove that his brother, Brandon, who is in jail for the murder of Grace, Brandon’s wife and several other victims. Daniel is trying to prove his brother’s innocence. Daniel asks Zack to follow Cady to keep her safe. Cady corners Zack as he follows her and she realizes that he is the one-night stand who ghosted her earlier. Zack and Cady review case files from cases similar to Daniel’s brother’s case. As Zack and Cady continue to spend time together, they each realize that they have feelings for one another. They also deduce who might be behind the recent murders and rapes in the area, which have similar findings to the other cases they were investigating. A plot twists changes things for Zack and Cady and puts their lives in danger. I did not enjoy knowing the identity of the perpetrator so early in the story. I prefer to be surprised by their identity. I also felt the story was a slow build, and that it moved very slowly, it was more about the romance between Zack and Cady, than finding the whereabouts of the perpetrators. I prefer that my romantic thrillers be more thriller with some romance. All is all was a good story, hopefully with more experience, Daisy Knox will be able to create more drama more quickly. I enjoyed the ending and how Zack and Cady get their happily ever after. I recommend Go for Broke if you love a romance with some thriller mixed into the story.