Review ~ Maverick Touch: The Highway by Ashley Nemer

Title: Maverick Touch: The Highway
Author: Ashley Nemer
Series: Maverick Touch #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: March 24th 2014

Nadia and Anabella head down to Houston, Texas, for what they thought would be a relaxing vacation. Nadia could work on her travel news articles for her boss in Cedar Rapids while Anabella caught a few rays of sunshine. Or that was the plan. Little did they know what trouble lurked inside the luxurious hotel nestled in the center of downtown Houston.

When Carlisle Ali introduces Anabella to his friend and brother-in-arms, Carter Jackson, all hell breaks loose for the Mavericks. Trouble never has a problem finding Nadia when she is out and about looking for a story. Be it Cedar Rapids or Houston, it doesn’t matter. Nadia finds a way to cause chaos and disaster.

What happens when Mr. A and Mr. J go out on a hunt for the man who is terrorizing people along I-45, the interstate running through the heart of Houston? More importantly, what happens to Nadia and Mr. A when they are forced to face the feelings that have been boiling between them for over a year now?
This was quite an enjoyable read and something different from Ashley Nemer. She has taken a focused reporter, coupled her together with a hot assassin and sent them on a working holiday where they step into danger. It was an intense read at times, but mostly sweet as Nadia and Carlisle’s relationship built.

Nadia is quite an amusing character. She is dedicated to her work, close to her family, but wants to explore her connection with Carlisle. She stumbles into trouble

Carlisle’s job has been a big focus in his life, but he is soon realising his priorities have changed. He is struggling with his emotions but once he makes up his mind there is no stopping him.

The side characters were great too; Anabella, Nadia’s sister had her ups and downs and I liked Carlisle’s friend Carter… He added some spice to the story too.

I enjoyed the mystery element to this story. It wasn’t the major focus of the book in my opinion, the relationship was, but I liked how it tied the whole story together. This is the first book in the series that I have read and I think it can be read as a standalone. I did miss a bit of how the relationship developed, but I think the author has done well with this particular book. I am intrigued as to where things will go now, for all four of the characters that were in this book.

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Ashley NemerAshley, also known as Niki Becker, is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs, Toto and Doogie. They have been together for over 8 and a 1/2 years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance genre ever since her lifelong best friend gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.

Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life; they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and displays come from. With her parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world. 

Ashley enjoys writing many different genre’s of fiction. Her areas range from science fiction/ paranormal, mystery, romance, poetry and erotica (using pen name Niki Becker.)

Author Links

Other posts featuring Ashley Nemer

Blood Series
Review ~ Blood Purple #1
Review ~ Blood Yellow #2
Review ~ Blood Green #3

Review ~ Soul Mates by Ashley Nemer and L.S. Broomfield

Writing as Niki Becker

Review ~ Special Assignment
 Excerpt ~ Special Assignment


  1. The mystery as well as her character being amusing sounds like it made a good read

  2. I love when a book has a good mystery element to it! Definitely makes a very enjoyable read! Great review!!

  3. Ah, assassins. Gotta lovin'. At least until they off you. ;)

  4. Thanks, the mystery was fun. It was a good read!

  5. That's right, I'll be looking over my shoulder *wink*

  6. I do love my assassins. Will have to check this one out based on that alone ;)

  7. A focused journalist and a hot assassin on holiday in Houston??? Sounds good to me! ;) I'm going to read Ms. Nemer soon, Naomi, since you love her writing so much.

  8. I hope you enjoy it! I do like her work, she covers a lot of genres!

  9. Naomi is a great supporter of mine and I appreciate it. I hope that you do check out the Maverick Touch series, it is so much fun!

  10. Jessica I hope you like it when you do check it out!

  11. This hot assassin is actually based on a real person, just FYI!

  12. Thanks Naomi for all that you do!

  13. People who have read it tell me Nadia is a lot like me ... I just dont see it, lol. But my Dad swears it! I love characters that just make you smile and feel good. That's what I aim for in this series.

  14. You are welcome Ashley! Glad you like the review!


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