I really, really liked this book. The story was entertaining, but the characters absolutely made the novel […] Read More

Jessie is hoping to become a prima ballerina but she has issues from her past. BJ is a former soldier who has suffered great loss. When they meet at a yoga class they become great support […] Read More

Fast paced, lots of suspense and surprising twists in the plot. The story was also gripping and emotional in parts.

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Jessie and BJ. The battles they face firstly her demons and then his. The reader not only identifies with the depth of the characters but also the depth of their pain. The line that showed Skip’s horror was “ and when did you last see your […] Read More

I was fairly captivated from the start, intending for this to be my work lunch break book for this week, however, I got so into it that I kept reading at home and now I’ll need to pick another lunch break book because Retribution only lasted for one day.

The ballet dancing – loved all of this! […] Read More

A non-stop bundle of thrilling chilling twisted intrigue! A very well executed story that is impossible to put down! The storyline sucks you in taking you on a twisted rollercoaster ride of emotions! Intense, gripping suspense, gritty, raw, exciting, and enjoyable! An amazing must read that […] Read More

Jessie is an up and coming ballerina. She is on the way to becoming a principal. Someone mugs her and Brad an ex navy seal saves her. There is a lot of suspence and action to keep you interested and wanting to keep reading. I really like that on a book. Diane Demetre tells […] Read More

A fast paced short novella that sports curveballs in the story. The main characters/love interests are a ballerina and an ex-sniper still grieving his dead wife and child. The story is full of intensity and smoking hot passion, but also takes time to explore breadth of emotions […] Read More

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were introduced in such a way that I either loved or hated them, bur knew them well.. The plot was devoid of unnecessary sex & bad language until almost the very end and kept me turning pages & devouring the story until the […] Read More

Great book!! Fast paced adventure and read till the end!!

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This book is a grab your attention and hang on till then end. Lots of twists and turns. Quick read and well written.

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Jessie is a ballerina who is competing for the title of principal with her ballet company. Brad is an ex-SAS sniper haunted by the tragic deaths of his wife and child while he was deployed. Brad saved Jessie from a mugging after a yoga class that they take […] Read More

I really enjoyed the suspense and mystery in this book. I was fascinated by Brad ‘s story and his character. It was really well written, I loved him. Him and Jessie as a couple worked really well together, the instant chemistry is what I enjoy reading. Great book.

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Beautiful ballerina meets rugged grief stricken former military man. While dealing with family tragedy, her life is turned upside by a stalker. Friends turned lovers story in the best way.

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This novel had a lot going on and had no trouble grabbing and keeping my interest. Muggings, mystery stalkers, traumatic and abusive childhoods, tragic loss of family members, you name it, all revolving around […] Read More

A ballerina, a former army guy and a crazy stalker. Poor Jessie is having a hard time trying to go from senior dancer to the principal dancer. First someone tried to mug her but Brad Jordan(bj) saved her from that. Then someone broke in and left a little love letter. And she had […] Read More

Once I started this book, I could not put it down! I love when an author writes about real life situations that are difficult subjects and Diane Demetre succeeds at that in fantastic ways. She makes sure that she does her research and it shows. Her characters have depth and grow throughout […] Read More

I don’t always have enough time in the day to read and I finished this book in about 4 days, I could NOT put it down! I received an ARC and I cannot wait to get a physical copy of this book.

The characters are relateable and there are so many suspects for the stalker, it’s […] Read More

I did not expect to like this book as much as I did! There’s romance, sorrow, mystery, thrills, joy – a little bit of everything. I did feel some things about the story were rushed or not given the proper level of detail, but overall, I enjoyed the story. It was a quick […] Read More

Very enjoyable book with a great plot and a splendid cast of characters. BJ is a retired Special Forces soldier with a tragic past and a faithful dog Whiskey. I love any book with a dog! Jesse is a young woman who lives for ballet and becoming principal dancer. […] Read More

I don’t know what I was expecting to read but this book was exceedingly good. BJ is Broken soul. He left his military career when his wife and son were in an accident. He has been getting by day by day. In his yoga class is Jessie. Jessie is a ballerina working towards the pinnacle […] Read More

The story was captivating from the beginning and fast-paced in terms of the fact that there are several things happening within a short period of time. I thought the story was well written, the characters are well developed and interesting and overall just an interestingly entertaining […] Read More

A well written story with heart warming characters it covered so many different things that can happen in a person’s life, some I know from personal experience. I look forward to more, this was a pleasure to read. It also had me revisiting Yass a place I have fond memories from a lot of years […] Read More

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has a bit of everything, drama, love, suspense, thriller and a good storyline set in an Australian country town. The author writes in a very visually descriptive way, which I love. It really brings the story to life. […] Read More

I absolutely positively loved this book. It has everything in it to pull you in and make you feel as though you are part of the story. This story revolves around some dark topics but it is about how you as a person either rise or fall in the end with the decisions that you make. We […] Read More

This book had so many twist & turns. The author got my attention. This story is about a budding relationship between a young ballerina & a former sniper & is based in Melbourne, Australia. This was my first book from this author but it won’t be my last!

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I really like the way that this book was written. I haven’t heard of the author before so i am glad I got the chance to read it.

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As always, Diane Demetre serves suspense, romance and a pinch of spice to pull you in and keep you there. The twists and turns make for an exciting read you’ll find hard to put down!!!

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Entertaining reading!

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This was a well-written story with complex characters and good plot development. The story seemed very well-thought out. It was mostly about developing the characters and building suspense – there was only a small amount of romance. Jessie has worked all […] Read More

So, this book is labeled as a suspense romance but I would disagree and say its more of a suspenseful novel. There was a little bit of romance mixed in but more of a thriller/suspense aspect. That being said I really enjoyed the twists and turns that […] Read More

There is a lot of different storylines contained in this book. Ballet politics, muggings, sociopath, deaths just to nene a few. Somehow though this all works and is a great read!

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Loved this book! I really liked the characters and suspenseful plot twists. It was a pretty quick read for me though, although that didn’t deter from the good points of the book!

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This was a bit of a slow start for me but it did end better than it began.

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I really enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful and I liked the romance between Jessie and BJ.

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I’m not sure what make me purchase this romance/suspense novel. Possibly the title. Loved it from start to finish. The important thing for me was the story flowed, characters introduced believable, troubled but so likeable, scenery had me daydreaming & just sometimes many short […] Read More

For readers of contemporary fiction, Diane Demetre is a fresh, passionate voice in storytelling. She is an award-winning author of genre-busting romance novels with a twist. Her dramatic flair, sense of place and evocative style create an entertaining escape for her readers. Diane’s works feature empowered heroines who live life to the fullest on their terms, much like the author herself.

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