My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well this book was a massive surprise and an incredibly pleasant one from an author I’ve not read before.
I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting given the blurb but what I got was a fast paced and strongly plotted story (although with one glaring plot point left hanging I’m hoping this is going to be part one of a new series otherwise it’ll be a huge disappointment and ill knock some stars off).
Josh was a typical grumpy British Detective Inspector – and believe me over my 20 year journalism career I met a fair few although not as attractive as our hero! – and Matisse proved to be the perfect foil for him.
The criminal elements of the story were also done well (minus hanging point as mentioned above) as Josh struggled to keep alive an investigation into a jewel heist which had seen his police partner and best friend murdered some years earlier.
The romance between Josh and Matisse was passionate and full of fire, ups and downs, confusion and compromise and a fabulous public declaration of love.
This book just made me happy and i hope there is more of Josh, Matisse and the mystery locket.
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.