Author: T.A. Chase
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense
Length: Novel (139pgs epub)
Publisher: Loose Id (18th October 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Mac Guzman is a Texas Ranger and lead detective on a serial killer case rocking the city of Houston. He’s willing to take help from anyone, especially when it comes in the form of the gorgeous FBI profiler, Tanner Wallace. Mixing business with pleasure has never been an option for Mac, but he just might change his mind and seduce Tanner into his bed.
Tanner Wallace joined the Bureau and became a profiler to catch bad guys. Also, it might have a little do with making up for the evil caused by his family’s business. When he’s called in to consult on a serial killer case in Houston, Tanner never expects to meet Mac. The handsome Texas Ranger brings to mind hot, sweaty nights wrapped in each other’s arms, yet Tanner knows Mac would walk away if he ever found out who Tanner’s family really is.
With the threat of another murder hanging over their heads, Tanner and Mac will have to find a way work past their differences before the killer strikes again.
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Review: Mac is frustrated by a serial killer who is terrorizing Houston. In an effort to find him before he kills again his Captain requests the help of the FBI’s profiler who Mac has an instant attraction to. But then the killer strikes close to home. Tanner examines all the evidence trying to find anything to bring the killer to justice, while dealing with the attraction to Mac and keeping his secrets close to his chest.
I have to say that it was difficult to decide what heart rating to give this one because at times the story-line seemed improbable but then you’d find out something later on that made it seem probable and you’d nod your head and say ‘Yeah that could work’. I mean, I wondered about the killer and who it turned out to be and how likely that was to happen but then I remembered an episode of ‘Criminal Minds’ and thought ‘yeah it could happen’.
Mac and Tanner were two characters that I liked a lot. They have both had a hard life Mac more so than Tanner and Tanner seems to be so much more open than Mac. But they both connected on a lot of levels and their relationship moved fast. The parts with the serial killer and his victims sent a sliver of ice down my spine and we can work out who Tanner’s family are.
The story-line was good and the plot was great, the characters were pretty realistic and the romance and sex between Mac and Tanner was good. The attempted blackmail of Mac made me wish that Mac had punched “him” a few times. The only thing that let it down for me was that there could have been more suspense, drama and danger, I mean the potential was there and the actual capture of the killer would have fulfilled it to perfection, unfortunately for us that scene wasn’t in the book *sigh* so I have to make do with my own imagination to fill in the blank *sigh*. The story is well written; which I did worry about because when I read the blurb I noticed that it was missing a couple of words, but the story was fine and I didn’t notice anything missing.
So, all in all, I thought this book was good and all I can say is give it a try. I think you might enjoy it if you like cop stories, suspense, hot sex and a happy ever after.