Sunday, May 27, 2012

Unraveling the Past - Beth Andrews (HS #1782 - June 2012)

Series: Truth About the Sullivans (Book 1) 

How do you work for a guy who took the job you wanted? Every time Captain Layne Sullivan runs into Chief Ross Taylor, she struggles with that issue. It doesn't help that he's a by-the-book cop who expects everything done his way. It also doesn't help that he's hot. Ignoring that little fact is impossible -- she's tried!

Then Layne's world is turned upside down when human remains are discovered...and the case has a personal connection. Suddenly she's glad Ross is so thorough, because he'll get to the truth. And his search brings them closer, fueling the attraction that's out of control. As secrets and lies from the past surface, Layne's biggest challenge is fighting for a future -- with Ross in it. 

Good book.  Layne is having a real problem working with Ross.  She really wanted the Chief's job, but he had gotten it instead.  Ross is new to town and doesn't know all the people and their backgrounds the way she does, but he is very good at what he does.  When Layne's mom's remains are found, she finds herself working very closely with Ross and fighting an attraction to him.  Ross came to Mystic Point to get his niece out of Boston and try to give her a fresh start.  What he finds is that she appears to be even more out of control.  Then he adds in a smart mouthed coworker who he is attracted to and his life seems to be crazier.  I could see how he was having trouble with his niece, as he appeared to have no idea how to deal with a teenager.  I liked the way that Layne would try to help out with her, and get Ross to see where he was going wrong.  I also enjoyed the way that Ross was also fighting the attraction.  Both of them had to face their demons at the end, and I enjoyed seeing the process.  We still don't know who killed Valerie Sullivan - I suspect that will come in the last book.

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