Easton & Kinley
Easton & Kinley had a suspenseful, intriguing story. Good characters. And am voluntarily leaving my review.
Vision Series, 2
Detective Kinley Wright knows fear. As a teen, she was the lone survivor of a ruthless serial killer and has taken back her life by solving crimes for other victims and their families. When her personal computer is hacked and she receives a string of threatening emails, FBI tech whiz Easton Adair is determined to uncover who is behind the menacing messages. He’ll do anything to protect his foster brother’s partnerincluding face down a killer.
The windows on the driver’s side blew out, showering them with glass. She lifted her hands to protect her head, then the window behind Easton shattered with a deafening blast. Icy wind snaked into the car from the smashed glass, freeing fragile shards that clung to the frames.
A particle nicked her cheek, and warm drips of blood dotted her pants. “Bastards.” Anger flared in her chest. She hit the release on her seatbelt and turned, shifting to her knees.
“Kinley, no!” Easton’s voice was louder than she’d ever heard it, fury and fear melding into one force. “Sit down and buckle up. Goddamn, you’re gonna get killed.”
She ignored his outburst, gripping the cool metal stock of her firearm. With most of the windows removed, she had a clear shot. Aiming out the back, she pulled the trigger. Once. Twice. A third time for good measure. The driver slumped forward and skidded into the guardrail. Horns blared around them. She gave the assailants one final glance. The hood of their car had crushed like an empty soup can and both airbags had deployed.
She flipped the safety on her gun and eased down into her seat.
“Well done, Annie Oakley,” Gus praised.
“Are you out of your fucking mind?” Easton lost his cool. “That was reckless.” He punched the wheel with such force that she recoiled. “Don’t ever pull that shit again. Ever, Kinley.” The car fell into a stony silence, tension thickening in the space between them.
“If she hadn’t—” Gus began.
“Don’t say it,” Easton said with a growl.
“Get your head out of your ass.” Gus threw his hands up. “If she wasn’t your woman, you wouldn’t be on the verge of a shit fit.”
She was supposed to be independent. A hardened homicide detective. Kinley belonged to no one. Not now, not ever. Damned if the insinuation didn’t feel good, though.
Easton glared at Gus through the review mirror, and the scowl that marred his face would’ve been comical if it weren’t for the harrowing high-speed chase.
The only words spoken for the remainder of the ride were when Gus called Sasha and Jules to check in before contacting the barracks to fill them in on the situation. Later, they’d have to give a statement to the FBI. They circled and backtracked for over an hour to make sure they didn’t have a tail, and they didn’t return to Easton’s house until after dark.
When the garage rumbled shut, the door to the house flew open. Gus had barely exited the car before Sasha leaped into his arms. “Oh, my God. What hurts the worst?” His fiancée’s eyes were wide as she surveyed his bloodied face. She rushed him inside, one hand on his back and the other on his shoulder. Gus might tower over Sasha in size, but what the woman lacked in stature, she sure made up for in guts.
“Stay there.” Easton’s hoarse voice was barely a whisper. He yanked the door open, dislodging some of the loose shards of glass from the window sill. Too close. She could’ve lost them both. Easton stalked around the hood, his face like granite. She only had time to unbuckle before he was reaching down and hauling her up. His eyes, nearly black now, held a hurricane of emotion rioting in the depths. She wasn’t able to decipher what he was feeling before his mouth collided with hers. His hands fisted in her hair, angling her head right where he wanted it. “Scared me,” he murmured against her lips. “Fucking hell, Kins.” He drove back into the kiss, and she met him stroke for stroke, devouring him, needing more. He’d been frightened for her. While she felt bad he’d been alarmed, his concern made her feel cared for. Their tongues clashed in a desperate dance. One of Easton’s hands released her hair and looped around her waist, holding her flush against him. The car’s cold metal frame was at her back as he pinned her in place. Liquid heat built in her belly and gathered at the junction of her hips. When he nipped her bottom lip, a guttural sound tore from her throat. His lips traveled down her jaw. Goosebumps broke out over her body as his hot breath tickled her skin. “Promise.” His desperate words were muffled by the kisses he pressed against the sensitive curve of her nape. “No more chances.”
Easton & Kinley had a suspenseful, intriguing story. Good characters. And am voluntarily leaving my review.
Book 2 in the Vision Series - a great continuation of the series. An intriguing storyline with interesting characters that hook you from the start and hold your interest throughout. Filled with lots of trauma, suspense, action, violence, crime, danger, betrayal, manipulation, and threats. I enjoyed the interactions between Kinley and Easton - lots of great chemistry between them. I definitely look forward to reading more from the author.
It's been a while since I've read a book that could keep me from sleeping, and Vision of Power is that book. The novel is written by Charlee James, who does a wonderful job at keeping readers wanting more. It was truly hard to take a break from reading this because it was just that good. The characters are written so beautifully that liking them wasn't hard for me at all. Not to mention how suspenseful this book could be. The tension between the characters was so thick that you could use a knife to slice it. Lastly, the pacing of the story was just right. I think the only thing that I wished for from this book would be a trigger warning, because there are certain topics that some people wouldn't feel too comfortable reading. Other than that, I do recommend it to those who are open-minded and don't get easily bothered by certain topics. My rating for this book is 4 out of 5 stars.
Astonishing. Invigorating. Captivating. Riveting. Action. Drama. Danger. Vision of Power left me wild and waiting for more of this wonderfully captivating series!,
Poor Kinley really has been through hell in her life, but I do have to admire her tenacity to keep moving forward and have a successful career, despite her fears. Now that she’s being put back in the danger zone, can she manage to get herself safe again? This book was quite the page turner and Easton’s addition to the book really added some elements that made it feel more complete. He is determined to keep her safe, but can they also possibly fall for each other with all of the danger that surrounds them?
WOW! I thought the first story in the "Vision" series was great but this one is even better. The story is about Kinley and Easton. Both characters are introduced in the first book. She is a homicide detective with the Massachusetts State Police Department and works with Detective Gus, from the first story. Easton is an FBI agent with the elite cyber squad various agencies. He is also the brother of Gus. Although they were introduced in first story in the series this is a stand alone read. It is a thrilling read with suspense, drama, violence, kidnapping and crimes. It could be a trigger for some readers. The plot was intriguing and addicting. I loved every bit of this story.
Kinley, a homicide detective for the Massachusetts State Police is strong, a fighter and the only survivor of the Kingston Town Killer. At 10 years old, she was kidnapped, tortured and abused. Yet, she mustered up the courage and strength to breakout and run . . . Easton a cybersecurity savant for the FBI, is wickedly smart, very good looking and a survivor of extreme childhood abuse. As a child his mother threatened Easton and his brother to do whatever was asked of them by her pimps, John’s or dealers. They became her currency until Easton spoke up at school to report the abuse. Kinley receives an ominous email and asks her partner if he could arrange a meeting with his brother Easton. She needs information, as to where it originated from, it’s authenticity and who wrote it. These two team up for a wild ride. This is a thriller, with a smidgen of lust, and a dash of suspense. Once I started this book I didn’t want to put it down. Highly suggest you add this to your summer reading list. Happy reading
A suspense thriller that has action, danger, betrayal, threats, manipulation and so much more. Kinley is a homicide detective with the Massachusetts State Police Department. She was the only victim who escaped her captor. The killer was still out there and the case was unsolved. Easton is an FBI agent with the elite cyber squad and he works internationally with various agency departments. He has things from his childhood he has buried but opens up to Kinley. The chemistry is intense but the way they heal a bit with each other was wonderful to read. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who the serial killer was and how he figured out where Kinley was after she changed her name.
Second book in this series and it was even better than the first! Both Kinley and Easton have lived through traumatic events. When Kinely’s past becomes part of her present, she turns to Easton for help. Plenty of suspense and romance to satisfy.
This was a good story from the start. It pulls you in and keeps pulling until the end. Pay attention to the trigger warnings.
This story was over the top suspenseful! With a heroine who was driven, broken and gutsy. Easton was damaged as well, but together they were perfectly matched. A lot of chemistry here in this scary cat and mouse mystery. A definite great read!
Visions of Power by Charlee James Kinley Wright is a hard nosed detective and the secret sole survivor of a ruthless serial killer. Having moved away from her home built a new life as a homicide detective. She received threading emails then her secret has been splashed across every media source. She contacts Easton Adair who is a cyber intelligence/ tech whizz for the FBI to help her. They connect in a way neither expected they have both been damaged in their past but are managing to heal each other. Will they win the race against the killer before he manages to finish what he started all those years before? An extremely well written book which is a real page turner that had you on the edge of your seat with the dark moments and the warm smiles with Kinley and Easton relationship grows.
Fantastic! Twists, turns, angst, heart, emotion…….a well blended combination making a riveting story. I voluntarily read an advanced copy.
This book has a little bit of mystery, some drama, lots and lots of steam. In this book you get one alpha AF hero and one sassy heroine that will make you fall in love this them!.
This was my first book by Charlee James that I’ve read, and it did not disappoint! The relationship between Easton and Kinley is instant and strong from the start. The idea that two people who have been through unspeakable things can find strength, solace, and healing in each other is so beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time. The only reason I’m not giving it a 5/5 is because I felt like the ending was a bit rushed and I would have loved to learn more details about how the entire situation resolved. That being said, this story had two things in a book that I absolutely love: true crime and romance. This will absolutely not be the last of Charlee’s books that I read!