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Friday, April 6, 2012

Fair Cop by Rosemary Laurey

A Fair Cop by Rosemary Laurey
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (38 pgs)
Heat Level: sensual
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Water Lily

Nipping back into school for forgotten papers didn’t seem such a risky activity for teacher Ella Carrack. But this night is different when she walks right into a turf war between two local gangs—the Wolves and the Vamps—and ends up in grave danger.

Enter police officer Sam Willard, who proposes an outrageous and completely unprofessional means of saving her life. He succeeds…oh boy, does he succeed.

However, being rescued is just the beginning. Ella has become thrown into a world of the paranormal…and nothing will ever be the same again.

A Fair Cop grabs you from the first word and doesn’t let go. This story has everything—well developed characters set in a fascinating world with both an immediate and a long term problem to solve.

A Fair Cop made me want to read more, to delve further into the very interesting world Ms. Laurey created. I enjoyed this story, but want to know more about Ella and Sam and watch them grow together. And because of that, I think this short feels almost like a prologue or a series introduction. However, that could just be me projecting what I want. Rosemary Laurey could teach a class on how to write short story, but I wish she'd write long, really long. I could read her for hundreds of pages.

This story was both satisfying and too short to really satisfy. What it did was make me want. I want more of this story, and I want the next one to be longer. Actually, this story should come with the warning: Be aware, this short story is so good it may compel you to search immediately for the next Rosemary Laurey title.