Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In the Dark by Sally Eggert

Publisher:     Random House
Published:    January 28, 2014
ISBN:       B00E735H0O
Genre:     Contemporary Romance
Format:    Ebook
Obtained via:  Publisher via Netgalley
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina


Bartender Josie Nielsen’s has a pretty low key life.  But not exactly a boring one.  She’s got a great imagination, especially when it comes to sexy bad boy, Johnny Boyer. He smokes, he has a lazy smile and holds a fascination Josie just can’t deny.  Johnny seems to feel the same attraction and the pair find themselves spending more and more time together.  Their relationship doesn’t go unnoticed.  Not at all.

Peter Shand is out to put a stop to Johnny and his drug dealing. But he doesn’t want just Johnny.  He wants to bring down the entire drug ring bent of selling a drug worse than ecstasy.  To do this he enlists Josie’s help.  At first Josie has no problem delivering the goods on Johnny.  But the closer they become to each other the harder it is for Josie to turn the man she is falling in love with in.
Sally Eggert’s IN THE DARK isn’t the worst book I’ve read this year, but it is far from the best.  The whole premise of a federal agency asking a woman to get close to and sleep with a suspect in this day and age just seems too farfetched.  The writing was stilted and at times so basic it read like a first draft.  The book began fairly strong with the feel you’d get from a Sam Spade mystery.  But once Josie started to set Johnny up the story seemed to go downhill for me. 

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

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