Razor Wire by Lauren Gallagher ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

Title: Razor Wire

Author: Lauren Gallagher

Narrator: Jill Smith

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 01/03/2017

Length: 05 hours 26 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Mystery/Thriller

Summary:

Two women. One terrible crime. Zero allies.

After being raped by a superior officer, MA3 Kim Lockhoff wants to leave the whole thing in the past. A cop herself, she knows all too well that it’s her word—and slutty reputation—against that of a respected Navy officer.

MA2 Reese Marion, a tough cop hiding her own trauma behind a hard-as-nails exterior, has no patience for pretty little princesses who use their cleavage to win favor with the guys. But when Reese is partnered with Kim, she slowly realizes that reputations can lie. Kim is whip-smart, ambitious—and scared. The man who attacked her won’t let anything damage his career, least of all Kim . . . or the baby she’s carrying as a result.

Isolated on Okinawa, thousands of miles away from home, the two women lean hard on each other. But when Kim confides in Reese, she unwittingly puts her new lover—and both of their careers—in the line of fire. Now her attacker just might have the leverage he needs to keep her quiet for good.

Story Review:

Razor Wire is a book outside of my comfort zone but I’m glad I chose it. I’ve tried reading Lesbian romance in the past but never really enjoyed it. I chose this one because of the author (Lauren Gallagher AKA L.A. Witt) and because the characters were cops and I love police stories.

The subject matter of rape is a tough one to deal with but Gallagher dealt with it perfectly. Kim Lockhoff is raped by a superior and then finds herself pregnant. She’s bullied by her rapist to have an abortion and to never mention it again.

Reese Marion is asked to help Lockhoff out but she isn’t very happy about it. Reese has the same opinion as everyone else her and Lockhoff work it and assume Lockhoff not only slept with their boss but is also a slut. She quickly changes her tune when Kim mentions rape.

Reese is there for Kim as she comes close to having an abortion and supports her when Kim chooses not to. They’re friends first but the attraction comes through and before long they’re sharing a bed.

The sex was written-well and interesting and their connection was off the charts. I loved the way these two women supported each other on and off the job.

Most of the story was spot on but the ending felt a little rushed and a little too easy. Overall a recommended story with strong characters.

Narration Review:

Jill Smith did a really good job with these women and their alternating POVs. Her voice was perfect for these characters.

Links

Razor Wire on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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