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Smoky Ridge Curse (Bitterwood P.D. #3)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Two former partners find their feelings rekindled when they're forced to uncover the truth in Paula Graves's Bitterwood P.D. trilogy!  

Assistant FBI director Adam Brand is out of time. His attempt to expose a domestic terrorist hiding in plain sight has left him with more questions than answers. Still, asking his former FBI subordinate Delilah Hammond for help is even more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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I really liked both Delilah and Adam. Delilah had been a brand new agent when she was assigned to Adam's team. She had a great talent for figuring out puzzles which meshed well with his. She managed to hide her attraction to him until after one mission when they gave in to it. Knowing there was no future in it, plus being frustrated with the agency bureaucracy, she left for the private sector. She had a very successful career with Cooper Security and learned a lot. After returning to Bitterwood ...more
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4.5 Star Review – Bitterwood P.D. series

I recommend this book.

As always I enjoyed this book by Paula. Have yet to be disappointed by Paula as she adds plenty of drama, passion, and romance. She captures the small town feel and you really feel as if the characters in her books are real. Look forward to the next book in this series.
I can't wait for the next book in the Bitterwood P.D. series due out in 2014.

Delilah Hammond starts her new job as detective on the Bitterwood Police department in a w
Paula Legate
I’ve read several of the books about Cooper security and have enjoyed them all. This book was more suspense with a little action, and a nice touch of romance.

Delilah, and Adam were partners in the FBI. They shared one steamy night. Afterwards Adam said it couldn’t happen again with him being her boss. Delilah couldn’t work every day next to him and pretend that it never happened. She quit the FBI, and started working for cooper security. Throughout the years Adam kept tabs on Delilah to make su
I gave this one 3-1/2 stars. The parts that were good were really good but the tech talk & political info dump were boring and pulled me out of the story. I liked the love story & those parts were great. The interaction with the other characters from the series was good. I liked Adam, but to be honest, I would think he would have "seen the light" a bit earlier than his 40s if he was really so smart. Maybe that is just a personal bias against men who live & breathe their careers for s ...more
Jun 24, 2013 Dana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-romance
This was a good story, and the premise was good, too. I just felt the story spent so much time on the physical relationship between the two characters. Not really my cup of tea.
Maureen Hubley
Jun 09, 2013 Maureen Hubley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a great book. Kept you thinking all the time. Can't believe we have to wait till 2014 for the next book in the series.
Sep 27, 2016 Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved both the Main characters and even though I've read these out of order - something that would normally bother me buts it's hasn't taken away from the stories!
Read in (I believe this order)

Cooper Justice
Cooper Justice - Cold Case
Cooper Security

Bitterwood PD

The Gates
The Gates - Most Wanted

Hoping Ms. Graves adds on to the Cooper series and the The gates with additional books or series!!
Debbie Heaton
Jul 26, 2013 Debbie Heaton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Graves’ romantic suspense novel, assistant FBI director Adam Brand is on the run and out of time. Unable to expose a domestic terrorist hiding in the area has left him with more questions than answers that have forced him underground. Former FBI subordinate Delilah Hammond is a resource he can turn to but a dangerous one due to their past intimate involvement. Their past relationship drove Delilah out of the FBI and back to her hometown where she is now a member of the Sheriff’s department. F ...more
Mina Khan
Adam Brand and Delilah Hammond, both older than your average H/h, were a very interesting couple because they had their own issues, accomplishments, and certain ways of doing things. I found them a refreshing change from the characters in their twenties.

Graves did a great job on describing the mountain area and made me itch to visit Tennessee. :)

The overall story arc for Bitterwood P.D. is spread over three books and I read the trilogy.
Harlequin Books
"TOP PICK! Sizzling chemistry and plenty of action keeps the plot moving, and readers on their toes, in this fantastic read." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars

Miniseries: Bitterwood P.D.
Category: Suspense
Rebecca Delio
Jan 10, 2016 Rebecca Delio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story

I loved this book. The story was interesting the characters were wonderful. I would have loved to know what happened to the brother and mother. Paula Graves knows how to write a book that keep you interested from beginning to end
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Lots of action and adventure. Pretty good read
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Feb 06, 2014 Liz Mulherin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book i need to check the other books out
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Miniseries: Bitterwood P.D.
Category: Suspense
TOP PICK! Received 4 1/2 stars @ RT Book Reviews
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I was raised in Alabama, so I know we Southerners don't hide our crazy people—we showcase them. Eccentric people make for the best stories, and we Southerners do love our stories. The need to tell stories has been a driving force in my life from childhood.

As a girl, my favorite books were mysteries and romances. When I realized there were books that featured both romance and mystery, I knew I'd fo
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Bitterwood P.D. (6 books)
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