* Review * DEADLY GAMES by Karen Rock

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * DEADLY GAMES by Karen RockDeadly Games by Karen Rock
Series: Dallas After Dark
Published by Lyrical Liaison on July 17, 2018
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Special Agent Katherine Bowden doesn’t do girls’ nights out. She doesn’t do blazing hot dances with male strippers or unbelievable, uninhibited one-night-stands. If you ask her ex, all she does is work: study evidence, profile criminals, track them down. And now Katherine’s back home in Dallas, with a new set of all-male colleagues second-guessing her every move, and a possible serial killer hunting women just like her. But just this once, Katherine is going to try all those things she doesn’t do . . .

Growing up on the Reservation led Nash Hawkins down paths he’d rather forget. When his dream of joining the police force was crushed, he turned his hard body and wicked imagination into a meal ticket. His chemistry with Katherine is like nothing he’s ever felt. And though he’s sure a woman like her won’t want to get seriously involved with him, Nash knows things—things that might help catch a killer.

Nash and Katherine can save lives, if they put aside the desire that torments them both. But the closer they get, the more they have to lose . . .


Riveting from the first page! With the second book in her Dallas After Dark series, Karen Rock takes us back to the sultry nights of the Dallas Heat male strip club. We recognize several of the characters from the first book in the series, and get down and dirty with Nash Hawkins fairly quickly! The start of the book draws us into the terror that is about to strike, then we’re electrified with sexual tension when Nash and Katherine cross paths for the first time before joining forces to solve an intriguing case. The plot was developed well and the characters were pretty spot on in believability and interaction. My favorite in the series!

FBI agent Katherine Bowden didn’t expect to find herself back home in Dallas at this point in her life, but here she is … amidst the downtown party scene where she’s least likely to belong! She’s not one to typically be out partying, but when she reconnected with an old friend from school at just about the same time that her divorce was finalized, there was no turning down the invitation to hang with the girls at a strip club for the night!

Private investigator by day, stripper by night Nash Hawkins is used to the women ogling his well-defined body, and he’s only too happy to flaunt it for them to bring a smile to their face. When his eyes meet a buttoned-up Katherine’s during his routine, he’s mesmerized. He draws her onto the stage with him, turns her on like nobody’s business and then propositions her for the night. It’s a night he’ll never forget … and he’s disappointed to find her gone the next morning … luckily for him, his most recent case seems to follow the details of the serial killer she’s trying to catch!



  1. Happy Book Birthday to me! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful review, Lynn! I can’t think of a better way to kick off it’s release ❤️

  2. Wow! Thank you so much for your beautiful review and on my release day, too! That’s the best book birthday present you could give 🙂 <3

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