Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: Cop a Fee by Robyn Peterman

Title: Cop a Feel (Handcuffs and Happily Ever Afters #3)
Author: Robyn Peterman
Source: Self-Purchased
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Length: Novel
Release Date: January 1, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating – 4
Sexual – 4

When you get time off for bad behavior, romance is the last thing on your mind--but good old-fashioned lust is a whole different story. . .

Life undercover isn't exactly one big party--not when you're a DEA agent--but it sure beats a desk job. Except when you screw up big and someone has to go in and clean up after you. In that case, even paper-pushing sounds better than babysitting an erotic romance writer with as many enemies as there are euphemisms for "throbbing manhood."

I've been taking down drug dealers for so long, playing bodyguard to a woman named Shoshanna Lehump sounds like nothing more than a giant pain in my ass-- and being partnered with the gorgeous egotistical jerk I never should have slept with in the first place just makes a bad situation even harder--especially when he pursues me as diligently as we're supposed to be chasing the bad guys...What's a girl have to do to get a happy ending anyway?
How Hard Can it Be (Handcuffs & Happily Ever Afters #1): Review
Size Matters (Handcuffs & Happily Ever Afters #2): Review

This one wasn't quite as good as the first two in the series.  Now, since the first two were huge 5 star books for me, that means this one was still pretty darn good.  We met Candy in book two as an undercover DEA agent and sister to the main man.  In Cop a Feel, it's her turn to find love.  She's a hard ass undercover agent that doesn't believe in love (even though she's seen it with her brother's life).  She live for her work and that's about all she has.  When she realizes she's attached to not David she runs for the hills and promises to never call him again.  It doesn't help that she found out he never told her his real name.

Not David, aka Luke, has quite a few surprises up his sleeve that I don't want to give away.  He and Candy are assigned to protect Shoshanna LeHump (a return character from book one) from death threats.  Their assignment takes them on quite a wild and hilarious ride to a special convention with an amazing name.  Their romance really blooms and past wounds are healed here in some very unexpected ways.  There are a lot of touching moments that really surprised me.  There was also a lot of the humor I've grown to love from Robyn Peterman and who seems to come up with new words and phrases for sex and body parts with every book she writes.

The downside to this one was that I had a hard time really connecting.  A lot of the scenes weren't as natural and flowing as they were in the first two books and I just didn't relate to the characters as easily.  Don't get me wrong, they were still great characters and scenes.  Robyn just set the bar very very high and this one just didn't quite reach my expectations.

The ending was beautiful.  I loved Aunt Moon Unit's appearance and the final scene was so full of Happily Ever After-ness it was sickening in an amazingly romantic way.  I don't know if this is the end of the series.  There was an opening for a possible new romance and I really hope Robyn takes it and runs with it.  I love these characters and the fact that we get to see them over and over again even after their story is told.

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