REVIEW: “FORCED IMPRESSIONS” by Piper Doone

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TITLE: Forced Impressions
AUTHOR: Piper Doone
COVER ARTIST: Aaron Anderson
PUBLISHER: Dreampsinner Press
GENRE:  Mystery
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 6.99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: 25th January 2016

 

BLURB: Jonah Landers’s promotion to detective isn’t going so well. His first undercover operation is a disaster thanks to Rafael Santos, a Cuban-American detective so far undercover, no one on Rafael’s Miami-based squad even had a clue he’d already infiltrated the prostitution ring Jonah was targeting. Two years and an insane twist of fate later, Jonah finds himself transferred from Orlando and partnered up with Rafael in Miami—and their rocky beginning doesn’t get any better.

For the sake of their careers and because he realizes he’s falling for Rafael, Jonah makes every attempt to smooth things over and move on with his love life. He turns his attention to A.J. Choya, a Seminole Indian who runs the tech department. But there’s no spark between them, and Jonah has to admit his feelings for Rafael aren’t going away.

When a new case falls into Rafael’s and Jonah’s laps, they must go undercover again and become intimate in a way that forces them to confront their feelings for each other—no matter the consequences.

 

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I’ve read this book in one sitting and enjoyed the heck out of it. I’ve always loved detective stories and having two hot cops as main characters is a major turn on for me. It’s a very well written story, full of fun and witty banter, enough actions to keep it interesting and exciting, meanwhile building the best kind of tension between our MCs. This is the perfect read for you if you like crime stories, tough cops with a golden heart, a slow build-up, great chemistry and a witty, flowing writing style.

The story is told from Jonah Landers’ third person point of view, so we get to know him pretty well. His character is fun, chatty and very hard-working. He starts a new job being partnered with Rafael Santos, a seasoned detective he had previously had an unpleasant job-related run-in with. They are attracted to each other from the first moment but it’s only us readers who recognize that. Both men live their lives on the job, getting used to working together, solving all kinds of crimes in the Miami area, but they do not recognize the chemistry that exists between them. The tension is building from page to page, chapter to chapter until an undercover operation causes an explosive scene which no longer allows them to ignore their feelings. I would have loved to read Rafael’s pov as well. I feel that I don’t know him as much as I’d love to. I miss his side of the story, some information about his past, his motivation, or his feelings. The chemistry between Rafael and Jonah is amazing at times. They have great scenes together, but some sex scenes were just a bit too complicated for me. They might have their purpose, but it was often confusing how a sex scene turned from sizzling hot to a little awkward then it just lost the chemistry for me at times. I still had a great time reading it and you will too. Give it a go!

infinito 4

 

**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in Exchange of an honest review.****

 

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