Published by Entangled: Select Suspense
Publication Date: August 28th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
NYPD Detective Dom Carew can’t forget the violent way his lover was killed in Afghanistan fifteen years ago. The pain and trauma of her death still haunt him, and since then he hasn’t let a woman under his skin. Until one incredible, hot and steamy night with stunning and sassy Daisy Fowler.
Sexy, gorgeous, and hunky doesn’t begin to describe Dom Carew, but Daisy’s been burned by Dom before. A year ago, he bolted from her bed in the middle of the night without so much as a gee you were great in the sack, babe. Never laying eyes on his handsome face again is the plan. If only their paths didn’t keep crossing. If only she didn’t still find him irresistible as sin.
Seeing Daisy again sets Dom’s blood on fire, but he’s about to embark on the most dangerous undercover op of his life—infiltrate the Pyramid, an international organization of assassins. Love has no place in his heart or his world, but when the dangers of his job threaten Daisy, he’ll destroy anyone in his path to protect her.
Each book in the NYPD Blue & Gold series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
I have loved this series immensely from the first book and I’ve got to say, for a newbie, the author knows how to write really great suspense. In fact I enjoyed the previous book so much I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one and find out how the overarching story-line ends. And the author does not disappoint and keeps you turning the pages as quickly as you can.
However, while the suspense was great, the romance fell flat for me. Dom was too annoying with his flip-flopping when it came to Daisy and his general bed-hopping ways. People deal with grief in different ways, but he clearly used his grief as an opportunity to avoid any connections with women, even the one woman who made him feel again after losing a woman he loved so long ago.
Daisy wasn’t any better unfortunately. By herself, she had a lot of potential, but paired with a damaged hero like Dom, she struck the wrong cord for me, like they both had too much baggage. Between both of them, I was over the romance very early on in the book, but I stuck around for the rest of it and it was enjoyable. I’m a little let down that I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the last one, though
If you enjoy an engrossing suspense and a well-written story, then you may want to check this story out.