Hot Pursuit by Kay Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 Cranky Stars
I was worried at first about how a proper federal agent would mesh with a messy daughter of an art thief who had dreams of opening a bakery would play out. Once the story got rolling it was a crazy ride and the story flowed nicely.
Jolene Carter wasn’t as innocent as she may seem. She helped her father out with intel on his heist, but she had bigger dreams of opening a bakery. It was just that though a farfetched dream because she knew living on the run like they did it wouldn’t be a reality. Her life was contained to living on an island with her father and Thad who was her best friend. Her and Thad set out for one more job but she has a feeling something is very off about this. It’s when she encounters Agent Parker that she thinks maybe this isn’t the life she wants anymore.
Nate Parker was a man with a vendetta. He worked his way into the organized crime unit for only one reason and that was his father . When he is given the task to trail the Carters he assumed everyone involved was guilty. Nate only saw things in black and white and when he lays eyes on Jo she makes him see color. It’s frowned upon for an agent and a daughter of an art thief to get together. What started out as trying to work her for information becomes this need to keep her safe.
This book took the natural progression of things. Jo and Nate didn’t just hop into bed and use each other. I wasn’t fond of Thad. He seemed way too shady but that’s because we didn’t really get to know him too much in this book. Jos obsession with the coopie was kind of funny and I was almost certain she was going to get revenge on the guy who stole the cronut idea. If you like a good heist and a button upped federal agent (think The Thomas Crown Affair) then this is your book.
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