Book Review of Cop on her Doorstep (True love in uniform Series)
Title: Cop on her Doorstep
Series: True Love In Uniform Series
Author: Karen Docter
Date Published: August 25th 2015
Date Read: March 11, 2016
The Blurb: In the six years since her husband was killed by S.W.A.T., Carrie Padilla has spent long hours at work, rebuilding a life for herself and her son. The little time she has at home is spent keeping her eight-year-old son out of trouble, but he is all too eager to try to be the man in the house. When a handsome cop shows up on her doorstep, her errant son in tow, Carrie's heart stutters. The sexy Italian cop sets off all kinds of bells in her system, and she knows there's only one thing she can do to save what is left of her family, her husband’s memory, and her heart...avoid her new neighbor at all costs.
S.W.A.T. officer Jake Stafani already lost one little boy to gang violence, the dead boy’s older brother is missing, and Jake's not about to let the same thing happen to a neighbor's son. He drags the youngster home only to discover much more than a passing interest in the boy's beautiful, but wary, mother. Forced to take a leave of absence after a bust goes awry, Jake can think of nothing better to occupy his time than to keep Carrie and her son safe, and locate the missing teen who holds the key to taking the gang off the streets, once and for all.
But Jake doesn’t count on his stubborn, intriguing neighbor distracting him from his job, or the passion that flares between them. He doesn’t expect her amazing son to steal a piece of his heart. Jake is ready to risk everything for Carrie, body and soul. But it’s not all up to him. If their new love is to survive, Carrie will need to be strong enough to see the man's beating heart behind the badge, to look beyond the pain of her past, and decide that loving again is worth the risk.
4 House Arrest Stars
"I could always put you under house arrest and make love to you night and day until neither of us can remember our names."-Jake
"Honey, I'm more than my job," he said. "I'm like everyone else. I feel pain and joy. I want love and security and happiness."-Jake
Okay so anyone who knows me knows I have an obsession with uniforms. God but I love me some sexy men in uniforms. So when I seen Cop on her Doorstep on Netgalley I went for it without even reading the Blurb, because hello Cop!!! I am so glad I did. I really liked this book. I really enjoyed almost everything about it. Jake was a sexy Italian cop that was good with kids and respected his mom. He was protective and romantic, oh and he cooked. Hello perfect! Carrie and me had a more complex relationship. Carrie was a widow with abandonment issues. She doesn't let anyone get close because she knows they will just leave her, everyone she ever loved did. One minute I liked her and could understand her and the next I wanted to shake her. One of my pet peeves in books is over the top cowards and she came real close at times to tap dancing on that line. I did understand her fear though and that helped a lot. But I wish she would have woke up sooner. I loved little Eric and Jake's relationship. What is it about men and children that is so sexy? Jake and Carrie for the most part had a great and sweet relationship. This book was relatively low angst. The only real angst was Carrie's fear and most of that was fought in her head. This was a slow burn easy kind of read. I really enjoyed it. Lighthearted, sexy, and hello yummy Cops!!!! Just sayin' I will be reading more books from this author for sure. I would recommend It to anyone who is looking for a sweet low angst read!