Something’s gotta give…but Codie Snow doesn’t know if it needs to be her non-committal workaholic ex-boyfriend attorney Slade Sheppard or her unsatisfying job as a nursing assistant. Because even though the chemistry with Slade is off-the-charts hot and the job is a necessary evil, she doesn’t know that she wants either.
Enter Pete Olsen, bad ass cop in charge of serving and protecting the town of Dalton, Colorado. Codie goes on a ride-along with Pete and sees the seedy underbelly of her town, witnessing the gamut–from an amusing domestic dispute to a frightening meth lab explosion–and she decides that law enforcement is not for her.
But Pete just might be.
When Codie learns that a supposed suicide Pete investigated on the ride-along is actually a murder, she poses as a religious fanatic in order to gain access to the controlling cult where the dead woman was discovered, hoping to find the truth. But has she instead set herself up to be murdered–and will she uncover the killer before she becomes the next victim?
I receive this book from the author for an honest review.
I gotta tell ya this book is a bit different yet kinda the same if you are a Jade fan. Ok how is it different and how it is the same you ask? Well it’s the same because she writes these characters that you can identify with. Codie, the main character, at times is similar to other characters she has written and that I loved!! How it is different? The vibe of the book is just different. Yes Codie is feeling two different men and we have seen Jade write his before but they are BOTH so toxic at times you really don’t know who to root for. I mean Slade is just UGH at times and then he is so damn tooth ache genuine that you wanna fall in to his arms. Then we have 1st love Pete who is perfect and then not to perfect and then perfect and then a jackass!! I mean damn the poor girl.
Codie is dealing with a lot in this novel. She is really looking at her life after something happens that shakes her to the core of her foundation. There isn’t a lot of action that we are turning the pages as fast as we can but it is a good slow set up. We are getting the background we need for the next story, developing the inter characters connections but trust when I say the next one is going to be a doozie!!
When the main story line for book 2 is set in place, we can SEE what is going to happen. I was loving where Codie was emotionally and with her life. I am super excited to read more from this story. I feel like book 1 is a tease for the rest of this series. I can’t wait to see what happens with the plot PLUS find out which guy is going to be the one for Codie. But can I say…I freaking loved her roomie/Bestie Matthew. That man deserves a book….pure comedy he brings to the book along with a giant heart for our girl Codie.
Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade’s day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn’t stop her from doing a little writing herself.
Unfortunately, there’s no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women’s fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you’ll see that her writing doesn’t quite fit any of those genres.
You’ll have to discover Jade’s writing for yourself to decide if you like it.