Just Released + Official Review! Stakeout by Karen Raines and Brittany Crowley



Title: Stakeout

A Stalker Novel

Authors: Karen Raines & Brittany Crowley

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 9, 2018





They say sleeping with your best friend is always a bad idea. ALWAYS.
Especially when one of them is falling in love while the other is shouting out
another woman’s name…
Furious, embarrassed, heartbroken… I’m feeling it all. So when a month long
PI contract comes up, I’m jumping at the chance to retreat.

One Month.

30 days of solitude seems like the answer I need to get my heart in check.
Nothing but a beautiful beach, the suns warmth on my skin… and of course,
staking out a high profile clients cheating wife.

But as soon as I step on that private jet I know I’m screwed, in more ways than
one. He’s there, all cocky smirk and mouth watering muscles… and now I’m
stuck in close quarters with my heartbreaker best friend.

I can do this, I can work with the devil. We’re professionals, the best of the

But when chaos ensues and our lives are on the line, can I count on him to have
my back?

Do I trust him enough to let him?


I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

I stumbled upon both Brittany and Karen at the beginning of their writing career and have devoured, agonized, and salivated over everything that they have written since. From the moment I heard that two of my favorite authors were combining their super powers and creating a book together, I was over the freaking moon! I couldn’t wait to hear more about it, had trouble sleeping, was checking my kindle every few minutes to see if it had magically appeared. Now after having read Stakeout and spent two nights laughing through tears, and overheating, I can say that the wait was well worth it! These two amazing writers came together and gave their obsessive fans a couple that will be remembered forever, I am not exaggerating people! Bri and Colby are hilarious, drool worthy, and bad ass security all wrapped up in a story that will have you hanging on to your seat and throbbing with desire at the same time! If that isn’t enough, their friends have your heart by the end and have readers begging the authors to give us more!

Briella is a bad ass PI who tends to wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her best friend Colby. I loved watching the cat and mouse game of her trying to avoid him after he slept with her and called out her archenemies name. These two are highly combustible when in the same room with each other for five minutes let alone a month long stakeout. So all I could do was find me a comfy seat, rub my hands together in glee and prepare for a bumpy and adventurous ride with Bri and Colby! Bri shows him that she may have been running at one point but she is now ready to stand up and fight sexy and dirty until his body is begging and his heart is tattered and belongs to her!

“I knew what that night was, too bad you ruined it being an asshole. I was looking forward to some no strings fuckery with my best friend. A person I now know should be able to satisfy me every need. We could have had some fun, now we’ll never know. ” I wink and exit the bathroom. There, take that playboy. 

Colby is a man who has always been a part of Briella’s life until he makes the fatal error of bedding her one night, getting cold feet, and calling another woman’s name. Now he must find a way to be back in her life as only her best friend…or so he thought. Little does he realize that his body and heart have another idea and he is just along for the ride. Colby is all handsome deliciousness with enough cockiness about him to make him irresistible but enough heart to keep a reader and Bri shattered with no hope of recovery. There is no way to not have your heart stolen by this gorgeous, gruff PI who has no clue how to deal with matters of the heart!

“I plan on doing all that and more over the next month. Half of the thoughts in my head would make a pornstar blush and that’s a fucking promise pretty girl. I’ve had a taste and it’s not nearly enough. Not even close.” He growls the last part. 

Karen Raines and Brittany Crowley deliver a sexy suspense that has so many laughs, danger, and sexy times that you can’t possibly look away. I highly recommend Stakeout for a love story that will wisk you away to a tropical island, strip your emotions bare, and leave you heart pounding for these amazing characters. As much as I have loved both Brittany and Karen’s writing in the past, I hope that they continue to work together in the future and make this a series. There might be a little groveling and pleading but trust me once you experience Stakeout you will realize it is well worth it and will be in total agreement of these two talented writers coming together and giving us more..so much more!

“Hold on tight Bri.” His hips move faster and a very unlady like growl escapes my mouth. I may be tiny but I can take it and he knows it.” 

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Karen Raines
A self-confessed reading addict, Karen is usually found
either writing or with her nose stuck in a book. Or Adulting because
apparently, she should do that too sometimes!
She’s a lover of wildly inappropriate humour, has an
addiction to swear words and bananas, lands her foot in her mouth daily… but
she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Karen can be summed up with 5 words:
Friendly, loyal, thankful, funny and above all… Smutty!
Brittany Crowley


Brittany Crowley was born and raised in Massachusetts. She still lives there today with her husband and 3 kids. Getting into the world of romance after she had her first child, she was hooked. Though she had many ideas in her head, Brittany was unsure if she had what it took to become a writer. A few encouraging words and one writing challenge later, she completed her first book. Now you can find her trying to keep up with her crazy kids and writing any chance she gets.



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