Hot In The City by Jules Court

Title:  Hot In The City

Series:  Hot In The City Book #1

Author:  Jules Court

Genre:  Romance, Contemporary

Blurb:   The first time Detective Brian MacGregor met Priya Shah, he was bleeding. Injured apprehending a suspect, he just needed a few stitches. He didn’t expect to feel a gut punch of lust for the beautiful ER doc. But another emergency called her away before he had a chance to ask her out…or kiss her. Or find out if she shared his sudden sex-in-a-dark-hospital-room fantasy.

The second time he met Priya, she was protecting a murder witness.

Protecting is putting it strongly, if you ask Priya. Her cousin may have witnessed a murder, but she had nothing to do with it. Even if the hot ginger cop seems like the perfect solution to Priya’s summer dry spell, they both have more important things to worry about. Like finding Sara before the murderer does.

As far as Brian’s concerned, Priya is the key—her cousin is bound to come back to her eventually, and when she does, he’ll be there. They just need to keep their hands off each other until then. But when attraction burns this hot, it’s only so long before someone has to break…

Thoughts:  This was my first read by this author and started off pretty good – Detective Brian MacGregor met Priya in the hospital while looking to get stitched up.  Brian had a thing for her from the beginning, and then – fortunately – their paths just seem to keep crossing.  Unfortunately, Priya’s cousin is witness to a murder, the police (and Brian) need to talk to her, and Priya feels the need to keep the police and Brian away from her.  Needless to say, this complicates things.

Priya, at times, annoyed me, particularly in regards to her cousin and her insistence that she ‘owed her’.  I did like Brian, and the story itself was okay.  I was expecting a bit more suspense and action in the book, but it was very mellow overall.   Basically, it was an okay and average read and a good time filler.

Rate:  B-


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