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Walking the thin blue line…
Detective Sergeant Sam Holland of the Washington, DC, Metro Police needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up.
YES. I so needed a good romance novel with some crime in it, and now I'm in the mood to purchase the rest of this series because you know me- I can't quit a series. It's a mental disorder, I'm sure of it. I also have to tell you that if you are a long time reader here, you know that one of my favorite authors of all time is Linda Howard. I know, sometimes I get an eye roll and sometimes I get an appreciative nod of the head, but she is. I would fan girl in her bushes in her front lawn if I could. But I have to tell you that Marie Force? She's kind of like my new Linda Howard.
It's a big thing to say but I really liked her writing style and how she crafted the story because it was so reminiscent of what you get with a great Linda Howard book. The bonus is that Linda gives you one, maybe two stories with characters, and Marie is giving us an entire series and I have very little self control so you know these are going to be on my shopping list soon.
The book was SO good. Immediately it begins with the murder of Senator John O'Connor, who was found by his life long friend and assistant, Nick Cappuano. Obviously Nick calls the police and who comes along but Samantha Holland, his one night stand from six years previous that he still thinks about as the one who got away. Sam, who is fresh off of leave from duty after a child was shot under her command and the mental anguish of that, is taken aback at seeing Nick again and it's clear that whatever flame they had that one night, it didn't go away.
So throughout the book we have their simmering sexual tension but we also have this really interesting murder to solve and Marie Force keeps you on the EDGE the entire time. Was it a woman scorned? Political rivals? Jealous family member? Or did John lead a totally secret life and perhaps that's what has happened? Just as things start coming together, Sam's life is threatened by the mother of the deceased child from her previous case but are the threats really from her, or from someone trying to get Sam off the Senator's case?
I flew through this book, I loved the who Law & Order SVU feel of the book, I loved the sexual tension between Sam and Nick, and I am absolutely in love with the fact that this is the start of a SERIES, you guys. A series. You know I love a good series. I'm so excited to read the rest!
Giveaway: Yes, there is a giveaway to win a COMPLETE set of the series, and you need to go HERE to enter!
If you are feeling lucky, there is a a really great promotion if you buy the newest book, Fatal Identity, then you can enter to win one of two REALLY GREAT prizes by going HERE to register your purchased book. And this is going to sound kind of stupid, but this is the time of year I enter in every giveaway I can because you never know what you could use as Christmas gifts for someone (or yourself, let's be honest). So it's worth a shot.
website, Facebook, and Twitter! You can also purchase your own copy of Fatal Affair on Amazon! If you want to just bite the bullet and purchase the entire series, you can also do that HERE and it's actually a really great price for how many books you're getting.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.