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5+ stars for Byte Me: Lonesome Lawmen 2 by Pauline Baird Jones #romanticsuspense #bookreview

Title: Byte Me: Lonesome Lawmen 2

Author: Pauline Baird Jones

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Romantic Thriller, Technothriller

Book Blurb:

A virtual vigilante with a killer in her sights. A deputy marshal caught in the middle. Can they go beyond the law to make things right?

Phoebe Mentel has been honing her hacking skills with one mission in mind. While the man who murdered her sister thinks his money and connections will keep him safe, Phoebe has other plans. She and her gang of vigilante hackers are hot on the killer’s trail, but they aren’t the only ones on the prowl…

US Deputy Marshal Jake Kirby wishes he would’ve ignored his gut feeling. If he had, he never would’ve walked into Phoebe’s Colorado country western bar, and he certainly wouldn’t have had to arrest the alluring hacker. While he doesn’t blame her for seeking vengeance, even the woman of his dreams isn’t above the law…

But as Phoebe and Jake broker a deal to work together, the killer they seek is willing to break every rule in the book to keep his freedom…

Byte Me is a suspense-filled mystery with a dash of humor. If you like tech-savvy thrillers, eccentric characters, and romance under fire, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ next standalone installment in her Lonesome Lawmen series.

Buy Byte Me to decode this virtual mystery today!

My Review:

Phoebe’s on a mission to make her sister’s killer pay but has she gone too far? Byte Me is a hacker romantic thriller I couldn’t stop reading. The morally grey characters intrigued me. The fast-moving plot had me reading late into the night. The opposites attract romance is just the right amount of heat and humor. Trust me, if you like technothrillers with a side of romance, this book is for you.

Let’s start with the characters. This book is all about the two main characters and the killer who’ll do whatever it takes to avoid capture. I love that Phoebe uses her talent as a hacker to score some vigilante justice. The morality issue comes into play and the reader must decide whether to root for Phoebe or against her. I chose to cheer her on. I also like Jake, the US marshal. He’s a true hero and his conflict is poignantly written. What’s a lawman to do?

I’m a big fan of this author because her writing is deeply emotional yet full of action and suspense. I’m thrown into the story and have to hang on for the ride. I read late into the night because I had to find out what happened next. Trust me, you’ll want to read Byte Me.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Pauline never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.

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Reviewed by: Nancy

1 Comment

Oct 18, 2023

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!!!

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