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Severed Threads (Threads #1)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  37 reviews
A hidden treasure under the sea reunites ex-lovers desperate to save the ones they value most in Kaylin McFarren’s award-winning romantic suspense novel, Severed Threads.

Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to
Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published August 8th 2012 by Creative Edge Publishing (first published July 15th 2012)
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    Duchess Nicole
    I'm so confused about this book. Initially, it starts off pretty strong. Chase and Rachel have a history together. It ends tragically with the death of her father, the circumstances of his death being a mystery. It's now four years later. Rachel has a new job, a new life. Then Chase comes back into town on his treasure hunting boat, chasing the same sunken treasure that her dad died trying to find.

    Once the details were laid out and I thought I understood the plot, I started really getting in to
    MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
    The Blurb:
    “Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of co-operating – until her brother is kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control over her life, Rachel must not only overcom
    Laura Navarre
    A Fast-Moving, Plot-Twisting, Rollicking Gallop of a Romance

    If you love lightning-fast action and high stakes romantic suspense, with an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt adding an extra splash of adventure to the mix, Severed Threads by Kaylin McFarren was written just for you. Set in the friendly oceanside town of San Palo, California, it’s the story of down-on-his-luck treasure hunter Chase Cohen and grant foundation executive Rachel Lyons—who represents Chase’s last chance for funding a hunt
    Rhiannan G
    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway! :)

    The whole time I was reading Severed Threads I was like ahhh 4 stars, no 5 stars, no 4 stars, no 5 stars! lol I HAD to give it 5 stars based soley on the fact that it was action packed, interesting, and unpredictable! I never knew what was going to happen next, which is awesome and hard to find sometimes.

    There were only a couple (minor) things I didn't get and that was why would he not tell her about his kid, lol. I get why she didn't hear about his ki
    Who doesn't like a good mystery with a little sexual tension thrown in? That's why I picked up this book and I wasn't disappointed at all. This was a well written story of who done it and the main protagonists are a couple with a past who are thrown together out of necessity and in the process of solving the mystery they are drawn together once again.

    Rachel Lyons is the daughter of a treasure hunter. Her father died doing what he loved most, searching for the ever elusive Heart of the Dragon. Sh
    Julie Baswell
    When Rachel’s dad died during a diving expedition, she cut all ties to his diving partner Chase Cohen, who left town with no explanation. Now, four years later, Chase is hot on the trail of a 400-year-old sunken ship, and needs a grant approved from the foundation that Rachel works for. She initially refuses to help him, until her brother Devon is kidnapped, and she is the only one who can save him. But as they get closer to finding the treasure trove, they meet danger at every turn.

    This was a
    Elizabeth Ehlen
    The first book in the Threads series, Severed Threads introduces us to unlucky Chase Cohen, a salvager who spends his time underwater treasure hunting, and Rachel Lyons, the daughter of a salvager who is determined not to rekindle a relationship with Chase, as she holds him responsible for her father’s untimely death. However, when Rachel is forced to help her brother get out of the clutches of criminals, she and Chase team up to find fabled treasure Heart of the Dragon, hidden somewhere in the ...more
    First off, the cover for this story mesmerized me and made me want to read it before I even read the description. This story takes you on a ride of adventure of treasure that has a curse, to stolen money, and a beautiful girl that only wants to find this treasure so that she can bring honor back to her dead father. This book was so much more than I thought that it was going to be and I am happy that I picked it up and reviewed. I will never be the same again because it had me hooked from the fir ...more
    Teresa Lavender
    Won this here on goodreads. Loved the story. Romance, mystery, great character development. Kept me on the edge of my seat.
    Curtis Kinnett
    When I see Kaylin McFarren on a book I know it will be an amazing read. Severed Threads was another amazing read from this author. The two books I have read by her are very well-written. Severed threads kept me on the edge of my seat as well as it kept me wanting to know what will happen next. It’s love mixed with action and it makes for a wonderful read. The love between Rachel and Chase is true passion. It’s very descriptive, which made me more insync with the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this ...more
    Sharon Martin
    An adventure story with everything you could ask for. A story of buried treasure with a curse over it, gangsters who want their stolen money back, a salvage operator on the brink of bankruptcy and the beautiful heroine who wants to find the treasure to honor her dead father.

    This book had me hooked from the first page, with the descriptive texts of each individual along with why they want to find the treasure for their own needs but how this is affected by outside factors and their reactions to t
    Chase Cohen and Sam Lyons were diving together, searching for the elusive buried treasure that Sam had been chasing for years. He was so sure he would find the Chinese merchant ship, the Wanli II, that he had devoted his life to the task. But that day, tragedy struck and Sam drowned. Chase blamed himself, believing he hadn’t kept Sam safe, and Rachel, Sam’s daughter, was understandably devastated. Even though Chase and Rachel were an item, Chase believed she would blame him, so he decided to dis ...more
    This is a really long book. I read really fast and breeze through a book if I like it, Severed Threads was no different! I was hooked because my older brother is an Archeologist, sometimes he even brings back goodies from his digs! This novel literally has you spell bounded from the very first chapter. I was instantly drawn into the book because I am an avid scuba diver. McFarren uses descriptive words so well this story became clear in my mind as I was reading. It included both suspense and rom ...more
    Kim Hansen
    If you haven’t already heard me say it before, I love, love suspense books that keep me guessing – and in the new book “Severed Threads” by author Kaylin McFarren, you will find just that!

    The first chapter of the book gives you a very good back-story so you learn more about what shaped the meat of the book. I always appreciate when an author does this because it helps get me more interested from the beginning.

    The book revolves around Rachel Lyons who lost her father 4 years previous in a diving
    About the author:

    (From her website):
    Linda Yoshida, aka Kaylin McFarren, is a rare bird indeed. Not a migratory sort, she prefers to hug the West Coast and keep family within visiting range. Although she has virtually been around the world, she was born in California, relocated with her family to Washington, and nested with her husband in Oregon. In addition to playing an active role in his business endeavors, she has been involved in all aspects of their three daughters' lives - taxi duties, che
    Quinn Barrett
    Severed Threads is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller with big storylines and many subplots. If you enjoy contemporary adventures with a little romance thrown in for good measure, Severed Threads could be the next novel to add to your to-read list.

    The story begins with the death of Sam Lyons, a veteran salvage diver (think treasure hunter) under questionable circumstances. A routine reconnaissance excursion results in his unforeseen death which leaves lingering questions of fault and blame. Wa
    The story opens during a diving salvage operation with experienced divers and treasure hunters Sam Lyons and Chase Cohen. Though they’re working on the Griffith wreckage, Sam believes the site also contains the wreckage of none other than the Wanli II—the Ming Dynasty Emperor’s lost dragon ship containing an ancient figure head, a fierce dragon in gold leaf and preserved in resin for all posterity—the gift Mai Le intended for her lover.

    Unexpectedly, however, things turn bad for Sam while he’s u
    Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...

    Slip beneath the waves into Kaylin McFarren’s perilous new romance, ‘Severed Threads.’

    In the classic dive novel, one of the main characters is after shipwrecks – or more accurately, sunken treasure: a very specific treasure. And treasure is most definitely at the heart of this one, but for far more reasons than money – this hunt is both close to the heart and quite possibly deadly.

    At the start, we’re assured that handsome Chase Cohen
    Geri Ahearn

    Rachel Lyons blames herself for her father's fatal diving accident. She basically withdraws from the outside world as she works at a foundation office, until she was asked by a museum director for her help with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship. Rachel had no intentions of getting involved in anything, until she finds out that her brother was kidnapped. Who kidnapped her brother, and what risk must Rachel take to save him? W
    Charline Ratcliff
    “Severed Threads” by new author Kaylin McFarren definitely lives up to its “Romantic Suspense” genre listing. At two hundred and eighty-three pages it’s a fairly quick read and I found it to be interesting and well-written. I would also hazard a guess and say that McFarren holds some level of scuba certification as her underwater scenes are portrayed both accurately and knowledgeably.

    As I began reading my copy of “Severed Threads” I was happy to find that the first chapter was an adventuresome “
    Severed Threads is the first in a series involving treasure hunters Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen. Rachel and Chase have a history. After Rachel's father died in a diving accident, Chase disappeared out of her life with no explanation. Now he is back asking for her help.

    Overall, I did enjoy the story. Chase and Rachel have a great chemistry together. I did find myself rooting for them to get back together. The book has a lot of action and some mystery to it. I liked both as well as a few twists
    Toni Sinns
    *WARNING* This book includes mature and sexual content that is not appropriate for young ages.

    Suspense, Love, Guilt, Sadness, Fear, and Happiness. These are just some of the emotions you will find and feel as your turn the pages of Kaylin's story. You follow the adventure of divers who find the worlds lost treasures under the sea. You follow the struggle as Rachel deals with the guilt she feels over her fathers death and how she is scared to open her heart to others. You follow the race against
    Lori Barnes
    Severed Threads: I absolutely loved it. It's a great story that gives you a little bit of everything. Murder, drama, secrets, lies, kidnapping, betrayal, undercover agents and romance. Oh! And a run of the mill stalker.

    The Sparks start flying in chapter 2 and don't stop from there. By the end of the book, your heart will be pounding!

    Salvage diver Chase Cohen knows that he's on the brink of his biggest find ever, but his run of "bad luck" keeps getting worse. He needs funding and fast. Enter in
    Peter Jerry
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    Severed Threads written by Kaylin McFarren is a Must Read 5 out of 5!

    Both suspenseful and romantic, the plot moves quickly and carries the reader to unsuspected places. The characters are believable, likable, full of human motivation and feelings. Although a few lines seem a bit cliché, the overall writing and storyline are well done and worth the time to read.

    This sizzling romance is hot and witty, gripping and entertaining. American Aut
    Sandrag Gallegos
    First of all, Kaylin did a great job at keeping your attention and helping the story flow. She laid out the ground work from the beginning by giving a great amount of details into the backstory of where Kaylin's feelings and emotions where coming from. Secondly, everyone who has had to deal with grief and trying to make sense of what seems like chaos can relate to this character. Besides having to deal with the death of her father, she is dealing with a broken relationship as well as a sibling w ...more
    Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge through NetGalley for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

    Really interesting tale that had my attention the whole time. The pace was wonderful and the characters engaging. Beautiful storytelling that entertained the whole time!

    It had really great flow and did the job of making me think at times. I love a book that taps into my emotions.

    I would love to see more from this author! Definitely o
    Adventure, legend, mystery, humanity, secrets, danger, and love is what you’ll get when you read SEVERED THREADS by Kaylin McFarren. Rachel, the main character, was a woman I could easily relate to regardless of some of our life differences. McFarren wrote the story so well that feeling what Rachel felt was fairly easy and emotional at times. SEVERED THREADS is a page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat and diving for more. If you enjoy a bit of everything, you just may like this ...more
    First off, I don't want to admit that I judge a book by it's cover... but I do. This cover looked intriguing to me so that is why I chose to review it.

    I read the first chapter and wasn't too sold on what was going on. But I continued on, to really give it a fair chance. The more I got farther into the book, the more complex the story line became, and it was just too confusing to follow. Between scuba diving (in which the author explained in great detail, which was a plus), a past love affair, a
    I really enjoyed reading Severed Threads, it was exciting,fast paced, and kept me entertained. I never knew what was going to happen next. This book was even better than I had thought it would be.
    Paula Hrbacek
    “Severed Threads” by Kaylin McFarland is set in San Palo, California. Chase Cohan is a treasure hunter. Four years earlier, his partner, Sam Lyons, died because of an equipment failure while diving. Chase fell in love with Sam’s daughter, Rachel Lyons, but left her without an explanation.
    Now, Rachel is offering a grant to Dr. Lao Ying, and the local museum. Dr. Ying is very interested in the Wanli II, a Ming Dynasty Emperor’s lost dragon ship, rumored to be just off the coast. He’s hired Trident
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