Marriage can be murder…
Former Chicago Vice cop, Sloan North, is back working undercover, this time for the investigative agency, CORE. He’s missed being on the streets, taking on a fake persona and going after dangerous bad guys. Instead of the dark heart of Chicago, Sloan’s planted in a quiet, boring suburb of Cleveland, pretending to be married to an irritating, too hot for words, Cuyahoga County Detective, Whitney Russell.
Whitney can’t believe she’s saddled with a bearded, tattooed behemoth of a man as her phony husband. He’s crude, rude and has a bad enough attitude no one on their cul-de-sac will buy their ruse. But as they’re forced into fake wedded bliss, Sloan surprises her in more ways than one. Beneath his harsh, sexy exterior is a man worth loving. Too bad she doesn’t believe in love.
While Sloan tries to avoid his gorgeous, leggy partner, deal with mind-numbing suburbia, and determine if his neighbor is indeed a big time drug lord, a body is unearthed on the neighboring street. Then another…and another. Life in the burbs goes from boring to deadly because this killer doesn’t just murder his victims. He buries them alive.
This was a wild ride! Although it wasn’t as dark as she usually writes, I really enjoyed it. I loved the heroine, Whitney. She was quite feisty with a side of OCD thrown in and that made her extremely likable. And Sloan was Yum-a-licious. Great chemistry between these two. And lots of humorous banter.
Now, her main, dark, bad guy. I really wanted to hate him, but at the end, I just felt sorry for him. Sometimes, in trying to escape the evil that has been done to us, we end up becoming that very evil.
Now the other story line had a surprise ending. I never suspected who it was. What a great twist! This story really was well thought out and kept me engaged. It was very hard to put it down! This author is an auto buy for me. I recommend not only this book, but the whole series!