Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin

Desperate Girls

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

TitleDesperate Girls
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Desperate Girls

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Luv Laura Griffin and Wolfe Sec... so good. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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 whole protection ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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
    I love Laura's books! She does suspense so well, there was never a dull moment in the book when I felt bored and she made the romance work too, plus she introduces so many new interesting characters whose books I want to read. Review soon..ARC provided by publisher through Edelweiss.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brandie
    4.5 stars. Took me a little bit to get into it, but ended up really enjoying it.
  • 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...
  • Donna Hines
    An anti social loner with an ax to grind hell bent on revenge is on the loose having escaped a max security prison and he's determined to go down in flames fighting to clear his name and harm those who did him wrong.This was a quick read with a might punch!Oh, for god's sake this can't be oh but it's and Jen Ballard , Michael McGowan, and anyone else who had a connection to this case are in harm's way.Defense Attorney Brynn Holleran knows this is...
  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    I'm a huge Laura Griffin fan and while I enjoyed this book it didn't quite live up to some of her other books which are on my favorite's list. This book was a bit lighter on the investigation aspect and a bit heavier on the romance (which I normally would like more) but I wasn't a huge fan of the heroine. The reader knows who the villain is from the beginning as he is an escaped convict who is killing anyone involved in him receiving his guilty v...
  • Cassie
    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for for an advanced copy of the book for my kindle. I could t connect with the main character Brynn. The book starts with the murder of a judge who happened to be brynns former boss. Brynns current boss hires a security team to protect the lawyers while the killer is loose. Of course this book has the sexual tension between Erik her security guard and brynn. I feel like this story line has already pl...
  • Kathleen
    In Desperate Girls, Laura Griffin has crafted a thrilling page-turner that expertly balances the tension of a manhunt for an escaped convict on a revenge quest with the sizzling attraction between a sharp, ambitious attorney and her new bodyguard. Each development will leave you breathless ... right up to the twist you won’t see coming!
  • Chanel Cleeton
    A heart-pounding novel filled with twists and turns that kept me reading into the early hours of the morning. Desperate Girls is another winner from Laura Griffin!
  • Grace
    This is book one of the author's new series, featuring the Wolfe Security team (hence the series title). Told in the third person, our two main characters meet under less than ideal circumstances.Brynn Holloran is a lawyer, about to begin a high-profile case. Unfortunately for her and her co-workers, they are now believed to be targets of a serial killer seeking revenge for reasons unknown. Enter Erik Morgan, one of the members of the Wolfe Secur...
  • Gloria Bernal
    Release date: August 7, 2018Genre: Romantic SuspenseLocale: TexasARC provided by NetGalley3.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2First off I have no clue why this was titled Desperate Girls. If you did or do, enlighten me. It doesn’t do a thing for this novel either. This is the first in a series about Wolf Security, a private company that employs ex-military forces, ex-secret service, you get it, high-testosterone males with tactical defensive experience. The...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    A new series kicks off with a manhunt for an escaped vicious murderer turned vigilante killer who is on the quest for revenge against those in the legal world who he feels did him wrong. Fans of the Tracer series will remember Liam Wolfe and his wife Tara from Shadow Fall. Liam runs Wolfe Security and this new series will be about the men and women that work for him and the clients they are tasked with protecting. Clients – Defense attorney Bry...
  • Up All Night With Books
    5 Amazing StarsReview by Amy Late Night ReviewerUp All Night w/ Books BlogI am officially in love with this new series by Laura Griffin. Desperate Girls is the first book in the series and I am completely invested in these characters already!Brynn is a defense attorney who used to play for the opposite side. When a convict from one of her previous cases escapes from prison, he is suspected of going after all the people who helped put him there ye...
  • Shelley
    Full disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. That said, as I complain about in almost EVERY review I do, I wish the ratings were 1-10. if they allowed I'd rate this a 9 0f 10. But a book has to be truly amazing for me to rate a 5 of 5. This book is quite close though! Brynn is a tough as nails, successful defense attorney who is in the process of heading to Dallas to defend a client. While she was still a prosecuting attorney, she he...
  • Alina
    The description of the book caught my attention, and the story itself didn't disappoint.A convicted rapist/murderer escapes from the jail and now on the road for a very bloody revenge. Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is on his list. As US marshals keep counting and collecting new victims, Brynn realizes that she is a danger. However, the case she is working on is also a high priority and demands her full attention. While private Wolfe Security is...
  • Macayla Fryc
    Aside from a poorly chosen, not apparently relevant title, Desperate Girls qualifies as that refreshing, not-too-heavy, page-turning break all avid readers desperately need every now and again. The laywer-being-hunted-down-by-an-escaped-convict-that-warrants-the-need-for-bodyguards plot was worth it for the entertainment value, and props for making my heart anxiously pound at least once. I'm not a plotline rehasher type of reviewer, but I am pr...
  • Kailey C
    I really liked this one! It combined suspense & romance, two of my favorite genres! Brynn was very likable but relatable as the main character - and the chemistry between her & Erik was smoking hot. I enjoyed the storyline- it was more focused on the romantic relationship brewing between 2 main characters than I thought it would be, but I didn't mind it. I wouldn't consider this a thriller, there were some moments of suspense but I still enjoyed ...