My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Former LAPD officers Scarlet Moreno and Krista Hart are now partners in their own PI firm. In their latest cases, Scarlet comes to the aid of an old friend when someone makes an attempt on his life, and Krista looks into the alibi of a sleazy husband accused of killing his wife.
Once again, this is a collaboration between authors Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin and the two authors play to their strengths with Brennan’s being the suspense and Griffin’s the romance.
Brennan’s short story advances the ongoing ambush storyline from Scarlet and Krista’s past and in doing so there is a great deal of tension and action. In contrast, Griffin’s tale is more of a standalone and focuses more on the forensic aspects of a murder investigation. In terms of the romance, Griffin has the edge as Alex and Scarlet lack the chemistry and emotional intensity of Krista and R.J.’s love/hate relationship.
Notwithstanding the above, both stories are engaging with likable characters and I will be continuing the series even though novellas are not my usual fare.
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