|Flirting With Disaster (Jackson: Girls Night Out, #2)|
January 27, 2015
Artist Isabelle West has good reasons for preferring a solitary life. Tucked away in a cabin in the woods, she has everything she needs . . . except a red-hot love life. That is, until a hard-bodied U.S. marshal threatens to unearth secrets she's spent years protecting. But giving in to the sparks flying between them can only lead to one thing…disaster.
Tom Duncan lives by the letter of the law. But no one has tempted him—or confused him—more than free-spirited Isabelle, who arouses his suspicion and his desire. As their connection grows, and their nights get hotter, they find their wild attraction might shake everything he stands for—and expose everything she has to hide.
I think the author wrote this book hoping we'd be so caught up in the "sizzling chemistry" (and yes, there was a whole lot of that), that we'd gloss over the huge plot holes in the story - there was great deal of telling us that something occurred without explaining exactly how that was possible. Because there was a lot that just didn't seem plausible. But, whether it was her intent or not, I was able to move past those things and take it for what it is at heart - a romance novel. And a good one at that. Not a great crime/suspense novel, but it's obviously not meant to be such. I loved Tom Duncan - he made this story and was the perfect lawman hero - protective and honest with a huge heart.
I had not read the first in this "series," but I don't feel like you need to. This definitely can be read as a standalone, but as it is after reading any great book in a series, I want to go catch up on what I missed.
Flirting With Disaster: 3.5/5 stars
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.