A Cold Nightís Sleep by
After a terrible fire ended his police
career, Sandy Richter became a park ranger, staying holed up
in his isolated cabin. During a terrible storm, Mitchell
Tanner, an ex-con, has a car accident and turns up at Sandyís
cabin. Will Sandy take Tanner up on his offer of a night
A Cold Nightís Sleep was a
very well written story. It was easy to care about Sandy, and
Tannerís tenderness toward him was wonderful. I enjoyed this
story very much, but there was one flaw: there is no HEA.
While the ending is realistic, the hopeless romantic in me was
Small Town Lawmen by CB
DEA Agent Dylan Garvey is in a small town
investigating potential drug-runners when he crosses the path
of Sheriff Win Hamill. Garvey is concerned that the sheriff
will ruin his investigation, while Win doesnít even know
Garvey is an agent. When these two lawmen meet up, will the
misunderstandings be cleared up?
Small Town Lawmen had an
interesting premise and several laugh-out-loud moments, but
was a difficult read due to the point-of-view. CB Potts chose
to use first person, but rather than choosing just one of the
men to tell the story through, she switched between the two.
The switches were frequent and confusing, forcing me to reread
several parts because I didnít know what character things were
Pat Down by James Buchanan
Former class clown Jeff gets drunk, gets
into a fight in the parking lot, and then nearly gets arrested
by his high school crush, Chris Mathers. When he realizes who
the officer is, he compounds his mistake by running away. Of
course he gets caught, and Chris gives him a pat down.
Pat Down is by far the
hottest story in this collection! I loved the high school
crush angle. Jeff is a great characterófunny, too quick to
act at times, and endearingly self-deprecating. Chris is an
interesting mix of hardass, daring, and uncertain. I love
James Buchananís work, and after reading this story Iíll never
watch a pat down on a police show the same way again!
Under Arrest is an
interesting collection of law-enforcement themed stories. The
three stories were very different from each other, providing a
nice variety. If you like men in uniform, then Under
Arrest is a good way to read about some sexy lawmen
and try out some new authors at the same time.