Fireworks by Loribelle Hunt
Samhain Publishing
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1-59998-493-8
Reviewed by Cassie

   

 

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 together?

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.  

     

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