I have been patiently waiting (well attempting to be patient about it) for this book for ages! I absolutely LOVED book 1 in the series and as it had been a while I had to go back and quickly refresh my memory – but that also meant I got to re-read one of the most amazing books I have read and so I was ready to get stuck into book 2! AND what a book 2 it was! I was gripped from the beginning. It was exciting, it had me on the edge of my seat and my heart racing more times than I can mention. It was in all honesty everything I expected and wanted it to be and more. It is absolutely one of my top reads of 2018 (and this is around book 560 this year!!) Laurie is by far the best badass female lead that I have ever read about – she is so amazing! I love her and Aiden together! This book was a huge turning point for Laurie’s character and I loved it! Everything about this book was brilliant, the plot, the characters (both main and supporting) and the authors writing was just outstanding! I cannot recommend this book enough – book 1 needs to be read prior to this one but that is as equally as amazing so readers will not be disappointed at all!
The Killmores by Martha Sweeney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The Devil has a seductively sweet, sinister song that tantalizes the soul to its very core. It sings more sweetly when your soul has been tainted like mine.”
…..”The nights the Devil starts to sing his lullaby is when I start to question how much longer she can hide from all of it before she’s swallowed whole by the darkness.”
The Killmores is the highly anticipated second, and final book in the Killmore Series by Martha Sweeney. It is an intense, action-packed romantic suspense- with danger, drama, conflict, passion, friendship, love, camaraderie/brotherhood, family bonds, and some humour. This book has been 2 years in the making, and I must admit that I wasn’t sure it would be worth the wait- or live up to my expectations. But I can honestly say that it was definitely well worth the wait. It had me completely hooked, biting my nails and on the edge of my seat, while everything unfolded. I was so caught up in the story that I devoured it over the course of an afternoon/evening.
As we discovered in the first book, Laurie had been placed in witness protection by the FBI. She was their ‘inside-man’ and informant on a notorious crime lord and his drug and human trafficking ring. Then years later the FBI show up in her life again, asking for help in an investigation. Aiden is one of the agents tasked with the dangerous assignment. They need Laurie as her help. As the investigation mounts, and they spend time together, feelings develop, and Laurie and Aiden soon find themselves in a romantic relationship. There is much danger and action throughout the first book- things I won’t go into because I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t read it yet. I will say that if you haven’t read book one yet, you really need to do so before starting on this one as there is a bridging storyline- and you need to know all the details from the first book in order to fully appreciate and understand everything in this book.
Book two picks up a few months after the first book finished. Laurie and Aiden are travelling the world in an effort to stay one step ahead of Laurie’s past. They move around a lot, never staying in one place for very long. Laurie is haunted by her past, paranoia has set in and she’s always looking over her shoulder. She’s on edge all the time and won’t allow herself to fully relax. This makes her a little difficult to live with and Aiden is so supportive and understanding throughout it all…And she really doesn’t make it easy for him at times. So, what happens when their worst fears are realised, and Laurie finally comes face to face with her past. Will Aiden be able to rescue her, or will he be too late? You really should read this brilliant book/series and find out all the thrilling details for yourself.
This story has so much action, mystery, drama and suspense- that I ended up in a page flipping frenzy in my attempts to find out what would happen next. There were clever twists that I just didn’t see coming. It was definitely an unputdownable read!
The characters are all so well developed; having their own quirks, flaws, and personalities. Laurie really frustrated me with her attitude and being so difficult to get along with- I understand why she was like that, but I still wanted to shake her at times, as the push-pull was a bit much. Aiden was so patient with her- swoon!
Ms. Sweeney infused this story with quite a lot of intensity, emotion, suspense, sizzle, and humour. I liked the funny banter and quips, especially between Aiden, Mark and DJ. The “Fake ID” scene was hilarious, as was the names they gave their missions.
I think this series would make a great movie, or Television mini-series!
I definitely recommend this book and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Sweeney does next!
Thank you, Ms. Sweeney!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
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The Killmore’s by Martha Sweeney
What an action packed, suspenseful and page turning read this was.
This story picks up right where the first leaves off. But our characters are at their breaking points with running and what their actions have done to them.
Laurie is fighting a losing battle and the only one able to bring her back is Aiden.
I was hooked on this story. You must read Killmore first as You will be lost as to what is happening and why. And this one had so many moving parts and new characters i couldn’t read fast enough and then was upset when it was over! Ive found a new one click author!
The Killmores by Martha Sweeney
The Killmores is the second book in the Killmore series by Martha Sweeney. This series should be read in order, so if you haven’t read Killmore already stop right here and read it first. You won’t be disappointed it is also a five star read. This book begins where the first book ends and it is filled with mystery, suspense and action. If you are like me, you won’t be able to put this book down and it will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
Laurie is such a strong character with bada** tendencies, which I love is a female lead. Aiden is ready to follow Laurie to the end of the earth and I love how we find out more about him in the story. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so I’m going to leave it there. I absolutely recommend this book, series and author, and am looking forward to reading more from Ms. Sweeney.
The Killmores (A Killmore novel) by Martha Sweeney
Wow is what comes to mind first. This is the second book in the series and I was not disappointed. I was just glued to the pages to see how things would unfold. The author really has a refreshing style and the world she has created really grabs you and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The chemistry between Aiden and Laurie just heats up more in this book and the drama that unfolds around them really adds to the whole dynamic. I was drawn in as Laurie’s past comes back into play and how things get resolved. The whole undertone of the book of the mob and corruption really just adds to the story. I found myself really routing for Aiden and Laurie. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
The Killmores by Martha Sweeney is a five star novel. I loved how this novel followed up Killmore nicely, I only did not like how close the titles are to each other because I kept thinking that it was only one novel and not two. It is a must to read these in order. We meet Laurie and Aiden in the first novel along with several bad guys. As Laurie and Aiden find their way in the world moving every couple of weeks, Laurie is determined to not let her past catch up to her. She never thinks she is safe. She convinces Aiden to keep moving with her even though he thinks it is just her paranoia kicking in. Little do they know that her nightmares are soon to materialize and now they both need to figure out how to make it back to each other.
Review by @julie-lounello
The Killmores, A Killmores Novel, by Martha Sweeney
This second book continues to follow Aiden and Laurie as they deal with the devil. Action packed and addictive I could not put this book down. Such amazing characters and an excellent storyline. I loved how everything played out. I was shocked by several things with the storyline that I didn’t expect but I absolutely loved it. I do recommend that you read the first book in this series since it ties in with it. I don’t think it would have made since on some things had I not read the first. Great book!
The Killmores By Martha Sweeney. This book I honestly believe is even better than book one and that one was out of this world good. I highly recommend reading these books in order. I was excited to read this action packed thriller with characters I just head of heels for. I was constantly on the edge of my seat trying to read as fast as possible to see what happens next. The author paints a world that comes alive before your eyes with words. Laurie and Aiden are characters that drag you into their world. I love a strong female character and you definitely get that with this story. I couldn’t put this book down and was definitely up way into the night because I just had to know what happened. I’m giving this book a five star review and highly recommend it to anyone! A must read for sure!
Laurie and Aiden are killer power couple. Pun intended.
With book one of this series being so good, I had high expectations for the sequel. All in all, Martha Sweeney did a pretty good job. There were bits where Laurie lost faith in herself and it didn’t really sit well with me because she is a total badass and it just didn’t seem to me like that what her character would actually do. It seemed more like drama for dramas sake.
Other than that I enjoyed this book immensely. Aiden never treated Laurie like anything other than an equal and there was never any over the top masculinity stunts that I’ve seen all too much of recently.
More than anything, what makes a book great is a solid cast of secondary characters and believable villians. The Killmore’s has that in spades!
The Killmores by Martha Sweeney
The Killmores is a phenomenal story that held me captive from the beginning until the very end. It’s the second book in Martha Sweeney’s Killmore series and it’s quite possibly my favourite book by this author to date. I would strongly suggest reading book 1 first as this story follows exactly where it left off.
The Killmores is captivating, intense, detailed, riveting, action-packed and so unbelievably entertaining. I ended up reading this book in one sitting as I couldn’t bring myself to put it down. I felt so invested in Laurie and Aiden’s story that I even got emotional shedding a tear or two. Honestly I felt so sad when I reached the end since I could have continue to read about the two of them for hours. I’m already looking forward to re reading this book again!
I would strongly recommend this book to others!!
Reviewed by @kaitreview21