Crash into Me
By L.A. Fiore
Author’s Website: https://www.lafiorepublishing.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Homicide detective, Molly Donahue and her partner, Zak, just caught a case. And, then two more bodies quickly follow, including a reporter with an obsession with a movie star’s suicide from over 30 years ago. The man had been determined Katrina Dent had been murdered and as the pieces start to fall together it appears he just may have been right!
This case takes Zak & Molly into the underbelly of the city where crime bosses run the show. And, it sends Molly crashing into bad boy billionaire Kade Wakefield. A man whose businesses are rumored to not all be completely legal. After interviewing him, Molly quickly crosses him off her list of suspects. However, the meeting stuck with both of them and after a few more chance run-ins with each other they can no longer deny what’s brewing between them, whether it costs Molly her job or not!
As the case heats up and Molly and Zak get closer to the truth, it puts her right in the middle of Kade’s circle of questionable acquaintances. A place he’d like to protect her from. With their two worlds colliding can Kade and Molly survive it or will their differences finally succeed in pulling them apart once and for all?
I do really enjoy Fiore’s books, but I wasn’t sure if I’d like this one since it seemed more of a police procedural book with a little romance mixed in. Don’t get me wrong, I do occasionally read and enjoy police dramas, but I feel they typically have to work a little harder to keep my interest. It’s a good thing that Fiore is a hard worker because I did really end up enjoying this book!
In the beginning this reminded me a lot of Nora Robert’s /J.D. Robb’s In Death series. The tough female cop attracting the interest of the handsome rich man that straddles the line of legality. And, both Eve (from the In Death series) and Molly even worked the same department. Heck, they both even had cats! As I got further into the story, it did start to break away from the In Death series and truly stand on its own.
And, there is a lot of steam and sex in this one so make sure you’re prepared for that before endeavoring to read it! Kade and Molly sure aren’t shy with each other, that’s for sure!
I loved Kade and Molly as a couple. They seemed to really work. I also loved all the friends they both had. Carmine, Zak, Ethan, etc. to name a few. I really hope this book develops into a series so I can learn more about all these people that I just “met”.
I found the murder mystery to be interesting and I did not guess the murderer at all! My only complaint was the big reveal at the end seemed a bit of a disappointment. I was expecting it to be more of a major player in the book. But overall this was a really great read and I can’t wait for more from this talented author!