Book Review: Fatal Jeopardy by Marie Force

Fatal Jeopardy by Marie Force

Fatal Series, Book 7

Carina Press (March 24, 2014)

Romantic Suspense/Crimes/Political



Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, have been looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving with their son. But any thoughts of a restful holiday are dashed when Sam and Nick return home to a gruesome scene: Sam’s seventeen-year-old niece Brooke, barely conscious and covered in blood on their front stoop.

With lines between personal and professional blurring in this emotionally charged, deeply personal case, Sam is relying on Nick more than ever for support. But when suspicious images from the night in question appear on social media, Sam begins to wonder if her niece is telling her everything she knows about what really happened. And when Nick questions her tactics—and her ethics—as she races against the clock, Sam will need to decide how far she’s willing to go to prove Brooke is a victim, not a murderer.


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This is a romantic-suspense series based in Washington, DC. The main characters are HOT, SEXY, and STEAMY. Fatal Jeopardy is my favorite in the series. I love how Marie keeps us updated with all the characters without taking away from the main characters or story. The “minor” characters and their stories are woven into the story so seamlessly.

I love how Sam and Nick are adapting to the changes in their lives and that their love gets even stronger and more committed.  I love how Sam is growing and letting others into her life and that Nick isn’t always so perfect. While we’ve seen Sam struggle in the past (and still is) with finding the balance of their careers and their private life, we see Nick starting to struggle too.

This book kept me in suspense and had me laughing, crying, gasping, and smiling.

You can read this book as a stand-alone, but I feel you most benefit from starting from book 1 – Fatal Affair. I’ve read the entire series at least 5 times-it’s that good!

(reviewed March 26, 2014) by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel



While the Fatal Series books can stand alone, with a complete story in each book, you will enjoy them more if you read them in order as Sam and Nick’s story unfolds chronologically.

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author Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.

All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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