Book Review

by Michele Albert

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense

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Having left a less than optimal situation with the Los Angeles police, Det. Emma Frey is trying to rebuild her life and career in New Orleans. But Emma is frustrated by her assigned partner Det. Bobby Halloran's tendency to ignore
and break rules at will.

Paired together on a burglary case, Emma learns Bobby has ties to the victim, party girl Chloe Mitsumi. Chloe's brother, Jacob, is serving a life term in Angola prison. Before he went to prison, Jacob shot and nearly killed Bobby. Conversely, Chloe's never been a part
of her brother's criminal gang and
hates everything about it.

That Chloe took off right after her apartment was trashed has Emma concerned about her safety. But, as Emma quickly learns, no one needs to protect Chloe—she is always one step ahead. However, someone may need to be watching over Bobby, who's teetering on the edge of losing control.

Fans of Michelle Albert's books have been waiting for the oh-so-sexy Bobby to have his own story. Good news—it's worth the wait! Bobby and Emma have real chemistry, and their love story manages to encompass the all-too-frequent danger of job burnout. (Sep., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Avon

Published: September 2003

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(1 ratings)

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Off Limits

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 26, 2012 - 3:39pm.

After testifying against some dirty cops, Detective Emma Frey transfers to the New Orleans Police Department to get a fresh start. She is partnered with Detective Bobby Halloran who is a bit of a loose cannon and doesn't play by the book. They are assigned a burglary case where the victim, Chloe Mitsumi, has disappeared. Emma is not happy to find out that Chloe is the sister of an infamous mob boss, and one of Bobby's former lovers. Emma and Bobby hit the clubs and bars of New Orleans trying to track down party girl Chloe. Soon Emma learns that Bobby is close to job burnout and vows to help him.

After seeing the cartoon cover, I was prepared for a romantic comedy. Although there are some light moments in this book, this is more a story about a cop who is taking chances and jeopardizing his job on the police force. Michele Albert has drawn and interesting hero and heroine with many layers. Even Chloe Mitsumi, a character who appeared in a previous book, has a lot of depth. I wouldn't mind seeing her get her own book. My rating: 4 Stars.