Sunday, December 21, 2014

Disarming Detective by Elizabeth Heiter {ARC Review}

Disarming Detective
by Elizabeth Heiter

Coming January 20, 2015

The case that's haunted one FBI profiler for years may have finally met its match in a sexy—and dedicated—detective… 

When FBI profiler Isabella Cortez finds a stranger outside her office, she's in trouble. Because even though Detective Logan Greer is one of the good guys, their instant attraction is a serious distraction. Ella's got one mission: to find the criminal who hurt her friend and drove her to become a profiler. But Logan's appeal isn't just chemistry. He has a case that bears an eerie resemblance to the crime Ella's been trying to solve for years. Together, they're racing to stop a killer, but the closer they get, the more dangerous the search becomes. Falling in love could be deadly…or it could be the only way to survive.

Disarming Detective is the first book I've read by Elizabeth Heiter but it definitely won't be my last! It's not very often that I can't figure out who the killer is, but with Disarming Detective I honestly had no idea who to expect. Believe me, I had my suspicions but I never actually had that aha moment and that made the book so much more intriguing for me.

Ella has been trying to solve a very personal case for years so when Logan shows up with a case that resembles hers she jumps on the opportunity to head to Florida and catch this guy once and for all. Only what ends up happening is nothing like she expected.

There's an instant attraction between Ella and Logan but with so much happening with the case and the fact that they need to focus on the job they don't really act on it so we have a nice slow build up. My problem though? They never actually end up having sex. Don't get me wrong, a book doesn't have to have sex in it for me to enjoy it, but they get so close at one point that I was a little disappointed to not be able to experience their chemistry firsthand.

Of course the suspense totally makes up for the lack of sexy times. Like I said before, there was no part in the story, no specific clue that was given, that led me to believe that I knew who the killer was which definitely made it that much more suspenseful. Every person they encountered, every suspect they questioned, I felt like I was questioning them right along with them. I found myself trying to read between the lines to see if this could be the killer.

My only real complaint would be the ending. It felt very rushed to me, especially the fact that they'd only known each other for a little over a week, hadn't even had sex, and he's proposing?! I'm actually a huge fan of insta-love, but that was just a bit far-fetched in my opinion.

Overall though, Disarming Detective was a great read and I'll definitely be checking out the rest of the series.

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Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Disarming Detective through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 


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