Series: Separate Ways 01
Author: Lisa Worrall & L.E. Harner
Genre: Suspense, Mystery
Length: Novel (225pgs)
Publisher: Hot Corner Press (9th March 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Detective Remington frickin’ hates the missing persons detail, but a cold fury builds in the pit of his stomach when he realizes that over the past three months six boys have disappeared from the smaller communities that surround the greater Phoenix area. All reported to be runaways looking to escape their shitty lives, but Remy’s starting to put together a different picture and he doesn’t like it one damn bit.
Inspector Jamie Mainwaring stares at the six reports, willing them to make sense. Six boys, six months, all from just outside of London, which meant six different investigations. All of the boys were between the ages of ten and fifteen, all purportedly runaways from dysfunctional families. Something was rotten in Denmark.
There are always runaways. Every small town loses them—every big city collects them. Kids look for freedom and discover they have more to lose than they ever thought possible. London and Phoenix, culture and cowboys, nothing linking these two sprawling metropolitan areas. Nothing except a hit on a computer data search.
Two cops, one a cowboy, the other a Lord. A secret government agency, human trafficking, and a blazing hot mutual distraction.
What the hell have Remington and Mainwaring gotten themselves into?
Review: Damn !I am so sorry you were so close to a 5 Hearts rating, but what were the chances that a reviewer would have a partner that is a Missing Person Officer in England and that same reviewer would know way more Missing Person’s procedures than they should!!
Remy is a detective in Phoenix and is frustrated by the disappearance of 6 young boys. When he makes further inquiries into the disappearances, he is shunted off the case and reassigned. Jamie is an Inspector in London and is also frustrated by the disappearances of 6 young boys, when he is also reassigned. Remy and Jamie meet in a dark and dingy hotel with an Interpol Director and are told to work together to solve the case.
I must admit, after I overlook the glaring inconsistencies in Police and Interpol protocol, that this was a thoroughly enjoyable story. Remy has had a bad upbringing and it has shaped him, to some extent, into the man he is now. Jamie is still fighting against the bonds that his mother has placed on him, but he has proved himself on the force. Remy and Jamie clash from the first and the sparks are explosive. Both feel the enormous attraction and while Jamie is quite happy to give into it, Remy fights it all the way.
This isn’t a happy ever after or even a happy for now. And again my eReader is slightly bruised, but hey, I have heard there’s another three books to come. 😉 Watching the progression of this book is a slow build-up. There isn’t lots of action, but the story grips you and keeps you reading and wanting more. Remy and Jamie are passionately explosive, but it’s a lot of pushing and pulling between them and you just know that no matter how Jamie feels, Remy has a lot to work through before he can be at peace enough to be happy.
There were a lot of “hmmm” moments in this and there was even an “Oh” moment and there is still a lot to discover about these two men especially Remy. You just know that whatever we find out is going to be horrible, but that’s for the future. What we have now is a beginning of something between the MCs, but what it could be, maybe they aren’t even sure. We also get to look forward to finding out more about Miggy and just who is the mystery man that Remy phones?
So, all in all, I really enjoyed this book and have to recommend it to those who love mystery, suspense, hot sex, intrigue, secrets and a promise of more stories to come.