THE OFFICER'S GIRL
Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Contemporary Romance, Series
Rating: 3 Cups
Stephanie Bryant has her eye on the prize. She just has to put in one year at the Florida office then she will burst through the glass ceiling. She is almost there and is not going to let anything get in her way.
Brett Lincoln is a Cocoa Beach police officer who after the end of his last long term relationship, is determined to stay away from self-absorbed, beautiful women. He is more than happy to put in extra hours and hang at the local bar with his co-workers. But if he is content with his single lifestyle, why is he thinking about a family of his own?
Stephanie arrives at her new coastal home just in time to be evacuated by a sexy, blue-eyed policeman. She is worried more about how this will effect her first day on the job than she is about the hurricane itself. Their attraction is instantaneous and Brett finds he wants to protect the petite beauty. When he realizes she is not a selfish fashion plate, he wonders if perhaps he can convince her to make this position more than a stopover on her way to the corner office. Can a workaholic, headstrong corporate shark and a virile, hard-working, hard-playing, law enforcement officer strike a balance?
Leigh Duncan creates a strong story from its stormy beginning to its happy ending. The setting is a fabulous choice and the description so realistic that I could almost smell the s'mores at the shelter. I loved that the storyline revolved around two strong-minded characters. However, I never really felt as if I made a personal connection with the hero or the heroine. I enjoyed watching each character come to terms with the aspects of their personality on which they compromised because of the developing relationship. As this is the author's debut novel, I look forward to seeing what else she has to offer.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More