How can anyone resist temptation when it’s right next door?
Riley County North Carolina has a lot to offer: coastal views as far as the eye can see, and men in uniform who are even more gorgeous. Home to the most notorious prison in the state, Alicia’s new hometown is crawling with men who carry their own handcuffs and know how to use them – like Officer Liam Alexander, her one and only neighbor. After catching him out of uniform, she can’t resist pausing to enjoy the show. When Liam’s Southern charm drives him across the property line, life gets hotter than the Carolina summer could possibly account for. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to life in the coastal haven, even with an officer next door.
Coordinating special events at a historic – and supposedly haunted – plantation is enough to have Alicia questioning her senses and her sanity, but the spirits of the past take a backseat to a pair of escaped convicts who blaze a trail of mayhem across Riley County. Not even the most intense chemistry can survive the perils that make a sunny seaside town a dangerous place to be after dark … can it?
Book 1 in the Lock and Key Series
Officer Next Door #1
Sizzling hot romance. A few unnecessary swear words so I give this book a 4 out of 5.
Great start to new series
*** ARC provided by the Author in return for an honest review***
Being a huge fan of her Hot Ink series, I couldn't wait to read this new series from Ranae Rose. It is the same fantastic writing you have come to expect from her but with a twist. The best way to describe this series is it has some paranormal elements to it but I wouldn't say it was your typical paranormal story. I really enjoyed meeting Alicia, Liam, and their friends. The story starts after months of secretly watching one another from a distance when Alicia and Liam's circumstances finally allow them an opportunity to act on their attraction. When these two come together the results are explosive. Unfortunately at the same time their happiness is threatened when two dangerous criminals escape and are on the loose. I won't spoil what happens next but I will say I greatly enjoyed the suspenseful ride. You won't regret getting this quick read!