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    Wonderful

    Kate Abbott is happy! She's a teacher and mother who is living her life her way. Having a man in her life isn't a top priority. Then she meets the very sexy Matt Lane. Only one problem. He's a cop, or at least he was. If life has taught Kate anything it's that you can't trust cops. Matt is immediately attracted to Kate and her special needs daughter is so very sweet. He knows though that her fear of cops may be too much to overcome! I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading more in this series. I do think this is more of a "Red Hot Bliss" title, so take that into consideration but the overall story is wonderful. This is one I highly recommend.
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    He's almost too good to be true!!!

    While out with her best friends, Kate meets Matt. For him the attraction is instant. For her the attraction is there but so are the many questions. Is he an abuser? Can I trust him? And so on. Somehow, someway, Matt wiggles his way into Kate's life. She even starts to trust him until one day when he asked how she knew Derek Stinson. That was the one name she never wanted to hear again. This is a fantastic, highly emotional story about life after emotional and physical abuse. There's no abuse taking place in the story except for glimpses of the past. Keep the tissues handy because there are some moments that you just can't hold back the tears. I fully understand Kate's reluctance to let Matt into her life. He's almost too good to be true. No one has ever taken her side, which is why she feels she has to fight tooth and nail for every advancement in hers and Janie's lives. Janie has Downs Syndrome, which is another reason Kate has to be extra careful who she lets into her life. I love this author's writing style and I can't wait for the next book in this fabulous series. Review copy provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
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    The Teacher and the P.I.

    I have read mostly good reviews about Ms. James’s Red River series and I was really excited about FALLING FOR THE P.I. Kate Abbott is on a night out with her sisters, under protest and the plan is to find her a man for the night. Luckily for Matt Lane, he is the pick of the night. Matt and Kate get along very well until she realizes that he’s an ex-cop and she shuts down on him. Kate’s past experiences with law enforcement left her very afraid and distrustful of police officers and Matt can’t seem to convince her that he’s trustworthy. Kate and Matt’s initial meeting lived up to my expectations. In fact, I laughed so hard at that opening scene and I expected the story to be more of that. Unfortunately, my frustration with Kate affected my enjoyment of this story. I’m all for being independent and I can understand her reluctance to talk about her past. What I can’t understand is why she was still unwilling to speak up when the person responsible for her past hurts was right there and could potentially do damage to her. My issues with Kate aside, I enjoyed Matt, how patient and gentle he was with Kate and her daughter and how he was quick to come to their defense. The family she created with her ‘sisters’ and their daughters is very unique and intriguing enough that I am interested in what Ms. James has planned as a follow-up to FALLING FOR THE P.I. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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    Thought Provoking Series

    Falling For the P.I. is about Kate, a woman who had a really, really difficult childhood that has left her very jaded about police, men, and any type of relationship. As far as she’s concerned, raising her special needs daughter, Janie, and being a working, single parent is all she needs to deal with. While at the pub with her sisters (actually her two best friends), they were encouraging her to go talk to any male, but especially Matt when he walked in, as they felt it was time for her to find someone. Cue intense attraction that leads to a near kiss on the dance floor until seeing someone who looks an awful like someone from her past scared her and she fled from the pub without telling her sisters. Kate is not an easy character to like. She is so closed off, so afraid of everything – especially when she finds out that Matt is an ex police officer – that the only time she shows any real emotion beyond being scared is when she’s with her daughter. Matt, however, is such a sweet guy and easily likable. Though he doesn’t want to get involved with anyone (due to being burned), he finds himself just as confusingly attracted to Kate as she feels about him. Neither want a relationship, but Kate definitely doesn’t want to be a one night stand no matter how attracted she is to him. Janie! Oh my goodness, she is just so adorable. Throughout the book we find that Janie is special and “not like the others”. Again, we find out near the end of the book as to why kids and their parents are so “scared” of her and more importantly, why Kate adopted her. Janie is well loved and protected by Kate, Cara, Alex, their kids, and of course Matt and his mother and sister when they meet her. I spent most of my time trying to decipher little clues, which Ms. James is very good at weaving into the storyline. Was it distracting? Yes, but I also enjoy trying to put everything together before the ending. I knew that Derek must’ve abused her in some way, but at one point I wondered if they’d been in an abusive relationship as he tells Matt to take what he wants from her and leave. He was so incredibly dislikeable that there were a few times when I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to continue as there were triggers that reminded me so much of my own past. I did find the initial storyline to be a bit far-fetched. Three single women who spent part of their teenage years in a group home for whatever reasons each able to adopt a child? They didn’t seem to have too tough of a time with it, or at least Kate didn’t. I assume there will be at least a third book, that one about Cara, as I know the second book in the series, Falling For Her Enemy deals with Alex’s story. Overall, this is a good book with great writing that keeps you turning the pages to find out what it is exactly that Kate is running from. I can’t wait to read Alex’s story next. Note: To familiarize myself with the Entangled Bliss line of books, I went and read the guidelines. I have to say, I was a bit confused as to how this book falls into that category when there is language {mostly tame, but there is an eff bomb towards the end}, lots of innuendo, and there’s one sex scene towards the middle-ish end. However, this didn’t affect how I felt about the book as a whole and I did not base my rating whatsoever on this.
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    Falling for the PI

    Kate Abbot is a single parent who considers giving up her preference for nachos over men lifestyle when she meets Matt Lane until she finds out he’s a cop in this captivating contemporary romance. Matt knows fear when he sees it and a cop clearly has Kate running scared and the reader can’t help but get drawn into this gripping romance as Matt struggles to help Kate overcome her past. The chemistry sizzles but the emotional hold that the past has on Kate cripples the relationship with lots of turmoil but Matt has patience, understanding and sweet romance in his arsenal as he prepares to win her over and did I mention the fact that he is sexy and has a protective nature that is sure to win hearts far and wide. The characters are strong compelling and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot captivates readers with lots of suspense and romance. Expectations builds as Matt tries to breech Kate’s walls and the emotional turbulence escalates as it soon become apparent that Kate’s past is closer than she thinks. Well written scenes and details bring the story to life while the emotionally gripping tale draws the reader in and captures the heart. Kate and her sisters stories had me intrigued from the very beginning and I have to say that I was already planning on reading the next one, so that sneaky little hook about Alex just made me really want to know what happens next, so I am ready to read that next book…now!
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