Maxine’s inner circle hides a disturbed killer…
When Maxine Ricci’s models are brutally murdered, she’s convinced a serial killer is targeting her New York agency. She’ll do whatever it takes to safeguard her people—even if that means hiring bodyguard Shane O’Rourke. He alone understands the demands of the fashion world, because he used to be one of Max’s top models—until she fired him.
Reeling from a lawsuit that could tank his private security firm, Shane's got no choice but to accept Max’s offer. Unfortunately, the logistics of the job are a nightmare—as is the forced proximity to the sexiest, most challenging woman he's ever known.
Despite Max’s number one rule not to date anyone she works with, soon she and Shane are as tangled up as the killer’s mind. By the time they realize Max is the madman’s ultimate obsession—it might be too late for Shane to protect her. Can they find and stop the killer before everything they’ve built comes undone?
This is a sexy, urban, workplace romantic suspense with the delicious forced proximity of a bodyguard/woman in danger trope. With a killer hiding in plain sight, a straight-talking Jewish Italian businesswoman heroine, and a protective Irish boxer hero, there’s a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline and emotion on every page!
Undone is a stand-alone read, as well as Book 3 in JB’s award-winning Unlikely Series, where evil lurks in the most unlikely places.
JB Schroeder is known for fast-paced, emotional romantic suspense with shocking twists!
2019 NJRW Golden Leaf Award Winner for Romantic Suspense
2019 NJRW Golden Leaf Award Winner for Best Book by a NJ Author
2019 OKRWA International Digital Award ~ 2nd Place in the Novel Suspense Category
2019 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense ~ Single Title Finalist
“This series is a winner! It’s the up all night, edge of your seat, just one more chapter kind of romantic suspense you love. With buried secrets, hidden agendas, and cunning villains, Schroeder deftly creates peril that our smart heroine and protective hero can only escape together. Undone’s steamy serial killer suspense twists through urban NYC and will have you looking over your shoulder. Evil is just around the corner for this bodyguard hero and the independent woman he must protect at all cost.” ~Savannah Kade, Maggie Award-winning Author of Dark Falls Romantic Suspense
“Every single time I finish one of [JB’s] books I proclaim it my favorite, AND HER BEST. This author gets better and better with every book. Great characters, twisted plots and edge of your seat drama. Dark, disturbing and delish. Her killers are so creepy, and her hero & heroine so... Such a fast paced rush...I highly recommend diving into a book by this awesome author.” ~Maureen, Bitch Can Write A Book
“I am never disappointed when I pick up a book by JB Schroeder. She builds a suspenseful tale with twists and turns at every corner. Her writing is filled with authentic details that draws the reader right into the story. I felt Max's pain and lust right along with her. Schroeder's tightly woven story will keep the reader guessing until the very end. The romance will steam up your pages making you want more. I was sorry to see the story end. Don't miss the chance to read this book!” ~Stacey Wilk, Romantic Suspense Author
“Another romantic thriller by my fav author!!! I love the characters and steamy tension, the villain never disappoints and there’s always a crazy twist! JB delivers realistic suspense wrapped up in a love story that you can’t get enough of!! While I couldn’t read fast enough I’m now so sad the book is over! I’m always wanting more of her delicious story telling! This book is a gift from cover to cover.” ~Stephanie S., Reviewer
“This is definitely a non-stop read straight from the start! The angst of the brewing sexual tension, as well as trying to figure out whodunit will keep you glued to the end. And the end....let's just say I didn't see THAT coming!” ~Mimi L., Reviewer
“Undone is exceptional! It is mystery, crime, drama and romance written masterfully. Intriguing and engaging from the first chapter to the last!” ~Paul M, Reviewer
“The suspense builds leading you to at first believe some one could be the killer. Once again suspicion is drawn off to a fine PSYCHLOGICAL ENDING.” ~John C., Reviewer
A Strong Finish!
Shane and his Uncle Joe run a security business, providing bodyguards for people in need who can pay for it. Max is the owner and creator of Ivory Management, a business that provides models for various assignments. She is a strong woman and gets very concerned when her models start getting murdered. She hires Shane’s firm to provide security to her employees. Years ago, Shane had been one of those employees, but got fired when he was no longer in high demand.
There are things that are very well done with this book, and things that are not quite as strong. The pacing starts off at a good clip, then slows toward the middle. The final section is a speed race filled with adrenaline! One aspect of the final reveal was a bit of a surprise, but not totally unexpected. At the start of the book, the age difference between the two main protagonists seems greater than toward the middle and end of the book. Altogether, this is a satisfying read.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.