Say You're Sorry (Romantic Suspense, #22; Sacramento, #1)
Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has tried hard to put his past behind him. He escaped the violence of his cult upbringing when he was just thirteen, and since then routine and discipline have been his way of making sense of the world. But when a petite blonde woman crashes into his life, he begins to realize that a little bit of chaos might not be so bad.Daisy Dawson has had more than her fair share of pain too—but she's done being a victim. Daisy's determined to explore every new experience she can—including getting to know the dark and serious FBI investigator she meets when she fights off a masked attacker one night.It soon becomes clear that Daisy's attack was just the beginning. Now the bloodied bodies of young women are showing up all over California, and, as Gideon tries to find the killer, it's clear that Daisy is in more danger than they ever realised...

Say You're Sorry (Romantic Suspense, #22; Sacramento, #1) Details

TitleSay You're Sorry (Romantic Suspense, #22; Sacramento, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 21st, 2019
PublisherHeadline
Rating
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

Say You're Sorry (Romantic Suspense, #22; Sacramento, #1) Review

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    January 1, 1970
    How I’ve managed to miss this author over the years... I have no idea!This was my first read by Karen Rose. Romantic suspense is not my go-to genre but I do like to dip a toe in that direction every once in a while. This book is 600+ pages and there are a lot of moving parts from start to finish. Religious cults, serial killers, and of course, a dash of romance!What more can you ask for in one book?!Will this be the beginning of a new series by this author? I sure hope so! I’m quite curious to s How I’ve managed to miss this author over the years... I have no idea!This was my first read by Karen Rose. Romantic suspense is not my go-to genre but I do like to dip a toe in that direction every once in a while. This book is 600+ pages and there are a lot of moving parts from start to finish. Religious cults, serial killers, and of course, a dash of romance!What more can you ask for in one book?!Will this be the beginning of a new series by this author? I sure hope so! I’m quite curious to see where Karen Rose will take these characters next.Karen Rose writes an enjoyable, highly suspenseful read. It's an amazingly fast read... given the size of the book. A tip of the hat to the author for managing that!If you’re a fan of romantic suspense don’t miss out on this one! I would recommend.Oh and the cover....gorgeous!!A buddy read with Susanne!☃️Thank you to Elisha at Berkley Publishing Group for an ARC to read and review.
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  • Susanne Strong
    January 1, 1970
    4 Stars! A High-Octane filled Romantic Suspense! When Daisy Dawson is assaulted by a bald man with a stocking over his face she fights back and gets away. She is the first woman ever to do so. Before getting away she grabbed a locket off of his neck. Turns out it’s significant as the locket is linked to past crimes. FBI agent Gideon Reynolds recognizes it. It has a name engraved on the back: Miriam. He knows who it belongs to, someone he used to know. His sister Mercy wore one just like it. The 4 Stars! A High-Octane filled Romantic Suspense! When Daisy Dawson is assaulted by a bald man with a stocking over his face she fights back and gets away. She is the first woman ever to do so. Before getting away she grabbed a locket off of his neck. Turns out it’s significant as the locket is linked to past crimes. FBI agent Gideon Reynolds recognizes it. It has a name engraved on the back: Miriam. He knows who it belongs to, someone he used to know. His sister Mercy wore one just like it. The fact that it has surfaced gives him both hope and it scares him to death. Now Agent Reynolds is assigned to the protection detail of Daisy Dawson and is desperate to figure out how these cases are connected before something worse happens. The clock however is ticking and whoever is out to get Daisy has grand plans. “Say You’re Sorry” is a wicked fast-paced, easy to read, romantic suspense that kept me highly entertained. Though it’s over 600 pages, I flew through it in what seemed like just a few hours. This was my first Karen Rose novel - it came highly recommended and I must say, I am so glad I took a chance on this fabulous read! This was another buddy read with Kaceey!Thank you to Elisha at Berkley Publishing Group and to Karen Rose for a galley of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Published to Goodreads, Twitter on 12.5.18.Excerpt to be published on Instagram.Will be published on Amazon on release date.
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  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    A Smart, suspenseful, and sexy romantic suspense story!Karen Rose is definitely the queen of romantic suspense... I felt this book was the perfect balance of both romance and suspense... The romance was sizzling and swoon worthy while the suspense was dark and nail biting.... Karen Rose doesn’t pull any punches, both the romance and suspense in this book are gritty, graphic, and raw... this is not for the faint of heart, so if you don’t like all the intimate details, this one might not be for yo A Smart, suspenseful, and sexy romantic suspense story!Karen Rose is definitely the queen of romantic suspense... I felt this book was the perfect balance of both romance and suspense... The romance was sizzling and swoon worthy while the suspense was dark and nail biting.... Karen Rose doesn’t pull any punches, both the romance and suspense in this book are gritty, graphic, and raw... this is not for the faint of heart, so if you don’t like all the intimate details, this one might not be for you....This book is over 600 pages, but it certainly did not seem that way... I flew through those pages and never did I think when does this end? In fact I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to these characters yet.... Daisy was a fabulous protagonist and Gideon wasn’t too bad either😉 The chemistry between these two was off the charts.... hot🔥 and what I really appreciated is they not only connected on a physical level but also on an emotional and intellectual level, bravo to that! Also the fact that these two found time for romance and sizzle was quite impressive with all that was going on... A crazy creepy serial killer, A connection to a cult that’s part of Gideon’s past, well that’s it, but there is a lot to both of those! Two seemingly separate stories that thread together perfectly!We got many different perspectives in this book including that of the demented killer... and can I just say this guy was creepy squared! But I love that... I love getting into the mind of crazy and this guy definitely fit that bill.... along with Daisy and Gideon we had a cast of very well drawn secondary characters... my hope is the next book is about Gideon’s sister....A well-crafted story that will make you sweat, swoon, and squirm! An intense fast pace story bursting with romance and suspense! Recommend! 🎵🎵🎵 song running through My Head I can't seem to face up to the factsI'm tense and nervous and I can't relaxI can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fireDon't touch me I'm a real live wirePsycho KillerQu'est-ce que c'estFa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far betterRun run run run run run run away oh ohPsycho KillerQu'est-ce que c'estFa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far betterRun, run, run, run, run, run, run, away oh oh ohYeah yeah yeah yeah!You start a conversation you can't even finish itYou're talking a lot, but you're not saying anythingWhen I have nothing to say, my lips are sealedSay something once, why say it again?Psycho KillerQu'est-ce que c'estFa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far betterRun run run run run run run away oh oh ohPsycho KillerQu'est-ce que c'estFa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far…https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BlWZFxC...*** many thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book ***
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  • Holly B
    January 1, 1970
    I've heard great things about Karen Rose and liked the sound of this one. I wasn't disappointed. This is the first book in the Sacramento series. The characters were well-developed and intriguing. I enjoyed the chemistry between Gideon and Daisy and was rooting for them to take it to the next level. He is an FBI investigator and is assigned to her case. They both have a history that haunts them, and as we learn the pieces of their past, we learn what makes each of them tick. I will be reading th I've heard great things about Karen Rose and liked the sound of this one. I wasn't disappointed. This is the first book in the Sacramento series. The characters were well-developed and intriguing. I enjoyed the chemistry between Gideon and Daisy and was rooting for them to take it to the next level. He is an FBI investigator and is assigned to her case. They both have a history that haunts them, and as we learn the pieces of their past, we learn what makes each of them tick. I will be reading the next in the series.The villain was also very compelling and we find out his background later in the story. Let's just say he had "issues".The story moves at a quick pace as we follow Daisy's case, her romance with the hottie Gideon, and the oh-so creepy killer. If you like to mix it up, this one is a good pick.
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    A different genre for me, and I had fun with it!I had no idea Karen Rose has such an extensive backlist of well-loved works. Say You’re Sorry is part of her Romantic Suspense series, but it’s also the first in her new Sacramento series. At first glance, this book is a whopper, but it never felt like it! I’ll tell you why!Gideon Reynolds is a special agent with a past. He was brought up in a cult, and once he escaped, he used routine to keep himself safe. His highly structured world is shaken up A different genre for me, and I had fun with it!I had no idea Karen Rose has such an extensive backlist of well-loved works. Say You’re Sorry is part of her Romantic Suspense series, but it’s also the first in her new Sacramento series. At first glance, this book is a whopper, but it never felt like it! I’ll tell you why!Gideon Reynolds is a special agent with a past. He was brought up in a cult, and once he escaped, he used routine to keep himself safe. His highly structured world is shaken up when Daisy Dawson arrives. Daisy has to seek the help of the FBI when she’s attacked by a man in a mask. Who is assigned to her case? None other than Gideon.The two find out that Daisy’s attack is not isolated when other women are being attacked, too. And Daisy may still be in danger with a possible serial killer looming. Say You’re Sorry is gripping with a high-speed pace! Tons of action, it felt like a movie! The romance between Gideon and Daisy is steamy, but the suspense definitely takes the front seat. Smooth writing and a taut plot made reading this one the perfect experience! I loved it! I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. My reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com
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  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    January 1, 1970
    Steamy, heart-pounding, and engrossing—Karen Rose’s latest novel of romantic suspense has a little something for everyone! I find romantic suspense to be an incredibly difficult genre to write. For me, romantic suspense novels tend to tip too heavily towards the romance, and leave the suspense part feeling rushed. Say You’re Sorry doesn’t feel that way at all! With the skill to handle the delicate balance between two strong genres, I can see why Karen Rose is so beloved!ReflectionI want to dedic Steamy, heart-pounding, and engrossing—Karen Rose’s latest novel of romantic suspense has a little something for everyone! I find romantic suspense to be an incredibly difficult genre to write. For me, romantic suspense novels tend to tip too heavily towards the romance, and leave the suspense part feeling rushed. Say You’re Sorry doesn’t feel that way at all! With the skill to handle the delicate balance between two strong genres, I can see why Karen Rose is so beloved!ReflectionI want to dedicate my entire review to Daisy Dawson. What an incredible character! Daisy is super strong while having the sensitivity of a more fragile woman. And not in the annoying way many romance heroines are! Reading Say You’re Sorry, I truly felt that Daisy could have survived the book without Gideon. Daisy is a fighter and she kills them with kindness and a deadly sharp shot! Daisy gives the impression that she could survive anything! She is fierce about her convictions, but she still shakes after conflict. Daisy know what she wants and she knows what she is worth. And she gives as much love to the world as she can!But of course, it wouldn’t be romantic suspense without a little bit of heat—or a lot of it! And Karen Rose delivers with hot and brooding Gideon. With a dark, abusive past, Gideon is an atypical hero for our recovering addict, fierce femme—but he is impossible to write off once you get to know him! Gideon is not just a hottie, he has a heart of gold and treats Daisy with respect! Basically, the perfect man.The mystery itself is so compelling! About 50% of the book is narrated by the creepy serial killer who is the main antagonist of the book. This mysterious figure is so messed up! If he didn’t do such horrific things, there are moments where I almost pitied him and his past. But then I remember what he has done and I want him to burn!!!There’s also a fascinating cult storyline—one that inadvertently is the catalyst for not only the killer’s downfall, but also for Daisy and Gideon’s fated union. Hold on for a crazy compelling story with this cult! I could read a whole book about it and it’s twisted, damaging philosophy pretending to protect those it victimizes the most!Many thanks to Berkley for my copy to review.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Thriller A Thon: Thriller with the best cover50 States Thriller Challenge: CaliforniaAs you should all know by now, I like to keep my expectations low.If you keep expectations low, than you're more likely to have an enjoyable experience. Say You're Sorry is the first Karen Rose novel I've read and until I won this book I hadn't even looked at any of her other books. So I based my expectations off of the fact that her series were described as Romance Suspense. I I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Thriller A Thon: Thriller with the best cover50 States Thriller Challenge: CaliforniaAs you should all know by now, I like to keep my expectations low.If you keep expectations low, than you're more likely to have an enjoyable experience. Say You're Sorry is the first Karen Rose novel I've read and until I won this book I hadn't even looked at any of her other books. So I based my expectations off of the fact that her series were described as Romance Suspense. I was expecting something more along the lines of Nora Roberts. That's not shade I read Nora Roberts and respect them for what they are. That said I don't expect hard hitting crime when I read Nora Roberts. So imagine my surprise when I open this book and I am hitting with some pretty detailed torture scenes. Me likey!!!Say You're Sorry not only provided me with a great serial killer hunt but we get the added bonus(Im pretty sure thats an oxymoron) of smut! The sex scenes in this book are HOT! y'all. I need to go buy some Karen Rose novels because I really enjoyed this book and this book is somehow related to her other series so that will be fun. I highly recommend this book and this author.
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  • Helen Power
    January 1, 1970
    SynopsisWhen a serial killer targets Daisy Dawson, he doesn't expect her to fight back. But she does, and she manages to grab the locket he wears around his neck during the struggle.  This locket connects to a cult that Agent Gideon Reynolds of the FBI escaped when he was only 13 years old.  He is driven to find that cult and expose them, saving the women and children from their psychotic leader's tyranny.  This serial killer is Gideon's one tangible connection to the cult.  He's assigned to Dai SynopsisWhen a serial killer targets Daisy Dawson, he doesn't expect her to fight back. But she does, and she manages to grab the locket he wears around his neck during the struggle.  This locket connects to a cult that Agent Gideon Reynolds of the FBI escaped when he was only 13 years old.  He is driven to find that cult and expose them, saving the women and children from their psychotic leader's tyranny.  This serial killer is Gideon's one tangible connection to the cult.  He's assigned to Daisy to protect her from the killer and hopefully draw him out.  Daisy and Gideon have undeniable chemistry, and Gideon quickly realizes that Daisy isn't as helpless as he thought she was...LanguageFirst off, I want to say that Karen Rose is an excellent writer. Everything she writes is wrought with tension, and she creates such dynamic and realistic characters that it's hard not to grow attached to every single one of them, even minor characters.  This is the primary reason why I gave Say You're Sorry a 4 star rating, even though I had several issues with the plot, pacing, and characters.PlotSay You're Sorry is gripping from the very first lines of the prologue.  The concept of the story itself is thrilling.  A psycho who kidnaps women and tortures them until they say they're "sorry"? This is what nightmares are made of!  Even the backstory of the cult that Gideon escaped as a pre-teen is intriguing and propels the plot forward.That said, the plot lags from time to time.  The characters spend a lot of time talking.  This would be fine if it weren't highly repetitive talking.  We're introduced to the characters Gideon and Daisy and right off the bat we know a little bit about their traumatic backstories.  We're given that information (in significant detail), but we also have to be given that information again as they reveal it to each other.  Daisy and Gideon have a lot of issues with their family members, and they talk about these issues ad nauseam.  These discussions end up repeating the details of their traumatic pasts, whether it's in the dialogue or what the characters are thinking.  Even at the end, when Gideon tells his family the truth about his childhood trauma, instead of including this as a quick narrative paragraph, the author feels the need to retell it all over the span of several pages. This is all information that the reader has been exposed to multiple times over the course of the 544-page book.  I'm more familiar with Gideon's backstory better than my own, and I actually lived it.The POV scenes for the serial killer were a thrilling way to push the plot forward and give us insight into his motives.  I almost felt bad for him (almost), which says something about Rose's writing style.  That said, towards the end, his scenes were a tad too frequent. We knew exactly where the serial killer was at any given time, which removed any element of surprise when he attacked.CharactersI already touched upon this a little under the plot section, but I do want to point out that the characters are a little far fetched.  Gideon and Daisy have been through serious traumas in their life.  This part isn't unrealistic. But it's what they went through that requires a suspension of disbelief.  I think it would have been fine if one of them had a bizarre backstory, and the other had a more generic childhood trauma.  But no, both of them have really detailed and hard-to-swallow backstories that get more convoluted as the novel progresses. I love a cheesy romantic suspense, but it did make my roll my eyes a few times.I'm also not a huge fan of the "love at first sight" plot device, unless the characters can't be together, or there are some major obstacles tearing them apart. Aside from the serial killer on the loose, there isn't much keeping Daisy and Gideon from being together.  In fact, the serial killer targetting Daisy actually keeps them together, because Gideon doesn't want to let her out of his sight.  Daisy and Gideon essentially fall in love when they first lay eyes on each other, and despite being extremely damaged emotionally, they don't have much trouble opening up to each other.  This made for a fairly linear romantic plotline in a story which had quite a few twists and turns in the mystery plotline.I recommend this book to anyone looking for a lengthy romantic suspense, who doesn't mind repetition, and loves POV scenes from a psychotic serial killer. *Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley Publishing Group for the arc for review!* This review appeared first on https://powerlibrarian.wordpress.com/ Instagram | Blog | Website | Twitter My 2019 Reading Challenge
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  • Sabrina
    January 1, 1970
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKSay You're Sorry brings us to another city with a story full of suspense and mystery. Daisy has a connection to the Baltimore series but this can be read as a complete standalone with no confusion. Which, I just have to say, I absolutely love how Ms. Rose has been able to connect twenty some books together in some way or another and yet it's never in a confusing or pointless way. If you haven't read her previous books you won't even know that there's a character she NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKSay You're Sorry brings us to another city with a story full of suspense and mystery. Daisy has a connection to the Baltimore series but this can be read as a complete standalone with no confusion. Which, I just have to say, I absolutely love how Ms. Rose has been able to connect twenty some books together in some way or another and yet it's never in a confusing or pointless way. If you haven't read her previous books you won't even know that there's a character she's already created, and if you have read them then you get to have a moment of joy when you see a character you once loved in their own book. Along with Daisy we're introduced to Gideon Reynolds, FBI agent and ex-cult member. Their journey takes us a on a crazy ride on the hunt for a crazed killer and the answers to the mystery surrounding the members still trapped in the same cult Gideon escaped many years ago. The story is intriguingly full of mind-boggling suspense and take-your-breath-away moments that will leave have you completely captivated. And of course there's the added bonus of getting to swoon over how possessive Gideon can become with Daisy. This author will always be an instant one-click for me and every book she writes gets a huge recommendation from me. If you haven't read her books before you are just downright crazy and should fix that by reading this one. Her Romantic Suspense books are some of the best out there.ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
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  • ♥Rachel♥
    January 1, 1970
    Daisy Dawson and FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds connect when she’s attacked, and she wrenches off a locket from the man. Gideon is called in after his friend tells him of the engraving that appears on the locket that connects to Gideon’s horrid past. Being raised in a cult was a nightmare that he and his younger sister barely escaped, and he’s made it his mission to track down the cult to bring the members to justice and free any other’s like him and his sister that are at the mercy of this awful gro Daisy Dawson and FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds connect when she’s attacked, and she wrenches off a locket from the man. Gideon is called in after his friend tells him of the engraving that appears on the locket that connects to Gideon’s horrid past. Being raised in a cult was a nightmare that he and his younger sister barely escaped, and he’s made it his mission to track down the cult to bring the members to justice and free any other’s like him and his sister that are at the mercy of this awful group. Daisy’s attacker isn’t done with her because he’s afraid she can identify him, and so even though she managed to get away, she’s not out of the woods. Thankfully, Daisy is a smart cookie and doesn’t balk at Gideon’s insistence that he stick with her or by the overprotective Sokolov clan, who are like family to her. No TSTL moments from this lady and I was so glad of it! Daisy and Gideon have an instant attraction, that develops into a steamy affair. That is when someone’s not actively trying to murder them!This was a high tension read I was on the edge of my seat every time Daisy or Gideon were in this madman’s crosshairs, or when another poor individual had the unfortunate luck to cross paths with this psycho killer! This was a long book, 624 pages, and it took me several days to get through it, partly because I just didn’t have a whole lot of time to read. But it was a page turner every time I picked it up, so if I had a nice chunk of time, I could’ve probably breezed through some of it. I will say that I don’t like having the killer’s POV included in a story. I don’t like being in their twisted head, and I like more mystery to the killer’s identity, so I skimmed most of his bits. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Say You’re Sorry, and I look forward to the coming stories, because I really liked this bunch of characters! The groundwork has been laid for a couple more romances. I’m pretty sure we’ll get one focused on Rafe Sokolov, and the other I think was hinted at, so I’ll have to wait and see. A copy was kindly provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t read a ton of romantic suspense, which is sorta weird because I like both suspense and romance separately, but not often together. I often find that there’s usually too much romance and not enough tension, I never really find the right balance for my personal taste. And then I was browsing Netgalley and saw the cover/blurb for this and I just couldn’t ignore it and I am thrilled that I gave it a try, it was excellent.I have to warn you guys that this 4.5/5I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t read a ton of romantic suspense, which is sorta weird because I like both suspense and romance separately, but not often together. I often find that there’s usually too much romance and not enough tension, I never really find the right balance for my personal taste. And then I was browsing Netgalley and saw the cover/blurb for this and I just couldn’t ignore it and I am thrilled that I gave it a try, it was excellent.I have to warn you guys that this is a long book, over 600 pages, so this is not a book to binge read at all. It’s one where character development is key and Rose is fantastic at peeling back the layers of the main characters. It’s also the first in a new series where any good author will spend some time diving into their leads, so while understandable, it’s a dense one. I knew this going in and was prepared, so I settled in and savored the read, I want to make sure you also know this before thinking this is a one sitting read or one that you’ll fly through.While it is long and the characters are incredibly well drawn, it is still incredibly tense and there is plenty of excitement. Daisy is in danger almost from page one and there was a fantastic sense of dread that steadily increased as the story progressed. Between the action there was a relationship burgeoning Daisy and Gideon and their chemistry was HOT, so basically there was always something exciting going on!If you’re already a fan of romantic suspense then definitely check this out, and if you’re a little wary like me, this is an excellent place to start. Trust me, it’s still very dark with a creepy serial killer on the loose and even he was interesting and well drawn! There’s also a religious cult, which fascinates me, something for everyone here.Say You’re Sorry in three words: Tense, Compelling and Dark.
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  • Lou
    January 1, 1970
    Say You're Sorry is the first book in the new Sacramento series, and although I am not that fond of reading about romance I found that it was very organic, so I was able to get behind it due to that. There are plenty of twists and turns and non-stop action to keep you enthralled and engaged throughout, and though it's quite lengthy it never feels that way as it's easy to read through it in a fun-filled single sitting. Violence makes up a large part of the plot, so if you're not up for that I wou Say You're Sorry is the first book in the new Sacramento series, and although I am not that fond of reading about romance I found that it was very organic, so I was able to get behind it due to that. There are plenty of twists and turns and non-stop action to keep you enthralled and engaged throughout, and though it's quite lengthy it never feels that way as it's easy to read through it in a fun-filled single sitting. Violence makes up a large part of the plot, so if you're not up for that I would take a pass.One of the aspects I love most about Rose's books is that all of her characters are strongly developed, flawed and human. However, the reason for not awarding five stars is that there are quite a few characters to keep track of, and although I like to be challenged it was a struggle at the beginning. The story is told from three different perspectives - Daisy's, Gideon's and the killers allowing us to get into the head of each of them. This seems to be the start of a promising series. I look forward to picking up the next instalment.Many thanks to Headline for an ARC.You can also find my reviews posted here on my blog.
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  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    January 1, 1970
    Wow crazy story with loads of gruesome details. But really good! 4.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This book had me wound up for two days straight. No, it doesn’t normally take me that long to read a book, but this story is quite a bit longer than normal novel in the same genre. Plus it was darn good!So completely different, the story is about a serial killer and the hunt to catch him while he’s on the hunt for the one that got away.The story has a lot of psychological twists and two seemingly sep Wow crazy story with loads of gruesome details. But really good! 4.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This book had me wound up for two days straight. No, it doesn’t normally take me that long to read a book, but this story is quite a bit longer than normal novel in the same genre. Plus it was darn good!So completely different, the story is about a serial killer and the hunt to catch him while he’s on the hunt for the one that got away.The story has a lot of psychological twists and two seemingly separate plots that intertwine and really keep the story active, innovative, and completely engaging. I had difficulty actually putting the book down when I had to.I also thoroughly enjoyed the addition of the romantic factor in this book. It definitely added another level of interest. Gideon was crafted to be a deep, damaged, yet amazing person and he was perfectly matched with Daisy. Great heat level and I loved their immediate connection and deep understanding of each other.This book does have a lot of triggers. As I mentioned it is about the hunt for a serial killer therefore there is a lot of raw, gory details that can be over-the-top for some people. However, Miss Daisy is definitely a little bad ass. She brings in a lot of lightness into the heavy theme as does Gideon.This book is intense, high action, and fast paced throughout! I love the high level of detail and all of the twists and turns; intermingling of people and places. Rose clearly dedicated herself to this book and the creation of remarkable characters and an inventive, albeit creepy, scary theme.This is definitely one you will need to make time for so that you can submerge yourself into the world of FBI, cop and crime fiction. Loved this book!* copy received for review considerationfull review - https://amidlifewife.com/say-youre-so...
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  • *Avonna
    January 1, 1970
    Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.comSAY YOU'RE SORRY (Sacramento #1, Romantic Suspense #22) by Karen Rose is an edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense with a hero and heroine who are both damaged and yet extremely strong and a twisted serial killer who is only discovered when he picks the wrong victim. Every page of this dense thrill ride kept me guessing, surprised, tense and turning the pages. I love Karen Rose books and I feel this is the best Karen Rose romantic sus Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.comSAY YOU'RE SORRY (Sacramento #1, Romantic Suspense #22) by Karen Rose is an edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense with a hero and heroine who are both damaged and yet extremely strong and a twisted serial killer who is only discovered when he picks the wrong victim. Every page of this dense thrill ride kept me guessing, surprised, tense and turning the pages. I love Karen Rose books and I feel this is the best Karen Rose romantic suspense to date!Daisy Dawson is the sexy female voice on the morning drive radio show. Daisy involves herself whole-heartedly in her community and events with her emotional support dog, Brutus always in her carry bag. Seven years sober and away from her extreme upbringing on an isolated ranch, Daisy has done her best to live a normal life, until the night she confronts a man following her and her friend from AA.FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds would normally have nothing to do with a local attack, but one of the detectives handling Daisy’s attack recognizes the design on a locket that Daisy ripped from her attacker’s neck. It is the same design that he once had tattooed on his chest. This is the first lead Gideon has to another who may have escaped the cult he was raised in until his escape at age 13. When Gideon meets Daisy, he is surprised by his reaction to her. He has never disclosed his full past to anyone and yet he has the need to tell it all to Daisy. Daisy and Gideon are immediately thrown into a maelstrom of murders and as much as Gideon protects Daisy, Daisy will surprise Gideon with how prepared she is to face these threats on her own.Thank goodness this is the first book in this new Sacramento series because I want so MUCH more! There is so much happening on these 640 pages. You have a current serial killer to catch and then you have a secretive, perverted religious cult to learn about and find which will story arc into future books. Gideon and Daisy are absolutely brilliant together. All of the secondary characters are starting to take shape and you want to know all of their secrets, too. This is an amazing start to this series and I am anxiously awaiting more!Thanks so much to Berkley Publishing Group and Net Galley for allowing me to read this eARC. It was everything I am looking for in a romantic suspense and more.
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  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 4.5 hearts I started reading immediately after finishing Death is Not Enough, the previous book in this Romantic Suspense series .  It worked out well as the main character, Daisy is introduced there. I thought I would not like a new city Sacramento. How silly of me not to trust Karen Rose.Daisy was not my favorite character This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 4.5 hearts I started reading immediately after finishing Death is Not Enough, the previous book in this Romantic Suspense series .  It worked out well as the main character, Daisy is introduced there. I thought I would not like a new city Sacramento. How silly of me not to trust Karen Rose.Daisy was not my favorite character until I really saw her in Say You're Sorry.  She's amazing, so smart and careful and trained.  Her restricted childhood is something she shares with an FBI agent, Gideon.  He has made efforts to settle things from his past, but until Daisy comes along and looks outside the regular procedural box, he doesn't make as much progress.Oddly, they fit well together. Gideon is also smart enough to trust her skills and not just blindly default to  protect her she's a woman attitude. He still feels it I think but he acknowledges her abilities. This is pretty fast paced and in a few spots I am sure they will die from the serial killer.  I felt a little sorry for the criminal, as he has had little for himself ever.  But really, Gideon didn't have anything either and he doesn't go torture and kill women.Every book is great; I highly recommend them. I would start in order or at least within a city. Each book is a new couple, but there are connections between all the books as they all work in some aspect of law enforcement. I love the connections and circle of friends who support each other, and seeing them briefly in future books to get updates on their lives. 
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  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    Welcome to the Golden State, Karen Rose! I can't wait to read a really good book set in my state of California. "Say You're Sorry" takes full advantage of the scenic area of NoCal and does an excellent job of making the area part of the suspense, which is a steady simmer throughout the book. The romance is two misfits who find each other and is wonderful. My only problem was with Daisy and her constant need for her therapy dog to help control her anxiety. She isn't even 30 and has never worked a Welcome to the Golden State, Karen Rose! I can't wait to read a really good book set in my state of California. "Say You're Sorry" takes full advantage of the scenic area of NoCal and does an excellent job of making the area part of the suspense, which is a steady simmer throughout the book. The romance is two misfits who find each other and is wonderful. My only problem was with Daisy and her constant need for her therapy dog to help control her anxiety. She isn't even 30 and has never worked a conventional job. Her childhood, while different and her teen alcoholism, that's sad, just doesn't rise to the level that would require a canine sober companion. IMHO.Daisy Dawson has landed in Sacramento, CA and is one of the morning DJs for a local channel. She is taking some time to find out who she is an what she wants in her life after living for years in near isolation and teen alcoholism. She has a surrogate family who loves her and supports her. Daisy and a friend are heading to a diner after their AA meeting when she is attacked and Daisy fights off her attacker, thanks to the self defense tactics her father drilled into her. She came away from the attack with the attackers souvenir of one of his victims and that starts a chain of events.FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds was raised in a cult in Northern California. His mother helped him escape when he was thirteen. When he sees the locket that Daisy grasped from her attacker he knew where it came from and also the woman it had belonged to. Finding the cult has been a backburner project for Gideon for 17 years and now he had a tangible clue to follow which leads him to a serial killer who has his sights set on Daisy as the one who got away.
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  • Paris (kerbytejas)
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been reading Karen Rose books since 2014 and have enjoyed them. As with all authors, some books are just better than others, and Say You're Sorry (Romantic Suspense #22) by Karen Rose, was a great beginning to a new spin-off from her Baltimore series. The book is lengthy, complex, suspenseful, gritty, and sexy. The story is about 3 damaged people whose lives cross and become entwined after a botched abduction attempt. The book has 3 main characters (Gideon, Daisy & the killer) several I’ve been reading Karen Rose books since 2014 and have enjoyed them. As with all authors, some books are just better than others, and Say You're Sorry (Romantic Suspense #22) by Karen Rose, was a great beginning to a new spin-off from her Baltimore series. The book is lengthy, complex, suspenseful, gritty, and sexy. The story is about 3 damaged people whose lives cross and become entwined after a botched abduction attempt. The book has 3 main characters (Gideon, Daisy & the killer) several secondary characters (Rafe & Mercy) as well as a lengthy supporting cast (family, and characters that shaped the past events for our primary characters).Our killer is mean, spiteful, and unforgiving; he is a master of disguises. What he does to the women he abducts is retribution for the abuse he’s suffered throughout his life. Daisy, a recovering addict whose is almost always with her support dog (view spoiler)[ sometimes this gets to be a bit overwhelming in the book (hide spoiler)], had a childhood filled with misfortune, sadness, and loss. She is not a wimpy, helpless female, she holds her own quite well throughout the book.Gideon, who grew up in the Eden Cult, has a past filled with painful memories, physical and mental abuse, and family loss. Though he is a strong character, he does have a tender side he is not afraid to show.The characters are well developed, personable (with the exception of the killer), work well together, and the developing relationship between Gideon & Daisy is believable. I felt that there was a stronger romantic element in this book than past Karen Rose books, and it added to my overall enjoyment of the book as well as the Northern California setting, as it was fun to return home to known locations. There is also a strong feeling of forgiveness, from people who experienced things that shouldn’t happen to anyone.The book has an HEA and no cliff hanger, but I see future books with the Eden Cult tied into the new storylines. I hope that Gideon will also be in them as I really liked him.This review is based on the audiobook which I got from the library, and not the book I won in a Goodreads /Publisher giveaway – The reason for this was, due to shipping issues with UPS, I didn’t receive the giveaway book until I had already finished the audiobook. I wish to extend my thank you to Goodreads and Random House/Berkley Publishing for replacing the giveaway book which UPS put into a tractor-trailer of returns heading to Amazon (instead of delivering to me) in early Jan of 2019.For me, this was a four-plus star review out of 5 possible stars. The book is currently available in all formats for your reading enjoyment.
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  • Becca
    January 1, 1970
    Say you're sorry is the twenty-second book in the romantic suspense series by Karen Rose, however, it is the first in the new Sacramento series.I am always super excited when a KR book comes out. She is one of my top authors, and reading her books is just such a comfort blanket - even with all the gore and violence, it still makes me feel ... cosy. :)In this book we are introduced properly to Daisy Dawson. She is the recovering alcoholic daughter of Frederick, who we met in Death is not Enough l Say you're sorry is the twenty-second book in the romantic suspense series by Karen Rose, however, it is the first in the new Sacramento series.I am always super excited when a KR book comes out. She is one of my top authors, and reading her books is just such a comfort blanket - even with all the gore and violence, it still makes me feel ... cosy. :)In this book we are introduced properly to Daisy Dawson. She is the recovering alcoholic daughter of Frederick, who we met in Death is not Enough last year (Thorne and Gwyn's story). A serial killer attempts to assault Daisy one night after an AA meeting, but she fights him off and gets away.Daisy has self defence training and is street smart, because her father kept her and her sisters hidden on a ranch in the middle of nowhere for most of their lives to escape a supposed threat to their lives. (You can get the deets about that in Death is not Enough). She is the kind of person you would want around in a crisis, because although she has anxiety and struggles with her sobriety, she knows how to shoot a rifle in the right place and where to knee a bad guy... in the right place. ;)So we now have a serial killer who wants to get back at Daisy for getting away. Who can we get to protect her? Enter Gideon Reynolds. Handsome, kind, burly, brooding Gideon. He is the tough FBI guy who has a link to the baddie by way of a locket Daisy pulled off the guy when she was fighting for her life. The attraction is instant, as with most KR romances, and within the week or so this book covers, they are in love.The locket was a trophy the killer - who's name is Carson by the way, but I'm just going to call him 'the killer' because, well he is one - kept from his last abduction. It belonged to an old childhood friend of Gideon's that he knew from a cult he grew up in. Does this mean she is still alive? Can Gideon find her? This is why Gideon gets involved, he is best friends with Daisy's landlord Rafe, who also happens to be a SacPD cop. We follow Daisy and Gideon on their quest to find the baddie before he kills too many people. Along the way we meet a host of new people to add into our little KR world.I loved this book, as I knew I would, I don't know if KR could write something I didn't like! Gideon is the ultimate hero - however, all the men in KR books are. They are all beautiful, strong, protective and sweet. I thought Daisy would be different to what she turned out to be. I imagined she would be more ... defiant and hardy. She turned out to be sweet and caring, and maternal and I think I perhaps wanted her to be more tough. Don't get me wrong she is tough as in she can shoot to kill and defend to the death, but I imagined after what she's been through with her sisters, the ranch, the alcoholism etc she'd be a bit more synical?Another note about Gideon, he is a Buffy fan! :) I am re watching Buffy at the moment, so when Team Spike/Team Angel came up between D and G, well, as Gideon said:"Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies".(Obviously Angel is meant for Buffy).I think we could have delved deeper into the cult aspect of the book, but I imagine that may come in the next instalment - perhaps Mercy will get her own book and it will be in there?A good surprise that happened about 80% of the way in, is that Tom Hunter appeared! Little Tom from Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense No.1). Caroline's Tom. He is introduced as an FBI agent, who helps Gideon out late in the book. I am really hoping that KR writes Tom his own book. I think that is happening, so keep an eye out for that! I can wholeheartedly recommend this book to any Romantic Suspense lovers and thriller lovers.www.thebeautifulbookbreak.com
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  • Sophia
    January 1, 1970
    I have long since considered this series one of my most anticipated each time a new installment is released. I reached for this one knowing that I was going to creep along dark, gritty shadows in a city's underbelly as the law enforcement types work hard to bring down some of the world's worst evil. This latest was riveting from the opening pages and was over before I was ready to let go. It has stayed with me for the days since I closed the book. Oh yes, it was that good.Say You're Sorry is the I have long since considered this series one of my most anticipated each time a new installment is released. I reached for this one knowing that I was going to creep along dark, gritty shadows in a city's underbelly as the law enforcement types work hard to bring down some of the world's worst evil. This latest was riveting from the opening pages and was over before I was ready to let go. It has stayed with me for the days since I closed the book. Oh yes, it was that good.Say You're Sorry is the #22 book in the author's overall long running romantic suspense series, but it is the first in a new grouping set in the new locale of Sacramento. As with most books in the series, the reader shouldn't have much trouble picking it up as a starting point or standalone. I will say that though each grouping begins in a new location that there are loose ties and references back to earlier books. I found that having read Monster in the Closet from the Baltimore series that I knew more about Daisy Dawson's background story before it was revealed and was probably anticipating it more when I realized who she was. That said, this book catches the reader up so its not a necessity.These are full stories with lots of twists, reveals, big 'aha's and a large cast of characters. Say You're sorry clocked in at 600+ pages so I will be little more than skimming the surface of what my thoughts on this book really are and how I summarize it. Like others in the series, it does go into some dark and vile places so those with triggers toward cults, rape, and abuse should consider yourself warned.So, the story opens on a Sacramento, CA, downtown street when recovering alcoholic Daisy Dawson finds herself grabbed and must fight free of a would-be abductor. Her abductor chillingly whispers that they all say they are sorry to him and she is left in possession of a mysterious locket. This sets police detective Rafe Sokolov, and his FBI agent best friend, Gideon Reynolds on the trail of a broken, twisted serial killer who has a fixation for the one who got away. Gideon's past and this present case might seem unrelated...Daisy is shook by the attack, but she is working to live her own life and stay free of her demons and addictions. The attraction between her and Gideon is there from the beginning and slowly something grows between them. It will take all she has to hold strong against this new threat.Meanwhile, a man driven by his own demons prowls closer and closer to his prey.I've said this before about the author's books, but it bears repeating. They are dramatic without being full of nonsensical drama. The background and setting are developed with complexity as are the characters who people the story. They have weaknesses and strengths and the reader is allowed inside the heads of those investigating and those who are the perpetrators. This augments rather than diminishes the intensity because there are twists within twists. The criminal investigation team are clever and conduct their work with knowledge, skill, and precision. Their emotions fuel the drive to do the job and do it right instead of turning into loose cannons or impulsive, stupid types. The suspense is allowed to pace out and ratchet to just the right moment for a huge breathtaking climax that leaves me shaking every time (minds out of the gutter).To add to what I just said about her meticulous work on setting and background, I can now say this with certainty. I saw it in her older books and it felt right, but, this one finally came to my old stomping grounds. The author described my home town well and I was excited to have experienced one of her books set there. Rafe's Russian family could have been my old neighbors.The romance for Daisy and Gideon was definitely a huge part of what I loved so much about this story. They both had real ugliness in their pasts. I was thrilled when they came together. They are good for each other and supportive through what comes in this brutal, gruesome story. It wasn't instant and they both had to get past some things, but I was cheering them on hard.In the end, I was left with a story that left me with book hangover and now I must wait for the next. For those who enjoy gritty, twisting, and grueling thriller romances, you must try this book/series.My thanks to Berkley Romance for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Mara
    January 1, 1970
    This was not what I was expecting, but I absolutely loved this book & couldn't put it down. This is NOT (as I expected) something I would characterize as cozy suspense, but rather a full on, serial killer suspense with a strong romance subplot running throughout. I'd describe this as brutal, engrossing, & propulsive - it was a book I was annoyed to have to stop in because I really wanted to know what would happen next. I do think it's about 50-100 pages too long in the front half, but ov This was not what I was expecting, but I absolutely loved this book & couldn't put it down. This is NOT (as I expected) something I would characterize as cozy suspense, but rather a full on, serial killer suspense with a strong romance subplot running throughout. I'd describe this as brutal, engrossing, & propulsive - it was a book I was annoyed to have to stop in because I really wanted to know what would happen next. I do think it's about 50-100 pages too long in the front half, but overall, would definitely recommend for lovers of serial killer suspenses (especially ones with a cult backstory) & cannot wait to continue in the series.
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  • Chloe
    January 1, 1970
    When Daisy Dawson is assaulted by a man with a stocking over his face after her AA meeting she grabs a locket off of his neck before getting away. This catches the attention of FBI agent Gideon Reynolds as the locket is connected to a case in his past.Now Agent Reynolds is assigned to the protect Daisy Dawson and is working against time to figure out how these cases are connected before the suspect claims another victim. Say You’re Sorry is a fast-paced, romantic suspense ,highly entertaining re When Daisy Dawson is assaulted by a man with a stocking over his face after her AA meeting she grabs a locket off of his neck before getting away. This catches the attention of FBI agent Gideon Reynolds as the locket is connected to a case in his past.Now Agent Reynolds is assigned to the protect Daisy Dawson and is working against time to figure out how these cases are connected before the suspect claims another victim. Say You’re Sorry is a fast-paced, romantic suspense ,highly entertaining read that kept me completely engrossed. Great characters, lots of twists and turns made it difficult to put down when started . A fantastic start to a new series I would like to thank Berkley Publishing Group & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.This and more reviews at https://chloesbooksblog.wordpress.com/
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    The minute I read the blurb to Karen Rose's Say You're Sorry I knew I needed to read this book right away. I absolutely love romantic suspense and the combination of spine tingling suspense and sizzling romance was amazing! This story was engrossing and gripping and had me on the edge of my seat! I was so completely consumed by Daisy and Gideon's story I did not want to stop reading!Without giving any spoilers, this story came out of nowhere for me! I was rocked by the nonstop adrenaline rushes The minute I read the blurb to Karen Rose's Say You're Sorry I knew I needed to read this book right away. I absolutely love romantic suspense and the combination of spine tingling suspense and sizzling romance was amazing! This story was engrossing and gripping and had me on the edge of my seat! I was so completely consumed by Daisy and Gideon's story I did not want to stop reading!Without giving any spoilers, this story came out of nowhere for me! I was rocked by the nonstop adrenaline rushes and the addicting storyline. Daisy and Gideon's hunt for a serial killer leads them down a path into Gideon's past where secrets and lies begin to unravel themselves in a shocking fashion.I was obsessed with this story and could not read it fast enough! I look forward to reading more from this author and books in this series in the future!I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. Bravo! 5 stars! ~Ratula
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  • Teresa (Reads_Romance)
    January 1, 1970
    Wow. What a roller coaster from beginning to end! I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without reading a Karen Rose novel, but I am officially a fan. SAY YOU’RE SORRY is the first book in Ms. Rose’s new Sacramento series. It’s a wonderfully crafted romantic thriller following Daisy, a free spirit still figuring out her life, and Gideon, an FBI agent, who are brought together by an attack and evidence that ultimately ties them together.The way Ms. Rose weaves readers into a story through multiple Wow. What a roller coaster from beginning to end! I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without reading a Karen Rose novel, but I am officially a fan. SAY YOU’RE SORRY is the first book in Ms. Rose’s new Sacramento series. It’s a wonderfully crafted romantic thriller following Daisy, a free spirit still figuring out her life, and Gideon, an FBI agent, who are brought together by an attack and evidence that ultimately ties them together.The way Ms. Rose weaves readers into a story through multiple perspectives and points of view is masterful. Her characters were all completely fleshed out and three dimensional. Each main character had layers and hidden depths; at times I even found myself sympathizing with the killer.The plot was engaging and complex, but not confusing. Ms. Rose had plenty of twists for us and did a great job of dispensing information to keep the reader guessing, but at no point was I lost. My heart was pounding all through the story, and I even cried a few times. I was that invested!One of the biggest surprises for me in this story was Gideon’s character. He is a beta hero! As an FBI agent, I was expecting a macho alpha field agent with badass moves and lots of guns. Gideon is a linguist and didn’t do field work outside of his FBI training. He actually knows his limits, and for the most part, he is willing to work within the guidelines of his job and the law. Ms. Rose did a great job showing his fierce and protective side, while also portraying his deep vulnerability.The romance between Daisy and Gideon was very well done. They had an almost a spiritual connection that both of them recognized instantly. They were clearly kindred spirits. The way they anchored each other was a joy to read amidst this intense and often dark story.I absolutely enjoyed this book, but I do wish there had been fewer coincidences as plot points. Some of them made me roll my eyes. I also thought Daisy was a little too perfect at times. I liked her character a lot, she was strong and kicked butt. I was just over Daisy being so great at everything by the end of the book.Overall, this was a great romantic suspense novel. I was on the edge of my seat and flew through the 600+ pages. By the last page, I only wanted more. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. In the meantime, I am going to hit up some of Karen Rose’s backlist titles!**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**Find/Follow me on Twitter Instagram and my blog !!
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  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    I have been in a romantic suspense mood lately, and Say You’re Sorry is a darned good one.I have no patience for dimwitted damsels in distress, and Daisy Dawson is a true force to be reckoned with. She is extremely bright, with an analytical mind, fierce independence, and kind heart. The sense of serenity she instills in those around her is ironic given that she herself is prone to panic attacks. I really admired this determined heroine.FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds is the perfect combination of alp I have been in a romantic suspense mood lately, and Say You’re Sorry is a darned good one.I have no patience for dimwitted damsels in distress, and Daisy Dawson is a true force to be reckoned with. She is extremely bright, with an analytical mind, fierce independence, and kind heart. The sense of serenity she instills in those around her is ironic given that she herself is prone to panic attacks. I really admired this determined heroine.FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds is the perfect combination of alpha male and sensitive boyfriend. He grows protective of Daisy quickly, but he is respectful of her desire to take care of herself. He is also confident enough in his manhood to admit that she is more skilled than he is in certain areas. Now that’s hot!The thing that makes the serial killer so dangerous—other than the fact that he is a vicious predator—is that he’s scary smart. He may be delusional, but he carefully weighs the consequences of every decision before he acts. It makes him a formidable villain.There is a side storyline involving Daisy’s upbringing that explains some of her character traits. However, I didn’t find it terribly interesting or plausible and wish less time had been spent on it. The plot is extremely detailed, and that helps the reader connect with each character, but it also makes the story feel longer than necessary. The book is over 600 pages long. Given that there is quite a bit of repetition, I feel the story could easily have been told in fewer pages without losing that taut feeling. Say You’re Sorry is an action packed thriller that is sure to please romantic suspense lovers. Karen Rose is a new-to-me author, but I look forward to reading more of her work.Recommended for fans of:SuspenseSerial murder mysteriesDogs *I received an early copy of this book to voluntarily read.*
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  • Cindy ~
    January 1, 1970
    I love Karen Rose's serial killers. They are vile and twisted and captivating to read. This first book in her Sacramento series reminds me of her earlier books which were the best. Along with the serial killer she also introduces a secondary plot of a religious cult which looks like it will continue through this series. Fans of the previous series will recognize Daisy Dawson from the Maryland series. She was the step sister of Taylor and her father Fredrick now works as a PI for Clay Maynard. I I love Karen Rose's serial killers. They are vile and twisted and captivating to read. This first book in her Sacramento series reminds me of her earlier books which were the best. Along with the serial killer she also introduces a secondary plot of a religious cult which looks like it will continue through this series. Fans of the previous series will recognize Daisy Dawson from the Maryland series. She was the step sister of Taylor and her father Fredrick now works as a PI for Clay Maynard. I liked that even though this book starts off a new series it still has strong ties to the previous. Daisy was a very complex yet strong woman who even with vulnerabilities like anxiety and staying sober could more than take care of herself and was a heck of a shot with a gun. The hero was new. FBI Agent Gideon Reynolds brings with him to the story not only his sister but also his surrogate family,the Sokolov's, who I feel are going to be the backbone of this series. This was a great start to what looks to be a fantastic series set in and around Sacramento. I cannot wait to see whose story is next and to get more info about the cult.
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  • Elaine Tomasso
    January 1, 1970
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Headline for an advance copy of Say You’re Sorry, the first novel in a new romantic suspense series set in Sacramento.When Daisy Dawson is attacked she manages to fight off her attacker, grabbing hold of his necklace in the process, a necklace that means a lot to Special Agent Gideon Reynolds. The attacker sees Daisy as a loose end and soon she and Gideon are in great danger.I thoroughly enjoyed Say You’re Sorry which is a pulse pounding read with some very da I would like to thank Netgalley and Headline for an advance copy of Say You’re Sorry, the first novel in a new romantic suspense series set in Sacramento.When Daisy Dawson is attacked she manages to fight off her attacker, grabbing hold of his necklace in the process, a necklace that means a lot to Special Agent Gideon Reynolds. The attacker sees Daisy as a loose end and soon she and Gideon are in great danger.I thoroughly enjoyed Say You’re Sorry which is a pulse pounding read with some very dark themes. It is a violent novel which may not appeal to the squeamish and although not normally in this category I found some of the cruelty hard to take, not because I found it unbelievable but rather because it is all too believable (I am an avid viewer of true crime documentaries). The novel is narrated in the third person from Daisy and Gideon’s points of view alternating with the attacker’s, who turns out to be a serial killer, and one of his victims. It is an interesting approach which works well, giving the reader a much wider view of events. I’m not always a fan of seeing the killer’s thoughts but his motivation is slowly explored over the course of the novel and while it is impossible to condone his actions there are mitigating circumstances. The plot is action filled and exciting as Daisy and Gideon fight for survival against a clever opponent, although in true serial killer fashion maybe not quite as smart as he thinks.The novel is the usual mix of exciting events interspersed with the growing attraction between Daisy and Gideon and the inevitable sex scenes which I never read, preferring to skip to the more exciting action scenes. What that says about me I don’t care to analyse but the plot is sufficiently exciting for me to do without them. The characterisation is strong, especially Daisy, but not particularly analytical, preferring to concentrate on their deeply troubled pasts.Say You’re Sorry is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending.
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  • Joy Novel Thoughts
    January 1, 1970
    Say You're Sorry is what all romantic suspense should aspire to be! I have apparently been living under a rock because Karen Rose has been writing romantic suspense for years and I've been missing out on a ton of intriguing reads! From the beginning Say You're Sorry sucked me into the dark mind of a sociapathic killer and I freaking loved it. It started the same way an episode of Criminal Minds does where you see the killer in action and then brings you to present time where you follow our heroi Say You're Sorry is what all romantic suspense should aspire to be! I have apparently been living under a rock because Karen Rose has been writing romantic suspense for years and I've been missing out on a ton of intriguing reads! From the beginning Say You're Sorry sucked me into the dark mind of a sociapathic killer and I freaking loved it. It started the same way an episode of Criminal Minds does where you see the killer in action and then brings you to present time where you follow our heroine, Daisy Dawson, and then later we are introduced to our hero, FBI Agent, Gideon Reynolds. One of my favorite components of Say You're Sorry was the way it was written, we were given access to so many points of view so we were engaged in every single aspect of the story, and it was intriguing and terrifying and all consuming all at the same time. There are so many moving pieces and a ton of characters and story lines in Say You're Sorry, it's sexy as hell on top of all of the murder and Gideon was the perfect amount of alpha. Daisy was more than capable and excellent shot, she is a perfectly flawed bad ass heroine.The main plot arc was solved, but there is more foul play afoot and I can't wait for the next book to see how everything will play out. Grab Say You're Sorry and get ready to start a brilliant romantic suspense journey.
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  • abdulia ortiz-perez
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley for honest Review.What a great thrill and suspense it was to read. What a great psychological thrill! This novel had everything in it. The thrill, the suspense, the psychological, romance and the twist is crazy. This novel will keep you thinking and guessing. When you think you right, well let me just say that you might be wrong. This had me all over the place. My heart beating so fast! I couldn't believe what I was reading. If had me in shock. Every page, eve I received this book from Netgalley for honest Review.What a great thrill and suspense it was to read. What a great psychological thrill! This novel had everything in it. The thrill, the suspense, the psychological, romance and the twist is crazy. This novel will keep you thinking and guessing. When you think you right, well let me just say that you might be wrong. This had me all over the place. My heart beating so fast! I couldn't believe what I was reading. If had me in shock. Every page, every chapter was a page turner. I couldn't believe my eyes what I was reading. I highly recommend everybody get this book and read it. It will surprise you in every way.The storyline was very good! The theme and setting was well put together. The characters was well put together in the story. This story will have in a rollercoaster with all the spooky and secrets. Was so well put in the story. Everything all in one book. It was just perfect!I highly recommend everybody get this and read it. What a great read! This had me hooked from the beginning. What a Rollercoaster! The sitting, theme, and the Characters had me pulled so in. Everything was well put together and it was just perfect. This novel would have you guess and thinking all the way to the end. What a great thrill and suspense. I love a great suspense that would have me think and guessing. This novel did just that to me. To the point that am wrong. When the ending comes am on shock. I wouldn't of never believe or guess. Like OMG! Highly recommend everybody get this book and read it. Its so good! Can't wait for her next book.#Netgalley #sayyouresorry
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  • OutlawPoet
    January 1, 1970
    So this is a scorching bit of romantic suspense.While I was a little bit skeeved that our hero and heroine knew each other for like three days before they were totally in lurv, I still liked both of them. They were each kind of damaged, but that damage turned them into the perfect pair of badasses.Our mystery was a good one. Our villain is multi-faceted. You’ll never feel sorry for him, but the author does a good job of making him much more complex than you might expect.A beach read to be sure, So this is a scorching bit of romantic suspense.While I was a little bit skeeved that our hero and heroine knew each other for like three days before they were totally in lurv, I still liked both of them. They were each kind of damaged, but that damage turned them into the perfect pair of badasses.Our mystery was a good one. Our villain is multi-faceted. You’ll never feel sorry for him, but the author does a good job of making him much more complex than you might expect.A beach read to be sure, but one that you’ll read at breakneck speed!This was a pleasure.*ARC Provided via Net Galley
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  • Becca - ★Wicked Quests of a BookNinja★
    January 1, 1970
    5 ’Sorry’ Stars I have no words. Karen Rose is THE QUEEN. End of story.
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