Blog Tour (Book Review & Giveaway): Perception by Kaithlin Shepherd


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Title:  Perception
Author:  Kaithlin Shepherd
Reviewer: Tammy @tammyvoiced
Release Date:  March 25, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series:  Brass Series, Book 2
Cover Designer:  Claire Smith
Publisher:  Hot Tree Publishing
Rating: 3 stars



One look at Annabelle Stevens and no one would ever know she’s a top Assistant US Attorney. When a new boss assigns her to an elite DEA-led task force, she’s put in close proximity to the one man she can’t shake: Connor Evans. For years, she’s been in love with him, and for years, he’s played yo-yo with her heart.

Abandoned by his parents, tossed around from one foster home to the next until his best friend’s family took him in, Connor Evans is the proverbial bad boy with a badge. For more than ten years, he’s kept Annabelle at a distance, convinced that his kind of screwed-up doesn’t belong anywhere near her.

When one case muddles the line between personal and professional, mistakes are made. Connor has no choice but to step up if he wants to win her trust and her heart back.

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Excuse me while I put a neck brace on from the emotional whiplash that I received from this book.

The back and forth of will they or won’t they was like watching a tennis match.

Annabelle and Connor have been friends for over a decade and now they are on the same team of taking down organized crime. They also work side by side with their friends. All are a family unit. Their concern for one another is a bond that cannot be broken. Of course each seem to be paired up and book 2 is focused on Belle and Connor.

Annabelle is a curvy, strong, red headed, tattooed woman who happens to be a successful U.S. District Attorney. Connor is a ripped, powerful, tattooed man who happens to a DEA agent.

From page one the sense of them having a decade long need for each other is more than apparent. They will they or won’t they was real ya’ll. It did tend to be overkill at times. BUT finally they seal the deal. Connor dominated Belle and what a lucky woman. Truly. All that pent up sexual tension was bound to explosive.  

Both are on a case for a Russian powerful organized crime boss who is now allies with a MC club. Naturally threats are everywhere. Connor is in overdrive of taking Ivanov down and protecting not only Belle but his friends and team.

After these two take their relationship to the next level, all bets for their safety, Ivanov knows his enemies weak points and preys on them. You were holding your breath on to what was next and how can this team go through anymore after what they all went through a short year ago in Mexico and Columbia when it was Savannah’s and Noah’s book. Some people are who they say they are and some people are not. What happens to Belle? What happens to Connor? Will they survive this? Is their bond strong enough?

If you like emotional whiplash, suspense, crime and everything in between then this one is for you.

– Tammy

*An ARC was received for an honest review.


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Kaithlin Shepherd is the author of The Callaway Series, The Brass Series and The Saints and Sinners series.

Born and raised in Canada by a working single mom and a loving grandmother, Kaithlin surrounded herself with novels by Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts provided by her grandmother. Kaithlin quickly fell in love with reading. It was in high school, thanks to an English teacher, that Kaithlin wrote her first story (although if you ask for it, she will deny ever writing it) about a popular boy band. Inspired by constructive criticism, Kaithlin spent some time developing her love affair with words through more reading than someone would think possible.

After pursuing a higher education, Kaithlin, sat down with a pen and paper and decided to give writing a shot. With no false hope in mind, her first novel, Make Me Whole, slowly came to life. Putting fear and doubt aside, Kaithlin has published five books to date, and has eleven more set to be published in the next two years.

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