Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Bad Cop by Angela McCallister - Covet Release

Bad Cop by Angela McCallister
Bad Mouth Sequel

A cop who tosses the rulebooks to get his way…

Vampire Ian McCready doesn’t care for Alice Capshaw’s opinions about his version of justice. Her humanity makes her off-limits, but that does nothing to lessen his overwhelming desire for her. To Alice, Ian is just another bad cop as detestable as the one who destroyed her family. She’s attracted to him, yes, but he threatened his way into her agency’s murder case and has too many secrets.

When a new case resurrects ghosts Ian believed long dead and buried, his law-bending ways might result in his execution. The second Alice becomes a target, his cold heart flares into blinding existence. But following the law for her sake may end with devastating results.

I received this copy in exchange for an honest review as part of the Covet Release Blast through Entangled Publishing.

My 4* Review:

I signed up to do a review on this book without actually reading the blurb on the book, the blurb was there to read but I looked at the cover and signed up from that alone! So you could say that I begun reading this without knowing what to expect.
By now you should know that as much as I love vampires when they are portrayed as very dark scary predators, I am only human and still love a good sexy male vampire too!

In Bad Cop Alice is thrown head first into a new job role; Vice Director of the VLO(Vampire Liaison Office); as her boss; Val; is temporarily leaving through pregnancy. Alice agrees to take the job as there is a hefty pay rise accompanying the promotion, which means that she can continue to pay for the medical care for Zach. However the promotion means that Alice will have to work with the police more, this is a problem for Alice as she doesn't like cops, since Zach was shot by a cop 6 years earlier.

No sooner was Val out the door than Alice receives a phone call informing her of a murder, a newly turned vampire murder at that. If the vampire wasn't a rogue then Alice knew she would have to deal directly with the Immortalis, more specifically the Legion Trackers. Cue Killian "Ian" McCready; a seriously hot Vampire(Legion Tracker)! Alice and Ian end up working the murder together especially when another newly turned vampire winds up dead.

As things progress it becomes clear that Alice and Ian have feelings for each other, as much as they try to deny it to themselves.

I found this book captivating. I was engrossed from the beginning. I love the way it has been written and  I love the twists in the plot two, and how the characters are engaging. As well as underhanded behaviour, murder and violence; there is a story of love, lust and romance too.

This is another author that I will be devouring more of her work and will definitely be recommending this book to others too.

About The Author:

Angela McCallister has always wanted to grow up to be someone who would never grow up, and lucky her, that's exactly what she's done. Nothing says adventurous more than being a 16-yr US Navy Sailor with an imagination wild enough to create stories and characters with a paranormal bite. A mother of five, she's gained plenty of story ideas from her family as well as her military experience.

Angela is very laid-back and happy to try just about anything once, from skydiving, sailing, slacklining, Aikido, and even hang-gliding--as long as she doesn't have to subject anyone to her "singing" or make an appearance in a bikini. Like all authors, she's crazy for books, especially Romance, and will talk about them for days. She's currently stationed at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu in California where she can be spoiled with some of the best weather in the country. With such platforms as an aircraft carrier, an amphibious ship, and an Aegis destroyer, and duty stations in Illinois, Washington, Hawaii, and California, her experiences vary widely. She's visited Thailand (a favorite), Bahrain, Dubai, Jebel Ali, Hong Kong, Guam, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore. She's a member of RWA San Diego, From the Heart Romance Writers, and Rose City Romance Writers and especially loves to hear from and meet readers and fellow authors.

(Author Bio and Picture from Goodreads)

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