Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: A Dozen Deadly Roses

A Dozen Deadly RosesA Dozen Deadly Roses 
by Kathy Bennett

2011, self-published
Romantic Suspense set in Los Angeles & Las Vegas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jade Donovan is a training officer for the LAPD who is being stalked by an unknown enemy who leaves dead roses for her. It started with twelve roses, then each day another box arrives with one fewer rose. She fears what will happen when the roses stop coming. She has a four-year-old son who depends on her. Then her professional life is complicated by the return to the LAPD of Mac Stryker, her former alcoholic training officer and Donnie's biological father. Now the tables are turned.

Mac Stryker lost his job five years ago for being drunk on the job after losing his wife and daughter to carjackers. Now a recovering alcoholic, he is rehired but has to go through training under the guidance of his former student Jade Donovan. He still finds her attractive. For years, he's dreamed of making love to Jade, not realizing the dream is a memory.

When Mac figures out Jade is in danger, he springs into action to protect her and Donnie, putting her heart in danger, too.

This is an exciting fast-paced romantic thriller written by a former LAPD officer. The characters are sympathetic and the details of police work authentic. I look forward to reading more books by Kathy Bennett.

(Purchased from Amazon for my Kindle.)


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Teresa said...

Sounds like a good book, Linda. I didn't know you were into romantic thrillers, too.

Linda McLaughlin said...

I pretty much like anything romantic, and I've been on a thriller kick lately.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for the review, Linda. Sounds like a good read.