Monday, March 8, 2021

Queen's Ransom by Layla Reyne Release Blitz

Queen's Ransom by Layla Reyne. A Fog City Novel.

Everyone leaves.

Love is risky business when you’re an assassin.
Helena Madigan has lost loved ones to the family business before. Now that she’s in charge, she’s determined never to risk her heart again.
Except every time Celia enters the room, she takes Helena’s breath away.

But the one time someone stays…

Celia Perri likes to be helpful.
She just wants to run the family auto shop, raise her kids, and help her brother plan his wedding.
But when a drive-by shooting targets the garage, Celia’s simple life is upended.
Now ensconced within the Madigan family, there’s no escaping Helena, the blonde bombshell she’s been crushing on for months.

It could cost her everything.

As the Madigans investigate, Celia witnesses their love and loyalty up close.
And their business.
Instead of being afraid, she sees a place for herself among them. She could be a confidant and caregiver—if only Helena would stop pushing her away. If only she’d admit their mutual attraction might lead to more.
And if only someone would stop shooting at them long enough to find out.

Queen’s Ransom is the fourth book in the Fog City romantic suspense series. It can be read as a stand-alone but is best enjoyed after reading books one through three of the series.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Fog City series!
For book one, Prince of Killers, click HERE.
For book two, King Slayer, click HERE.
For book three, A New Empire, click HERE.


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Queen's Ransom by Layla Reyne

Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The fourth book in Layla Reyne’s Fog City series focuses on Helena Madigan, now leading the family business, and Celia, the sister of her future brother-in-law. I love that this is an f/f romance and that the author isn’t afraid to write about different types of couples in her series. This can be hard to find in the romance world.

A drive-by shooting leads to Celia and her kids moving into the Madigan mansion for protection. This gives the women who are already attracted to each other, more opportunity to flirt and see where things may go between them. The women have great chemistry but what I loved about Helena and Celia is that while their romance is sexy, I felt a lovely comfort when they were together. Like they just belonged with each other.

Aside from the romance, the action continues as the Madigans investigate the drive-by while they are preparing for Hawes and Chris’ upcoming wedding. This is a fast-moving story that kept me engaged the whole time. There is plenty going on. Including something is going wrong between the third Madigan sibling, Holt, and his best friend, Brax. The hints and glimpses we get into Holt and Brax have left me desperate to get my hands on their story, which is the final instalment in this series.

I loved Queen’s Ransom. It had good action, combined with a lovely romance, and getting to spend more time with Hawes and Chris was good too. This is a quick and satisfying read. I can’t wait for the final instalment of the Fog City series, Silent Knight, which is due out in May.

This is the fourth book in the series and I would say that you definitely need to read the previous three to understand the underlying plots and family relationships. Helena and her two brothers run the above and below board Madigan businesses. She is now in charge and taking on a lot in addition to being a practicing lawyer. Hawes and Chris are about to marry, and Holt is devastated by Brax staying away.

Chris's sister Celia has drawn Helena's attention, and then when she visits Celia at work there is a drive-by shooting. This catapults them together, as Celia's children and mother move into the mansion to stay safe. Suddenly the two women are much closer than they ever expected. Celia is just out of a horrible marriage to Dex and never had any other relationships, so she is rather beautifully innocent, but definitely interested in Helena.

As we see the complications of the family business and interplays with other local underworld criminal organisations play out, there is little opportunity for romance – but the heat is there and the hope for both of them to find happiness together. You will have to read it and find out just how it works out!

I am even more in need of Holt and Brax's story – those two are not doing well at the moment.



Author Bio

LAYLA REYNE is the author of the Fog City, Agents Irish and Whiskey, Trouble Brewing, and Changing Lanes series. A Carolina Tar Heel who now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Layla enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart-pounding romance.

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She missed the spark of attraction, the banter, the friendship, the hours spent with someone outside their world. And after months neck-deep in it, she needed that. Desperately.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Queen's Ransom (Fog City #4) by Layla Reyne to read and review for this tour.

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