Layers Peeled (Layers Trilogy #2) by Lacey Silks
Released: January 11, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: MyLit Publishing
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: New life binds them,
Past ghosts haunt her,
Fresh secrets distract him,
...and history repeats itself.
Allie, a rookie cop hired and desired by a private investigator, is about to knock the wind out of Tristan with the biggest news of her life... right after she recovers from the announcement that he just fired her.
Tristan, owner of Cross Enterprises, has a few surprises for Allie as well. And she won’t see them coming.
While the couple tries to deal with their predicament and growing romance, ghosts from Allie's past haunt her, slowly calculating the timing of their return. With new assignments distracting Tristan, fate has stacked deck against them. Can Allie and Tristan peel away their protective layers for long enough to see the danger brewing at their doorstep? If they don't work together, trusting and sharing information, it may be too late.
NO CLIFFHANGER AND A HEA ENDING!
Layers Peeled is Book 2 in the Layers Trilogy and should only be read after Book 1, Layers Deep. Contains adult content and graphic language suitable for mature audience.
Note: you don’t want to read this review unless you’ve read the first book, otherwise some of what’s written will be a spoiler.
This second book picks up where the first ended. Allie is about to tell Tristan she’s pregnant when he fires her.
Both main characters appear to have changed remarkably, but I’m not sure if they were intended. In the first, Allie was headstrong and ferocious. In this one she starts out aggressive but not with the same rational thought. For example she finds herself in a knife fight with three men without going in with backup, while pregnant. Maybe it’s the hormones. Throughout the rest of the story she is discernibly weaker emotionally and fears David Wright in a paralyzing way similar to that of her mother.
For his part, Tristan holds more true to how he’s depicted in the first. He’s still cocky but he, too, has softened significantly. While he still has he’s people effectively stalking Allie for her protection, they’re not as good as he claims since so much happens to her. Also for being fairly possessive, he leaves her a lot for business in Washington. I have a feeling we’ll see the reasons for this in the third installment of the trilogy.
When I read the first book in the trilogy, Layers Deep, I remember thinking there are some issues with the story but it’s still a page turner. I found the same to be true of this second book, although the concerns seem to be a little more obvious. Regardless of some inconsistencies, I still enjoyed this one. With the happy ending, I’m curious to see what will happen in the last installment of the trilogy.
Rating: 3.5 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.