Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Release Blitz & Book Review: A Harmless Little Plan by Meli Raine

A Harmless Little Plan
by Meli Raine
Series: Harmless #3
Genre: Political Thriller/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 13th, 2016


Turns out there was a second video from that awful night four years ago. Mine wasn’t the only tape.

Too bad mine wasn’t the worst.

Drew can’t protect me no matter how hard he tries, but the roles are flipped now. I have to help him, but I’m not wired that way. Not anymore. That one night changed me more than anyone knows.

More than anyone could predict.

Three men think they’re above the law. They’re right.

But I’m willing to go beneath the law to make sure they never harm anyone else. Their threats don’t scare me.

When you have nothing left to lose because
someone took it all away, you create the most dangerous creature imaginable.


Game over.

* * *
A Harmless Little Plan is the final in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.
This series includes:
A Harmless Little Game
A Harmless Little Ruse



They have to feed me.
Unless they plan to kill me in the next couple of hours.
If they’re not feeding me, is that a sign? Or are they just assholes who don’t care about feeding me? My stomach gurgles. Then it makes an epic sound, like wet boulders being dragged through mud with air pockets.
Muffled voices provide a strange background sound. None of their words is distinct, but the accumulation of them stacks up to create a ribbon of sound. Whatever they’re planning for me, they’re not tipping their hands.
I’m left without a voice, without a way to get out, and without Drew.
Time keeps changing. I’m on the bed again, but sitting up against the headboard, my hands in front of me in a zip tie. It’s better than having them behind me. Hurts less.
That’s how I measure time now. Through pain. Less pain = easier to pass time.
Time slows when the pain increases.
I can’t think forward, either. If I anticipate time, think about the future, the pain increases, too.
Mental pain.
Mental pain that will soon convert to physical pain.
What are they going to do to me?
As I move, my hair tickles my neck. Because I’m living with my skin on fire, every nerve quick and ready to react, even a gentle touch like strands of hair against my skin feels horrible. My mind keeps playing through memories of the video I’ve seen of what they did to me.
My gut tightens. I’m close to throwing up.
If they’re going to torture me and kill me, I wish they’d just do it.
But then again, if I draw this out long enough, Drew may have enough time to find me and save me.


A Harmless Little Game
by Meli Raine
Harmless #1
Released: October 18th, 2016
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A Harmless Little Ruse
by Meli Raine
Harmless #2

Released: November 18th, 2016

About the author:

Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes - and the women who love them.
Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

My review:

Oh my. This was at least as suspenseful and thrilling as the other two books if not more. It felt kind of like reading the script of the TV show 24. Haha! There was so much action going on in such a short time which really had me on the edge. Though it wasn't throughout the whole book and the ending brought me down slowly from the high adrenaline rush of the beginning.

The Story:
Lindsay knows what's going to happen to her though she's sure that Drew will come and save her but for now she has to play for time. Drew on the other hand is locked up and worried about Lindsay. He has to get out of jail to save her. He must have to stop the guys wanting to hurt Lindsay and finally stop this deadly game they play. Will Drew be in time to save Lindsay? Will they finally find out who's behind all of this?

“We fool ourselves every day into thinking that we have forever. Maybe we have to. If we thought about the fact that we're going to die someday, maybe we couldn't really live. Waking up, brushing our teeth, slogging down coffee, and doing whatever we need to do to check off our To Do list requires a belief that there's no end.
Because if you knew there was an end, wouldn't you live differently?
See, I know there's an end.
It's staring right at me.”

The book is in Lindsay's and Drew's POV and I was really glad about this because in the first two books I always wondered what the other one was doing or thinking. Now we got the full experience.

I devoured this book. It was such a quick read that I couldn't put down. It was a great conclusion to this series even though I wished for a bit more at the ending.
Who was behind all of what happened to Lindsay? We know about the three men from four years ago but already in the second book did we notice that there must be people with high influence involved. I just felt a bit let down by the way the bad guys got revealed or not revealed and about their consequences.
Since I'm already mentioning the things that bothered me a bit I have to say that even though I kind of liked the ending it was a bit too open for me. But maybe it's just me. From the first book on I couldn't wait to know how Lindsay will live and deal with everything that'd happened to her and the ending didn't really satisfy me in that matter. Especially regarding her parents and Lindsay's role in her father's career because this was an issue most of the time.

A lot of things that were unclear and left open from the first two books got wrapped up nicely in this one and now I'm kind of sad that it's over, mostly because I'll miss Drew.

“I have an idea.”
“It better be good.”
“It is. It involves gold bikinis and margaritas.”
“Even better.”

-- I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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