Published by Kensington Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Mystery, Romance
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And You Think You've Had A Bad Day
City girl Breanne Mooreland gets left at the altar, takes the flight from hell to her honeymoon--alone--loses her luggage, and ends up snowed in at a Sierra mountains lodge run by the kookiest staff this side of the Addams Family. Oh, and there's a gorgeous naked man taking a shower in her suite who says he isn't going anywhere. That's just the first 24 hours. . .
Burned-out vice cop Cooper Scott is in serious need of this vacation, and he's not about to give up the only available room because an upset--okay, make that insane--woman is having a conniption fit. They'll just have to make the best of it--her side of the bed versus his. But when Cooper wakes up kissing the long, leggy Breanne, he wants to show her exactly what the honeymoon suite is intended for. But that will have to wait, because a screaming Breanne has just stumbled on a very dead body. So much for vacation. . .
I’ve never been left at the altar before, but I can imagine that it isn’t one of the best experiences to have. So when the book starts and our heroine decides to go on her honeymoon to a remote cabin/mansion in the woods I was already feeling pretty bad for Breanne. And of course once she gets to her destination, things continue to not go according to plan, I mean seriously can’t this girl catch a break. But then again she does meet our hero, Cooper, so maybe the girl did catch a break.
Personally I think books that only take place over a very short amount of time and stay in one setting, well let’s just say I think they are hard to get right, especially with romances (because I super hate instant love). But this book is a bit of mystery, so all emotions are kind of heightened, so I enjoyed the book. Breanne at first came off a bit like a diva, I mean she is in prissy clothes, she is a little superior in a way, but it doesn’t take long to figure out that she is really just acting that way because she is hurting after being left at the altar. The thing about Breanne is that she has a history of really just picking the wrong relationships, but even with all of her issues, she always seems to be able to pick herself up. What I liked most about her though was how she interacted with Cooper, I mean she gives as good as she gets.
Cooper is a guy who has gotten super jaded about his life as a cop and is on the verge of quitting. All he wants now is just a little time in the middle of nowhere, by himself, to kind of relax and figure out what he is going to do with his life. Instead he gets a crazy hot chick who gets his blood pumping, a murder, and trapped in a house for days with a ton of people who might be guilty of taking a life. I liked how much of a good guy Cooper is, but at the same time he is also a bit brash, he says what he thinks and he acts whenever he wants to.
The chemistry between Cooper and Breanne is what kept me enjoying this book, they are in a really intense situation, and it lends itself to these two becoming emotionally involved with each other. I did wish the mystery had held more of my attention during the course of the book, but that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it. If you like a romance where the two people are trapped somewhere in the middle of mystery then this might be the book for you.