It’s Throwback Thursday so you might want to check out this oldie but a goodie!
Laura Harner and Lisa Worrall
First Published March 2012
Detective Remington frickin’ hates the missing persons detail, but a cold fury builds in the pit of his stomach when he realizes that over the past three months six boys have disappeared from the smaller communities that surround the greater Phoenix area. All reported to be runaways looking to escape their shitty lives, but Remy’s starting to put together a different picture and he doesn’t like it one damn bit.
Inspector Jamie Mainwaring stares at the six reports, willing them to make sense. Six boys, six months, all from just outside of London, which meant six different investigations. All of the boys were between the ages of ten and fifteen, all purportedly runaways from dysfunctional families. Something was rotten in Denmark.
There are always runaways. Every small town loses them—every big city collects them. Kids look for freedom and discover they have more to lose than they ever thought possible. London and Phoenix, culture and cowboys, nothing linking these two sprawling metropolitan areas. Nothing except a hit on a computer data search.
Two cops, one a cowboy, the other a Lord. A secret government agency, human trafficking, and a blazing hot mutual distraction.
What the hell have Remington and Mainwaring gotten themselves into?
So what did Robyn think?
I really enjoyed this. It was a bit similar to the Cut & Run series in that two alpha cops team up and hate each other on site but end up fucking anyway. That was about the only similarity.
They both fall for each other but Remy won’t ever admit it. He’s does anonymous fucks and never face to face. Remy has a story but we don’t know about it. It’s hinted that he was sexually abused and lived on the streets, probably selling himself for food, but its only hinted at. Maybe his story will come in the next instalment. Jamie on the other hand knows what he wants. He wants Remy.
When they come together it’s sweet and hot but of course Remy basically does a runner – emotionally at least. Remy realises he has these feeling for Jamie but being the alpha male he is never says anything. And of course neither does Jamie. Their relationship is full of no talking angst. But I guess if they spoke about their feeling and what they wanted then there wouldn’t be story.
The crime bit was quite well done. You always know who’s behind it so it’s no mystery but it was well played out.
Be warned though, there is no HEA here. Not even a HFN. This makes me mad and sad at the same time.
I heard that there were going to be 4 books in this series, but only 3 released so far. I’ve read the reviews for the next two and I know that if they ever get their HEA (coz lets face it, these two just belong together) it doesn’t happen until the forth. Now the question is – as a lover of HEA’s, can I wait FOUR books to get it? Or do I abandon this series now? I will probably read the next instalments but will wait until I can read the review for book 4.
Hope you enjoy – Robyn x
Reviewed by RJ