Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Believing Again

Believing Again (Second Chance, #5)
3 of 5 stars false
As the youngest woman ever to make detective in the Portland Police Bureau, Danny Hartmann has racked up an impressive record. It doesn’t keep her warm at night, but it does make up for feeling she’s somehow disappointed her family with her career choice. Called to the scene of the murder of a homeless veteran in a transient camp, Danny doesn’t expect it to be anything other than another case she clears.
Then she meets the man who made the 9-1-1 call and everything changes.
Jake Abrams, a volunteer doctor at the Veterans Medical Services Clinic, doesn’t have much faith in anything other than his work and the vets he cares deeply about. Not shy about voicing his opinions, even to the cops investigating the murder of one of his patients, he annoys Danny with his snarky remarks.
However, working the case, she has to rely on Jake to help her find her way around the transient camps under the bridges and in the city’s huge wilderness park. As they work together, their attraction becomes mutual and passionate.
But Jake has demons. Like the vets he cares for, he carries scars both mental and physical from his service in the National Guard in Iraq. He fears Danny will turn from him in disgust when she discovers them. She’s afraid his experience in Iraq makes it impossible for him to love someone who does what she does for a living.
When the murderer of the homeless vets comes too close to Jake, it’ll be up to Danny to save his life. It’ll be up to their love for each other to save them both


****I was given an ARC of this book for my honest review****
Believing Again is the 5th book in the Second Chances series by Peggy Bird, so I have come into this series rather late. However I did not feel lost or confused, you can definitely read this as a stand alone.
Jake and Danny, two people with a few issues to overcome. Both feel the connection with the other but because of certain feelings Danny is hesitant to follow through on her feelings.
This was a quick romance with plenty of steam. I found myself enjoying it even though the issues between the couple seemed to annoy me after a while. Danny's issue with a man accepting her for her work and trusting her not to get hurt, I felt that she was a little unreasonable. I wished a few times that she could see outside the box.
However this was a problem that I could overlook and I ended up quite enjoying the romance and the background mystery. 3 stars 

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