Wednesday, August 6, 2014

*Review*- Protecting You (The Boston Kirkpatricks Book 1) by S. Donahue

Reviewer: Angie
Rating: 4 Stars

This was a good story. I liked the mystery, suspense, romance, and story line, but thought the characters could have been developed a little more. I don't feel I know "why" they acted as they did. While their pasts were touched on briefly, I didn't really get to know much about how they felt. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of the story. 

I loved the fact that the lead woman was a police officer and had to go undercover as a stripper. You wouldn't think that a woman who wanted to be a police officer would want to go undercover in this capacity, but Joella does it, knowing it will help solve a crime. Her past was something that I wanted to know more about. I wanted to feel more for her character. Brendan's character was also a little confusing to me. He was written as a powerful businessman with enough money to just buy Joella a car at the drop of a hat, but was pouty and immature in many instances. He just wasn't believable to me. 

To wrap up my review, I will say that I enjoyed the book (and especially the twist at the end) but gave it 4 stars, instead of 5, due to character development. 

*Was given an ARC for an honest review.

Joella Soriano is a tough as nails detective who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty and bring the scumbags of her city to justice. She was recently promoted to second-grade detective and is ready to spring into action. She gets her opportunity when the Captain asks her to go undercover as a stripper at Hush, a strip club owned by the intriguing and smoldering Brendan Kirkpatrick. Joella's task is clear: Bring down the high profile drug dealers that are disguising themselves as employees. Before now, Joella could handle pretty much anything that crossed her path... until now.

Aware of the bad dealings within his club, Brendan Kirkpatrick enlists his lifelong friend Captain Jeremy Weston from the twelfth precinct to help him. With Jeremy's expertise, Joella's never say die attitude, and Brendan's business savvy, they concoct a plan to take back the club and take down the drug operation. Upon first glance, Brendan is taken aback by Joella's beauty. The thought of this elegant creature working as a stripper in his club has him both uncomfortable and undeniably turned on. The more time Brendan spends win Joella's company, the more he finds that he cannot resist her. As Brendan begins to develop feelings for Joella, he has to draw the line between protecting his business and protecting his heart. But when Joella's life in endangered, too, will Brendan be able to separate business from pleasure? Noting is as it seems, and lines will be crossed. 

Who's protecting who exactly?

1 comment:

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