Series: Spark #4
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Release Date: February 28, 2015
Going undercover has its challenges. When Detective Ryan Clark is sent to the sleepy coastal town of Fremantle to dismantle the country’s most lethal drug syndicate, it’s worth the risk. Even if he becomes a fatality, in the war against drugs.
Ryan finds himself coming back to the same coffee shop. Blondie, the local barista, has him hot under the collar and reaching for his piece. He knows the attraction isn’t just one-sided.
She’s trying to keep her distance.
It only makes him want her more.
Willow Asher left it all behind, but not by choice.
After two long years, she’s finally getting somewhere. Willow has a busy café with her buxom business partner, Gabby, who is the closest thing she has to family.
Although Willow’s past still plagues her thoughts, she’s determined to have her happily-ever-after. As soon as her demons stop haunting her.
What she doesn’t need is the complication of Mr Sexy-Brown-Eyes, who seems to be drinking more and more coffee.
She doesn’t want the questions.
Here and now is one of those moments I despise. I wrote my review a while ago and filed it...somewhere. I cannot find what I wrote. Being a beta reader on it too, it's been a while and many books in between since I read it and I may be a little rusty...
I honestly loved this book though, that much I can guarantee! Ryan is a hot, undercover operative who moves to Western Australia away from everything and everyone, only to come across Willow who will become his everything. Willow's there 'undercover' too, but in a different sense. Despite hitting it off, and secretly desiring more, what they're either hiding from or hiding as is stopping the forward progression. But what good story has smooth sailing for our beloved characters?? ;)
Sting is set on the other side of the country from the first three books in this series, but Jennifer's talented writing doesn't wane. The story captures and reels in the reader, sucks you into their world and the perils both Ryan and Willow face. And how Ryan becomes a dedicated gardener too...
If you are a fan of this series, then it's a no-brainer. You need to go and buy this book if you haven't already. If you're new to the world Jennifer creates, then jump on in, the water is beautiful. While there are a few character references to previous books, there isn't so outstanding that you'd be lost. If you wanted to start here then go back to the start, I really think you could. There are some series where you'd be completely lost by starting on book 4. I honestly think Jenn has done a great job with this one that it's part of the series, but if you wanted to read this one without the others, you wouldn't get lost (it'd just give you the thirst to start from the beginning!)
I think books you can happily say you'd reread, are the ones that go on the 'winners' pile. I'd reread this whole series. With glee even.
Five stars, as always, for Jennifer Ryder's Sting.
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