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Hitched and Hunted Mass Market Paperback – April 5, 2011
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Parts of this book were a little hard to believe:
Victor Logan was not the smartest bulb as a bad guy though Mariah would refer to him as smart. His obsession with her didn't quite make sense. His being a pawn for the true bad guy helped this along a little though.
Supposedly Jake had secrets as well, though when they were explained it didn't make sense. He was going through the motions of his profession? Mariah wasn't strong enough to make him face things? Those didn't make sense to me.
Though I know romance novels require at least one sex scene between the hero and heroine, theirs was also a challenge for me. After being grazed by a bullet, developing an infection, and being weak as they continued trying to stay ahead of Victor, I had a hard time seeing Mariah suddenly being able to have sex with her husband and be the one in control of it while not in the cleanest of settings.
The book ended well with Jakes twin Gabe and other brother J.D. come to the rescue while dealing with their conflicting feelings over Gabe's role in J.D.'S wife Brenda's death 12 years ago. J.D.'s difficulty over his wife's unexplained death has been mentioned in the previous series and I'm looking forward to it being resolved within the trilogy. I'm hoping when I get to that book it will be worth the wait since it's been mentioned throughout all Paula's book on the Coopers so far. I also hope in Gabe's upcoming story, Mariah's coming clean with the family will at least be mentioned since it seemed such a big deal in this book.
A good read overall and introduction into Gabe and J.D.'s stories coming next.
The good stuff:
1. I loved Jake and Mariah Cooper. Watching an already married couple grow into there relationship not away from it is always refreshing. Pushing past their barriers to fall even more in love with one another was romantic even more than some stories were the couple is in the first moments of love or lust. I love the scenes with the two of them together they were the best moments of the book.
2. Seeing members of the family including Luke with the brothers rallying to find Jake. Downside is there could have been more of that. Seeing Gabe and JD still dealing with the death of JDs wife and the role Gabe played in it. Also makes me so look forward to Gabe and JDs upcoming books.
The crazy stuff:
1. Why did Mariah lie? The reasons were crazy. She did nothing wrong nor could be seen as wrong. She even testified against the
bad guy. I would have liked a better reason for all that craziness. Like she was in witness protection and couldn't tell or something.
Come on. She lied about so much of little consequence it made believe she was just a prolific liar instead of a woman that had
something to hide. There is a fine line even in books between lying and hiding something. It makes me crazy all the lying this
character did. Then there was Jakes lying to himself that would have actually really been good if her lies were not stupid. IMO.
2. The bad guys was a Henry Higgins gone mad? Not very believable. His obsession with her made little sense although I guess
most obsessions make little sense. People are just crazy. Still there was a lot about this guy that doesn't make sense. (I can't for
the life of me remember his name at the moment, but as soon as i'm done with this it come right back)
3. I hope it make sense later why she brought JDs dead wife into this bad guys world. It felt badly placed as if just to pull this book into the next two. Also, would have been better if it was placed as an accidental find instead of another crazy lie or lie of admission from Mariah.
I know I have knocked the book around quite a bit but the romance between Jake and Mariah made the story good even if some of the details lost some of the impacted the book could of had. It is also part of this Cooper Justice series which for HQN is quite good and a lot of fun.
Bottom of line good read even with the craziness.