I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Kiss More by Mandy Baxter
Series: U.S. Marshals #2
Published by Zebra Books on February 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Emma Ruiz is the on print party girl, hanging out with her athlete friends at various clubs but the real Emma is a lonely girl who wants to find a way to prove her father is innocent and get him out of jail. Emma is also a computer wiz and makes unhackable security systems for many multinational companies.
Landon McCabe is the US Marshal, the Ruiz case was his first case as a rookie and he never forgot the 18 year old prankster Emma. Landon’s rich family disinherited him when he chose Law enforcement as his career. Landon never loses focus on his job unless it involves a certain black haired troublemaker. He is also very addicted to thrill seeking sports.
To my surprise, I really enjoyed this book. The blurb makes it sound like Emma is willing to seduce a US Marshal to stop him from finding her father, which is completely untrue.
Landon and Emma both had this instant connection and attraction to each other from the moment they met, six years ago. Emma though because of said attraction and Landon’s arresting her father treated him like an enemy and refused to cooperate because she knew her father was innocent. Now, her father has somehow escaped prison and Landon knows that Emma is hiding something. Emma is in deep trouble, she did some hacking with good intentions to prove her father’s innocence, which have now landed her in a lot of trouble. Emma doesn’t know whom to trust but she knows that she can’t trust the US Marshals since they were the reason her father ended up in prison the first time.
I really liked them together; their banter was funny and witty. They both know which buttons to push to make each other angry. Their passion was also scorching.
The suspense and the action part of the book was done well and kept in balanced with the romance which is always tricky in romantic suspense books.
Quibbles: Towards the end chapters I wanted a more stronger Emma, the feisty one we had at the start, though understandably she was afraid. I also wanted her to be more caring and understanding towards Landon since the guy pretty much put his life and his career on line for her. Another thing that maybe should have been taken down a notch was how when the kissed they completely forgot they were in a dangerous situation especially Landon which itself is dangerous and could have to serious consequences.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book, the characters and the twisting plotlines. I’m looking forward to Damien’s book which releases in November. Happy Reading!
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Mandy Baxter is a part time pet wrangler, a full time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. She lives in rural Idaho with her family.