Friday, March 23, 2012

Some Like It in Handcuffs by Christine Warner

Title:  Some Like It In Handcuffs
Author: Christine Warner
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Sunny  and Judson
Release Date: March 2012
ISBN: 978-1612170220
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Links to Purchase:
Wild Rose Press
Sexual Intensity: spicy

I received a  copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Sunny Kennedy, the only female in a family of blue blood male detectives, is determined to prove testosterone isn’t the only qualification required to solve a cold case. Handcuffed while undercover then taken to the precinct by an attractive detective, her domineering family demands she work with Detective Judson Blackwolf, or she’s off the case. Judson Blackwolf thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him. He only agrees in hopes of solving the murder of his one time mentor’s daughter. Once the case is over, he’s moving to Montana to heal his wounds from the loss of his last partner. But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Sunny and Judd soon realize their feelings for each other cannot be denied.

My Review:

This was a fun and cute story. Sunny is trying to make her name as a PI, but that isn't easy with a family full of over-protective men who just all happen to work for the police force too. The positive thing about them is that she has access to police documents, but when they insist she take a partner to have continued access, she is not a happy camper...especially when they bring her in cuffed to let her know.

I liked Judson, the police detective helping Sunny....a LOT. I liked his character. Unfortunately, just like all the men in Sunny's family, he has a bit of a problem with a female being in a dangerous position. But you know, it's hard to hate an alpha-male when it's so natural for him to go all alpha. My favorite scene in the book was the testosterone overload between Judson and Derek and Sunny's reaction to it. Just classic and funny.

There are quite a few characters in this book and it's hard to know who to trust and who is really the bad guy. I kept guessing and second-guessing all the way through the book. Sunny is working undercover as a bartender to solve a 26 year old coldcase murder. Judson hangs out at the bar disguised as Sunny's ex who isn't over her. There are two men who run the bar, Benny (she likes him) and Slater (she doesn't like him). Maggie, Slater's mother, who plays an interesting part in the story. And of course all of Sunny's family...her father and two sexy and overprotective brothers who all work on the police force.

Overall, it was an interesting book. There were a couple of scenes where I questioned actions/reactions of the characters, but those weren't hugely distracting to the overall story and pacing of it. It was good for an afternoon worth of entertaining reading.


Sherry Isaac said...

Sounds like a fun read, Christine. Congrats on your release and a good review! Raise you glass!

christine warner said...

Loving it! And thank you Sherry for raising a glass with me!