Saturday, March 28, 2015
Nanee's Review of The City PI and the Country Cop by Edward Kendrick - Love this author...
A murder in a small Colorado town closely resembles unsolved crimes committed by a serial killer almost thirty years ago. Private investigator Teague Donovan learns of the recent murder and is instantly drawn to the case, because one of the victims in the past was his best friend, and he is determined to bring the killer to justice.
Hoyt Newman, the detective in charge of the most recent case, is none too happy with Teague's interfering. At least not until a second homeless boy is tortured and killed. As the two men work together, they begin to develop an interest in each other -- one that seems fated not to come to fruition since Teague is city, through and through, and Hoyt is definitely country to the core.
First I want to start by saying if you have not read Edward Kendrick's books you must! His characters are so well developed in each book, I fall for each of them every time. His writing style is amazing, I get swept up in the story from page one to the end. I love the romance, the action and the mystery in each book. I hope to someday learn how to be half as great as a writer as he is.
A shout out to Edward Kendrick - another amazingly written book. When I first read the description I was hooked, I love a good mystery but this book is beyond that, I love a sexy romance and this one delivers that and some, I love a book with amazing characters and this one has that in spades.
Teague Donovan won't take no for a answer when he starts to delve into a recent murder that looks suspiciously like the one from 30 years ago that he found out recently was his best friend Chris from back home. He won't stop until he gets answers. I love his character because he fights tooth and nail to put his best friend's murder to rest, he blames himself for Chris's murder although he tried his hardest to get Chris to stay home and not run away from the hatred of his family. Teague is a stand up guy, sexy as hell and a top notch investigator. Hoyt is a grumpy at times, hard nosed country cop that doesn't want to entertain Teagues theories, he just wants to stop the murders from happening in his small town and move on but Teague doesn't give up that easily and Hoyt realizes teague might have something worth listening too.
I thought these two characters worked well together but what I loved was the tension and sexual awareness between them but them not wanting to delve into something that would only end in heartbreak when Teague went back home. I loved that they wanted more but refused to give in until they couldnt help a simple kiss or a soft caress. Wow these guys are perfect for each other, I love the fight of not wanting to give up on each other. I also loved Keir, he's witty, sweet and a total match maker when he pushes Hoyt and Teague into sharing their feelings for each other and acting on them.
This story takes you on a wild ride of who done it, who else was involved and why the hell did it all happen. I loved the intrigue, it kept me on my toes from the beginning and the shoot outs (wow!). but of course what I loved the most (I'm a sucker for a sexy romance) was the characters need for each other, the sizzling kisses and so much more...So sexy.
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