Bring The Heat by Jo Davis (Sugarland Blue #5)

Bring The Heat by Jo DavisAvailable: Dec 1, 2015 Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Signet

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Michelle

Being on the Sugarland P.D. means never backing down, no matter how intense the case—or how dangerous the attraction…

Captain Austin Rainey knows all too well that being a good cop sometimes means gaining some bad enemies. After his ex-wife is killed, he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, trying to prove he’s innocent of her murder. The last thing he needs is a distraction—especially of the irresistible female kind…

Medical examiner Laura Eden has always found Austin more than a little intriguing, but she’s kept her feelings under wraps. Now she’s determined to do her job and clear his name—but as her investigation brings them into close proximity, she can’t deny the attraction between them—or resist the temptation he presents.

But Laura and Austin soon realize their budding feelings might be more than emotionally perilous. Someone is coming after everyone Austin holds dear—and Laura might be the next one in the line of fire…

Jo Davis knows exactly how to “Bring the Heat”. The author’s Firefighters of Station Five series remains one of my favorites and I felt like I was able to jump right back into her world of men in uniform, albeit a different uniform this time. This book was dark and gritty and emotional with the perfect mix of romance and suspense.

Captain Austin Rainey is just starting to get back on his feet after almost being killed in the line of fire. Recovering from that and enduring a bitter divorce have been devastating for him. The one light in his life is the baby his ex-wife is carrying: the baby she didn’t even want but he longed for. His world collapses all over again when a murderer focuses on punishing Austin and the people in his life, ultimately taking his ex-wife and their unborn child from him.

Laura Eden is a beautiful, sharp and witty medical examiner whose path often crosses with Captain Rainey’s. While she has admired him from afar for longer than she cares to admit, she never imagined he would return her interest. When Austin’s grief results in him spiraling out of control, Laura is right there to help him. His partner and good friends on the police force have his back, but she feels a connection to him and seeing this big strong man so full of grief touches something deep inside her.

The more time they spend together, the stronger their feelings become. Austin is extremely reluctant to open his heart to anyone. Losing his wife in the divorce and then her and his unborn child to a killer has scarred him and he can’t bear the idea of caring for Laura only to lose her. The passion between them is palpable and there was just something about Laura that drew him like a moth to a flame. He wars with wanting to stay away in order to keep her safe and letting her in so he can love her like he longs to do.

The pace of this book was a little fast for me, but Jo Davis has a way of drawing the reader in. I felt like I was on the edge of my seat, just waiting and also dreading the next thing that would happen. I love that

Austin had found sanctuary in Laura. That such a strong alpha man could allow himself to be vulnerable to her was beautiful. Laura was the perfect mix of strength, compassion and caring for him. She’s waited forever for Austin Rainey to notice her and she doesn’t hesitate when she finally gets her shot with him.

I give Bring the Heat by Jo Davis 4 stars!

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