Author: Casey Clipper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
From the author of the international bestselling The Love Series, Contemporary Romance Author Casey Clipper, comes a new contemporary romance series:
Heist (The Men of Law)
Jason Campbell and his team are on a mission—to find the jewelry thief that has hit every store in their town. They have zero leads. Their cagey burglar uses equipment and uncanny skills to prevent the detectives from gaining ground in the case that has dragged on far too long. Jasonʼs endless hours working on this case are taking a toll. He has no life outside of his job. His nights are spent alone in a cold bed with dreams of a faceless bandit haunting him. Yes, their suspect is a woman bent on toying with law enforcement.
Hannah Lakely is doing whatever it takes to survive. After escaping from the men who her parents owe money, she vows never to be put in a vulnerable position to be injured again. Those men favor breaking bones, specifically hers. Hannah does what is necessary for a woman with no high school diploma, no college education, no skill set, and in need of a large sum of money immediately to pay off her parentsʼ loan. A world of crime is an empty life with no one to count on except for her only friend, who is also her conspirator. Sheʼs alone in the world, always looking over her shoulder for the mob or law enforcement, afraid of the day that either catches up with her.
Jasonʼs life of non-committed relationships is one that leaves him lonely at times, but he accepts that drawback after watching two of his LEO brothers go through hell in their marriages. Why does he need that hassle? Itʼs difficult enough to find a good woman, let alone one who can tolerate being in a relationship with a detective. A law enforcement career can test even the best of couples. But Jasonʼs world is turned upside down when he literally runs into a red-haired spitfire. Her fiery attitude amuses him. Smitten with the entrancing woman, he decides to pursue.
Hannah canʼt believe that sheʼs attracted the attention of law enforcement in a different manner than she ever expected. She knows she shouldnʼt entertain the officerʼs blatant attraction, but Jason wonʼt take no for an answer. When she relents, deciding to cave to the determined detective, she certainly never expects to connect to him on a physical and emotional level.
Jasonʼs personal life is settling into place. Hannahʼs world is crumbling around her as she finds herself falling for a man who could put her in jail for a very long time, if he finds out her secret. Jason admits he may be more than just entranced with this gorgeous woman. Hannahʼs desperate and attempts to walk away from the life sheʼs led, until the mob catches up to her. Again.
What happens when Hannah tries to rid herself of the men who threaten her life by heisting the most secure jewelry store sheʼs ever attempted? What happens to the couple if Jason and his unit figure out who their thief really is? What happens when Jason questions everything he thought he knew, including his career? And what happens when Hannahʼs life is put in danger because of decisions made by Jason and his team?
*This is not a cliffhanger series. Each novel in the series can be read as a standalone.
I was intrigued when I read the synopsis for Heist, and the book didn’t disappoint at all. It’s full of romance, steam, and mystery…three of my favorite things! Jason and his team of detectives are busy trying to nab a smart and crafty cat burglar who happens to be a woman. In fact, Jason can’t seem to get the beauty out of his mind…he has even had dreams of her. Granted, he doesn’t date, but he still can’t get her image out of his mind…until he meets the lovely Hannah. The two flirt, and she reluctantly agrees to go out with him, and neither one can deny their strong feelings for one another. Each one makes the other finally want someone to share their lives with. He wants her in his life, and she’s trying to run…but from who and from what?
Jason and Hannah were great together. Their romance is a whirlwind, and the two get serious pretty quick. When a couple falls in love instantly, that tends to turn me off, but not in this book. In Heist, it really worked. I loved the push and pull between the two. It’s nice for a guy to be pushing for a relationship and seeing the girl running scared. I liked that the tables were turned in this book. Jason is gorgeous, but he has a heart to match. I loved the relationship with his friends and his family, especially his mom, she’s awesome! Hannah comes across as a tough, street smart woman who does what she has to in order to survive, but underneath all that, she just a woman with a horrible childhood who just wants what most of us want, a loving husband, children, loving family and friends.
I liked that Heist was somewhat different than other romances out there right now. The story was fast paced and really kept my interest, and the way in which she developed her characters, not just the primary ones but the secondary ones as well, really drew me into the story. Jason and Hannah were a couple I really wanted to have their HEA, even though it was a rough journey to get there. I think Heist is a great start to the series. I cannot wait for the other men to get their stories, but I can’t decide which one I want to read first. Looking forward to more from Casey Clipper and her “Men of Law.”
Contemporary Romance Author of The Love Series, Casey Clipper is from Pittsburgh, PA. She’s a noted sports fanatic, chocolate lover (all right, maybe that could be classified more as an addiction), and is slightly obsessed with penguins (I mean, come on, they’re forever dressed in tuxes!). Like you, she’s an avid romance reader and loves to lose herself in a good book. Casey is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, the Three Rivers Romance Writers, Passionate Ink, ASMSG, and IAN.