Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Mystery, Romance, Second Chances, Suspense
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Police officer Maggie Sinclair prides herself on her independence. She doesn't need anyone, especially her ex-lover. Working undercover to expose a prostitution ring, Maggie rescues two teenaged girls—but blows her cover in the process. Now she's in deep, and the only person who can help her is the last man she wants to call...
Detective Quinn McQuade remembers Maggie telling him Hell would freeze over before she needed him. He offered her everything, and she rejected him. Now he has the opportunity to show Maggie they're stronger as a team—even as their attraction becomes increasingly hotter. But this passion won't just bring them together or tear them apart...it could get them both killed.
So this book had a couple of things going for it when it comes to me as a reader, I like books with second chances, I like books where there is action/mystery, and I like books with cops. So this book had a lot of things I generally like in books. I think what set this book apart for me is that our heroine in this book is undercover, and her ex is also a cop, and when she gets in trouble, he is who she calls, which I thought is such a good set up for a good book.
So our heroine is Maggie, and she is undercover trying to bring down this, well basically, kingpin in the sex-slave business. When our book starts Maggie is extraordinarily paranoid, I mean like super paranoid, she is convinced she is being watched all the time. At first I thought her paranoia was over the top and I might have even been a little annoyed by it, but honestly when the book continued I thought maybe she could have used a bit more paranoia. I liked her as a character, I liked that she was trying to do the right thing. I liked that even though she was being set up to take the fall in this case, that she was first and foremost concerned with the welfare of the girls she was trying to save then she was for herself. I also liked that she wasn’t like some 100% awesome super cop, she has panic attacks, she’s paranoid, she gets herself into tricky situations; basically she’s flawed and it made her more believable and more likable.
Now for our hero in the story, Quinn. Right off the bat, I liked that he shows up for his ex when she asked for his help, and he’s genuinely there to help her, I think that says a lot about him as a person, he’s really just a good guy. So Quinn and Maggie didn’t end on the greatest of terms, lets just say Quinn was worried that Maggie going undercover would put her in danger and he tried to step in, not exactly the most supportive guy when it comes to his girlfriend, but I kind of get where he was coming from. He does have some he-man tendencies, and there are a couple of times when I wanted to shake him and tell him to pull his head out of him bum and go after the girl he so clearly is in love with.
I did enjoy the story, and the whole plot line of the bringing down this really bad guy, who is doing horrible things. I also loved how much Quinn and Maggie were isolated, the two of them weren’t able to really get help from the people they should have been able to, because as it turns out not every cop can be trusted. I liked the mystery element of the book, trying to figure out who the bad guys really were. It was a quick read for me, but it was an enjoyable one for me. If you like cop romances with some action in them, then you might want to check out this book.