Monday, September 17, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: Pleasant Lake P.D. by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Book blurb: 
Alexandria Moreno, parking enforcement officer for the serene town of Pleasant Lake, has signed on with the FBI to nail a gorgeous suspected criminal, Miguel Diaz, who's passing himself off as a legitimate businessman. Alex's assignment is to use her feminine wiles, of which she has few, to infiltrate Diaz's world and find some evidence for a conviction. To complicate matters, she's teamed up with Detective Roman Plow, who is her ex-boyfriend, though the FBI doesn't know it. As they focus on retaliating for past wrongs, real and imagined, their smoldering love/hate relationship brews. They're not exactly an ideal team. With her bumbling nature, a steamer trunk full of emotional baggage, and no investigating skills, Alex spends most of her time reminding herself that the tall, dark, and handsome Miguel Diaz is not her real boyfriend and struggling to keep from falling into his bed. As she tries to dig up dirt on her undercover lover, the steamy investigation leads to a fight for her life. But who is behind the attacks?
My review:
My iPhone Kindle app has suddenly decided that I don't really need those notes I took while reading, so this should be fun.

Alex is suddenly upgraded from meter maid to undercover officer, and she's determined prove that she can do real policework. The problem is that she's dealing with a suspect who's so hot and charming that she keeps forgetting he's the bad guy. It doesn't help that her partner is hot and charming and kind of a bad guy, too.

Pleasant Lake P.D. is a romance/mystery full of humor. And a big dose of snark. I'm a big fan of snark. Most of the book is laugh-out-loud funny - and I mean all of it. Several times on each page. And on an iPhone, the pages aren't very big. There does come a point at which things take a darker turn, and the story is no longer one  big laugh-fest, but it doesn't turn into a tissue-fest. It's still funny, just not as hilarious as before.

I only had one issue with the book and I'm not sure if it was an ebook-formatting issue or if it was deliberate, but there were several instances in which the rapid-fire dialogue ran together. It made for fun and interesting conversations, but they were a little more interesting than the author probably intended because it was hard to distinguish who was saying what. I had to go back and reread and keep track in my head to know who was talking.

I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a (mostly) light and fun romance or mystery.

About the book:
Title: Pleasant Lake P.D.
Author: Kelly Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Medallion Press
Release date: Sept 1, 2012
Where I got the book: Free from the author in exchange for an honest review

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Ng said...

I like it

ellen_levickis said...

Can't wait to read this authors work. Love the intro.

Anonymous said...

good post, added you to my RSS reader.

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