“Before today, I never wanted to be a crumb of cake so badly.”
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 292 Pages
After only one year on the police force, I’m already eyeing my first promotion. Chasing my dreams is hard when my family is disappointed that I chose not to run our B&B. Not to mention writing tickets, keeping the peace, and arresting criminals is hard on your love life.
That’s why I went for Don: he’s smoking hot and just passing through town. Our evening between the sheets was perfect … until it wasn’t. Turns out my one-night stand is actually my best friend’s wedding planner. He’s hanging out in our small town for the next three months, meeting with my friends, negotiating deals, looking at houses, and oh—he’s also the main suspect in my first police investigation. The case I must solve to become a detective. And the crux of it all? I’m falling head over heels for the guy.
I’ve dreamed my whole life of this promotion. I thought I’d never find love. Now I’m afraid I might lose both.
*I received this book free from NK Author Services in exchange for an honest review.*
Kristy just celebrated her first year of being a police officer and she’s working hard to get detective, but her first case has her newfound love interest as a possible suspect. He’s also present at several other crimes making it difficult for her to do her job when her heart keeps second guessing everything and vice versa.
Don is a wedding planner. It isn’t a job most men do, but he has his reasons, and he’s damn good at it. He has a way of making everyone feel included, averting possible problems, and doing it all with a genuine smile. He’s a sweetheart and he knows what he wants in life. He just wish Kristy was as sure of herself as he was of her.
Ticket to Love has more small town drama than romance or suspense. Everything seems to revolve around the small town life and small town politics and it drowns out the romance. And yes there’s a little suspense, but it’s not really suspenseful if that makes any sense whatsoever. Most of the time it’s finding out about Don’s past and why he should be a suspect, everything outside of that just sort of happens and then bam the culprit is identified.
It didn’t draw me into the story like I would have wanted. Even though it’s written in first person I felt like an outsider looking in. Don’s character felt more developed than Kristy’s, which seeing as how it’s from her POV may be the reason for the disconnect.
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