Title: THE HITCHHIKER
Author: CHARLIE LEE
Genre: Romantic Suspense
“You can run, but can you hide?”
Life was perfect.
I was on top of the world winning one case after the other leaving no survivors in the wake of my devastation. They may see a pair of long legs in Louboutin heels, but remember my name when I’m finished with them.
Caitlin Winslow, the best, cut-throat defense lawyer in California.
I never play to lose.
It’s not in my DNA.
The actions of ethics don’t exist in my domain.
Satan, my father, who shaped my life turns up dead. Kill shot to the back of the head in his sleep. The people who murdered him aren’t stopping with his death. They’re after me.
I ran in the dark of night. Karma that evil bitch meets me step by step and forced me to stick out my thumb on the side of the lonely highway. I’m now the HITCHHIKER begging for redemption.
Oh, how life has a funny way of smacking you in the face.
Katch Sterling storms into my life, and now I’m in his car.
My complete opposite.
Who would’ve thought my world would come full circle on that lonely highway with a hired killer…
With the trend now for authors to secretly team up together and write under a pen name. Charlie Lee is one of the latest secret duos to the rank with their romantic suspense with dark elements. I have feeling at these authors write in the genre already as they nailed the dark aspects and dirty talking alpha
Katch isn’t your sweet handsome boy and fits perfectly in this plot as it isn’t all sunshine and rays, Caitlin isn’t a perfect woman despite how she portrayed to be. She easily got up Katch’s nose the moment and I understood the motives. As if you stop by the road to pick up a hitchhiker. You expect the person to be thankful and all that. Well Caitlin wasn’t exactly as she had a lot on her mind already . So Katch played along. As why rock the boat even further and she is his total opposite and need to hide secrets from her.
In those moments things are set on a course as whilst Katch is all job and Caitlin worried about surviving another day .There something instant between them. But neither of them has time for a relationship let alone fall in love .
However the situation that lead them to this moment isn’t simple or straight forward. It throws them together and hard to deny feelings It is messed and involves the death of Caitlin’s father which has led to Caitlin to be stranded on the side of the road. There only one person left she can trust she seeking out but instead she thrown back with Katch. The last man she wants to see.
As he scares her. He makes her feel things she has tucked away and he wants to be there for . Something that Caitlin has lost and desperate wants back. But it not the priority, the truth is . The truth that set her running away from all she knows and this where the book starts to shine. Where the authors really come to stride and shine.
They had the characters nailed down pretty fast and I loved watching these two together. Seeking the truth and working together yet trying to skirt around the elephant in the room. A good combination for this story and I enjoyed this duo writing together.
However, I had some slight issues with this book. I had a feeling there was a back story involving Curtis and her best friend. It was assumed we knew how they got together and given the closeness of them. I wanted to know and not left in the dark.
The one thing that doesn’t work is that cover. It takes a couple glances to figure out the cover and whilst it fits the couple in question perfectly. It is also a disservice to this book as doesn’t exactly look like a man and a woman on the cover.
A secret duo of USA Today Bestselling Authors have teamed up to bring you the sexy world of opposites crashing together.