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(The Rayburn Mysteries #2)

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Hunting a killer is easy. Learning to love is hard.

Josephine 'Jo' Rayburn's life was finally falling into place. She has a man she loves one who accepts her prickly personality, snarky attitude, addiction to knitting along with all her other quirks. Everything was going so well she is ready to take the next step in their life together.

Then bodies start dropping, and her pa
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published July 1st 2020 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Overall, the good parts of this story far outweigh the flaws, and that makes this a gripping and intense read!

Read full review in the 2020 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
That was really good......

Second book in the series. Same characters as in the first book.
Does it make a difference if you don’t read the first one?

I loved Josephine “jo” all her little quirks, the partnership she has with Sullivan (her work partner) is close, their banter made me chuckle. The closeness she has with Rhysian was lovely, they just fit, they complement each other perfectly. Her wildness needed his calm to keep her grounded.
Her tolerance for her more “prettier” half sisters, she
Ysyllt Rabey
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book as CeeRee is a friend of a friend. I was worried I wouldn't like it but in fact it was superb - way better than the usual cop drama! The drawing of the characters was so detailed that I really cared what happened to them. The storyline was interesting and unusual and the action fast paced. In short it was unputdownable and I finished it in a couple of days - as my frequently shushed husband will confirm! Coming to the end of the book was as sad as saying goodbye to ...more
Julia David
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Jo has a very strange family. But, when they are needed, they are there no matter what. Jo is very prickly and Rhys is the only one who can take her and her attitude. She is a good cop and when their cases keep piling up with dead bodies, Jo is determined to solve every one of them. The FBI is brought in to help, but Jo and her team will solve it in spite of the FBI. There is a mole in the department and there are very few people she trusts to help her solve all of this. It turns out that one of ...more
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Skinnned is definitely one of those books that will have you hanging onto the edge of your seat. With tons of steamy romance, witty banter, and a healthy dose of suspense, it was a fantastic read. I’m really eager to read more in this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was so lucky to get a copy of this book. I am an avid reader and I couldn't put this book down. Now I am going to have to wait for the next book in the series. I highly recommend the return series. This is my first book with this author and I am so glad I stumbled into getting a chance to read it. Come on book 3, I can't wait to see what happens next. ...more
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jo has a convoluted family and a birth father that no one talks about. Luckily she also has boyfriend Rhys and his brother Rian. He loves her even though she's hard and tough and a little porcupine. He sees a soft inside that nobody else gets to see. She and her squad are on the hunt for killers. Then Rhys' ex shows up. Grrr, how does that happen - she's coming to work with them? Finding the killers is hard when you don't know who you can trust. The only people she knows for sure she can trust a ...more
Sara Claridge
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting to read the next in the series, ever since I finished the last book and Skinned doesn't disappoint.
More snarky banter, lots of heat (there's plenty of police action too ;-)), and a great thriller.
I love how the relationship between Jo and Rhys is developing. Now I just need the next book, please... 😊.
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ooo my!!!
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