A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Ground Zero (Zero Hour #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A new series that I know I am going to enjoy! Aimee Nicole Walker does smartass detectives really well. So well, in fact, the banter and chemistry between the MCs is outstanding right from the beginning. The characters are well-rounded, interesting, and it’s fun to watch their push-pull antagonism. Plus, their makeup sex is off-the-charts hot. 

Samuel Key reports for duty at Savanah PD only to find his new partner wants nothing to do with him. Royce Locke (Yes, Locke & Key!) lost his partner to suicide six months before and wants no part of this suit-wearing, tall, handsome, sexy detective. Forced to work together, it takes some time, but eventually they mesh and even more than that. It’s never outright stated but it’s quite obvious Royce is bi or at least bi-curious because the two end up in bed together—more than once. (Smoke came out of the side of my Kindle. Just sayin’.)

The way Samuel solves the first murder is totally unexpected and quite funny, and the second murder brings the guys closer, though their antics are any less humorous or interesting. I really love this duo. And this story has everything I enjoy in an enemies-to-lovers story, including a host of secondary characters I hope to see again. Bring it on, Ms. Walker. I can’t wait for book two.

The cover features a handsome dark-haired man, bare-chested, and holding his finger in front of his mouth like he’s holding in a secret. Shattered glass overlays the photo indicating the danger that lies within. By Jay Aheer, this is very attractive and fits well with the story.

Sales Links:  Amazon

Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published September 22nd 2019 by Chasing Rainbows Press LLC
Edition Language English
Series Zero Hour #1

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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