Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review ~ FALLING FOR THE P.I. by Victoria James

Falling for the P.I. (Still Harbor, #1)
by: Victoria James
Series: Still Harbor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Source: Entangled Bliss via NetGalley

She could never trust a cop...

Teacher Kate Abbott's fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life that she and her two best friends always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent of a special needs daughter hasn't exactly improved Kate's love life. But Kate's preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.

Until she finds out he's a cop.

Matt is a former cop-turned-private investigator, and he knows fear when he sees it. A cop clearly spooked Kate...or hurt her. Still, something about the gorgeous professor catches his attention, and despite his "no settling down" policy, he can't resist her. But all of the attraction in the world won't be enough to overcome Kate's past...

When it comes to storytelling, for me, Victoria James can do no wrong.  Her characters are people you want to know.  She combines romance with just enough past tragedy to make you feel for the main characters.  She also gives you just enough of a glimpse into the secondary characters to beg for their stories to be told.  Victoria is also in my opinion, one of the best authors I know who has the ability to put children into a romance book and truly make them a part of the story.

I will admit to loving Victoria’s other books, so I was a little wary about starting a new series.  I mean, my thought was there was no way she could keep giving me what I’ve come to expect.  I was wrong.  She can and she does.  At its core, Falling for the P.I. deals with the difficult subject of domestic violence and shows the ramifications to the victims.

Matt Lane is a man who is done with serious, committed relationships.  But he can’t manage to stay away from Kate Abbott and her daughter, Janie.  Being their friend and protector is at the top of his list.  Kate is a true survivor.  She has this amazing strength and determination.  She has a dark past that shapes her and will forever be with her. But with Matt’s help, she’s able to see that not every man chooses to look the other way and thinks it’s okay to dismiss a child because they’re different and belittle and/or physically put his hands on a woman or his kids.

Falling for the P.I. is the first book in the Still Harbor series, focusing on three foster sisters who reconnect in adulthood to create their own family, by adopting children of their own.  Next up is the story of Alex, which guarantees to rock her world and that of her daughter and her sisters.

**Received a copy of the book courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 4

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