The Detective by Adrienne Giordano

Book Summary:The Detective Cover

She’s captured his heart…and the attention of a murderer.

 Injured homicide detective Brodey Hayward needs a distraction, and he finds it as a consultant on a cold case murder. When Brodey’s investigation delays plans to remodel the former crime scene, he uncovers another kind of distraction: spirited Lexi Vanderbilt. Despite her distrust of men, Brodey charms the alluring interior designer into helping him examine the case facts.

 Working closely with the ultrasexy detective helps Lexi lower her guard, igniting a passion that even Chicago’s winter can’t cool. As they close in on the killer, Lexi becomes his new target. To save her, Brodey must either betray her trust—or risk losing Lexi forever.

Lexi is an interior designer trying to gain popularity in order to afford an assistant and to create the business she always dreamed off. When she is asked to renovate a house where a murder took place she  gets mixed up into a cold case of a murder and she has gotten in way over her head.

Lexi is a strong woman who doesn’t let anything get in her way and when she gets deeper into danger she is cautious but not put off. I like her strength and determination to do what has to be done but when things hit close to home she does get upset but doesn’t turn into a puddle.  She does thwart Brodey at every turn to try and protect her and sometimes her naitivity gets the better of her. Brodey does get hacked off with her inability to listen to him but he sticks close by and for Lexi, it’s a good thing he does.

Brodey is hot! The chemistry sizzles and builds between him and Lexi but she has trouble trusting men due to what has happened in the past but it doesn’t take long for her to break down the barriers between them but what can be built up can also be destroyed. The chase is on to find the killer but can he be found before he gets to Lexi? Can Brodey get to her before it’s too late?

I enjoyed this book and there is a twist at the end I didn’t see coming, I really didn’t, and that made it that much more interesting.  I love how Adrienne always get the right balance of romance and action.

Book provided by author in exchange for a fair and honest review

4/5 stars

Crash

 

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 About the Author

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USA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery.  She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.

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