By: Ashley Naomisue
Print Length: 92 pages (Kindle Edition)
Reviewed by: Allison Foster
Review Date: October 17, 2013
Just in time for Halloween, this crime romance is unexpected to say the least. A short read, it nonetheless packs in a lot of story. From the revealing introduction of the female lead to the conflicted inner workings of the detective you are left feeling like every character is someone you already know.
When a woman is found locked in the basement of a criminal’s home, she may be more than meets the eye. The head detective on the case takes her under his wing and gets more than he bargained for. However, before their love can fully blossom a trio of bad guys threaten to end it all for good.
I won’t ruin the end of the story, but this violent romantic tale has twists and turns that will leave you guessing.
What I liked most about the story is the fact that the characters seemed to be real people. There was no ‘happily ever after’ or ‘true love’ or any of that cliché stuff. Instead the characters were conflicted, confused, and overwhelmed, just like we would be.
The supporting characters were also interesting and varied, offering a new dynamic every time they entered the scene. I enjoyed the casual relationship between the male and female police officers. Not every opposite sex team can work without sexual tension but they seemed to be partners and friends.
This is apparently the first book in a series and I am looking forward to reading more about the couple’s adventures and growth. However the book also stands on its own as a complete story, which is a big plus!