Review: Shannon’s Law by Emma Calin

Today I am lucky enough to help Emma Calin celebrate her new release, Shannon’s Law.  This is a great romance full of suspense and crime.  This is Emma Calin’s second book in her Passion Patrol series.  As the second book this was a great addition.  Though they are all stand alone books you will see a familiar face or two.  The love story is a wonderful Cinderella like story that will have you envious of any character that would experience what Shannon does.  For my full review be sure to keep reading after the book blurb.

20935663Book Blurb:

Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. In Fleetworth-Green she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking and homes in on serious millionaire criminals.

As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix is an upper class female rival who has long plotted her way into the Earl’s bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet.

Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.

All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.

Review:

Shannon Aguerri is sent to the small village outside of London.  On her first day she catches the Earl’s son and some of his friends drinking and riding a scooter she suspects doesn’t belong to them.  Shannon takes the Earl’s son back to the manor and meets the very handsome and eligible Earl.  Shannon immediately finds herself attracted to the overalls wearing Earl named Spencer.  But,  Spencer’s complex relationship with his deceased wife’s friend.  While Shannon continues to police the small village she begins to discover that the village is hiding an underworld kind of crime that you’d find in the city.  Along with her investigation into the crime she and Spencer’s relationship develops quickly and before they both know the new police woman has fallen for the widowed Earl.  But, when things move quickly obstacles and trust aren’t always solved at the same time as love develops.  When Shannon’s job and her relationship intersect in an unfriendly way they must learn to work together or to let each other go.

I really enjoyed this novel.  Shannon is feisty and has an answer for everything.  Spencer is her perfect foil in being a posh stuffy English Earl.  The love story between these two is very much a modern day fairy tale.  The crime element in this story is well done also.  The two components of this story are very well woven together and very believable.  In fact any woman would be jealous of Shannon finding her happiness with Spencer.  I do think though that an American reading this story will have a bit of a challenge with Shannon’s English slang. You get used to it but at first I thought her slang and retorts for everything were going to be too much for this story.  But, like all good characters she changes with the story and definitely becomes one of the best parts of this story.  Her comedic element is great when some of the criminal element gets heavy.  Overall, I think this is a really worthwhile read and will suck you in once you get used to the slang and the culture.  Emma Calin really did a great job with Shannon’s Law.  I look forward to reading something else from Emma.

Review: Knockout! by Emma Calin

Today I’m reviewing for your pleasure and mine Knockout by Emma Calin.  This is a good romantic read.  The story is quick-moving and very steamy.  Be sure to checkout the rest of my review after the book blurb.  I think this is the perfect book for hump day!  Yes, pun intended.  🙂

13609766Book Blurb:

Interpol cop, Anna Leyton, spirals down into a hopeless vortex of sexual and emotional passion
as she fights to keep her professional cool. Who is deceiving who in this fast moving ride across continents?

What motivates her art loving prize-bull of a lover Freddie La Salle?  The power of love and trust stands against greed and crime as conflicting forces grapple for that knockout punch.
Knockout! A romance novel with a twist of suspense that will take you on a roller coaster ride of passion, deception and love.

Review:

Anna Leyton is an Interpol cop that has a jaded past.  When she is leaving Scotland Yard, one day she is attempting to hail a cab. As she finally gets a cab an obnoxious Frenchman tried to take it from her.  When she takes a closer look she realizes he is an extremely hot guy who is clearly not only French but also American.  Before Anna knows it she is developing a report with this stranger who is very much becoming less of a stranger.  After having a drink with her handsome stranger she goes home with hopes that Freddie LaSalle will use the number she gave him.

Anna is soon assigned to a special assignment that she doesn’t realize at first is connected to Freddie, a very famous boxer.  Once the dots are connected she readily volunteers to go undercover to find the information her task force needs from Freddie and his connections.  Soon the lines get blurred for Anna.  She begins to fall for the boxer with more depth than anyone knows.  With Freddie’s upcoming fight, the mob circling, Interpol and a number of other dangers Anna’s true danger is that to her heart.  Can Anna build a relationship on the lies she’s told or will she lose both her life and her heart to an enigmatic boxer named Freddie LaSalle?

This was a very enjoyable story.  I liked the relationship between Freddie and Anna.  Though the love story is very quick it is also very steamy.  I would say that even though I loved this story the love story part moved incredibly fast.  So fast that I felt overwhelmed and it made the story a tad bit unbelievable at that moment.  Though the love story is whimsical in its quickness the suspense portion with the dangers of the mob was very well done.  Emma Calin also does a fantastic job with her descriptions of London, France and California.  The scenery almost becomes a character unto itself.  Overall, this is a very enjoyable romance story.   I would definitely trade a day in Anna’s shoes with the very hot Freddie!

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