An Alisa Review: Tarnished Hero by Temple Madison


Rating:  1.5 stars out of 5


Danger lurks around every corner and police officer Eddie Scarlett needs to stay focused on capturing a serial killer before someone else dies. A hot, sexy, blue eyed stranger is not a distraction he can afford … or can he?


Eddie Scarlett, one of NYC’s finest cops, is a tarnished hero. According to the scum on the street, Eddie is handsome, hot, and dangerous, but he has a heart as black as death. He’s called a back alley cop because he does undercover work for the NYPD, making him familiar with every back alley in the city.


When a crime spree breaks out, Eddie meets what he thinks is a whore with beautiful blue eyes. During their first encounter, they slam together like two taxis on Broadway. Before their relationship can even get started, Eddie has to go undercover.


It’s the kind of case that will test the resolve of a tough cop, forcing Eddie to forget his blue-eyed lover, his own identity, and even his common sense to melt into the city’s back alleys and capture a master killer wielding a cold blade.


This story did not work for me in any way.  It started with Eddie and Adam having sex in an interrogation room, which I would say doesn’t make Eddie look good at all.  I continued to have trouble with how Eddie and his partner handled trying to find the killer and the relationships between the characters.


Adam and Eddie were not fit for each other and apparently Eddie’s partner wanted him to?  They apparently had good sex but nothing more.  They never learned about each other or tried to compromise they were just suddenly in love and still not understanding each other.


The cover art by Written Ink Designs is nice and caught my attention.


Sales Links: JMS Books | Amazon | B&N


Book Details:

ebook, 88 pages

Published: January 13, 2018 by JMS Books

ISBN: 9781634865340

Edition Language: English

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