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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review of Chance Collision by C.A. Szarek

Chance Collision (Crossing Forces #2)
by C.A. Szarek (Goodreads Author)
Published January 8th 2018 by C.A. Szarek (first published January 3rd 2014)

   Goodreads synopsis: Vowing to protect her has nothing to do with feelings.
   Detective Pete Crane catches a new shooting case and considers it business-as-usual. But when the lead witness is the Chief of Police’s fiery assistant, he never anticipated she’d challenge him—personally and professionally.
   Little do they know, the shooting she and her grandmother witnessed was anything but random.
   Thrown together, their attraction sizzles, even though she’s squarely in the hands-off zone. She makes him break every rule in his little black book.
   Nikki Harper has been attracted to Pete since they met two years ago. Witnessing a brutal shooting throws her into a stigma that’s always been her greatest fear: a victim. She has no choice but to accept his protective custody and let him help save her and her beloved grandmother.
   Can Pete protect his witness and solve the case, while fighting the intense heat with Nikki?

3.5 out of 5 stars

This is book two in the Crossing Forces series. This book features Pete Crane and Nikki Harper. 

While this book was more interesting in the area of the main characters interactions, I don’t think it lived up to the first book in the series 

My overall impression was that it was not really my cup of tea. I enjoyed the overall storyline but the amount of descriptive sex is just way too much for me. (I had the same problem with book one so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. But I wanted to know Pete’s story and how it played out.) I did a lot of skimming and I felt like I couldn’t connect with over a third of the book due to that fact. Some people may be all into this type of book but it was just not for me.

The main characters spent a ton of times thinking in their own heads while others did what seemed to me out of character things. I was underwhelmed with the bad guys. They sort of felt like generic bad guy one and generic bad guy two.

I think I have had my fill with this series and don’t plan on reading more. I am sure this is all me and my preferences in reading material. I am all into cozy mysteries where they focus on the storyline and the whodunit aspect of the plot. Making the sex the main thru-line just wasn’t for me. Other people may think this is great stuff and a guilty pleasure. Just not me at this time. I wish the author much success in the future.

If you like a lot of erotica in your romantic suspense, then this book will be for you. But if you are more about the mystery, you might want to take a pass on this.

I received this book (as an ARC - Advanced Reader cCopy) from the author in return for an honest review. I thank the author for allowing me to read this book and wish her many successes in the future.

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