An Officer and a Maverick by Teresa SouthwickGenre: Contemporary, Romance,
Expected publication: August 18th 2015 by Harlequin
Purchase Link: Amazon
Synopsis:The Curious Case of Detective Dreamy Rust Creek Ramblings
By now, you've all heard about Lani Dalton, everyone's favorite Ace in the Hole bartender. Observed singing and dancing fully clothed in the park fountain on the Fourth of July, she was hauled off to jail dripping wet by dashing detective Russ Campbell. Readers, what would you do if you found yourselves in the strong arms of the law?
Since then, Lani's been reluctant to revisit the Case of the Spiked Wedding Punch. Because helping the arrestingly handsome Russ crack the case could risk breaching family confidentiality—and Lani never breaks a promise! So why does Russ keep showing up at the Ace? We at The Gazettewould never kiss and tell, but reports of Lani and Russ's mutual distrust are greatly exaggerated.
Review:Lani has a secret that isn't hers to tell so when she managed to get herself arrested by by Russ she wasn't about to tell her reasoning why. She'd rather get herself in trouble then betray her brothers trust. Meanwhile Officer Russ is trying to investigate a case that was spread town wide when a event managed to get people drunk enough to things they wouldn't. Not taking the chance that something like this can happen again, this time no one was hurt but who knows what would happen next time? Problem is the one person who everyone trust enough and can help him is the lovely Lani and that one night of passion they had can make things a bit complicated.
Overall I thought this was a enjoyable, short story. I wish there was more but if your pressed for time and need a great little romance to keep things entertaining for a bit then this book would be for you. I loved how loyal Lani was risking her own happiness for another just not to betray a families trust. I'm very curious bout her brother though and want to know more about him and his story of what is going on. Maybe even a bit of knowing more in depth novella on Russ's story of what happened before he ended up where he is now.