Series: Kathleen Turner #4.5
Published by Montlake Romance
Publication Date: August 25th, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Turning Point, Out of Turn
Also by this author: Turning Point, Out of Turn, Point of No Return, Power Play
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It only takes a second, a fraction of a second, to forever change your life. That moment happened to me years ago. I did something you can’t take back, and I’d do it again. It’s a secret I’ll take to my grave—which is probably sooner rather than later—and that’s okay. I live with my choices.
Three things I’ve learned—bad things happen to good people, life isn’t fair, and the bad guy doesn’t get the girl. And I’m most definitely the bad guy.
I’ve always made my own decisions. I’ve never apologized for them, and I never will. Regret is an emotion I’ve never had to face.
Until now. Until her.
She once told me that what I did, killing people for a living, wasn’t good for my soul. I told her I was beyond saving. The truth is that I’m not worth saving. Not anymore.
But when I look in her eyes, I wish I was the man she deserves, the man she loves.
TURN ON A DIME –KADE’S TURN is a companion novel to book two of The Kathleen Turner Series: TURN TO ME and is not meant to be read as a standalone novel. It is strongly recommended to read TURN TO ME prior to KADE’S TURN.
“Kade had blood on his hands both literally and figuratively. He should no more be allowed to touch her than he should be allowed into heaven—not that he believed in such a place.”
Kade’s Turn is a companion novel to Turn To Me, but it is in no way a re-hash of the same story. Tiffany was able to write a story that still managed to surprise me and that’s hard to do when I’ve read this series at least 5x through. Even knowing what I know after finishing this series, Kade’s Turn still made me swoon like crazy. As hot and cold as Kade comes off, his intentions are still so heroic, especially knowing how hard he tries to resist his growing feelings for Kathleen.
“Somehow, someway, he’d fallen for this little slip of a girl with blue eyes and sun-kissed hair. And there wasn’t a damn thing he could do about it.”
As everyone knows (because I wear the badge proudly) I am Team Kade all the way! Ever since I started this series, Kade has always been a mystery to me. Even with his POV in certain deleted scenes on Tiffany’s site, as well as his POV in Point of No Return, Kade never fails to rock my world. In Kade’s Turn we start to see the way things started changing between the three of them. How feelings and actions evolved. How irrevocable these moments would become.
“For the first time in his life, Kade lost respect for Blane. The way Blane had been acting, Kade had thought that maybe he saw her as more than just another piece of ass. Looked like he’d been wrong.”
I still refuse to let my heart believe that this series is over. I don’t think I could ever get sick of Kade, Kat or Blane. Part of me wishes that Tiffany would write alternate POV’s to all her books (especially Kade’s POV in Out of Turn. Good lawd, that’d be amazing!). But all stories have an end and while I am reluctant to say goodbye to these three incredible characters I am so thankful for books like this that give me more content to re-read when I miss them.
Bored, Kade glanced at his watch. He’d gotten there early. They’d since fixed the metal detector and now the line to get in the courthouse was slightly backed up. Shifting his weight, he leaned against the wall and looked casually back at the entrance, making mental notes of those in line.
Hello. What have we here?
Kade’s gaze swiveled back to the spot in line where a woman stood waiting. She had the most unusual shade of hair he’d ever seen. He couldn’t see her face yet, she was a little thing, but her hair stood out in the crowd. It was the color of the sunset, golden with a hint of rose.
Without even thinking about it, Kade moved from his position by the wall, drawing closer into the crowd just to get a better glimpse of her. He was close enough to hear the security guard when he spoke to her, his voice booming out.
“Kathleen! How’s it going on this fine day?” Hank asked her.
Kathleen. Kade liked that. But he still couldn’t see her face or hear her reply to Hank. Her voice was too soft to carry.
Someone stepped in front of Kade, temporarily obscuring his view, and he had to tamp down his irritation. Moving again, he finally caught a glimpse of her face as she turned away from the metal detector.
For a moment, he couldn’t breathe. She was beautiful, her face and smile radiating youth and innocence. Even from where Kade stood, he could see she had blue eyes. Of course she did. Her skin was the color of cream and was flawless, a hint of pink in her cheeks betraying the chill in the air outside. She looked like a fairytale princess who’d just stepped from the pages of a storybook.
Kade stopped in his tracks. He’d unconsciously taken several steps toward her. What was he going to do, ask her out? Yeah, he could see how that would go:
“Um, excuse me, you don’t know me, and if you did, you’d probably run screaming the opposite direction, but can I buy you coffee or dinner, then take you to my apartment and spend the next several days in bed with you?”
As a pick-up line, it wasn’t one of his better ones.
Kade watched as she walked away down the hallway and turn a corner out of sight. It didn’t matter. He could tell without even speaking to her that she wasn’t his type, his type usually being the kind that weren’t looking for more than a quick hookup where names were optional. A step above having to pay for it, but not by much.
Kathleen looked like the kind of girl who liked flowers and slow-dancing, who’d no doubt never had a hard day in her life, or any cause to ever, ever hold a gun. She was the kind of girl you fell in love with and brought home to mom.
That caused a long-buried pang to echo through Kade and he pushed the thought aside. Christ, what was he doing? Going all gooey-eyed and maudlin just because he saw a pretty girl? Obviously, he’d gone too long without killing someone.
But no. Blane would get pissed if he killed that little snot. Not that he couldn’t make it look like an accident, but Blane would know and then Kade would have that to deal with.
Kade took another sip of coffee, then tossed the rest in a nearby trash can. As he did, he heard screams and commotion coming from down the hallway where Kathleen had gone.
He followed the crowd, moving quickly through the press of people until he was able to see what the problem was.
The girl, Kathleen, was being held hostage by a man wearing a rumpled suit and desperate expression. He held a knife to her throat.