Series: Friends First #3
Published by Loveswept on June 16th 2015
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Ellie Palmer and cops don’t mix, and getting pulled over by Officer Brett Hale—again—doesn’t help. Neither does being forced to take a safe-driving course with him. Brett’s by-the-book attitude leaves Ellie ice-cold, and his rock-hard body won’t change that. Still, the more time she spends with the guy, the more she finds herself warming up to his unexpected charms.
Even though Brett comes off like a boy scout, Ellie has sparked something he wants badly enough to get him to rethink his past mistakes. But when her ex shows up, Brett makes it his mission to keep Ellie safe in the here and now. His gut tells him the guy’s trouble, and Ellie must agree, because she doesn’t complain when Brett pulls her close. To keep her safe, though, he’ll have to choose between breaking her heart . . . and breaking the rules.
Light-hearted, angst-free, enemies-to-more kinda of story that makes this a breeze and quite a delight to get through, though I did feel as though I was getting cock-blocked up until the very end. There were tons of 80s pop references here that I didn’t quite get, but that’s probably on me for my own ignorance when it comes to cop shows of that time. Apart from that, Brett Hale and Ellie Palmer do have very distinct personalities which shine through here and share a chemistry that lasts past the initial antagonistic phase of their relationship. Add a stalker ex and some familial problem that’s more quirky than devastating, Brett and Ellie end up finding that they’re actually better together than apart.