ABOUT THE BOOK:
Travis is stuck working behind the desk ever since he got shot. Being away from the action is negatively affecting his relationship with Val and pushing him closer to beautiful coworker, Lauren. Can they keep the sexual tension at bay to solve the case?
Lana is out of jail and all alone. She begins dancing to survive and meets a slick-talking businessman, Shawn, who seems to have deep pockets. Lana falls hard and loves being a kept woman, but she soon finds that not all that glitters is gold. Shawn and his business partner ask Lana to begin delivering mysterious packages for them, but they seem to bring her more troubles. Lana reaches out to the one person she knows can help, Travis. That decision may lead to the end of her life.
Rating: 3 stars
Overall, this book fell flat for me. I very much enjoy the different perspectives of all of the characters. This is something that many authors do not do and the fact that Dotson does it so well really says something about the potential of this author.
In this book we are reunited with Lana and get to see a whole new side of Travis that, personally, I did not enjoy at all. I really disliked the black hole he fell into, especially since the first two books portrayed him as a hero. Lana’s tragedies and misfortunes were more tolerable as her personality got much better and it seemed like the only option for someone as low as she was.
However Val – as cranky and miserable as she was – was enjoyable to see. She portrayed pregnancy in a negative light which is not something that you get to see often. There was no stereotypical glow surrounding her and she wasn’t a bouncing bundle of joy. She continued with the blunt personality that she had in the first two books and that really demonstrated how Dotson loves to break those societal boxes.
Another thing that I did not like is that the ending of the book seemed to be a bit rushed and was not as suspenseful as the detective/gang scenes in the second book.
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sharryn Dotson was born in Detroit and raised in Southfield, Michigan. She earned her bachelor's in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit and has worked as a newspaper reporter, TV associate producer and magazine editor. Sharryn now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband and two children.