Book 1, Recovered Innocence - A Recovered Innocence Novel
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USA Today bestselling author Beth Yarnall kicks off a steamy new series featuring a San Diego investigative team with a soft spot for lost causes and a passion for redemption.
Cora: I got my driver’s license on my sixteenth birthday so I could visit my brother in prison. Five and a half years later, he’s still locked up for a murder he didn’t commit and I’m still trying to find a way to set him free. Then I hear about Nash Security and Investigation, a private detective agency that helped exonerate a wrongfully convicted man after thirty-nine years in prison. The problem? They’ve already taken on the one pro-bono case they’ll accept this year.
Leo: I’m this close to finishing law school—and never working another day at my dad’s P.I. office—when Cora Hollis walks through the door. She’s got a box of files, a handful of leads, and an independent streak a mile wide. She fascinates me and I can’t say no. Suddenly I’m volunteering to help her find a missing witness who could be the key to her brother’s case. But nothing is what it seems and giving in to the attraction between us could be more dangerous than finding the real murderer.
Praise for Vindicate
“With humor, romance, and suspense, Vindicate is such a fun book. I loved it!”—USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston
“Readers will love Beth Yarnall’s fresh voice and high quality writing. This is an excellent start to a series, with a strong heroine and a smart, sexy hero who make a great team. I can’t wait for Beau’s book!”—Jill Sorenson, author of Against the Wall
“Rich in angst with a strong romantic suspense plot, Vindicate is a solid start to Yarnall’s Recovered Innocence series.”—RT Book Reviews
“Vindicate is enthralling, well-crafted, and mesmerizing. Beth Yarnall has mad skills.”—Books and Bindings
“It was told from both Cora’s and Leo’s points of view. This is a style that I love and one that had me flying through the pages.”—Twin Spin
“I really liked it! An engaging storyline that grabbed my attention and kept me along for the ride, through all the ups and downs, lies and secrets, to the bittersweet ending.”—Clever Girls Read
“Fast-paced and charming.”—PopKitty Book Reviews
“Fans of romantic suspense will certainly enjoy Vindicate.”—Book Angel Booktopia
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Redemption & Love
I really enjoyed this book. The characters and the story line were very well written. Vindicate is a story of redemption but mostly about different kinds of love. The love for family is the driving principle behind this story. Cora loves and believes in her brother when no one else does. She is dedicated to that love and has basically put her life on hold while she works to prove his innocence. Along the way she finds people she can trust, people that believe not only in her brother but in her and her abilities. This is an underdog story and it plays out so well I was captured and held through the entire story.
Loved this! Totally surprised during reading this!
This was my first Beth Yarnall book I have ever read. I tend to not read a lot of romantic suspense books but the premise of this book just hooked me.
Cora Hollis has been trying to free her brother, Beau, from prison for the past 5 1/2 years. Beau was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Cassandra, and Cora knows in her heart that he is innocent.
After hearing an interview on the radio with Ed Nash, from Nash Security and Investigation about their pro bono case where they freed a man who was in prison for 39 years, Cora knows that she needs to bring her brother's case to them.
Cora shows up at Nash Security and is quickly turned down by Savannah, the company's secretary. Leo, Ed's son overhears this and prompts his dad to at least listen to this person.
Needless to say, Cora completely impresses Ed and he decides to take on her case. Cora is a little put off by Leo, thinking he is a spoiled, lazy idiot! Of course Ed has Leo work with Cora on this case.
I just adored Leo and Cora. Leo did start off as a spoiled, lazy law student just biding his time during the summer at his dad's office, but he really turned into a great, caring guy. I loved the little role reversal here where he had wanted the serious relationship and she didn't. As for Cora, wow...this character was such a strong female. Not many people could put in the effort she did in trying to find the person who actually killed Cassandra. Her entire life revolved around this case that she really had no life. I loved how Leo helped her see that.
I really enjoyed the entire suspenseful part in trying to find out who the real killer was. This story kept me guessing the entire time. I was really convinced who it was to then find out, I was wrong! Love when that happens!
Overall, this was a wonderful story with great defined characters. I'd highly recommend giving this book a chance.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Great job Beth!
Loved the book and the characters. I loved the writing just as much. If you love crime novels and contemporary romance novels, this is your book!