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Amber Banks has her sights set on a fresh start at the Austin Police Department after a disastrous stint in her hometown. All she wants is to be a good cop and get the validation that goes with it. If she can get away from Dex, everything would be so much simpler. But her mama always told her nothing good ever came easy.
Dex Hollerman has just retired from the force and is trying to fit in with the guys he knows so well at Pierce Securities, only now, he’s on their side for a change. With Simon’s weird edicts hanging over his head, and his inability to get the woman who was made for cop porn fantasies out of his head, it’s a struggle.
There’s a mad gunman blowing up exploding targets in downtown Austin putting a hitch in their plans, so can they get past this crazy attraction to work together?
Or will it be their downfall?
Dex and Amber
After leading an investigation where her boss was convicted of dealing and making meth, Amber heads to Austin for a fresh start with a new police department. As the newbie, Amber is given the job to sort through piles of paper files to possibly come up with a lead to the recent bombings in Austin. What she'd really like to do is be in the field investigating....
Dex, recently retired from APD, works with Pierce Securities. He's investigating a possible "affair", but keeps ending up at crime scenes with Amber. Dex and Amber's chemistry is off the charts! While Dex pursues Amber, Amber pushes back. Amber likes Dex, but wants to prove herself in her new job. They decide to work together to see if his guy is her bomber, with the caveat that once this case is over, Dex is making Amber his!
While I haven't read all of the Pierce Security novels, this is one of my favorite. It's sad, but true that sexism is alive and well in most jobs. For Amber to think she has to put her life on hold to "prove" herself in a mostly male profession, is a reality. In the end, I rejoiced that she didn't have to choose between her love of Dex and her job. I thought Dex and Amber were excellent partners. Dex needed someone who was challenging, smart, and dedicated. Amber was all that and more! Dex was Alpha, but also very patient and kind. The ending was exciting, kept you on the edge of your seat, and twisted. I loved it! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.