Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ground zero, noun: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change.

Heat, humidity, and homicide are things veteran detective Sawyer Key expects to encounter on his first day with the Savannah Police Department, but the hostile reception from his new partner catches him by surprise. Sawyer isn’t a stranger to heartache and recognizes that Royce Locke is a wounded man who’s reeling from a devastating loss. Relentless and patient in all things, Sawyer is determined to make the new partnership work.

Savannah, Georgia is known for her quirky people, oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and antebellum architecture. Beneath the Southern charm and hospitality, festering hatred and violence is soaring with the summer temperatures. Locke and Key find themselves at the epicenter when their first case involves the death of a former shock jock who appears to be the victim of vigilante justice.

Opposites in nearly every way, the two detectives set aside their differences to take back their city and restore law and order. From this reluctant truce, an intense attraction grows that will either tighten or shatter their tenuous bond. Falling for his partner spells inevitable disaster, but Sawyer’s always been a sucker for wounded things. Sawyer could be the key to the life Royce has always wanted, if he’s brave enough to trust him. The fuse is lit, the clock is running, and the zero hour is upon them. Tick tock.

Ground Zero is the first book in the Zero Hour series, which follows Locke and Key’s investigations and evolving relationship. Ground Zero has a happy-for-now ending with no cliffhanger. It contains mature language and sexual content intended for adults 18 and older.

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    Ground Zero Reviews

  • Corina

    4.5 starsI found a new obsession. A new author. A new series. I'm hooked!Ever since I fell in love with Miro and Ian in All Kinds of Tied Down I needed something similar. I'm happy to announce that I ...

  • Christelle

    **3.5 stars**Sometimes, I can’t explain why I enjoyed a book, but the most important is that I read for escapism and this one did the trick. Zero Hour is a new series (no idea how many books) about ...

  • Cadiva

    I need book two. This one has just rocketed up the romantic suspense list I have in my head to sit very close to the top of the tree and straight onto my Favourites shelf.It's definitely my favourite ...

  • Elena

    There were many things that made me roll my eyes or cringe while I was reading this book. Just to name one, I refuse to believe that every woman in Savannah, Georgia addresses perfect strangers as “...

  • Sanaa

    4.5 stars. I needed something to take me out of reality and since reading does just that, I'm glad that I found this one to distract me. Ground Zero had the right amount of action and romance for m...

  • Vanna

    4.5 stars!! LVED IT!! This was one of those slow-burn romances where you don't really mind the slowness, because you can literally feel the smoldering chemistry between the MCs in every page . But i...

  • ~Volha~

    When I saw the names of the characters were Locke and Key, I knew I had to check the book out. And while the names fit perfectly together, the men carrying them took a while to warm up to each other. ...

  • Denise H.

    Cops Locke and Key get some action ! In this set opener, the cases our cops are working are fascinating, complicated and hold our interest with tension, violence and suspense. Royce Locke has lost his...

  • BWT (Belen)

    I'm disappointed, but at 50% I still have no connection to the story or the characters, and I should. No one in this so far is likable, both main characters are suffering from horrible losses, but the...

  • Claire

    Possible mild spoilers aheadMy second book by this author and I still can’t decide if I like her style, or not. This isn’t a bad book and I did enjoy it but it was rushed and that spoilt it quite ...