Release Date: 30 September 2013
TOUR: Irresistible Reads Book Tour
Detective Mike Sterling walked away from his dream job telling himself it was to honor the promise he’d made his mother, while lying in a Chicago emergency room. A year later, he’s still fighting the demons that followed him back to his boyhood town.
Taryn Watts is an award-winning designer, going from project to project, living from a suitcase. Her plan for Renlend Kansas was the same as always. Go in, get the job done and get out, just the way she likes it. Growing up as a cop’s daughter, her every move was controlled. When she escaped to college she vowed to never fall in love with a cop –ever. Until she found herself sitting across from the ruggedly handsome stranger. Looking into Mike’s ice blue eyes they pulled her, called to her, but there was a haunting in them she knew too well.
Mike is drawn to Taryn, her passion for her work and her stunning beauty left him breathless, but what surprises him most is the peace he feels when he’s near her. Maybe it’s because Taryn is a temporary addition to his town and his secret is safe, or maybe it’s because she makes him feel safe. Mike knows he can’t keep up this charade and when Taryn moves to Renlend for an extended stay he can’t hide the truth any longer.
Can Taryn forget he’s a cop and give him her heart, or will his demons drive them apart?
My Opinion 3 STARS
** I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review**
This book was very easy reading, but didn't quite have the grittiness that I was expecting. Everything fell into place really smoothly. The angst didn't really feel like angst, the flirting was good and the relationship just happened.
Taryn Watts is a cops daughter and has two older brothers that are also cops so she had felt suffocated in their protectiveness and had said that she didn't want that again. Her best friends are Andrew and Scott a gay pair that have been together for years and have become a surrogate family.
Then we have Mike Sterling a cop who walked away from his job in the city after he was shot when a job went awry and he had to use his weapon, killing the other person, when he nearly died himself. He has his demons coming to terms with the fact that he shot somebody. He has told know one of his trauma.
The dialogue is kinda fluffy with a little seriousness to it, but it doesn't hook you into it. I felt that it almost felt like Mikes demons were no existent by the way that they disappeared after Taryn stayed the night with him. All she did was give him a couple of words about it for goodness sake. That was just unrealistic after holding to himself for that amount of years.
On the whole though it wasn't a bad book. We did get one or two views from a third person, Gabby, who the second book in the series will be about and to be honest, they didn't add anything to the book other than for us to get an idea at who she was. A teaser if you will for the next book. It did nothing for this one.
An easy read if you don't want gritty book for a change.