PLEASANT LAKE P.D
1 September 2012
Rating: 5 Cups
Alex Moreno, an aspiring cop, currently an unarmed meter reader, is commandeered by the FBI to go undercover and get the goods on Miguel, a Mexican trafficker in human slave trade—prostitutes. Despite all the things Alex knows about the “dirt bag” in question, she finds him instantly attractive and seemingly innocent. Fair, redheaded and witty–she has been selected because she is his type.
Her former boyfriend, Roman, a full-fledged police officer in the Pleasant Lake P.D., is concerned for her safety, so stays close as a friend and bodyguard throughout the caper. He often shows up in the nick of time, or very inconveniently, to get Alex out of trouble.
Miguel, Mikey to his American friends, is a perfect gentleman and adores his extended family, siblings and mother, a short, regal and controlling woman whom Alex fears as she falls for her son.
Despite the Ivonovich style bounce to the prose, this author has an original sense of humor that keeps readers on the edge of their seats, laughing and worrying concurrently. The fun, the witty observations, over-the-top opinions and exaggerated fears ramp up as the action becomes more serious. This is a delightful and enjoyable read. The characters are clearly painted and individualized. There is no confusion, just fun, frolic and a relationship that contains psychologically correct analyses without slowing the pace.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More