Hot Pursuit by Jo Davis – a Review
Sugarland Blue – Book 2
by Jo Davis
Release Date: November 5. 2013
In Sugarland, Detective Taylor Kayne is always ready with quick wit and a quicker smile. But he’s about to meet a woman who will make him want to take his sweet time….
Taylor is a laid-back, smart-aleck kind of lawman. He’s also a man’s man, as well as every woman’s private fantasy. But years ago, he was part of a botched hostage situation that ended with him being hailed as a tough-as-nails hero—even though the pain, fear, and shame from that terrible day still haunt his every moment.
Cara Evans couldn’t care less about Taylor’s pain. In the moment he became a so-called hero, she lost someone she dearly loved. Yet neither of them is prepared for the instant, undeniable attraction that flares between them—or the danger that’s soon hot on their heels.
Hot Pursuit by Jo Davis is the 2nd book in her Sugarland Blue series. This is a wonderful series that is romance suspense at its best. I had enjoyed the first book in this series, and Hot Pursuit continued the trend of a great couple, suspense, romance, and hot steamy sex scenes.
Taylor Kayne is our hero, and another hot hunk on the Sugarland Blue police force. He is partners with our first book hero, Shane. Taylor though is troubled by something that happened in the past that still haunts him; a rescue attempt that backfired resulting in the death of some hostages. Taylor keeps his nightmares to himself, only letting Shane in a little bit. Then one day, a truck comes barreling down the street directly at Taylor. He luckily escaped with minimal injuries, but someone is out to get Taylor.
Cara Evans, a rock band singer, is our heroine. Cara and her band are staying in Sugarland. But Cara has another motive, and Taylor is the one in her sights for revenge. Cara’s sister was killed in that hostage situation, and she has been mislead to think that Taylor was responsible for her sister’s death.
What follows is an exciting story that had non stop action throughout. Taylor meets Cara while watching her band, becomes attracted to her immediately. Cara, though shocked, takes advantage of this break, and plays up to Taylor. But in a short time, their attraction is undeniable, and they both have such hot sexual chemistry together. Cara begins to see a good side to Taylor. He is always helping people, especially Blake, whom he has taken under his wing, and whom Cara has given a job helping with the band.
With threats and accidents from someone who wants both of them dead, they will open up to each other and discover the truth. Then the mystery is on to find out who is behind the attempts on their lives, as well as to why. This is a very exciting action filled story throughout, and poor Taylor gets hurt a few times. But as I said before, the romance which happened fast, was very very hot and steamy. They made a wonderful couple. The last ¼ of the book was an edge of your seat suspense thriller, which it did not look like our couple would survive. But despite those tense scenes, I also knew in romance, normally there is an HEA.
Jo Davis did another wonderful job with this second edition of Sugarland Blue. She has created a wonderful series that has it all…exciting stories, super hot couple, romance, danger, suspense, friendship from a great group of secondary characters, and hot hot hot sex. If you love all of these things, then you must read this series.
Reviewed by Barb
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