A Lila Review: Jumping In (ALPHAS #6) by Cardeno C.


Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

jumping-in-by-cardeno-cWhen love’s on the line, the brave jump in with both feet…

Small town cop Clint Rivera can’t catch a break. His ex of two weeks is suddenly getting married, his dogs tore up his furniture, he’s getting evicted, and he’s out of beer. When he decides to solve his alcohol shortage by going to his ex’s engagement party, Clint winds up too drunk to drive himself home.

Enter gorgeous deputy mayor Hawk Black, the man who constantly shows up unexpectedly and sends Clint’s body and mind into a tailspin with nothing but his whiskey voice and blue eyes. After months of patience, Hawk can finally seduce the man he’s been craving.

Clint’s day might not have started out well, but Hawk’s going to make sure it ends with a bang, preferably in bed. He’ll show Clint some rewards are worth the risk. With love on the line, Clint will need to decide if he can open his heart, tear down his shields, and jump in with both feet.

Jumping In walks the line between romance and erotica. It’s insta-everything, but it works to a certain extent. Clint and Hawk have great chemistry and an easy friendship. I like their banter before and after their relationship.

There are some parts I wish were transition a bit better. They started at a good pace, but as soon as Hawk got his hands on Clint, they went from zero to sixty in less than thirty seconds. For a moment, I was waiting for Hawk to be a shifter, bringing the mating pull into play, but he wasn’t. It worked in the end, but it was a risk the author took.

Overall, if you’re looking for a quick story with good characters and some spice, this is it. If you want some UST, keep looking.

I like the new cover. It’s sweet and goes with the light mood of the story. I like the colors and the cute picture.

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ebook, 64 pages
Published: February 5, 2017, by The Romance Authors
ISBN: 9781942184676
Edition Language: English