Art gallery owner Jessalyn Banks is being
stalked, so she reluctantly calls local Police Chief Shane
Moore. Jessalyn doesn’t want to make a big deal out of the
incidents, and she thinks Shane is bossy and annoying. Shane,
on the other hand, wants to date Jessalyn. Will working
together to find out who the stalker is and working together
on the community’s Fourth of July celebration bring them
Fireworks is a pretty
standard “girl being stalked is forced to turn to sexy lawman”
story. I enjoyed the banter and romance between Jessalyn and
Shane, and the small-town setting was well done. The stalking
incidents escalated from very minor to major realistically.
The only thing that really bothered me about this story was
the resolution. There were no real clues to help the reader
figure out who the stalker was, but when the identity was
revealed, I wanted to yell, “Duh!” I couldn’t believe none of
the characters would have known who it was based on the
reasons for the stalking. I also felt that the final
confrontation with the stalker was a bit over the top.
Loribelle Hunt created characters I cared about, and an
interesting storyline for them. Unfortunately, the story
fizzled a bit at the end, leaving me disappointed.