Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weston (Hard Body #2)

She's on thin ice.
Detective Rocki Bangli has spent the past four months undercover, trying to get the goods on drug lord Darrell Archer. Now that she's gained Darrell's trust, he's given her a job: keep an eye on the Beaumont Body Shop, a car detailer and private investigation agency. There's only one problem-her target is the hot and very sexy Tony Weston, whose eyes tell her he's on to her game . . .
He's her only hope.
Tony spotted the gorgeous detective a year ago at the police academy and never forgot her. A thousand fantasies later, he finds Rocki working for the most dangerous man in town. Now, Tony's determined to find out what's going on . . . after he brings her home with him. But when her position is compromised, suddenly Rocki and everyone she loves might be in danger. Now Rocki must trust Tony with her secrets, her mission, and her life-or it could be the end for both of them.


  ****Forever (Grand Central Publishing), via NetGalley,provided me with a complimentary copy for my honest review*
 Rocki Bangli is an undercover cop who has gotten deep in the world of Darrell Archer and his underground. It's not somewhere she would be by choice if she wasn' determined to bring him down for his illegal businesses. Tony Weston is all too familiar with Darrell, being best friends with his nephew who refuses to get sucked in with his uncle, as well as a private investigator, he understands the man is bad news. What he can't understand is why a known cop has gotten in league with him and is lying about who she is. That all comes clear when Rocki's cover is blown and she finds herself in Archer's cross hairs and needing Tony's protection.
Weston is the second addition in the Hard Body series. While the first book, Archer, was a 5 star book for me, Weston didn't grab me nearly as much. The big difference being the characters and lack of attachment I felt for them in this one. Really, that's no fault of the author or story, just my preferences and tastes as a reader. Still I have to give it 3 1/2 stars because I enjoyed the action and characters even if I wasn't in love with them. The boys of Beaumont Body Shop are hot as ever in this installment though, and continue the action I'm becoming accustomed to in the series. The action and suspense are well written and the style is such that the pages fly by without realizing it. Rocki was a strong female that even though she needed help, wasn't going down without a fight. Tony was a sexy and completely take charge character. The both had chemistry that came through the pages and made them a great couple. I'm very anxious to get the rest of the guy's stories and continue the series.

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