.38 Caliber Cover-Up
Author: Angi Morgan
Published by Harlequin Intrigue
Published on: January 17th 2011
Genres: Category Romance, Romantic Suspense
Hero: Erren Rhodes
Heroine: Darby O’Malley
Undercover DEA agent Erren Rhodes was used to working alone. So the very idea of teaming up with Officer Darby O’Malley to ferret out a killer wasn’t exactly how he thought this critical mission would go. But thanks to information only the beautiful cop possessed, finding whoever was responsible for shooting Erren’s friend made Darby a valuable–and irresistible–partner. Digging into the case, though, revealed a far-reaching conspiracy…and angered all the wrong people. Now, trying to bring a killer to justice while keeping Darby safe was making Erren remember why he was better off on his own. Especially when Darby made him long to hole up with her in the safe house and never let her out of his sight.
Safety Level: Safe
Harlequin Intrigue is probably my least favorite line out of all Harlequin’s imprints.
There are, however, some books from Intrigue that I like. This one, unfortunately, is not one of those. I like it, but I think this only rates three red hearts from me.
Sure, the plot is interesting, fast-paced, and action-filled. It just wasn’t what I fancy. You see, I usually like books with internal conflicts rather than those where the main antagonists were real people who interacted with the protagonists.
There’s nothing wrong with how the book was written. I actually commend Angi Morgan for not writing a cheesy romance novel disguised as a cop drama. In fact, the balance between romance and action was great. It’s just sad, though, that these books aren’t really my type.
ANGI MORGAN writes Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. Her work is a multiple contest finalist and Publisher’s Weekly best seller. She drags her dogs –and husband– around Texas for research road trips so she can write off her camera. They now have a map with highlighted roads they’ve traveled. Every detour somehow makes it into a book.
Hill Country Holdup went on sale the very night it won the Golden Heart award. HCH was a 2010 Romantic Times First Series Book, a Bookseller’s Best First Book & Best Short Contemporary nominee. Her second Intrigue, .38 Caliber Cover-Up, is a Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence & Daphne du Maurier finalist. The Cattleman is a 2015 RT Best Series Intrigue nominee.