Monday, May 7, 2012

Romance Book Review: Jody E. Lebel's Playing Dead

Author: Jody E. Lebel
ISBN: 978-1-61217-107-4

Genre: Mainstream Romance/ Contemporary/ Romantic Suspense
Published By: The Wild Rose Press

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When Renee's friend, Liz, receives an email from her long dead fiance, Renee pushes her to call the police. As court reporters both she and Liz know that there are a lot of people out there who would try anything for money.

To help investigate the case is Detective Anthony Graciano. Immediately Renee feels an attraction to the rumpled detective and although the two fight like cats and dogs, soon a romance begins, but can the two get past their difference to be together?

Meanwhile, Liz's case heats up. The emails are getting more desperate. Liz knows they can't be from her dead fiance, but she still can't get over why someone would be do such a thing to her.

Well written sweet romance, offering a little humor, suspense and a bad dressed, but cute hero.

Court reporter Renee Rose found out the hard way that hooking up with a cop is like a bikini wax--it starts off hot, turns painful, and ends in tears.

But when her best friend receives an e-mail, supposedly from her long-dead fiancé, demanding money, Renee knows they need help. Too bad help comes in the form of Detective Anthony Graciano, an annoying, bossy cop who somehow manages to haul Renee's libido out of dry dock.

Police work is more than a career to Anthony, it's an obsession. He specializes in cases involving female victims, which leaves him no time for anything else. Until he meets Renee, a delicious mystery he yearns to explore.

As danger closes in, Anthony fights to keep Renee safe despite her tendency to plunge headlong into danger--and her doubts about him. Can she learn to trust his love before it's too late?

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