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Monday, January 9, 2017

Law and Disorder (Review)

Trust the enemy?

Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man…and he's holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor's eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?

Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can't let Kody die. He won't. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.
Law and Disorder
The Finnegan Connection #1
Heather Graham
Pub Date: 1/17/17
Harlequin: Intrigue
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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From the very first line Heather Graham hooks readers into a novel of steamy suspense. Dakota Cameron, actress and part-time bartender, is working at her family's Crystal Manor museum in Florida before heading back to New York for work. She doesn't expect to be taken hostage, along with other members of staff, by a gang wearing masks of notorious gangsters. The leader of the gang, Dillinger, is on the hunt for Anthony Green's hidden treasure and it's up to Kody to find it before anyone is hurt.

Lost treasure possibly hidden in the swamps and bogs of the Everglades makes Law and Disorder all the more intriguing. A great majority of the novel is taken place in the Everglades. Just imagine all the trouble Kody and undercover Agent Nick Connolly get into while trying to survive an expanse of nature and an obsessed criminal. As much as I like the idea of the story, I wasn't a big fan of the dialogue. Dillinger managed to sound like a cheesy villain and the other characters didn't really stand out from one another. In other words, it was hard to imagine their speech coming from actual people. The romance is an interesting blend of instant connection and mutual attraction as Kody realizes one of the kidnappers is a man she bumped into in New York, and Nick does everything in his power to remain undercover while keeping her safe. The romance scenes feel like they actually belong in a regency romance because of how tamed and modest they are, but it goes in hand with the fast pace of the novel.

I've always been a big fan of stories featuring FBI agents and romantic thrillers. While Law and Disorder hasn't made my list of favorites, I still enjoyed the first novel of Heather Graham's latest series The Finnegan Connection.

*ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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