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Say You're Sorry

(Romantic Suspense #22)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,159 ratings  ·  287 reviews
Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has tried hard to put his past behind him. He escaped the violence of his cult upbringing when he was just thirteen, and since then routine and discipline have been his way of making sense of the world. But when a petite blonde woman crashes into his life, he begins to realize that a little bit of chaos might not be so bad.

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Paperback, 544 pages
Published February 21st 2019 by Headline (first published February 12th 2019)
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Nimy Sarah Alex All of Karen Rose's books are stand-alone. This apparently is her new series. Even if there is an appearance of any previous characters, there will…moreAll of Karen Rose's books are stand-alone. This apparently is her new series. Even if there is an appearance of any previous characters, there will always be an explanation. She has a remarkable talent to incorporate the other characters without disrupting the story. so you should be good :)(less)
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Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How I’ve managed to miss this author over the years... I have no idea!
This was my first read by Karen Rose. Romantic suspense is not my go-to genre but I do like to dip a toe in that direction every once in a while.

This book is 600+ pages and there are a lot of moving parts from start to finish. Religious cults, serial killers, and of course, a dash of romance!

What more can you ask for in one book?!

Will this be the beginning of a new series by this author? I sure hope so! I’m quite curious to s
Susanne  Strong
4 Stars! A High-Octane filled Romantic Suspense!

When Daisy Dawson is assaulted by a bald man with a stocking over his face she fights back and gets away. She is the first woman ever to do so. Before getting away she grabbed a locket off of his neck. Turns out it’s significant as the locket is linked to past crimes. FBI agent Gideon Reynolds recognizes it. It has a name engraved on the back: Miriam. He knows who it belongs to, someone he used to know. His sister Mercy wore one just like it. The
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Smart, suspenseful, and sexy romantic suspense story!

Karen Rose is definitely the queen of romantic suspense... I felt this book was the perfect balance of both romance and suspense... The romance was sizzling and swoon worthy while the suspense was dark and nail biting.... Karen Rose doesn’t pull any punches, both the romance and suspense in this book are gritty, graphic, and raw... this is not for the faint of heart, so if you don’t like all the intimate details, this one might not be for yo
Holly  B
I've heard great things about Karen Rose and liked the sound of this one. I wasn't disappointed. This is the first book in the Sacramento series. 

The characters were well-developed and intriguing. I enjoyed the chemistry between Gideon and Daisy and was rooting for them to take it to the next level. He is an FBI investigator and is assigned to her case. They both have a history that haunts them, and as we learn the pieces of their past, we learn what makes each of them tick. I will be reading th
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
A different genre for me, and I had fun with it!

I had no idea Karen Rose has such an extensive backlist of well-loved works. Say You’re Sorry is part of her Romantic Suspense series, but it’s also the first in her new Sacramento series. At first glance, this book is a whopper, but it never felt like it! I’ll tell you why!

Gideon Reynolds is a special agent with a past. He was brought up in a cult, and once he escaped, he used routine to keep himself safe. His highly structured world is shaken up
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Steamy, heart-pounding, and engrossing—Karen Rose’s latest novel of romantic suspense has a little something for everyone! I find romantic suspense to be an incredibly difficult genre to write. For me, romantic suspense novels tend to tip too heavily towards the romance, and leave the suspense part feeling rushed. Say You’re Sorry doesn’t feel that way at all! With the skill to handle the delicate balance between two strong genres, I can see why Karen Rose is so beloved!


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I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.

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As you should all know by now, I like to keep my expectations low.

If you keep expectations low, than you're more likely to have an enjoyable experience. Say You're Sorry is the first Karen Rose novel I've read and until I won this book I hadn't even looked at any of her other books. So I based my expectations off of the fact that her series were described as Romance Suspense. I
Helen Power
When a serial killer targets Daisy Dawson, he doesn't expect her to fight back. But she does, and she manages to grab the locket he wears around his neck during the struggle.  This locket connects to a cult that Agent Gideon Reynolds of the FBI escaped when he was only 13 years old.  He is driven to find that cult and expose them, saving the women and children from their psychotic leader's tyranny.  This serial killer is Gideon's one tangible connection to the cult.  He's assigned to Dai
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Say You're Sorry brings us to another city with a story full of suspense and mystery. Daisy has a connection to the Baltimore series but this can be read as a complete standalone with no confusion. Which, I just have to say, I absolutely love how Ms. Rose has been able to connect twenty some books together in some way or another and yet it's never in a confusing or pointless way. If you haven't read her previous books you won't even know that there's a character she
Daisy Dawson and FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds connect when she’s attacked, and she wrenches off a locket from the man. Gideon is called in after his friend tells him of the engraving that appears on the locket that connects to Gideon’s horrid past. Being raised in a cult was a nightmare that he and his younger sister barely escaped, and he’s made it his mission to track down the cult to bring the members to justice and free any other’s like him and his sister that are at the mercy of this awful gro ...more
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t read a ton of romantic suspense, which is sorta weird because I like both suspense and romance separately, but not often together. I often find that there’s usually too much romance and not enough tension, I never really find the right balance for my personal taste. And then I was browsing Netgalley and saw the cover/blurb for this and I just couldn’t ignore it and I am thrilled that I gave it a try, it was excellent.

I have to warn you guys that this
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Say You're Sorry is the first book in the new Sacramento series, and although I am not that fond of reading about romance I found that it was very organic, so I was able to get behind it due to that. There are plenty of twists and turns and non-stop action to keep you enthralled and engaged throughout, and though it's quite lengthy it never feels that way as it's easy to read through it in a fun-filled single sitting. Violence makes up a large part of the plot, so if you're not up for that I wou ...more
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Wow crazy story with loads of gruesome details. But really good! 4.5 Stars
This book had me wound up for two days straight. No, it doesn’t normally take me that long to read a book, but this story is quite a bit longer than normal novel in the same genre. Plus it was darn good!

So completely different, the story is about a serial killer and the hunt to catch him while he’s on the hunt for the one that got away.

The story has a lot of psychological twists and two seemingly sep
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
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SAY YOU'RE SORRY (Sacramento #1, Romantic Suspense #22) by Karen Rose is an edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense with a hero and heroine who are both damaged and yet extremely strong and a twisted serial killer who is only discovered when he picks the wrong victim. Every page of this dense thrill ride kept me guessing, surprised, tense and turning the pages. I love Karen Rose books and I feel this is the best Karen Rose romantic sus
Lady Heather

Publication Date: February 12, 2019

"4 - What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger Stars!"

This is the first book I've read by Karen Rose and I really enjoyed it.
I'm a huge fan of the suspense/thriller/romance genre, in fact, suspense/thriller was one of the only genres I used to read before discovering romance.

This story had all the things I love in a suspense/thriller. It had a great storyline, writing, strong characters and excellent dialogue between the protagonists.
The story was smart and it
Anne - Books of My Heart
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Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
4.5 hearts
I started reading immediately after finishing Death is Not Enough, the previous book in this Romantic Suspense series .  It worked out well as the main character, Daisy is introduced there. I thought I would not like a new city Sacramento. How silly of me not to trust Karen Rose.

Daisy was not my favorite character
Welcome to the Golden State, Karen Rose! I can't wait to read a really good book set in my state of California. "Say You're Sorry" takes full advantage of the scenic area of NoCal and does an excellent job of making the area part of the suspense, which is a steady simmer throughout the book. The romance is two misfits who find each other and is wonderful. My only problem was with Daisy and her constant need for her therapy dog to help control her anxiety. She isn't even 30 and has never worked a ...more
Paris        (kerbytejas)
I’ve been reading Karen Rose books since 2014 and have enjoyed them. As with all authors, some books are just better than others, and Say You're Sorry (Romantic Suspense #22) by Karen Rose, was a great beginning to a new spin-off from her Baltimore series. The book is lengthy, complex, suspenseful, gritty, and sexy.

The story is about 3 damaged people whose lives cross and become entwined after a botched abduction attempt. The book has 3 main characters (Gideon, Daisy & the killer) several
Say you're sorry is the twenty-second book in the romantic suspense series by Karen Rose, however, it is the first in the new Sacramento series.

I am always super excited when a KR book comes out. She is one of my top authors, and reading her books is just such a comfort blanket - even with all the gore and violence, it still makes me feel ... cosy. :)

In this book we are introduced properly to Daisy Dawson. She is the recovering alcoholic daughter of Frederick, who we met in Death is not Enough l
I have long since considered this series one of my most anticipated each time a new installment is released. I reached for this one knowing that I was going to creep along dark, gritty shadows in a city's underbelly as the law enforcement types work hard to bring down some of the world's worst evil. This latest was riveting from the opening pages and was over before I was ready to let go. It has stayed with me for the days since I closed the book. Oh yes, it was that good.

Say You're Sorry is the
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook-owned
This was not what I was expecting, but I absolutely loved this book & couldn't put it down. This is NOT (as I expected) something I would characterize as cozy suspense, but rather a full on, serial killer suspense with a strong romance subplot running throughout. I'd describe this as brutal, engrossing, & propulsive - it was a book I was annoyed to have to stop in because I really wanted to know what would happen next. I do think it's about 50-100 pages too long in the front half, but ov ...more
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Daisy Dawson is assaulted by a man with a stocking over his face after her AA meeting she grabs a locket off of his neck before getting away. This catches the attention of FBI agent Gideon Reynolds as the locket is connected to a case in his past.Now Agent Reynolds is assigned to the protect Daisy Dawson and is working against time to figure out how these cases are connected before the suspect claims another victim.

Say You’re Sorry is a fast-paced, romantic suspense ,highly entertaining re
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
I have been in a romantic suspense mood lately, and Say You’re Sorry is a darned good one.

I have no patience for dimwitted damsels in distress, and Daisy Dawson is a true force to be reckoned with. She is extremely bright, with an analytical mind, fierce independence, and kind heart. The sense of serenity she instills in those around her is ironic given that she herself is prone to panic attacks. I really admired this determined heroine.

FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds is the perfect combination of alp
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
The minute I read the blurb to Karen Rose's Say You're Sorry I knew I needed to read this book right away. I absolutely love romantic suspense and the combination of spine tingling suspense and sizzling romance was amazing! This story was engrossing and gripping and had me on the edge of my seat! I was so completely consumed by Daisy and Gideon's story I did not want to stop reading!

Without giving any spoilers, this story came out of nowhere for me! I was rocked by the nonstop adrenaline rushes
Teresa (Reads_Romance)
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow. What a roller coaster from beginning to end! I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without reading a Karen Rose novel, but I am officially a fan. SAY YOU’RE SORRY is the first book in Ms. Rose’s new Sacramento series. It’s a wonderfully crafted romantic thriller following Daisy, a free spirit still figuring out her life, and Gideon, an FBI agent, who are brought together by an attack and evidence that ultimately ties them together.

The way Ms. Rose weaves readers into a story through multiple
Anne OK
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
A new romantic suspense series begins from Karen Rose -- set in Sacramento with a whole host of new characters plus a few honorable mentions from previous books. Once again, Rose has hooked me from the beginning and kept me enthralled through over 600 pages, and I'm looking forward to more-more-more!

Cindy ~
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Karen Rose's serial killers. They are vile and twisted and captivating to read. This first book in her Sacramento series reminds me of her earlier books which were the best. Along with the serial killer she also introduces a secondary plot of a religious cult which looks like it will continue through this series.

Fans of the previous series will recognize Daisy Dawson from the Maryland series. She was the step sister of Taylor and her father Fredrick now works as a PI for Clay Maynard. I
Elaine Tomasso
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Headline for an advance copy of Say You’re Sorry, the first novel in a new romantic suspense series set in Sacramento.

When Daisy Dawson is attacked she manages to fight off her attacker, grabbing hold of his necklace in the process, a necklace that means a lot to Special Agent Gideon Reynolds. The attacker sees Daisy as a loose end and soon she and Gideon are in great danger.

I thoroughly enjoyed Say You’re Sorry which is a pulse pounding read with some very da
Joy Novel Thoughts
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Say You're Sorry is what all romantic suspense should aspire to be! I have apparently been living under a rock because Karen Rose has been writing romantic suspense for years and I've been missing out on a ton of intriguing reads!

From the beginning Say You're Sorry sucked me into the dark mind of a sociapathic killer and I freaking loved it. It started the same way an episode of Criminal Minds does where you see the killer in action and then brings you to present time where you follow our heroi
abdulia ortiz-perez
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-2018
I received this book from Netgalley for honest Review.
What a great thrill and suspense it was to read. What a great psychological thrill! This novel had everything in it. The thrill, the suspense, the psychological, romance and the twist is crazy. This novel will keep you thinking and guessing. When you think you right, well let me just say that you might be wrong. This had me all over the place. My heart beating so fast! I couldn't believe what I was reading. If had me in shock. Every page, eve
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