Title: Cop on her Doorstep
Author: Karen/K.L. Doctor
Series: True Love In Uniform
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Karen Doctor
Published: 14th Jun 2015
Goodreads Rating: 4.15
My Rating: 4/5
“Given for an honest review by Net Galley”
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.
“What do you mean you’re taking me off the streets?” Jake Stefani stared at Capitan Julian Monroe, still reeling over the remaining he’d received from his S.W.A.T. commander minutes earlier.
The story is heart-warming and sweet. The hero is old-fashioned, sexy and very protective. He looks out for his next-door neighbour’s son. The plot itself wasn’t the best but I did love the characters. The main character had it all, well had what all romance heroes have, tall, dark and handsome.