- Riptide Publishing
- Release Date
- January 2018
- Book 1 of Emergency Services
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Gio Valeri is a big city police officer who's been transferred to the small outback town of Richmond with his professional reputation in tatters. His transfer is a punishment, and Gio just wants to keep his head down and survive the next two years. No more mistakes. No more complications.
Except Gio isn't counting on Jason Quinn.
Jason Quinn, officer in charge of Richmond Station, is a single dad struggling with balancing the demands of shift work with the challenges of raising his son. The last thing he needs is a new senior constable with a history of destroying other people's careers. But like it or not, Jason has to work with Gio.
In a remote two man station hours away from the next town, Gio and Jason have to learn to trust and rely on each another. Close quarters and a growing attraction mean that the lines between professional and personal are blurring. And even in Richmond, being a copper can be dangerous enough without risking their hearts as well.
Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Jan 30, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
39 people found the following review helpful
Two men struggling with their own demons are trying to open their hearts to a new love in the remote Richmond station.
Gio has been transferred to the small town of Richmond where Jason Quinn is the officer in charge. Gio's reputation is not in the best place right now and Jason isn't looking for a troublemaker on his station. He had enough problems trying to balance his career and the demands of being a single parent. But when attraction start to sizzle between them, they try to leave their own demons behind and give an opportunity to a new possibility of love.
I really was wishing to love this book. I love the authors' work and I expected to love this one as well, but I struggled a lot while reading it, though it did had some amazing redeeming elements that made me enjoy some parts of it. What I liked the most about it were the scenes that had the most emotion, mostly something painful to read, but there was so much feelings that I couldn't help but love it, even if it made me feel sad at times.
The story is really slow paced which was bothersome mostly because I felt like nothing was really happening for nearly 60% of the book, although it felt an appropriate pace for the story and it made perfect sense considering the location the book was set on. It helped to understand how life would feel like for the main characters, something slow but not lacking emotions.
The main characters were really nice as individuals, and I know this book is considered a romance, but I really couldn't care at all for Gio and Jason as a couple, I don't think they have any chemistry. The secondary characters were good. Taylor was really lovely but it was Alana and her story that got my heart. The hurt/comfort elements on the story were really strong and that is exactly what I loved the most about the book. The whole situation Gio was dealing with was so difficult and was one of the things that got most of my attention as well as Jason's grief.
Overall it was a good book. I liked it because of its hurt/comfort elements, but I think the angst on it and little romance might be a little troublesome for some readers looking for a more lighthearted romance.
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