Blog Tour: Fatal Threat by Marie Force

This blog tour is hosted by Kismet Blog Tours. To view the entire schedule, click here or go to the end of this post. 

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website
It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene.

A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything—including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. This isn't the first time the couple's lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam's past returns to haunt her, she can't help but wonder if there's a connection.

With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam works to tie the threat to a murder that can't possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband's career is irrevocably damaged…

I'll let you guys into a secret of mine: I absolutely love crime drama/ thriller TV shows. Criminal Minds, Bones, Body of Proof, Rizzoli and Isles? I'm obsessed with all of them! Because of this, I've been on the hunt lately for some good thriller reads because, quite simply, I cannot resist a good mystery. Therefore, when Marie Force's Fatal Threat, her latest addition of to the Fatal Series, landed on my radar, I immediately added it to the top of my TBR pile. Luckily,  Fatal Threat provided just what I was craving: suspense, humor, and just the right amount of swoon-worthy romance.

While this is the eleventh book in the series, it was actually my first. Initially, I was a little worried I would have a hard time following but thankfully it turned out to be an non-issue! It was incredibly easy to jump right into Sam and Nick's story - I felt like I've known them forever!

Sam is the kind of main character I can't help but love and root for. She's the ultimate bad a$$: fierce, loyal, and protective. I admired not only her need to do anything to protect the ones she loves but also put her own life (and sometimes sanity) on line in order to do so. Throughout the book, she gets into so many crazy, heart stopping situations, and no matter what occurred, she always managed to give the bad guys a good run for their money! My favorite quality of hers, though, was actually her willingness to always speak her mind, even if it sometimes got in her trouble. Basically, she sometimes has the case of foot-in-mouth disease, but don't we all sometimes?  It caused for some good laughs at times, especially when reading about her interactions with her partner. In addition, to Sam there was a cast of characters I came to love over the course of the book - her family, her partner, her fellow co-workers at police statin, her friends....every single one added something great to the story. I'm excited to go back and read the previous books so I can learn more about them all!

The plot of this in one word? SUSPENSEFUL! During the entirety of the book, I was on the edge of my seat, dying to know more and also coming up with my own theories as to who the bad guys were. In Fatal Threat, we get the privilege of not one but TWO mysteries: the mysterious floater and the threat to the Sam's family. Both were well-devoleped and intertwined nicely into the story. Just when you thought they weren't going to make headway on one case, a real shocker would come through! I also enjoyed the romance between Nick and Sam. They're such an adorable couple, and I loved seeing them interact with each other. They're both strong headed and slightly (okay, maybe incredibly impulsive in Sam's case) but at the end of the day they're a great team!

In all, Fatal Threat was a wonderful, fast paced read; however, be prepared for the ending. It's a real jaw-dropper! Lastly, while this may be my first book by Marie Force, it certainly won't be my last! I'm super excited to read her back catalogue.

Grade: B+ 

Fatal Threat (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads) will be released July 25th!

Source: Publisher/Blog Tour Hosts- thanks Harlequin/Kismet Tours!

About the Author: 
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of 60 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold 6 million copies worldwide!
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news. 

Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on FacebookTwitter @marieforce and on Instagram. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.

Blog Tour Schedule: 

Monday, July 17th – BookHounds – Guest Post
Tuesday, July 18th – Booklovers For Life – Guest Post
Wednesday,July 19th – Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf – Review  & My Slanted Bookish Ramblings – Review
Thursday, July 20th – Hooked To Books – Guest Post
Friday, July 21st – Parajunkee – Guest Post
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Monday, July 24th – Pretty Sassy Cool – Review with short Interview
Tuesday, July 25th – Cocktails and Books – Review
Wednesday,July 26th – MIxed Book Bag – Review & Ebook Indulgence – Review
Thursday, July 27th – Lovely Loveday – Review & Abigail Books Addiction – Guest Post
Friday, July 28th – Sassy Book Lovers – Review


  1. I loved Marie Force's Green Mountain series, but I haven't tried her romantic suspense yet. I'm addicted to mysteries and RS lately, so I should definitely try this series. I'm also a huge fan of Criminal Minds, Lauren! I haven't watched the show is some time though, always having my nose in a book, lol! Wonderful review! :)

    1. Ooh, I'll have to check out her Green Mountain series. I haven't heard of that one! And yay for you being a fan of Criminal Minds! I pretty much stop everything to watch it once a new season gets added on Netflix lol

    2. Thanks for the review, Lauren! Glad you enjoyed Threat. The first three Fatal books are on sale for FREE right now in a bundle. Find out more at marieforce.com.

    3. No problem, Marie! I actually purchased the first three books as soon as I saw the link go up on Twitter :)

  2. Wow that is a long series!! I love that you can jump in though. Agree with you on all the shows. Love criminal drama/thrillers. Great review!

    1. I know, and there's even more being released in the future! And yay for you being a fan of criminal drama/thrillers too - it's always cool to find another lover of them :)


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