Series: Dream Man #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Denver, CO
Also in this series: Mystery Man, Motorcycle Man
Also by this author: Mystery Man, Rock Chick Renegade, Motorcycle Man
Love is just around the corner . . .
Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.
Mitch has been eyeing his beautiful neighbor for a long time. He jumps at the chance to help her, and soon their formerly platonic relationship gets very hot and heavy. But when Mara gets a disturbing phone call from her cousin's kids, she gets pulled back into the life she's tried so hard to leave behind. Can the hot law man convince Mara to let go of her past-and build a future with him?
I have mixed feelings about KA’s heroes (come back later this week and see how I felt about Tack…) but I actually really loved Mitch in Law Man! He wasn’t an asshole; he had wanted Mara for years but thought she was too shy. When circumstances finally allow him to step into her life, he takes the chance. He was assertive but not domineering. Throw in her adorable second cousins and you have a great story.
Mara had a rough upbringing but she moved past her struggles in life and made something of herself. She has some issues with her self esteem due to her mother, and there were times that hearing her talk about her ‘rating system’ got a bit tiresome. Mostly because while she felt she was a 2.5, she obviously wasn’t. Another gorgeous heroine who doesn’t realize she is gorgeous? Wow…what a surprise. Didn’t see that coming…ugh. I initially liked Mara because I thought she was ‘normal’. Imagine my disappointment when I realized she was stunning and not like us normal girls at all.
There is plenty of action to keep you sucked into the plot and this book certainly kept me up late! I loved the relationship between Mara and Bud and Billie. The kids obviously love their cousin and she obviously loves them. Mitch steps into the picture and loves them all too. It was a delightful to see these 4 people create an unconventional family that was so devoted to each other.
While my feelings about KA tend to be mixed (mostly about her ‘heroes’), I loved Mitch and Mara’s story. If you want a hero who isn’t a douchecanoe, Mitch is your guy. Throw in 2 adorable kids and the Russian mob and you have a whopper of a story!
- POV: 1st (all Mara, except a few sections in 3rd person)
- Tears: no
- Trope: family drama, police
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with the most adorable epilogue EVER! « Hide Spoiler