Wednesday, March 01, 2017

ARC: The Executioner (The Family Creed, #1) by Shauna Allen

The Executioner (The Family Creed, #1)


~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

A stray bullet ended my Army career, forcing me to follow in my father’s prison guard footsteps.
My sister’s disappearance ten years ago annihilated my family, forcing each of us to find a way to cope. 
But I’ve survived. Adapted. 
At least until Genevieve Stone showed up, digging into the truth in the name of journalism and finding her way deep under my skin. I’m determined to do whatever it takes to find my sister, but when the case is blown wide open by the sexy reporter, I’m left with the ultimate question . . . can I trust her? 
I’m a soldier, heart and soul. 
I don’t do love. 
War and death and pain are my church.
My name is Asher Creed.
I am the Executioner. 

***Reader note: This is the first of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

***Due to profanity, mild violence and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Also, please note the title. The hero is, in fact, an executioner on death row. While there is no intent to make any social or political statements, please do not read if this will be offensive to you.

Catch the rest of the Creed boys (and girl) very, very soon!
The Rainmaker
The Gunman
The Prodigal
The Silencer
The Dove (Novella)


This book is everything the author promised, an emotional, hot, and steamy romance. This is a very intense read, full of drama, intrigue, heartache, and lots of love. Creed family has experienced tragedy and they've all been touched by it. Parents who are still hoping to find their daughter even after ten years, and five brothers who simply cannot forget their sister. This is their loss and they live with it every day.

Asher Creed is the eldest. He is an executioner who is living up to his father's name. He is respected by his colleagues and inmates alike. Sometimes it's not easy to deal with his job, he is a compassionate man but he tries his best. It was not his first choice but an injury left his dreams unfulfilled so here he is.

Genevieve is a journalist. She is writing about a criminal who was executed recently. That's how they meet. What is supposed to be an impersonal interview soon leads to a very personal relationship. When Asher's mother asks Gen's help to write their sister's story she is happy to help. Soon the family will have to visit old pain, and unhealed wounds will be reopened. But together The Family Creed can deal with anything.

I loved both Gen and Asher. They're perfect for each other, two people who have learned to keep their pain close to heart, letting anyone in will not be easy for them. Soon they will have to understand that they're no longer alone, they can have each other and that might just be enough.

This book is amazing and I'm sure that rest of the series will be just as good.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.