Review: Vindicate (Recovered Innocence #1) by Beth Yarnall

November 14, 2015 Review 0

Review: Vindicate (Recovered Innocence #1) by Beth Yarnall

Beth Yarnall kicks off a steamy new series—perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot and Emma Chase—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.

Title: Vindicate
Author: Beth Yarnall
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Reclaim
Series: Recovered Innocence #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Reclaim
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Author
Published: November 17th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense
Pages: 242 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Cora’s life has revolved around her brother-ever since he was convicted of a rape and murder he didn’t commit. She has been working day and night to get his conviction overturned effectively putting her life on hold. But after five and half years, he’s still locked up and she’s still not found a way to free him.

When she happens upon Leo at Nash Security and Investigation, she’s intrigued.  They previously helped a man prove his freedom after being incarcerated for thirty-nine years and they did it for free.  Apparently they accept one pro-bono hard-to-solve case every year.  Even though that case had been taken, Cora is determined to talk them into taking hers.

After Cora comes into his office, Leo decides he really wants to help her and her brother-and she’s not half bad to look at.  Leo’s dad helps her case by convincing his son to accept the case.  He knows he’s ready to leave the practice to begin his law career but is selfish in wanting him to stay at the PI firm working with him. Maybe if he digs his teeth into this case, he can find a way to do what he loves but stay with the firm.

As Cora and Leo start going through her files, they find they are fighting a growing attraction.  Not to mention word getting around that the case is being worked with fresh eyes and that puts them on the real murderer’s radar.  The suspense ramps up as they try to weed through the clues and find the evidence to free her brother all the while keeping themselves alive.

I enjoyed this quick read by Beth Yarnall!  It was suspenseful, endearing, and even funny at times.  I loved how strong-willed Cora was and that was the attraction for Leo.  Leo is a softer type hero as he wasn’t all up in her face as a lot of them are.  He was protective when he needed to be and was so enamored of her. He was never forceful, more often choosing his sweet, squishy side to win Cora.  Vindicate had the right amount of suspense mixed with romance that you never felt bored reading it. It’s pretty captivating and once you start it, you will have a hard time putting it down. Highly recommended.



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