Serie: True North #6
Uitgever/Publisher Tuxbury Publishing Op/On 13 November 2018
Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a pecker on the traffic map.
Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern that day created a perfect schlong?
Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s agreed to chase down a story in her least favorite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.
A quick trip. In and out. Much like - never mind. Skye can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and get back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.
Except things go sideways even as she sets foot over the county line. Her step-sister is on the run from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke her teenage heart.
His dark brown eyes still tear her apart. And even as she steels herself to finally tell him off after twelve years, the old fireworks are still there.
Things are about to go boom.
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence
Sarina writes wonderfully. I love her and if you don’t know it yet: she’s my big idol. She writes just the right degree of show interspersed with tell. You see the story playing before your eyes, whether you like the chars or not.
“I will keep you safe and out of trouble if I can.”
I blink. It’s hard to focus on what he’s saying when our bodies are touching. He looks bigger and older but just the same, too. Except for that beard that briefly tickled my jaw. “What kind of trouble?”
“Doesn’t matter.” His voice is thick. “It never did. I’m here for that. I’m here for you. ”
What do I think of Fireworks?
The sixth book in this series is about Benito and Skye. You have heard of Benito in the earlier books, but you can read the whole story separately. There are no crucial things you should know. Actually, you only know from the previous books that Benito is Zara’s twin brother. That’s all.
This makes the book accessible to every reader.
As always, I love writing Sarina, but I didn’t really like Skye very much. Skye was a bit of a separate girl. Nothing wrong with that, but she kept pushing against Benito, while I didn’t see the reason. Still, things (spoilers) happened that kept me reading and didn’t bother me about this point. Benito is a wonderful character and that makes up for a lot. The story is well put together. It was just a tad predictable. Although I had not fully anticipated the run-out of the predictable point. So it is well put together.