Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Fake Relationship, Law Enforcement, Revenge, Romance, Small Town Romance
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I should have done my duty, but instead I did her dirty.
Don't be fooled by the uniform. There's badge around my neck, but that doesn't make me a hero. I'm just a dirty cop with a revenge fantasy.
Jasmine was a beauty in the photo, the girl who belongs to a man I hate. The plan was simple: Find her, get laid, come home.
Then she became more than a fantasy. Hell, she's the girl of my dreams. I don’t want to take her back, I want her home with me. Except Jasmine won’t leave, and I won’t leave her. It would be perfect, if it weren’t for Richard.
Her ex. The FBI agent. We were destined to hate each other, and now he knows I stole his girl. The bastard knows where I am, and he’s coming.
When she confronts her past, I'll be there to protect her.
He's supposed to find and bring me home... and I just slept with him.
One day I left it all behind. Just me, my cute little trailer, and freedom.
No one in Fair Oaks knows where I'm from or why I'm here, and no one seems to care... until I catch the eye of a sexy stranger while tending bar and end up in his arms.
It was an all-night freak-fest. Hot, passionate, and dirty. Just what I needed. There's only one complication: The toe curling, mind-blowing love god I just spent the night with is a detective sent to track me down and take me home.
Now I'm stuck with him.
I'm not leaving town and he's not leaving without me. I can't stay away from him and I can't go with him. Even if he drives me and the entire town crazy. The longer he stays, the more I don't want him to go.
I can't stay. I can't go back with him. Now that my ex is back, I'll have to run again to save us both…
I’ve been really into cop books lately, like super into them. I don’t know something about a guy in uniform has seriously been working for me. So obviously with a title like, The Detective, I of course was going to pick up a copy of this book.
So when the book starts off you are thrown right in the middle of everything, you’ve got cop Heath tangled up in the sheets with his mark, Jasmine, or is her name Jade. As it turns out Heath is assigned to find Jade and bring her back home, because wouldn’t you know, she’s a missing person. He wants to know why she left home and she isn’t talking, but he’s beyond determined to get to the bottom of it.
Jasmine and Heath have this kind of push and pull relationship. Sometimes it worked for me and sometimes it didn’t. Jasmine has her secrets and I get that, and honestly I’m more on her side during this. But for Heath man oh man can this guy be pushy. I get that he has a job to do, but he is doing this job to get back and the guy Jasmine left behind. He’s so pushy to the point that I almost don’t like him. I mean he shows up everywhere. Joins the committees that she is on, eats where she works, etc. And then just when I think I’ve had enough the ex rolls into town and my opinion of Heath gets way better.
After meeting Jasmine’s ex, Richard, I get both why she ran and why Heath wanted to get back at him. He’s the worst kind of person. He’s an FBI agent who basically abuses his power way more than you would think he could get away with and he is on a mission to get what he wants from Jasmine. He is a menace and I mean of the worst kind. He’s the kind of guy who makes little kids cry, shuts down town festivals, and basically tries to run everyone and everything so that Jasmine will feel like she has no other choice then to do exactly what he wants just so that her friends will come out of this unscathed.
I liked how much Heath and the members of the town rally around Jasmine. No one is a fan of her jerk of an ex. That being said I’m not sure how much I believed that what Richard was doing could really be happening. I mean this is a guy who shuts down a little girls lemonade stand and writes a ticket for it, I mean I’m pretty sure that’s not federal, no FBI agent would have the jurisdiction to do that. And it is pointed out later in the book that Heath can’t get in trouble for doing something (breaking and entering) because it’s not a federal crime. I just can’t see the sheriff letting this guy get away with it or anyone complying to his brand of crazy.
Outside of my problems with Richard, I will say I did like the book. I liked the dynamics between Jasmine and Heath, the constant push pull between them. They also had some seriously hot moments. If you are someone who liked small town romance with a cop flare this might be the book for you.