Deadly Reflection by Nancy Kay
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (159 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 3.5 Books
Reviewed by Sunflower
Philly Detective Nick McGraw's much needed vacation comes to a halt following his encounter with upscale spa proprietress Cassi Burke. Instincts tell the seasoned homicide cop Cassi didn’t kill the dead man at her feet. But Nick’s duty bound to deliver her to local police, never suspecting Cassi's brief moment of fame will make her the target of a psychotic stalker. Though intrigued by Cassi, Nick is not looking for forever, and he senses Cassi is a forever kind of girl. Attraction escalates, putting their feelings for one another, the silent threat to Cassi's life, and Nick's involvement in the unsolved murder case on a collision course.
What a way to start off in a new town! Cassi Burke is only in Pine Bluffs a few days and makes quite an impression on a vacationer. How, you ask? Nick McGraw finds her standing over a corpse, a knife in her hand.
What a situation! Cassi claims innocence and Nick is drawn to her. That's the first sign of trouble. Luckily, Cassi is questioned and allowed to go home. Cassi is a perky character who can hold her own, especially with the events she faces in Deadly Reflection. She slowly warms up to the sexy Nick, and their sparks fly.
Nick is a cop. He's bound to have his suspicions. And there are most definitely a few things that have him wondering, despite his attraction to Cassi. I fell for Nick instantly. He's a great hero with qualities that many women seek every day. Pair him with Cassi and it's a great match.
There's a great suspense element to the book. Cassi's face is splashed all over the news after finding the body, and someone is surprised to see her. Who this person is to Cassi, we don't find out about until later. What I did know early on is that Cassi's life is in danger. The pacing is up and down with this story. The beginning took a few pages to really hook me, and then the action began. Then it would slow up again, and back to action. Also, the ending didn't answer all of my questions, but it looks like maybe there's a sequel (it does say Book One on the cover).
All around, this book is enjoyable and keeps the reader guessing. If you like romance with a great suspense plot woven into it, then get yourself a copy of Deadly Reflection.