Code of Conduct
** 2021 RWA Vivian Award Finalist - Romantic Suspense **
** Finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards **
“The slow-burn romance between Gabriel and Shane becomes delicious torture. This is a winner.” – Publishers Weekly Starred Review
There are three things you need to know about Shane P.I.
1) P.I. is not her last name, it’s her job title,
2) Her specialty is catching cheaters, and
3) She’s a superhuman – kind of.
Gabriel is a security expert for Cipher Security, and a former UN Peacekeeper with a fierce protective streak that finds its focus on the beautiful P.I.
Their attraction is like an elephant in a room full of breakable things, and figuring out how to trust each other with their hearts, and maybe their lives, is the most fragile thing of all.
'Code of Conduct' is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense, can be read as a standalone, and is book #1 in the Cipher Security series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
A security agent and a private investigator find love in White's magnetic series opener. Denise Quimby hires pseudonymous PI Shane to recover funds she considers due to her from her cheating husband, Dane. Though Shane, who's had a leg amputated and whose skill set is now enhanced by her wide array of prosthetic legs fitted with different "Swiss Army-type gadgets," is successful in pilfering the money from Dane's account, she lands in hot water when Denise goes missing and Dane discovers Shane's part in the ruse. Gabriel Eze is an agent for Cipher Security, the firm hired by Dane to recover his money and locate his wife. When Gabriel and Shane inevitably collide, Gabriel is attracted to Shane despite knowing she stole money from his client. While searching for incriminating evidence on Shane, Gabriel moves into her apartment building, forcing their paths to keep crossing. But when Shane uncovers the surprising truth behind how Dane made his money, she and Gabriel go from enemies to allies and Gabriel offers her a consulting job with Cipher to dig further. Working the case brings up moral issues and forces Shane to confront her troubled past, adding emotional weight to the story even as the slow-burn romance between Gabriel and Shane becomes delicious torture. This is a winner. (Self-published)
The storylines and issues are current and relatable. I am glad Shane wasn’t an airhead who was too hard for her own good. Likewise I am delighted to see that Eze possessed emotional intelligence and that he understood the value of timing. It is clear AW paid attention to details- full of historical facts. Even as the different perspectives were presented, I didn’t get lost. Great read - could become a movie
Gabriel and Shane
I rarely read a book all the way through, I get bored and skip to the end. I read this one all the way through and will probably get the next in the series. There is lots of humor to go with the action.
It was a very good book, but a little long in getting to the details.