Picture Imperfect: A Sassy Suspense

Cindy Procter-King
Picture Imperfect: A Sassy Suspense
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Blue Orchard Books
Release Date
October 2016
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Photographer Ursula Scott discovers her sexy apprentice is an ex-cop investigating threats at his uncle's studio...but is she a target or a suspect?

Sassy Suspense from Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist Cindy Procter-King

Just when she thought she had her life on autofocus...

Photographer Ursula Scott is six short months from buying her boss's studio and helping her family knock down a massive debt. She can put up with his hairball antics for that long, right?


But, oh, he makes life difficult. She can barely restrain herself when he hogs credit for her assignments, and now half-naked weirdos are responding to his ad for her first magazine photo spread. On top of that, someone is sabotaging the studio. Worse, she discovers her sexy apprentice is a former cop practicing his newbie PI skills on the case—and she's a suspect!

Suddenly, Ursula's dreams and hard work seem about to go up in smoke. In more ways than one.

Well, not on her watch.

When Gabe McKenzie moves home following the shooting that kyboshed his career, he doesn't expect to get sucked into finding the culprit wreaking havoc at his uncle's photography studio. He certainly doesn't expect to fall for Ursula Scott, a long-legged brunette with a definite motive and a desire to play Nancy Drew. Even as he clears her, the sabotage escalates into a bizarre stalking, placing Ursula...and Gabe's hopes for their future...in danger.

If only he can convince her to stop snooping around and let him do his job as a PI, before an unknown menace threatens not only her dreams—but her life.

Book Review by Avonna Loves Genres (reviewer)
Nov 08, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
163 people found the following review helpful
PICTURE IMPERFECT by Cindy Proctor-King is a cross between a romantic suspense and a cozy mystery with a romance. I would not label it as comedic or humorous as publicized. The banter is light and fun at times like in all good romances, but not throughout the book.

Ursula Scott is a photographer on a mission. She has a contract to take over her boss' photography studio in six months and help her family financially. She finally has a big time assignment for a magazine and she will not let Mackie take the credit from her again. As she tries to get the job done, someone is sabotaging the studio.

Gabe McKenzie has moved back home after being shot has sidelined his police career. He plans to move on as a P.I., so his mother asks him as a favor to find out who is threatening his uncle's photography studio. He doesn't expect to fall for his uncle's assistant, who is just one of the suspects he needs to investigate as he works undercover as her apprentice.

Ursula discovers that her sexy apprentice is not who he says he is and the budding romance is off until he allows her to help in the investigation. Against Gabe's better judgement, the two work together to uncover the unknown menace. As the two get closer to the truth, the danger turns out to be nearly deadly.

I feel this story has a good romance plot with both the H/h being realistic characters. I had problems with the length of the book and the several subplots. I lost interest at times due to an excessive amount of information or was confused about which character I was following. I enjoyed all the main characters and the main premise, but I feel would have enjoyed it more if some of the subplots where cut. An O.K. read.
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