In Jack of Hearts by Sandra Owens, FBI agent Alex Gentry is working undercover to bring down the notorious Alonzo family. Using a biker bar that he and his 2 brothers own as cover, Alex befriends Ramon Alonzo, son of the drug lord Alex is looking to take down. What Alex doesn’t count on is meeting Ramon’s beautiful cousin Madison Parker. Madison can’t stand her creepy cousin but she maintains family ties to keep her mother happy. When bad boy Alex keeps Ramon’s unwanted hands away from her on more than one occasion, Madison finds herself slowly falling for Alex. What will Madison do when she finds out who Alex really is? Will Alex be able to get the evidence he needs to bring down the Alonzo’s?
This book should come with a warning label. Caution: Your new book boyfriend is inside. My. My. My. Owens has created a drool worthy character with Alex Gentry. Alex is honorable, loves his family, is perfect gentleman to Madison, and drives her crazy in the bedroom. The gifts that Alex sends to Madison will have you sighing in delight at his romantic side.
Madison is a strong character and every bit Alex’s match. Having just opened her own business, she stands her ground on more than one occasion when Ramon wants to use her bookstore for nefarious purposes. Her only weakness is her mother, which is why Madison doesn’t just blow off her sexually harassing cousin.
The suspense portion of this book is really good. Obviously the reader knows who Alex is and we get to see him slowly gather evidence against Madison’s family. An additional plot line has him trying to figure out who killed Madison’s father, who was an award winning investigative journalist.
Jack of Hearts is the first book in the Aces and Eights series. Owens has created a fabulous world with the sexy Gentry brothers that has me looking forward to the next books in the series. If you love romantic suspense, this is a great book for you.
Title: Jack of Hearts
Author: Sandra Owens Author
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC via NetGalley