Even though I didn’t enjoy the first book I still read this one. I like the crime part of the books, the romance parts are just silly and forced. The heroine of this book I don’t get how she is an FBI agent and has all her anxiety issues. I get that what happened to her in the past makes her scared of elevators (her and the hero were in an elevator when a bomb went off in the building) but you would think the FBI would make their agents go to counselling and have to clear them for field work. The hero of the book was with her in the past and lost his arm, which led him to drink away his problems and force himself on the heroine in a supply closet (just force kissing and a little groping). I don’t get how these characters have any heat at all, it’s all forced for me. The crime part of this book is very lack luster and the ending wasn’t satisfying enough at all. Throw in a surprise pregnancy because of a failed IUD, a glimpse at the next 2 characters to be written about (they hate each other – big surprise!), and you have a hastily written book that’s supposed to want the readers to continue the series.
I love crime novels. I think it stems from my love of crime tv shows to be perfectly honest. So when I see a crime romance novel I try to read it. This book was kind of slow and the romance parts were iffy. I liked the characters but felt like the romance was forced. The first chapter of the book I was already skeptical of reading it because it starts off with the heroine in a dress that doesn’t fit her even though she goes to functions like this a lot with her boss. Why would you not have a dress for a type of event you attend quiet often? It just made no sense to me. The hero is a known playboy around the office and she keeps reminding us of that fact. The ending to this book left me wanting more explanation but we never get it. I don’t know if I would recommend anyone to this series.