"Engaging police procedural romance"
In Philadelphia, Mayor Bill Henley orders police
detective Brady O'Keefe to learn how his top backer for
reelection died in a seedy hotel. Moral judge of the city
elite, influential Morton Sanderson was found dead
apparently sharing kinky sex with someone. Henley believes
that someone set up Morton while Brady cynically believes
the deceased was simply a hypocrite.
To put a better spin on the expected negative media
coverage, Henley sends public relations expert (actually
rookie) Erin Mahoney to work with Brady. The timing may be
bad, but Erin and Brady are attracted to one another though
their relationship is strained by their respective jobs.
He has a case to solve that does not need baby-sitting
added to his job description even if she is the prettiest
baby he has ever seen. She needs this PR even if it means
riding shotgun with a police detective who makes her forget
her prime focus is damage control. As they work closely
together, they fall in love, but will a relationship
survive the investigation?
HEAT OF THE NIGHT is an engaging police procedural
romance that readers will enjoy. With all the media
coverage, how a civilian is allowed so much involvement in
the case seems stretched but that enables a battle of the
wills and attractions to occur between the opposites. Erin
and Brady make quite a team entertaining readers with their
professional and personal relationships leading to Donna
Kauffman providing the audience with a fun to read romantic
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 6, 2001