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Love Me If You Can (Music City Heat Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Marie-Nicole Ryan
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nashville sizzles in the summer.

Nashville Homicide Detective Tess O'Malley has a lot to prove. She comes from a long line of police officers, including her father and older brothers. First she and her partner are taken off a high profile case and sidelined with a cold case instead. After reviewing the files, she's certain her cold case is connected to the current one, and she sets out to prove it. Too bad it means locking horns with a handsome PI who could win her heart and derail her career.

Scott Holt is all business when it comes to running his family's PI firm. When the lovely Detective O'Malley comes to question him about his possible involvement in her cold case, he has everything but business on his mind. Like locking lips with the fiery redhead.

Word Count 92K

Contains two scenes not in the older print and/or electronic editions.

Contains Bonus Chapter from BECAUSE OF YOU, Music City Heat 2
This is a re-release...

Editorial Reviews


5 Hearts
This is a mature and complex love story much like real life with ups downs and in-betweens... I highly recommend this well-written romantic suspense, I know it's one I will definitely reread."
Reviewer: Theresa Joseph, The Romance Studio

Recommended Read. "Marie-Nicole Ryan has done it again in Love Me If You Can from beginning to the end."
Reviewer: Lena, Black Raven's Reviews

"...suspense plot is fast moving and keeps the reader guessing until the surprising climax."
Reviewer: Dawn Crowne--3 stars, Romantic Times

"Great pacing and mystery keeps the reader at the edge of their seat..."
Reviewer: Nikki,--4 Siren Stones, Siren Book Reviews

From the Author

I hope you'll enjoy this story set in Music City where the summers are hot...and the men are even hotter.
This is the first book in the Music City Heat series.

Marie-Nicole Ryan

Product Details

  • File Size: 771 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ryandale Publishing; 2nd digital edition edition (November 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007134AEQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love Me If You Can August 17, 2010
By Marissa
Review courtesy of Sizzling Hot Books

Love Me If You Can is a great combination of romance and murder mystery. Both romance lovers and mystery lovers will find what the want in Love Me If You Can

I found Tess to be a determined character. She is an ambitious career cop, and is determined to make Captain by forty. I enjoyed how goal oriented Tess was, but she didn't think relationship and children fit into her life. At the beginning I wished that she could combined both her job, and some romance into her life. Life is boring with out romance is my belief.

But by far Scott was my favorite character. I loved that he was willing to give up law school to raise his sister, and step siblings when his father and stepmother was killed in an accident. Instead of going to law school he took over his father's private investigation business. I also loved that he wanted the whole picket fence dream, so much for that just being a women's dream.

I loved that throughout Love Me If You Can we are able to see things from the serial killers perspective. I found it to be very interesting to read about the serial killer's planning and reminiscing.

Overall Love Me If You Can is a fast paced read that will keep your attention until the last page. It is the perfect book for both romance and mystery lovers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good romantic suspense February 24, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the story about a female cop who is very career oriented and a strong P.I. who dropped out of law school to take care of his brothers and sisters when his parents died. The H and h are very likeable characters. The relationship is a little fast, at least on his side. The h isn't sure she can commit to a relationship and still make her career goals. However, for me at least the romance took a little bit of a backseat to the story itself. It gave you plenty of suspense, possible killers and incorporated the killer's point of view which I really liked. It had a good story, suspenseful moments and it wasn't too obvious. I'm honestly not sure why I didn't love this book. I didn't connect with it like I thought I would considering I liked the plot and the characters. It took me almost 4 days to get through the book which is a long time for me. However, I really liked Scott's character and his interactions with his family so if the next book is about one of his siblings I will probably give it a try to see if I can connect a little better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A strong female cop and a handsome P. I ... July 2, 2014
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A strong female cop and a handsome P.I.. It doesn't take much to realize they are going to come together. Then we get caught up in their hunt for a serial killer. 70%. Suspense 30% sex ( the extra steamy kind) and a budding romance woven all throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Me If You Can is in Love on the ... August 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Love Me If You Can is in Love on the Edge:Nine Shades of Romantic Suspense and yes I can love you! It was fantastic. I really enjoyed Scott and Tess's relationship/no relationship, indecisiveness, the mystery and suspense of who-done-it, and all the supporting characters. I absolutely could not put it down. ~Dianne Wagner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love me if you can December 13, 2010
By Amanda
I couldn't put the book down. I loved the story line as well as the romance. I took it to work to read on break and I believe I broke my personal record on length of time to finish a book. It was spectacular. I kept it so that I can read it again
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More About the Author

Marie-Nicole Ryan was born in a small western Kentucky town, but she said "Good bye" to small town life after college and marriage. After spending three years as an army wife, she landed in Nashville, TN. She spent many years working as an R.N., but finally achieved her dream of becoming a published author.

She loves reading mysteries and writes romantic suspense, sometimes very erotic romantic suspense, one of which, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, won a 2008 EPPIE for erotic romantic suspense. One of her early books, SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, won the Golden Wings award from the publisher of that book for excellence in romantic suspense. In addition, her mystery/suspense novel, ONE TOO MANY, was a 2009 EPPIE Finalist.

She's an active member of RWA and and former member of Music City Romance Writers. She has returned to her hometown. When she's not slaving away at her current work in progress, you might find her walking her dog Cassie, a Sheltie rescue, or at the Y. But you won't ever find her in an airplane. No, not ever.

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