Series: Still Harbor #1
Published by Entangled: Bliss
Publication Date: August 11th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
She could never trust a cop…
Teacher Kate Abbott’s fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life that she and her two best friends always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent of a special needs daughter hasn’t exactly improved Kate’s love life. But Kate’s preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.
Until she finds out he’s a cop.
Matt is a former cop-turned-private investigator, and he knows fear when he sees it. A cop clearly spooked Kate…or hurt her. Still, something about the gorgeous professor catches his attention, and despite his “no settling down” policy, he can’t resist her. But all of the attraction in the world won’t be enough to overcome Kate’s past.
I have read mostly good reviews about Ms. James’s Red River series and I was really excited about FALLING FOR THE P.I. Kate Abbott is on a night out with her sisters, under protest and the plan is to find her a man for the night. Luckily for Matt Lane, he is the pick of the night. Matt and Kate get along very well until she realizes that he’s an ex-cop and she shuts down on him. Kate’s past experiences with law enforcement left her very afraid and distrustful of police officers and Matt can’t seem to convince her that he’s trustworthy.
Kate and Matt’s initial meeting lived up to my expectations. In fact, I laughed so hard at that opening scene and I expected the story to be more of that. Unfortunately, my frustration with Kate affected my enjoyment of this story. I’m all for being independent and I can understand her reluctance to talk about her past. What I can’t understand is why she was still unwilling to speak up when the person responsible for her past hurts was right there and could potentially do damage to her.
My issues with Kate aside, I enjoyed Matt, how patient and gentle he was with Kate and her daughter and how he was quick to come to their defense. The family she created with her ‘sisters’ and their daughters is very unique and intriguing enough that I am interested in what Ms. James has planned as a follow-up to FALLING FOR THE P.I.