The Sweetheart Kiss

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The Sweetheart Kiss

Brash & Brazen

Cheryl Ann Smith kicks butt with this fantastic contemporary romantic adventure. And now I wish I were a Brash Girl! Jess Lucas and her fellow female PIs are my heroes, they are smart and sexy and more than capable of taking down a bad guy. Or a hot good guy! I loved how headstrong Jess is from the very beginning and how the adventure pulled me in straight away. I loved that even while someone had gotten shot I was still chuckling at Jess's internal dialogue and her no nonsense, take charge attitude. I couldn't get enough of her verbal sparring with the sexy detective. Watching them tiptoe around their mutual attraction was fun but not nearly as much fun as when they both started talking about it openly. I enjoyed how they relationship changed and how natural it was. I also enjoyed seeing how they were both dealing with their changing relationship while trying to solve they mystery of why someone would want to shoot Jess. Each character in this story was fantastic from the wedding party to Jess's coworkers all the way to the suspects each personality was a true gift to read about. While this was my first case by the Brash and Brazen crew it is definitely Italy not going to be my last as I'm going to immediately check out the previous adventures and keep my fingers crossed that there are many more to come.

The Story: After a health scare Jess decides to be more social and do some living outside of work but when there is a sniper shooting at the wedding she is part of she becomes a witness and a suspect. It isn't long before the sexy detective realizes she was the intended victim so can they solve the mystery before she falls under the shooter's sights?

Book Blurb for The Sweetheart Kiss

Jess Lucas works hard at the all-female PI firm Brash & Brazen, and after a brush with death, she’s determined to play hard too—preferably with a certain detective on the Ann Arbor police force . . .

Jess was stuck at a frenemy’s wedding, playing bridesmaid in a mustard-yellow monstrosity, when chaos erupted. First the bride’s ex tried to stop the wedding. Then someone really put a damper on the big day by sending a bullet through a stained glass window and into one of the groomsmen. At least her ugly dress came in handy to stop the bleeding . . .

While the poor guy is rushed to the ER, Jess gets grilled by a gorgeous cop who’s not thrilled to learn she’s part PI and part pit bull. But he has to admit she’s highly observant . . . and he observes that she’s pretty hot, too.

The thing is, Jess was walking up the same aisle as the victim, and Sam suspects she was the real target. It’s more than professional duty that makes him want to protect her—if he doesn’t arrest her first for interfering in his investigation . . .

Night Owl Reviews May, 2017 4.50