Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Publisher:   Signet Eclipse
Published:   December 3, 2013
ISBN:  978-0451415011
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Format:  Paperback ARC
Obtained via:  Publisher  
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina Gina@loveromancesandmorereviews.com


Four years ago detective Taylor Kayne left Los Angeles and headed to Sugarland, Tennessee to, in part, escape the nightmares that haunted him after a hostage rescue gone awry.  While the dreams still come, he’s found a kind of peace in the small Tennessee town. 

Singer Cara Evans has also found her way to Sugarland but for an entirely different reason—she is determined to make the man who caused her sister’s death to pay.  That man just happens to be Taylor.   She’s been following him, planning her revenge, but when she meets him he turns out not to be quite the heartless man she thought him to be.

When Taylor first sees Cara something tells him she isn’t just a cute chick for him to check out.  No, there is something special about her that soon has her firmly planted in his heart and mind.  Despite her brush off he continues seeking her out and it isn’t long before they find themselves in a torrid sex filled night.  But the next morning she’s ready to kiss him off…or is she?

Or will the real killers find them first?

Of the three Sugerland Blue books by Jo Davis I’ve read so far, HOT PURSUIT is by far the best.  While not as good as the fire fighter books, HOT PURSUIT has some memorable characters that you’d like to get to know.  I felt bad for Taylor when the nightmares of that hostage situation gone back happened.  And I understood Cara’s need for revenge and how she ultimately realizes that what happened was beyond Taylor’s control.  The reason behind the original killing caught me off guard and added to the story.

Me personally, I wouldn’t fall into bed with a guy I just met, especially if I thought he was the cause of my sister’s death.  And my personal pet peeve – poorly done research.  My biggest issue with this series is the “Lifetime” movie drama about the police scenes which don’t track with real police procedure.  A simple phone call and request for a ride-along would go a long way to making those boo-boos go away.
This is a rare series where you don’t have to read the books in order to understand the characters and what is going on with them.  Each book is a standalone with links to the others, but not so tightly wound you need to read them in the order they are written.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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