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(Pierce Securities #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,378 ratings  ·  167 reviews
When Krista catches her boss doing the unthinkable, the only thing she can do is run. Straight into the arms of the eye-candy she’s been trying not to flirt with on her lunch break. But whose side is he on?

Ryan’s security firm is having a hard time getting off the ground, and this may be just the job to help the company out. But pseudo-bounty hunter isn’t really what Pierc
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published April 27th 2015 by Anne Conley (first published April 27th 2014)
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~~~ 3 stars ~~~

This one had so much potential.
Great mix of suspense, thriller and romance with the protective, ex-coast guard hillbilly alpha and likeable heroine. I wasn't okay with some of the choices they've made and some scenes irked me. Overall I enjoyed this book and I might be reading the next one in the series.

Except for:
When I read books with triggers like (view spoiler), I go off the rails. I want blood and death. It's fiction, people. I do
Kristen Holt
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Oh brother, where do I start with this one?

First off, what the hell, GR reviewers? What's with all the 4 & 5 star reviews? Was this book REALLY the best or nearly the best book you've ever read? Just because you've agreed to give an honest review does not mean that you have to give a GOOD review.

Craze is about Classy Lady and Eye Candy. Seriously. That's what the MCs refer to each other as before they meet. And those terms are used, A LOT.

The H's POV seems to be spoken from his d*ck. There
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Wow. Just wow. This book has some serious trigger warnings. But it was so freaking realistic. I told my husband it was like reading an episode of Criminal minds with a side of romance. I love Criminal minds BTW. Full review to come!
Feb 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Up until the very last chapter of this book I wasn't particularly enjoying the book but had every intention of reading more by this author because even through the awkward writing she had the spark of something that isn't especially common in authors. I'll move chronologically so it goes from bad to worse.
I liked the plot of the book and the pacing is really good. The heroine wasn't super fascinating but she was tough enough and sassy enough for me to be cool with her. The hero was a brainless b
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: erotica readers, people who love woodsy or country men, those who like romance with a great story
5 out of 5 Sexy and Thrilling stars!! Wow!

Where do I even begin with this one? It had everything I love all wrapped up into this one book. The characters were wonderfully described and given so much depth that I certainly felt a lot of love and hate while reading about them.

Ryan was to die for. He had practically everything going for him but it still wasn't over the top or cheesy. Krista was never too whiney or weak, she was perfectly human - the balance was great! The sexy times were very well
Sep 06, 2017 marked it as wont-touch-this
DNF @ 9% - The blurb sounded very promising and intriguing! A woman on the run, falls for her protector! But what the blurb doesn't tell you is; "What Krista Actually Catches Her Boss Doing?" (view spoiler) Sorry, I don't care how hot the sex is between the main characters but ...more
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Craze
Author: Anne Conley
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Pierce Securities #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Rating: 5 Stars *****



Craze is a Contemporary Romantic Suspense told in third person point of view and follows ex-coast guard (now part of the Pierce Securities firm) Ryan and the heroine, Krista, who after some pretty heavy circumstances, ends up in the lap (so to speak) of the abovementioned Security firm.
This is my first experience with an Anne Conley book
Diantha Jones

I really enjoyed Craze. I tried to find something that I didn't like about it, but couldn't really nail any one thing down. I liked the characters, I liked the sexual tension, I liked the plot and I liked the ending. Can't really deduct any stars when you like all of that, now can you?

I appreciated that there was a bit of history between our characters Krista and Ryan before the real fun begins. They'd been flirting in the park for quite a while before things
Susan Sager
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Anne Conley writes an excellent novel full of angst, suspense, passionate steam, and thrilling moments. There are surprises lurking from every page until you get to the conclusion. The romance is off the chart, and there are decision that the characters must make in order to reach the conclusion of the story.

Meet Krista and Ryan. They initially see each other at a park. Krista goes to the park every day on her lunch hour. She works very hard and needs the break to regroup. Her boss at times inte
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
|I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review
When Krista catches her boss doing the unthinkable, the only thing she can do is run. Straight into the arms of the eye-candy she’s been trying not to flirt with on her lunch break. But whose side is he on?
Ryan’s security firm is having a hard time getting off the ground, and this may be just the job to help the company out. But pseudo-bounty hunter isn’t really what Pierce Securities is trying to get a name for. When he finds out their ta
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read and enjoyed previous books by this author. However this is definitely my favourite so far.

This is book one in the Pierce Securities series. It's Ryan and Kristas story and what a story it is. Ryan is part of Pierce Securities. When they are called in to find Krista they get more than they bargained for. Krista is a great character. I really liked her. Ryan's a hot sexy alpha that will do anything to protect who he cares for.

Well written romantic story with a brilliant suspense storyline.
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given the opportunity to ARC read Craze and wanted to share my review. AWESOME READ! Drama, action packed, love story, couldn't put it down!! Krista is going along, working, a normal, day in day out job, minding her own business. She does get to enjoy a little eye candy at lunch with a nice looking guy that she admires from afar. That guy, Ryan, is watching her too, and admiring. While Krista is dropping off completed work she walks in on the unthinkable and a huge mess. Ryan works for Pie ...more
Mariana Lee
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great book, I loved everything about it. It has lots of sexy alpha males in this First book of the Pierce Security Series, we have Ryan who we get to know really well. Krista is a strong and independent female character who works for a financial company and one evening stumbles across something awful that turns her quiet life upside down and puts her in danger. She comes across the Pierce Security firm and meets Ryan who will be c
Wren Michaels
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I've read by Anne Conley and it won't be the last. I fell in love with the characters from the start. The depth of emotions connected me to them, both the hero and heroine. Even her secondary characters came to life in the pages and I cannot wait to read them when they get their own books. The sexual tension was through the roof and the story kept me turning pages well past my bedtime. Loved it!
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it
3.25 RATING-
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good, sweet, nothing new but totally worth reading
Spunky N Sassy
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
SNS Rating: 4.33

~~~~~~~~~~Dee's ★★★★★ Rating~~~~~~~~~~

You. Have. Got. To. Read. This. Story! An outstanding mystery with every element of a fascinating thriller. If you care anything for mystery & suspense, for exciting action that has you holding your breath and leaves you on the edge of your seat.......then, this book is for you. Krista accidentally stumbled into a situation that had her fleeing for her life. Ryan is the security agent tasked with finding her, hiding her and keeping her sa
Tbird London
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
Welcome to Pierce Security. A group of sexy men who have ventured out to set up their own security team. The funds are tight, the cases are few but what they do have is a strong determination to make this venture a success.

When a business man comes to them with a job, they listen intently but see the red flags flying high. His story didn’t seem creditable but they needed the job so they took it. Little did Ryan know the woman they were hired to find was the classy lady he had been admiring at th
Jul 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
I gave this more of a 1.25-ish rating because it isn't the worst book I've read but it didn't deserve two stars. The book focused too much on the relationship and lust aspect; if you decide to write a book with such a dark premise with disgusting predators as the villains that should be the focus.
Instead the author barely focused on the bad guys, creating no suspense or mystery as she immediately tells the reader who they are and what they're doing. Even with this, it could still be positive as
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

**** Written after first read, early 2015****
This was a really fun, fast read. When it first opened and I was reading Krista’s POV on Eye Candy, and then Eye Candy’s POV on Krista, he seemed creepy and I expected it to go in an entirely different direction than it did – meaning I was surprised at what Krista walked into when she stumbled into a mess. I also enjoyed watching Ryan’s character sort of evolve before my eyes.

Another character undergoes a change in demeanor too but no spoilers so I’ll
Erin Lewis
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star Review Craze: Pierce Securities #1 by Anne Conley

Anne Conley was a new author to me and I am so glad I agreed to read this ARC. It was fantastic.I loved the main characters of Krista and Ryan. .

Casual flirting whilst eating lunch at the park daily sparks both their interests in each other. Krista works as an accountant whilst Ryan works as an investigator for Pierce Securities

Ryan trying to drum up business for the firm visits Krista’s work place to leave his companies details; little
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time to experience Anne's writing, and she has me hooked! Right from the beginning I couldn't put the book down.
Krista is living a pretty boring life, most all her time is spent working. The little time she has that she enjoys outside work, is spent with her sister and nephew, and her time in the park. Spending her lunch breaks in the park, watching the sexy stranger across the way, she fantasizes about him. One of the last to leave work one night, her life is changed forever.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.25 Stars!

I really liked this book. This is a new author for me and definitely someone I will look for more in the future. I am a sucker for romantic suspense. I love the action, drama, and suspense that comes with the steam. This author crafted an amazing story that will keep you on your toes until the very end. This book was sweet, sexy, and also had tons of laughs.

This is Krista and Ryan's story. Krista is on the run and who better to run to than the guy that you admire daily. After witnessi
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

This was the first book I’ve read by Anne Conley, and it won’t be my last. I enjoyed this story and I’m interested to see what happens next with this group of men.

The book starts off a little slow, but once Krista walks in onto something horrible, things pick up quick. Krista is on the run, with the bad guys on her heels and she doesn’t know who she can trust.

Ryan and his security firm are looking for some work when a man walks in asking the
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I first picked up this book for review, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It has a great balance of suspense and romance to make it one of the best reads for me this year. The story had a great plot and kept me well entertained. There were a couple of scenes that were hard to read just because of the topic. The characters were amazing. I enjoyed Ryan and Krista’s relationship; they are complete opposites but yet they compliment each other nicely. I had to laugh at some of the situations they go ...more
Mary Lou Hoffman
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: CRAZE
Series: Pierce Securities
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Anne Conley (in exchange for an honest review)
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

This is the first book in the new Pierce Securities series. Each will feature a different couple and should stand on its own, but I recommend reading them in order as there will be updates on the relationships formed in the previous boo
Indie Editor Nancy
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Anne Conley has another great story and new series with Craze and (Pierce Securities). She has assembled an interesting and gorgeous group of men and a lady who work together to keep people safe and secure.

Ryan, an ex coastguard member, has seen our heroine at the nearby parks where Krista takes her lunch hour watching the children play. Both Krista and Ryan had noticed each other in the past but until Krista experiences the horrific situation at work they had not met each other.

Ryan and Krista
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Anne Conley I’ve read and it’s fantastic… I can’t wait to check out her other books. This might even be one of my favorite books of the year so far. You’re sucked in from page one, Krista goes to the park every day during her lunch break and recently has spotted a gorgeous man who also happens to be there every day. One day Krista walks in on her boss doing horrific things and when her life is in danger she decides to go on the run. Coincidentally Krista’s boss seeks he ...more
Heather Anne
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
After witnessing a heinous crime, Krista is in trouble and she is put in the care of security specialist, Ryan, to keep her safe. The attraction between Krista and Ryan is instant and despite warning from his boss not to get romantically involved with a client, Ryan and Krista stop fighting their feelings and give in but when the threat is so close can he continue to do his job with the distraction of sex?
Craze is a great romantic suspense story. Twists and turns coupled with the sexual tension
Tami czenkus
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Craze by Anne Conley
5 steamy suspenseful stars....
I was blown away with this story from the very beginning! Krista is living the corporate life and never has time for herself except at her lunch time in the park, where she silently flirts with Mr. Hottie....... Ryan ex Coast Guard trying to get his security firm off the ground.
Kristas boring life quickly turns upside down when she is caught up is lies and scandal... Krista and Ryan are thrown together and the connection is undeniable, but the f
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Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the past several years. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

Currently, she has five

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