In the Arms of the Law Book 1

Am I dreaming if so I don't want to wake up? Can I really believe what I see? What a cliffhanger!

Heartbreak and disappointment often push most people into a state of mind where they can lose themselves to avoid dealing with their agony of woes. Perhaps the distraction appears as a demanding career, volunteerism, or an OCD behavior takes the place of the unbearable anguish.

This is a suspenseful thriller by the talented author Kacey Hammell. I quickly identified with it and the story grabbed my emotions, gave them a good hard shake and dropped me back into reality. Ms. Hammell uses her pen to etch a special place in my heart and I believe Illusions will have the same impact on the hearts and minds of thousands of readers who delve into the strange realms embedded within Illusions. Ms. Hammell creates a deeply moving and sensual tale that rocks the perceptions associated with defining strength and competence. Isabella Knowles epitomizes sensuality, toughness, and independence. She is capable of managing difficult life situations plunked down on her path. You will find Detective Isabella Knowles stompin' through life's wilderness of suffering and discontentment. Those who know Izzy may say she is seeking things that are considered superficial: powerful career, freedom from attachments and a liberated sex life. Ms. Hammell paints the landscape of illusions for unaware observer putting them in awe of this multifaceted woman who fearlessly handles situations that rattle the core of most men. Remember everything that glitters is not gold and the grass is only greener when viewed from a distance. Determination as survivors Isabella and Brady manifest a chemistry that goes back years and when mixed together generates a heat and single mindedness that only the two of them and the readers understand. It is captivating how they fight crime with the same intense vigor as they do when making love.

I enjoyed Illusions for the clear, stimulating, and descriptive writing style of Ms. Hammell. She takes you out of your world and throws you head first into the deep end of the pool of a suspense, passion, sweltering hanky panky, and heart racing events. I found all of the story's elements believable and engaging making me wish I was a late comer to Ms. Hammell's blistering romantic series and having a couple of books following this one to feed my hunger until the next novel. Unfortunately, I will have to wait along with everyone else for the erotic, paranormal sequel.

Ms. Hammell's key characters transport the reader on a powerful mind-trip that leaves you craving for more. Illusions is an addictive erotic paranormal romance with tasty morsels of intrigue.

Isabella Knowles, lead personality, a law enforcement professional on top of her game, is well respected by her peers and superiors for her tenacity. Isabella can easily be every woman's heroine.

Izzy is without a doubt my kind of woman as she proudly and fearlessly struts her stuff in her big girl panties. If Wonder Woman were around she would take notice of Isabella's determination for bringing criminals to justice. Isabella's traits remind me of my sister; Detective Knowles is sexy, beautiful, gutsy and commanding law enforcement agent.

Brady Jacobs, a Private Investigator, on the down-low admires Isabella. He is insightful, courageous and a force to reckon with as he carries particles of heartbreak from a previous lover. Brady attempts to shield himself from love and commitment. Heck yeah, Brady Jacobs has the body that hypnotizes; washboard abs, guns and masterfully wields a human baton that brings tears to your eyes. Brady's special gift enables him to see into the future which is an invaluable asset in his career. This complex gift however is a frightening one to handle for those close to him.

Brady and Isabella maintain an exceptional relationship that has everything they want...detachment and awesome explosive intimate relations. Knowles and Jacobs are phenomenal together on a case and between the sheets! Oh yeah! They are getting' in. Ms. Hammell provides Brady and Izzy with numerous opportunities for blazing passion and these hot scenarios had me looking for a gigantic block of ice to perch on as I devoured Isabella's Illusions. The development of the story's secondary characters: Alicia, Isabella's dad, Dylan's are realistic holding your attention as the plot evolves charged with elements found in any city's newspaper. Ms. Hammell's novel unlike the news provides the readers with a gratifying conclusion but will have them eagerly awaiting the next book. I highly recommend Illusions, In the Arms of the Law #1, and I am confident Ms. Hammell's imagination and writing style will generate another action packed, suspenseful, page-turner making her readers and me greedier and craving for the upcoming outrageously delicious eroticism and paranormal events as only she can bring to her mystifying webs of intrigue.

Book Blurb for Illusions

Protection. Adventure. Love.

It’s all found within The Arms of the Law....

Detective Isabella Knowles, a tough-as-nails cop, lives by the law, and knows what she wants out of life. And it doesn’t include marriage or all that comes with it. Everything Isabella has ever known seems like an illusion when a new relationship makes her feel more alive than ever before. She isn’t happy about it and fights it every step of the way.

Burned by his fianceé years ago, seer and P.I., Brady Jacobs never wants another commitment in his life. But his bachelorhood and heart are threatened when he has one of his visions and see a killer striking too close to the woman he has recently come to love.

Danger lurks close to home and neither Brady nor Isabella like that they can’t control every situation…especially matters of the heart.

Author’s Note: Illusions was previously released with another publisher. It has received minor revisions for reissue.

Also includes a bonus short story

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2012 4.50