Sunday, February 3, 2013

Razing Kayne by ( Walking a Thin Blue Line #1 ) by Julieanne Reeves

Razing Kayne by Julieanne Reeves

For two years, State Trooper Kayne Dobrescu has wanted only one thing: to understand why his wife inexplicably killed their children and then herself. Memories haunt his days and lay siege to his nights, leaving him questioning his reasons for living.

Jessica Hallstatt became a widow and single mother the night her firefighter husband died in a fiery explosion at an accident scene. While her husband may have died a hero, he left Jessica with deep emotional scars that haven't begun to heal.

When Kayne accepted a transfer to the mountain town of Payson, Arizona, he never expected to meet anyone like Jessica. From the moment he pulled her over for speeding, he was drawn in by her whiskey colored eyes and sassy dimple. But she and her children are a forever type package, and he's vowed never to give anyone the power to destroy him again. Yet fate has other ideas, throwing Kayne and Jessica together in a fight against an unknown enemy to save the life of a child.




The plot of the book worth 4 star, but the emotion I felt make it a 5 star book. Is not often a book make me shed so much tear. The first half of the story dwell much on Kayne mourning for his children. Anyway, this fact is not a spoiler. Kayne lost his family and Jess lost his husband.

Jess had 4 kids and when Kayne get to know her, the kids constantly reminds him of his children. This is so heartbreaking and he often thought of ending his own life when the sadness was so overwhelming.
I find myself not that invested on learning the mystery behind the deaths, because they only starts to investigate it at the last quarter of the book.

Jess is a loving mum for her 4 kids, but behind the great mum facade, is an insecure woman because of the way her late husband treated her. But Kayne was such a polar opposite to her husband and she can't stop herself from comparing both their actions constantly. And then she felt unworthy again.

Okay, we know guys don't usually express much in words. But Kayne is one of the hero who really knows how to recite endearments in such a heartbreaking way. Most of the time his mourning had me in tears and the reassurance he gave Jess was such heart felt.  

Get ready some Kleenex before you start reading.


Half way through the book it was reveal that one of the kid name Gracie was actually Kayne's youngest child was gone missing after the tragedy. Thus, this result in both Jess and Kayne trying to keep Gracie for themselves. In the end, they compromise on a marriage so both of them can be with Gracie. Long story short, Jess deduced that Kayne was in her life just because of Gracie and Kayne trying to prove her otherwise. The climax was regarding the truth behind Kayne's family death and Jess husband's death, which was interlink.  

In the end, we found out that all the homicide and kidnapping was due to Kayne's and his Russian wife's background. They both had such awful dads who kept revenging on each other just because they used to love the same woman. Imagine killing your own grandchild just to piss of the other grandpa. Such sicko. 

Rating 4/5