Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1) by Laura Griffin

Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1)

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clea...

Details Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1)

TitleDesperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1)
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Reviews Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1)

  • Debra
    I desperately wanted to like this book much more than I did!Brynn Holloran is a defense attorney who is forced to seek protection from a private security firm after a murderer she helped put behind bars appears to begin a killing spree targeting those who were involved in his capture and imprisonment. Brynn is good at her job but due to being so dedicated to her work, her personal life is negatively affected and makes it hard for her to be in a r...
  • Carrie
    Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin is the first book in the romantic suspense Wolfe Security series. The book is told from multiple points of view with the main Brynn who’s boss has insisted on protection, Erik one of the security team and then detectives working on tracking the killer.The book begins with a judge coming home to prepare for a date that evening by putting some food in the oven and then going off to shower and dress. As she comes b...
  • Jenny
    Have you ever gone to the grocery store and not sure of what you want for dinner? You grab a cart and go up and down the aisles looking for something that hits you and say "now this looks good, I think I'll try it!" After what seems like an eternity, suddenly something that you've never had before catches your eye and you eagerly go home now excited for dinner.Unfortunately, the reality of the meal isn't quite what you hoped for but it still turn...
  • Selene
    Genre: Romantic suspense Setting: TexasPOV/s: Third-person, multipleHEA? (view spoiler)[Yes! (hide spoiler)]Angst level: 3/5This story is told primarily from three angles: an attorney handling the most important case of her career, a bodyguard who’s attracted to his client, and detectives carefully combing through evidence in order to find a killer who escaped custody. Each POV contributed a different aspect to the story without seeming too sim...
  • Dri ✰
    ★ 4 stars! ★ ▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬ Esse livro era tudo o que eu precisava! Há dias não estava conseguindo concluir nenhuma leitura, chegava na marca de 30% e perdia o interesse. Após três livros e três duras tentativas, finalmente encontrei algo que realmente prendesse a minha atenção.Eu adorei a Brynn e Erik. Ambos me cativaram desde o início. Gostei muito da personali...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.If you like nail-biting suspense, this is your author. I've thoroughly enjoyed every book I've read from her.This story gets out of the gate from the first chapter and you are propelled on a bumpy ride that is fast paced with a lot of twists and turns. Bryan is a defense attorney who suddenly needs protection after she learns one of her clients has escaped from a maximum security prison. It is cl...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Luv Laura Griffin and Wolfe Security... so good. 4.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~One of the reasons Laura Griffin tops my list of romantic suspense writers is because she writes about crime, cop drama, and suspenseful situations that increase the emotional aspect of the story. Then she sweetens the pot by teaming up federal agents or former military who always adds a sweaty aspect because the men are just so damn hot.After all, many women love the who...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    Desperate Girls is a romantic suspense novel that starts out a little slow but steadily climbs to a heart pounding, edge of your seat experience! I was very much engrossed into this story and these incredibly strong characters.There are multiple storylines going on that all lead back to Brynn. Her defense of a teenager against a murder charge, while being heavily guarded against an escaped convict who she helped convict. This man is on a revenge ...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.First chair in a big case for her career, Brynn is under a lot of stress. When a serial killer she helped put away escapes from prison and murders the lead attorney that prosecuted his case with Brynn, she not only has her career but life to worry about.Erik was an active Marine, Secret Service agent, but is curr...
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.New Series by one of my favorite authors. This first book in the new Wolfe Security Series is great! It was great seeing Liam and Mark Wolfe from the Tracers Series. Heart pounding, pulse racing, just when you think it's over - it's not. "Desperate Girls" raises the bar for everything that will come after. Hot romance - it deliv...
  • Candace Tidwell
    Desperate Girls is the first book I've read by Laura Griffin and it will not be the last. The first chapter will have you enthralled and it just keeps getting better, chapter after chapter. I definitely classify this book under the mystery and suspense genre with a sprinkle of romance. Laura did an excellent job of blending all of the components together and I quite enjoyed the end result. The budding relationship between Erik and Brynne was subt...
  • Carvanz
    When a judge is murdered in her own home, the past rushes in to confront Brynn. The suspect is an escaped prisoner that Brynn helped convict and law enforcement has every reason to believe he may target her next. Now she’s got a team of bodyguards interfering in her daily routine and a trial that demands her undivided attention. Added into that stress is her attraction to Erik who refuses to act on his own desires due to his job to keep her saf...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsBrynn Holloran is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but her life is turned upside down when she finds out a defendant she helped put away has escaped and is wanted for the brutal killing of her co-counselor. This guy tortured, raped and strangled women, and chilled her with his cold, deadly staring during the trial. Brynn’s current boss is taking no chances with this dangerous threat and hires the Wolfe Security to protect ...
  • Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
    Some things in life are just so easy, and picking up a Laura Griffin book is one of those things. I never doubt if her books are gonna be a good read. I just buy the book, but I’ve got to say, Desperate Girls felt a little different from her previous works, and guess what? I really, really, extra super liked it!A bit more heat, a fantastically plotted storyline, a chemistry that burned up the pages, and an unexpected twist that left me stunned....
  • Saly
    Laura Griffin tends to write amazing romantic suspense. This book is no different and is the start of a new series yet still connected to her popular Tracer series (the hero is the brother of one of the heroes of the series). The heroine is a defense attorney and being threatened is par for the course but when her boss hires security for her, she is not having it. The heroine is difficult at first but the hero and his team are professionals.I did...
  • Sheyla ✎
    Huge thanks to Gallery, NetGalley and Laura Griffin for providing me with a complimentary copy of Desperate Girls in exchange for an honest review.Talk about excited about reading Desperate Girls. I love all the books by Laura Griffin and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. Even better, Desperate Girls is the first book in the Wolfe Security series (Yay! more swoony alpha guys to look forward to). Not that I didn't miss the Tracer series...
  • Sherri Thacker
    This is my first book by Laura Griffin. It grabbed me from the first page and I read it pretty quick. I didn’t love the book but I liked it ok. Would I recommend it? Yes, I would. There was a twist at the very end that I didn’t see coming but then the book ended and that was that. I was given this book from the publisher through NetGalley for my honest review.
  • Dísir
    ‘Desperate Girls’ isn’t a title I’d immediately associated with the blurb of the story and it became quite clear from the onset that the story is so much more than the rather irrelevant-sounding title. As a sort-of offshoot of Laura Griffin’s Tracers series, I was eager nonetheless to take a closer look into Liam Wolfe’s Security company staffed by supersized heroes and the different kind of romantic suspense revolving around security...
  • Beth
    Much as I wanted it to be more, this is very much a series opener. It’s a little uncertain and it juggles too many things. It’s also very much a spin-off series: it coasts on the setup of Shadow Fall and on Liam’s reputation. (Tara only gets a brief mention: The only woman Erik had ever seen challenge Liam head-on was his wife, and she was on a freaking SWAT team. LOVE YOU BOTH. WISH YOU WERE IN THIS BOOK MORE!)Okay - uncertainty. The novel...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    I didn't love the heroine at first (she really pushes against the use of bodyguards to keep her safe) but I ended up really liking her. Well done suspense tooOh - and HOT bodyguard hero!!! ;)Review to come
  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2.5 Stars rounded downI was so disappointed in this book. LG has been a favored author and I loved some of her other books. I've read most of her books 2 times and I definitely wouldn't re-read this one.It's well written but doesn't contain the suspense and detail that some of her previous books have had. I feel I've read some version of this book a thousand times before. It just seemed so cliche.
  • Yellagirlgc
    2.5 Very predictable.
  • Brandie
    4.5 stars. Took me a little bit to get into it, but ended up really enjoying it.
  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    After the death of a fellow lawyer, Brynn Holloran and another lawyer are assigned a security team to keep them safe. Brynn feels it is unnecessary to hire security and doesn't think there is a threat. Erik Morgan is the man in charge of her safety. The man believed to have killed the lawyer, James Corby, has recently escaped from prison.Brynn was in many ways just what you would expect from a lawyer. Annoying and know-it-all. So yes, I did not b...
  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    Desperate Girls is the start of a new series by Griffin and centers around a private security firm. Security guard/body guard romances are really hit or miss for me; honestly, they are mostly miss. But, if anyone could make it a hit, it's Griffin!The heroine, Brynn is brilliant. She is a fierce attorney who has been on both sides of the aisle. Currently, she is working as a defense attorney and is getting ready to begin a huge case where she repr...
  • Jess
    This was a really good last day of a three day weekend book. If I think about any of it too much, it will probably collapse, but I adored Brynn (her resistance to bodyguards risks coming across as stupid, but her concerns with it all seemed perfectly logical to me, as well as trying to keep as much of her life as possible) and I really liked Erik and Brynn together. (I, like Beth, would have like more of both Liam and an actual cameo by Tara. Sti...
  • D.B. Reynolds
    As I was reading this book, it struck me as Laura Griffin light. It's a good book, don't get me wrong. It has all of Griffin's terrific character building, a lovely romance, and an unexpected twist. But it doesn't get into the depths of the investigation the way Griffin usually does. There's only one reference to the Delphi Center, and that's a profiler who appears briefly, although significantly. This is mostly a romance, since we know the threa...
  • Teresa
    Laura Griffin has always been one of my top authors for romantic suspense because she writes both sides of the genre so well. There have, of course, been times when I liked the suspense more or vice versa. But in this one, I was struggling to connect to both the suspense and the characters. Early on, I kept finding Brynn shallow and hard to connect to. I did find depth in her later in the story, but it wasn't enough to make up for the early momen...
  • Cassie
    This book hooks you from page one! The book begins with the murder of ADA Jen Ballard. Brynn Holloran who used to be an ADA herself and was close with Jen and used to work with her. They put away a savage serial killer. Brynn is now a defense attorney. The suspense begins when we find out the serial killer has escaped from prison and it appears he’s revenge killing everyone who has helped put him away. Which throws Brynn in danger therefore Bry...