Friday, March 23, 2018

COLD BLOODED by Anne Patrick

Detective Gwen Jamison is one determined lady!  She is great at solving crimes and closing cases but there is one case she has yet to solve because her captain forced her to back off.  Lately there has been a string of liquor store robberies which has left one woman dead and one witness who is on the run.  She feels that her unsolved case and the robberies are linked but can she convince the new boss to get behind her in that assessment.  Ian McKean lost his wife a few years ago and wants to make a new start.  He takes the job as Lieutenant in Shorewick, Arizona as head of the detectives.  He knew he’d have his hands full with Gwen, as the previous lieutenant had briefed him about her, but he was unprepared for the attraction for her.  Gwen is determined to solve the robberies and get a conviction no matter what.  Ian is in the difficult position of wanting to support Gwen but also be the boss.  With their tenuous relationship, can they work toward getting that conviction and perhaps explore that growing attraction.

Another well written story by Anne Patrick.  It will grab you from the beginning and keep you turning pages until the end.  It was really a nice balance of danger, suspense and romance.  Gwen was someone I wasn’t sure I was going to like but I really grew to like and understand her.  Ian was a good guy who had faced some difficulties in his life.  The story line was well done and you’ll find yourself cheering on our lead pair in solving the robberies.  The faith element was well done and realistic.  Ian was a man of faith and was an a good influence in Gwen’s life because she had pretty much lost her faith.  That’s important to remember in our own lives; be a good influence on others lives.  If you enjoy a good story that’s hard to put down then you will love this one…unless you’re “Cold Blooded”!

*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Some favorite quotes:

“God answers all prayers, Gwen.  Maybe not in our timing or the way we want them answered, but according to his will”

“I know it may have seemed that way, but everything in our past happened for a reason.  We may never know why or understand it but there was a purpose.  And God always places people in our path who are there to guide and help us.”

“I don’t have all the answers, Gwen.  No one does.  But I know, without a doubt, that God loves you and will always be there for you during both the good and bad times”

For more information about this book or other books by Anne Patrick, I encourage you to visit her website at or her blog at

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