Series: Cassidy Jones #1
Published by Entangled: Select Contemporary
Publication Date: October 26th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
He’s her kind of danger…
Small-town-girl Cassidy Jones is a fast-driving, sharp-shooting, man-loving cop with a loud laugh. She’s also really good at her job—a fact that is completely irrelevant to the good ol’ boys at the station. So when a local mobster is murdered, and the Chief is forced to turn to Cassidy for help, she’s excited to get the opportunity to prove herself.
Sure, the only reason she’s going undercover is because she’s one of only two female cops on the force. Still, it beats the hell out of writing parking tickets. There’s just one little problem: she’s falling hard for Lorenzo, the mobster’s dangerously sexy brother—and possible murder suspect. With everyone at the station assuming she’ll fail, Cassidy cannot act on her attraction.
But when Cassidy’s instincts lead her to a shocking suspect, her reputation isn’t the only thing at stake.
This is a very entertaining and well-written mystery debut by Victoria Pratt, one I enjoyed a great deal and I am hoping for more books based on the female lead.
Cassidy Jones is a very modern and liberated woman, tough and extremely confident but laid back. She works just as hard as she plays and is proud of her accomplishments as a police officer but since she started her new job, work hasn’t been as much fun due to her boring assignments and especially because of the boss from hell. Things are about to change though because she has just been tasked with going undercover at a strip club to investigate the murder of a local businessman and this is her chance to show her bosses just what she’s made off.
What should be an easy investigation becomes complicated by another dead body; the deceased’s ties to organized crime; multiple suspects, some of whom are members of law enforcement; no clear motive for the murder and Cassidy’s attraction to the brother of the deceased. Cassidy’s search for the killer takes her to very interesting locations including a heaven-and-hell themed sex club.
I absolutely enjoyed Cassidy, especially her sense of humor, and her internal monologues had me laughing so hard. Every page had something guaranteed to get a chuckle out of me. Cassidy is a refreshing change from the usual heroine with emotional baggage and I loved her relationship and history with her best friend and sidekick, Bobbie.
The mystery overshadowed the romance in the book, but I enjoyed it all the same. I liked Lorenzo, but was interested in a possible connection between Cassidy and her nemesis, Detective Coleman and I hope that the author explores it if there are more books in the series.
I definitely recommend DOUBLE DOWN to anyone who loves a feisty heroine with a very healthy ego and a great sense of humor, who doesn’t take herself too seriously.