Bullets and Kisses Can Burn
The last person Anna Albertini expects to see in an orange jumpsuit in District Court—a place she SO doesn't belong as a new prosecuting attorney—is Aiden Devlin, the man who’d saved her life when they were kids. For years, she has dreamed about him. Now here he is—his eyes blue, his chest wide, and his hands in cuffs.
Sure, Aiden says he doesn’t want her help, and his ties to a deadly motorcycle club should give her warning. Yes, her new boss is a sexy Italian bad boy who might be using the case to climb to the top. Plus, the detective assigned to the case, with his green eyes and broad shoulders, wants her to stay out of his way.
With so much testosterone surrounding her all of a sudden, most women would find it hard to concentrate. This might be why the case leads Anna to yelp during a spa appointment, fall out of a tree, and chase a naked old man around the courtroom. It’s a good thing Anna learned a long time ago to be her own hero, no matter how fast the bullets fly or the kisses consume.
This was an enjoyable read. Had several laugh out loud moments. I quite enjoyed this book.
4.5stars-character driven premise is strong, imaginative and captivating
4.5 stars-- DISORDERLY CONDUCT is the first instalment in Rebecca Zanetti’s contemporary adult THE ANNA ALBERTINI FILES romantic, suspense series focusing on deputy prosecutor Anna Albertini.
Told from first person point of view (Anna Albertini) DISORDERLY CONDUCT follows deputy prosecutor Anna Albertini in the aftermath of a raid on the District Attorney’s office. With her boss suspected of drug trafficking, new DA Nick Basanelli takes over the existing cases, a DA who takes an interest in our story line heroine but to complicate matters, Aiden Devlin, the man who saved her life years before, has returned to Anna’s home town, a man who is currently starring in Anna’s fantasies and dreams, but a man directly connected to Anna’s former boss. As the investigation delves deeper into potential suspects, Anna continuously throws herself into the direct line of fire, opening up an investigation of her own, finding herself in opposition with Detective Pierce of the Timber City police, as she must come to terms with Aiden’s potential involvement. As the number of witnesses turn up missing or dead, Anna, Nick and Detective Pierce follow a trail of clues of potential betrayal.
Meanwhile, years before, our heroine was the victim of a kidnapping but her life was saved by Aiden Devlin. As the years go by, the man responsible continues to torment Anna Albertini, torment that has followed her home to Timber City.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT is a story of power, control, drug trade, betrayal, friendships, relationships, family and love. Anna Albertini is always in the wrong place at the right time, or the right place at the wrong times, and our heroine is a walking disaster as it pertains to her own safety and personal protection. Aiden has assigned himself guardian and protector, a job that even the local police struggle to perform.
As well, Anna Albertini is a woman who has attracted the attention of all three of our story line ‘heroes’: Aiden Devlin, DA Nick Basanelli, and Detective Pierce, and with each our heroine has acknowledged the attraction with the men, as well. I am not sure in which direction our heroine is heading, but Anna likes the bad boy who knows a thing or two about what Anna likes.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT follows several intersecting paths that culminate in the take down of the men responsible but not all is as it appears to be. The character driven premise is strong, imaginative and captivating ; the characters are colorful, energetic and edgy; there is definitely a hint of romance and attraction from numerous angles.