Monday, September 8, 2014

Review and Giveaway: In His Sights

In His Sights (Sugarland Blue - Book 3) by Jo Davis

Publication Date: 09/02/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 320
ISBN-10: 0451467922
ISBN-13: 978-0451467928

(Received for an honest review from Signet Eclipse)

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Books in the series

Sugarland Blue

1. Sworn to Protect
2. Hot Pursuit
3. In His Sights

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From the author of Hot Pursuit and the Firefighters of Station Five novels...
When a dangerous criminal targets those whom Sugarland detective Chris Ford holds dear, nothing will stop him from hunting down his man.…

Chris is one the best and brightest at the Sugarland PD, but lately a mysterious illness has him struggling to get through the day. When his symptoms land him in the care of brilliant and sexy Dr. Robyn Lassiter, Chris realizes that he is the latest victim in a rash of mysterious poisonings in the area—most of them fatal. Figuring out who’s causing the fatal outbreak has become a very personal—and deadly—race against time.

Despite battling her own personal demons and painful past, Dr. Robyn Lassiter can’t fight her attraction to her new patient. But as she struggles to help Chris track down the sick mind behind the deaths, she’s not only at risk of losing her heart but of falling headlong into a lethal plot that could take her life.


Jo Davis takes readers back to Sugarland in the third book in her Sugarland Blue series, In His Sights. Davis is well known for her stories about firemen and policemen and dabbles in the paranormal as her alter-ego J.D. Tyler. Readers who are looking for a story about the every lives of service men and women will love this series. Davis has a knack for understanding what it takes to serve in this kind of career and the ups and downs it can cause in family life. In His Sights is a wild ride both in the romance and suspense departments. An excellent addition to this intriguing series!

What I liked:

Like most women, I like a man in uniform. There is just something about the people that serve and protect, whether it be a firefighter a police officer and even the doctor's that we depend on to keep us healthy. It takes a certain kind of person to be able to serve in those kinds of careers. They are often dangerous. They often require long hours and hard work. They take time away from family and friends. It is ultimately a commitment to serve their communities. And in my book that is the definition of a hero. Jo Davis knows how to write about heroes. She started out with firefighters and now brings readers the Sugarland Blue series, focused on police officers. I think she does a fantastic job of feeling that pulse that beats just a little bit differently in these kinds of characters. She knows what makes them tick and what drives them and she writes about it flawlessly. In His Sights is a book not just a book about a cop who is about to fall victim to something potentially deadly. It's a story about an everyday hero and I really liked that.

Not only is Chris a great cop. But he's an all around great guy. He may have had a bit of a reputation for getting around in the beginning of the book, but when he finds the right woman all that goes out the window. He knows what he wants and what it will take to get it and more importantly keep it. I liked his commitment to his job and finding out what was going on and causing these unexplained deaths. Even when he was feeling the effects himself, he still kept driving ahead. Determination.

Robyn was a great character as well. As I said before, doctors, nurses and people in the health field also gain a lot of my respect. It takes a lot of drive to work the kinds of schedules they do and to see the kinds of things they have to see. I loved the fact that Robyn was inquisitive. She knew something was up and once she teamed up with Chris was instrumental in figuring it all out. She was also a great mom, another one of those unsung heroes. I loved the way she protected her daughter and thought about what was important to her life, as well as, her own. Selflessness. 

One of my favorite parts of this book wasn't the sizzling romance believe it or not. It was the interactions between not only Chris and Robyn but Chris with Robyn's daughter. A real man understands that he can never take the place of child's father and I loved the fact that Davis made Chris a real man. He wanted not only Robyn but the family that they would have together. It was heart felt and totally believable.

What I didn't like:

I liked the whole thing. I think Davis was pretty spot on in both the suspense and romance aspects of the book. 

Bottom Line:

The romance was hot and steamy and the suspense was fast paced and creepy as all get out. I mean, these bad guys were twisted. I loved the way that Davis ties everything together. There was great balance in the story and more importantly there was a wonderful sense of accomplishment. They did something right and it felt good and the reader is sure to feel it as well. 

In His Sights is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

Jo Davis is the author of the Sugarland Blue novels, including Sworn to Protect and Hot Pursuit, the popular Firefighters of Station Five series, including Ride the FireLine of Fire, and Hidden Fire, and the dark, sexy paranormal Alpha Pack series written as J.D. Tyler. She has also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller's Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense. She’s had one book optioned for a major motion picture.

Giveaway Details:

The publisher is sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of In His Sights by Jo Davis.

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Jane said...

I think it's because we usually associate the uniform with bravery.

Texas Book Lover said...

Uniforms take traning and devotion and there is usually a good amount of bravery involved. Add all that up it is just downright sexy! And if we can sit and read and dream about all that attention being turned onto us...WOW!

traveler said...

A uniform is impressive since it represents power and strength. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

They are sexy, brave and strong!

lag123 said...

They represent strength.

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Charlotte said...

They look neat and well kept. Feel like they can keep you safe.

justpeachy36 said...

I agree with all of you. A man in uniform signify's strength and honor to me. A man with purpose and drive. And yes they are very sexy sometimes!

Barbara T. said...

They usually look crisp and clean.

Anonymous said...

The uniform represents good and makes for a sexy hero.

Helen L. said...

A man in uniform just exerts power and goodness.

bn100 said...

their jobs?

Kimberly Wyatt said...

I think a man in a uniform signifies strength and bravery.

Anita Yancey said...

I think a uniform just makes a man look so sexy. It just stand for power and safety. Thanks for having the giveaway.