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75 starWhen the aunt that raised her and her half sisters dissapear without a trace, Roxy team up with the detective and shameless flirt that come each day to her restaurant with his colleagues, in the hope to find her.
Roxy is tough, direct, short tempered and she have no patience for Steve s banters I know it sound not very lovable but it worked She s not a bitch, but she s not a person you can love easily But it just show he was the perfect man for her and it worked because Steve accepted her like she is In fact, he was a pretty terrific hero It s like he always knew the right thing to do What to say to comfort Roxy, what to do to take her mind off the situation and he understood perfectly why she s so abrupt and need control so bad I loved how he made her see from a different perspective what she always tought about love So I wish she would have been that devoted and present with him when it was him who was going through a difficult time The laid back flirty guy was just a front Steve knows what it s like to live with the fact a family member dissapeared because for the past two years he s been working on the case of a missing person related to him It was very heartbreaking even if it doesn t end badly Both Roxy and Steve have their own way to keep people from getting too close to them but I really liked how honnest they were with each other I admit I felt the connection wasn t as much convincing and passionated when they became intimate with each others and I felt the story stagnated in the middle and was too rushed towards the end, but it was really clever to not solve Roxy s aunt mystery in this book but we know at least if she s been kidnap or if she ran away willingly and keep it for the others books in the series.
Really enjoyed the story Roxy took some time to warm up to Good twist near the end This one had 2 really emotional scenes that were really well written Another great story from Carla Cassidy Looking forward to the next in the series.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR CARLA CASSIDY BRINGS IN THE MEN OF WOLF CREEK TO SEEK A MISSING WOMANRoxy Marcoli Cares About Three Things Her Restaurant, Her Sisters And Her Aunt Liz When Liz Disappears, She S Forced To Turn To Shameless Playboy Cop Steve Kincaid Every Time The Sexy Detective Turns On The Charm, He Gets Roxy S Hackles UpDespite His Reputation, Steve Is No Ladies Man His Casual Flirting Hides The Pain Of An Unbearable Loss As They Search For Clues, He Discovers What Lies Beneath Roxy S Prickly Exterior And Sharp Tongue His Desire Grows, And So Does His Fear Because It S Not Just Aunt Liz The Killer Wants But Roxy, Too ARC provided by Harlequin via netgalleyThe Good Detective Steve Kincaid yum orama I have to say he was my favorite part about the book, even with his depressing backstory Aunt Liz s myster even if this wasn t solved I really got interested in this part of the story The Bad Roxy s personalilty I didn t get what her hangups about relatioships was about, and she was just too standoffish for me Predictability I figured out how the book was going to end pretty quickly The pace the pace was a bit slow for such a short read It was an OK read for me, I will continue the series though, cause I have to know who has Liz.
If I read one story where people use their parents mistakes as a reason to not have any type of relationship with any one ever, I will quite simply cry I am just so bored of it Unfortunately for Cold Case, Hot Accomplice Roxy, the main character, uses this like armour allowing her to be completely emotionally dead as well as a horrible person I just couldn t stand her She treats every one awfully, including her apparently beloved sisters It was no wonder that someone wanted to kill her What Steve, who was a decent enough character, saw in her I will never know.
So much of this didn t make any sense to me The attempts against her life are brushed aside, the investigation into her Aunt s disappearance looks like it is being handled by kids The random POV from a character who hadn t appeared in the book at all at the 72% mark was distracting.
All in all I didn t like it.
BE WARNED ITS A CLIFFHANGER Roxy s life had never been easy until she went to live with Aunt Liz Now Aunt Liz is missing and someone is trying to kill Roxy Are the two things related Roxy has no choice but to rely on Detective Flirt aka Detective Steve Kincaid, the shaggy haired detective who comes in for breakfast and to shamefully flirt with Roxy to find Aunt Liz and find who is trying to kill her Steve has his own demons he s dealing with but work always comes first Roxy inserts herself into the investigation and both she and Steve find something neither of them are looking forLOVE.
A story that has two people grown to each other like magnets, one who just flirts to keep a block on his heart and the other keeps men away because of her upbringing They come together because of a Missing Person Report If that wasn t bad enough someone is after Rocky intent on killing her and keeping Steve to themselves.
First, ARGH at the ending But it s a good ARGH Heh.
I adored Roxy in this book She s worked so hard to keep her sisters sheltered from their rather sucky mother, and been willing to protect them from all the muck and worries that she s dealt with as the oldest sister She s a successful restaurateur and I love that while she can cook, she can t bake very well.
Poor Steve, I can only imagine and did how much agony he must have been in to have had his son abducted and vanish for 2 years because of his psycho ex girlfriend I liked how Ms Cassidy portrayed him as still searching, but he d also made an attempt to move on with his life to some degree even if he never gave up hope of finding his son Some of the scenes where he was in the boy s bedroom were truly heart wrenching.
These two played off each other really well, and I liked the mystery that developed around Aunt Liz s disappearance Roxy was a bit stubborn about not giving up the chase, and even wanting to start the chase before Liz had been gone than a few hours I can get how Steve was a bit skeptical in the beginning about an actual abduction and how he doubted much would be doneuntil he got himself sucked into the mystery, with a determination not to let Roxy feel the same unending worry wonder about her vanished love one, the way he was.
Roxy had a little growing up to do with her tunnel vision when it came to her mother and I was pleased to see she did actually do that in the end These two truly deserved each other and I was glad when they got together finally.
SPOILER is whited out here because I just have need to explain my argh from above If you want to read it, highlight the area view spoiler They don t rescue Liz she remains kidnapped and we don t know who the kidnapper is, just that she is alive AAAACK I wanna know who dun it and get Liz home safely hide spoiler
I could not put this down until I had read straight through it Roxy is the oldest of three sisters and feels responsible for making sure their lives run smoothly She remembers what life with their mother was like before they went to live with Aunt Liz and she vows that she will never go through that again Liz has been the anchor in her life since she was seven and the thought of something happening to her isn t something she can accept Steve and his two fellow detectives have been coming to her restaurant regularly and when Liz can t be found she goes to them for help Roxy tends to be pretty blunt and prickly and always in control of her life Steve is always flirting with her and every other female around She doesn t trust that he will actually put any effort into finding Liz, so she plans to be with him every step of the way It doesn t take too long before she discovers that Steve is far than she thought As they look for clues in their search for Liz, she gets to know the man beneath the flirt and finds that they have in common than she thought When she is the victim of several attacks, it s Steve she turns to for protection I have to say that I had a hard time warming up to Roxy at first She is so darn judgmental about Steve without actually knowing him I was glad to see her realize her mistake Thanks to her issues from her mother, she is determined that she will never have a man as a permanent part of her life Even that starts to change as being around Steve makes her realize that not all men are like those who were around her mother, and that she isn t anything like her mom Getting close to Steve is a scary proposition for her and I was happy to see her take that leap of faith.
Steve uses lighthearted flirting to hide the heartbreaking pain he lives with every day Two years earlier his ex girlfriend had taken their son and disappeared He hasn t given up hope of finding Tommy, but knows he also has to go on with his life When Roxy s aunt disappears, he knows exactly what Roxy is going through so he does his best to help her cope as well as working to find Aunt Liz He finds that he enjoys being with Roxy even as she frustrates him with her constant interference in the investigation He has previously only gotten involved with women in a lighthearted manner because he doesn t think there would be room for love in his heart because of all the pain there But he discovers that Roxy has managed to make a place for herself When she becomes the victim of several attacks, he brings her to stay with him in order to protect her This accelerates the effect she is having on him, but he has no idea if she can ever return his feelings I loved the way that he was able to use his own experience to help her I also enjoyed seeing Steve take care of her in a way that no one else ever has There are two mysteries going on in this book The first, and main, story of the series is the disappearance of Aunt Liz The search for clues has turned up nothing that has given them any idea of what has happened to her Toward the end of the book we get to see her briefly as she tries to figure out what is happening to her I have an idea of who is behind it, but I ll have to wait to see if I m right because I m sure we won t find out until book three The other mystery is that of who is behind the attacks on Roxy and if they are connected to Liz s disappearance I had a pretty good idea of who the guilty party was on that one The end had a nice little plot twist that brought some extra happiness to Steve and Roxy.
There s certain givens when it come to certain genres of romances When it comes to romantic suspense I kinda assume suspense and romance would splice together to form a story Cold Case, Hot Accomplice stars off like this but loses me in the end Raised by her aunt Liz, Roxy Marcoli and her sisters live and work in the small town of Wolf Creek Her everyday in running her restaurant makes Roxy content in her life Until her aunt suddenly disappears and the detective on the case is a man with a long playboy rep she would like to stay far away from Unearth his playboy persona Steve Kincaid is a man who has lost greatly understands Roxy panic and pain in finding her aunt Working together to solve the case is going to put Roxy and Steve in close danger with a killer and an undeniable attraction Roxy and Steve carry some heavy scars Roxy from her childhood and Steve from his own lost of a missing person The story starts off wonderfully Roxy is not a man hater, but Steve just rubs her the wrong way with his flirting, this brings out her sharp tongue in defense There of course is a great attraction that neither really don t want to invest in with so many things still left unresolved With Liz missing, Roxy being the oldest takes the reigns in hopes that she could take the load off her two sisters in the worry dept The case and the glimpses we see of Liz makes us wonder who is truly behind the kidnapping I liked how the plot was going and how it parallel to Steve s own past Then suddenly someone wants Roxy killed and is throwing knifes at her head blinks This is where I felt there were to many stories going on to fit into the book I would have felt the story would have stayed stronger if it focus on Liz missing and maybe the healing of Steve s heart and his own close case The romance was nice and alot of healing went on between Rozy and Steve but was hinder with to many things going on to make this story memorable and while it does leave a cliffhanger and loose ties as it will span three books I just couldn t get into the story when another unneeded plot device IMO was added.