Title: Balls to the Wall
Series: Birch Police Department #1
Author: April Canavan
re: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 16, 2021
I can’t escape the past no matter how fast or how far I run.
I’m broken and damaged, and nothing will change that.
Not after my husband died overseas and I was left alone.
All I can do is keep moving forward.
But what I don’t expect is one cop in particular to get under my skin.
Making me want something more.
He hates me.
Everywhere I turn, he’s there, watching me.
Waiting for me to screw up.
I’m not going to give up, though.
Not when I finally found something that makes me happy.
I know how short life can be and I’m not backing down.
Remy Townsend doesn’t stand a chance once I make up my mind.
After all, we grew up together.
And I know every button to press to get what I want.
One drunken promise is going to ruin my life.
I told him I’d watch out for his wife if he died.
The task was easy enough when I was overseas.
All I had to do was send a letter, or make a phone call.
But coming home and seeing her will be my undoing.
She’s everywhere I go.
Everywhere I turn.
Now, I can’t take my eyes off her even when I want to.
Keeping her safe means I have to stay away.
Because the thoughts going through my head …
Well they’re enough to send me straight to hell.
Parker Hayes is quickly invading every aspect of my life.
One drunken promise… That’s what it always circles back to.
I’ve been trained to go balls to the wall with every mission.
Never back down. Never surrender. Never walk away.
Even if what we have becomes collateral damage.
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Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
I’m not sure where this title fits into the story but this book had me scratching my head. The plot is based on a drunken night that led to a tangled web of misunderstandings, built up resentment and misguided anger.
Remy and Parker are friends but have always wanted more. When Remy knows he is going to boot camp with his best friends, he pushes Parker away saying some horrible things. Parker gets drunk with one of their best friends Danny and after sex she ends up pregnant. Although Danny and Parker don’t love each other and know their drunken night was a mistake, Danny wants to take care of her. They end up getting married while he is about to be deployed. Everyone thinks they are happily in love while all along they are lying. Meanwhile, Remy regrets pushing her away because now she belongs to Danny. I just didn’t understand this whole scenario and it put a damper of the rest of the story for me.
After a tragic incident, Remy has guilt for pushing Parker away all those years. But he also made a promise to Danny that he would look out for Parker and his son if anything happens to him. When he comes home, Remy keeps an eye out for them both but from a distance. UGH, this book and all the secrets had me skimming a lot of pages. Quite a bit of drama among this group for no reason at all…it frustrated me. There is also a random storyline that takes up some space throughout but literally made no sense to me. I never got all of the secrets everyone kept. It seemed childish and I couldn’t feel the connection between the two main characters. How they went from hating each other to loving each other. This wasn’t story for me but perhaps it will be the story for you.
Balls to the Wall features cross over characters from Casey Hagen’s False Start, also releasing today!
FALSE START BY CASEY HAGEN
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ABOUT APRIL CANAVAN
USA Today Bestselling author by day and superhero by night, April spends her time split between real and fantasy worlds.
While she writes across genres, her heart lives with Contemporary Romance that will tear her readers apart.
She lives on the rocky coast of Maine, in the perfect place to visit the ocean but still live surrounded by the woods. Her son inspires her to write, demanding stories that he’s not allowed to read.
As long as she has coffee, April can conquer the world… but she hates talking about herself in third person.
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