Vigilante MineBy: Cera Daniels
Genres: Paranormal, Crime, Romance
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DESCRIPTION: Internal Affairs be damned, Detective Amanda Werner's ditching protocol to hunt the vigilante whose bullet landed her on the bench. But this is no vendetta. Evidence suggests he's the zealot offing corrupt public officials--the same zealot who's promised to set the city ablaze by week's end--and she'll risk her career and her life to save her hometown. Too bad she can't find anything stronger than Kevlar to guard her heart against her primary suspect: a masked man with a telepathic German shepherd, unstable supernatural hearing, and lips that invite a whole different brand of investigation.
All businessman Ryan McLelas, a.k.a. Klepto, wants is redemption. But even if Amanda could forgive his itchy trigger finger, Ryan still has to convince her that his alter ego's no serial killer. No small task, with syndicate-paid police officers turning up among the dead. He'd better keep his own syndicate ties close to his chest and Amanda even closer, because if Klepto is unmasked while he's hunting the real killer, their passionate affair could mark Amanda as the next dirty cop on the hit list.
The story of Ryan and Amanda is intense. And HOT! Vigilante mine is all about finding a killer, romance, and unlocking the truth. This is done in such a subtle, provocative way that you don't even realize you've been hooked until you're halfway through the story!
Immediately, you're transported to Cera's fictional urban universe. The author's writing style does a magnificent job of setting the scene and characters so that it feels like you're actually there.
I wish there had been more backstory explored throughout this novel, but seeing as how it's a series, I have no doubt the author still has much in store for us readers.
All in all this story has a fast paced, intense story line that's broken up by little snippets of comedy and romance. It's a great story of vigilantes, cops, and an exploration of the romantic subtext between them!
Ryan has got that alpha-male vibe going on. (I feel I need to mention his spirit guide, Romeo, because, well... He's an important part of this story and I ADORE him! His brothers, too, of course, but... Romeo's that fluffy little side kick everyone wants!) Although Ryan's gruff on the outside, it's clear he's got some soft spots. (Especially when it comes to Amanda and his family.)
Amanda is an officer of the law. Internal affairs, is her technical position. Although she takes her work very seriously, she refuses to stay on the side lines when she knows there's more to get done. The personalities of these two characters make them a very endearing and straightforward pairing you want to get to know and, sooner rather than later, love.
I could see this turned into a comic and/or movie.
It's urban paranormal fantasy so I recommend it for urban fantasy/paranormal romance/action/suspense/and crime lovers!
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