Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Gio Valeri is a big city police officer who’s been transferred to the small outback town of Richmond with his professional reputation in tatters. His transfer is a punishment, and Gio just wants to keep his head down and survive the next two years. No more mistakes. No more complications.
Except Gio isn’t counting on Jason Quinn.
Jason Quinn, officer in charge of Richmond Station, is a single dad struggling with balancing the demands of shift work with the challenges of raising his son. The last thing he needs is a new senior constable with a history of destroying other people’s careers. But like it or not, Jason has to work with Gio.
In a remote two man station hours away from the next town, Gio and Jason have to learn to trust and rely on each another. Close quarters and a growing attraction mean that the lines between professional and personal are blurring. And even in Richmond, being a copper can be dangerous enough without risking their hearts as well.
This author is one of my favorites so I was really excited to see she had a new book coming out and this did not disappoint. I was drawn in right from the beginning. The pacing on this story is a bit slow but it works really well for the plot. Due to the dynamics of their relationship we need the slow burn that happens between the two MC’s. Anything faster wouldn’t have seemed realistic.
I loved the world building that was done here and the remote town that they live in was almost like it’s own characters. I felt like I was there with the MC’s and I could picture everything so clearly in my mind. I really loved how this setting and the side characters were done.
I enjoyed both Gio and Jason. They were very different but when they finally get together it’s a beautiful thing. I also liked how Jason’s daughter was done. She seemed age appropriate and was just a kid. I liked that she wasn’t precocious and she wasn’t there to provide humor. I’m frequently disappointed in how children are presented in books and it sometimes seems like authors have never meant an actual real child. That wasn’t the case here.
If you’re looking for a really good read I definitely recommend this. It’s a well done slow burn with engaging characters and an entertaining plotline.
This cover was done by Natasha Snow. I liked this cover a lot and thought it was not only well done but fit the story perfectly.
ebook, 273 pages
Expected publication: January 22nd 2018 by Riptide Publishing
ISBN 1626497109 (ISBN13: 9781626497108)
Series Emergency Services #1