PERFECT PARTNERS? (4.5) by C.J. Carmichael: Nathan Fisher resigned from the police force after his bosses hung him out to dry over the nonfatal shooting of a wealthy man's son. He tries to join his ex-partner's detective agency. Lindsay Fox is willing to hire him -- but she wants to be the boss. So Nathan sets out to convince her he's a worthy partner by bringing in the high-profile case of a wealthy woman accused of attempting to murder her husband. Carmichael's dialogue sparkles, and the attraction between her characters is terrifically real. Plus, Nathan's disillusionment with the force and Lindsay's mistrust of relationships are so genuine, the feelings are practically painful to read.