Mira, Oct 2003, 6.50
After four years on the Majestic, Colorado police force with no opportunities to prove her worth, Lanie Prescott accepts a job with the Ludlow Police Department. However, the night before she is to leave, a civil rights case filed by her predecessor holds up her reassignment. A stunned Lanie meets her replacement Paul Cabrera; the former Miami cop burned out from working domestic dispute cases. After putting her foot in her mouth she goes to her car only to see someone stealing her stereo. She gives chase in heels and breaks her foot.
Majestic Police Chief Herb Deutsch may be a chauvinist when it comes to police work, but provides filing tasks that enable Lanie to bring in some income. As Paul begins to see her, Lanie falls in love with him and though she appreciates his show of support and belief that she can perform the duties of a real cop, she plans to go elsewhere to prove he is right.
Fans of romances that provide insight into how a small town department police department operates will enjoy this tale that includes a police procedural subplot. Though the action is somewhat limited, broken ankle chase and all, the story line provides a deep look at Lanie and Paul, but also enables the audience to see how Chief Deutsch feels especially about a female cop on his team. The love story between the two officers adds to warmth to this life of a cop tale.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner