Small town cop Sam West certainly doesn't mind a routine traffic stop: speeding ticket, stern warning, and sayonara . With a whopper of a blizzard closing in, that's all he has time for. Read more...
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Small town cop Sam West certainly doesn't mind a routine traffic stop: speeding ticket, stern warning, and sayonara. With a whopper of a blizzard closing in, that's all he has time for. But the lawbreaker he pulls over is anything but typical. From her mile-long legs to her razor-sharp wit, Maisa Burnsey is like nothing Coot Lake, Minnesota, has ever seen . . . and she's about to take Sam on the ride of his life.
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Whoever said blood is thicker than water probably wasn't related to a former Russian mobster. But an innocent mix-up and rumors of stolen diamonds soon have the Russian mob taking an unusual interest in the sleepy little town-and Maisa facing heated scrutiny from a certain tall, dark, and handsome deputy. Sam's dazzling blue eyes beg her to reveal all her secrets, but how much should she tell? Getting snowed in with the sexiest lawman in the frozen north may not be the worst way to decide . . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-01-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Historical romance author Elizabeth Hoyt (Darling Beast) fills the pages of this contemporary romantic thriller, her first as Harper since 2009’s For the Love of Pete, with rip-roaring and somewhat improbable action. Maisa Burnsey first meets small-town cop Sam West when her great-uncle, a former member of the Russian mafia, moves to sleepy Coot Lake, Minn. After a lot of speeding tickets—and a one-night stand—she decides it’s safer to stay far away from the handsome lawman. Sam, on the other hand, is determined to win Maisa’s heart. Their romance is interrupted by a suitcase mix-up that puts Maisa, Sam, and the entire town of Coot Lake directly in the path of a ruthless Russian mobster determined to exact revenge from an underling who stole several million dollars’ worth of diamonds. After a promising start, a good chunk of the book reads like a one-dimensional action film—lots of people getting shot or meeting far-fetched calamities of one type or another—at the expense of romance and plausibility. (Mar.)