A nice light-hearted episode which was interesting from start to finish and full of Jane/Lisbon moments (and speculation from other characters whether they are/aren’t a couple). Loved them going undercover as a couple and Lisbon getting a legit love-interest to make Jane jealous.
I am usually a bit ambivalent about Cristina and am tired of the Owen/Cristina drama but I LOVED this episode.
I didn’t realise until a fair way in that it was dream sequence – somehow I even bought the idea of Cristina getting a dog especially as it was such a, uh, unique one and I thought it was fantastic to explore how differently Cristina, Owen, and the rest of the gang’s lives would play out depending on if Cristina got back with Owen for real. It also gave us a possible glimpse into the future lives of the characters well after when the show ends.
Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
If I had to describe this book in one sentence it would be: Criminal Minds in book form.
Smart Strong FBI Profiler? Check.
Geeky FBI Nerd? Check.
Police doubting profiler’s abilities? Check.
Media conference trying to draw killer out? Check.
Lots of blood, shootings, bombs, big emotional moments? Check.
Cold, stern disapproving boss who eventually shows her softer side? Check.
Lead character ending up in danger several times in course of novel? Check.
Arrest of the wrong suspect? Check.
Characters’ personal lives affecting their professional lives? Check.
I definitely recommend this book for any fans of the crime genre. It is quite long but equally fast-paced.
It loses a star because <spoiler>THE AUTHOR KILLED JAKE! JAKE, THE ALL AMERICAN HERO AND THE LOVE OF ANGIE’S LIFE! I really thought this book was the start of a Jake/Angie FBI crime series. I loved their interaction; it was very real and I loved that Jake came around on the idea of the baby and proposed …. and then HE DIED!!!! I thought Angie’s handling of the situation was life-like and exactly how I would have expected including the different stages of grief, her concern of what was on the phone/the photos in the safe. Whilst I really wish Jake didn’t have to die, it did make for some excellent character development for Angie and I loved the send-off at the end. </spoiler>
So my only question is whether Angie Holmes will appear in more novels? I certainly hope so.
I really liked the first half of the book. Whilst I abhor cheaters, the author/Kit/Lily did a good job of realistically explaining how it came about and I liked how Lily and Kit were honest with each other about what went wrong in their marriage the first time.
Kudos for the author for broaching the topic of impotence which rarely gets a mention in romances, especially those with alpha males!
However, unfortunately the book went downhill in the second half. I really think the author should have left it with their HEA on the tropical island rather than revisiting their angst back in the UK.
I specifically didn’t like the fact that the cheating issue cropped up again and Kit failed to mention that he still works with the woman.
This book gets points for keeping things realistic, but realism and exploring the downs of human relationships isn’t something I really read romances for. In the end, there were too many ups and downs for me to believe that Kit and Lily get their HEA.
Also Kit is a bit of an odd name for a male romantic lead!