Review: At Close Range by Laura Griffin

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When you read a Laura Griffin work, you know exactly what you’re getting, and that’s pulse-pounding action and excitement, as well as a hot and sizzling romance. There seems more of the romance in this book, and I, for one, am ecstatic about it.

The mystery and danger is closer to home this time, with a double murder, and the change from the terrorist plots of the previous books that I’ve read is a welcome change. Scott and Daniele’s chemistry is hot; I’ve always loved the trope of the hero falling or having the hots for the best friend’s little sister, and Ms. Griffin didn’t disappoint. I love every scene they had together–the intimacy, the conflict, the angst.

I enjoyed the story a lot, and twists and turns in the plot were a delightful surprise. I had a minor quibble, but to write about it would be a spoiler, so…let’s leave it at that. In any case, it’s pretty minor and didn’t mar my enjoyment of this story on e bit.

Previous characters in the series had cameo roles, especially Mia and Ric, so series fans are sure to love this addition. Newbies can start here too, as each book in the series feature a different couple whose romance is fully contained within each book.

Rating: 5 stars

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Summary:

When a lakeside tryst ends in a double murder, police detective Daniele Harper arrives on the scene determined to get answers. Clues are everywhere, but nothing adds up. Dani turns to the Delphi Center crime lab for help, but soon regrets it when her secret attraction to their chief firearms examiner threatens to distract her from the most important case of her career.

As a ballistics expert and former Navy SEAL, Scott Black knows firearms, and he knows he can help Dani unravel her case. Scott has managed to hide his interest in his best friend’s younger sister for years, but when her investigation brings them together, the sparks between them quickly burn out of control. Scott resolves to keep his hands off Dani and his eyes on the goal—identifying a killer. But when that killer zeroes in on her, all bets are off. There isn’t a line Scott won’t cross to convince Dani to trust him so that he can help her take down a ruthless murderer who has her in his sights.

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