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Title: Tuck Me In Tight
Author: Jennifer Rebecca
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover by Alyssa Garcia at Uplifting Designs.
George Washington Township, New Jersey has been relatively quiet ever since it was turned upside down following a high profile kidnapping. During the lull in excitement Detective Claire Goodnite has enjoyed being in the love bubble with the sexy SAIC Wesley O’Connell.
Never fully believing that she was capable of a committed relationship—with Wes or with anyone—leaves Claire feeling undeserving of the elusive happily ever after. She has never let herself enjoy what was within her grasp . . .
Until a string of murdered women dressed and posed like sleeping dolls shakes the very foundation of everything Claire thought she knew. Particularly when the only connection to be found between the three victims is the man who finally stole her heart for keeps, Wes.
But it’s like she always said, she’s bad at love.
~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
Jennifer is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.
Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.
10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.
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I had the same issue with this book as I had with the first. The mystery aspect was very well done. It held my interest throughout. It had good twists and turns. And it kept me guessing right up to the end. It had a good cast of secondary characters. The sex scenes were spicy (even if I hated Wes). I even managed to like Claire a lot more in this book.
That said, again the romance aspect was utter crap. I loathe Wes. The book opens with us (and Claire) finding out he cheated by letting a stripper rub all over him during a lapdance while he groped her and had his tongue down her throat. We then have to go back in time 48 hours and read sex scenes between Claire and Wes, all the while knowing what he did. And do not even get me started at the lame excuse given that the stripper kissed everyone at the bachelor party (and by the way, I am not talking a peek on the lips. He was full-on playing tonsil hockey with her) so it wasn’t cheating since everyone did it? Hate to break this to you author, but sticking your tongue down someone’s throat and groping them when you are in a relationship, stripper or not, is the very definition of cheating…sigh.
Plus, the entire incident just gets swept under the rug like it was no big deal. Wes gets mad and claims “he did nothing wrong,” Claire’s brother says Wes did nothing wrong. Claire herself apologizes for misunderstanding, like making out with a stripper isn’t cheating because everyone else made out with her?? <— I literally can’t even. Why all that even needed to be added to this book is a mystery to me. It added nothing, and the book already focused WAY too much on Wes’s past sex life, to begin with. Unfortunately, I won’t be reading any more books in this series because of the over the top relationship angst.
So basically all three stars for this one are because of the mystery aspect. This could have been a five-star read had the author toned down the drama llama relationship angst. It wasn’t needed. It added nothing good to the story. In fact, for me, it took a lot away from the story. And, because of that, this author has lost me as a reader (of this series in any case). I am kind of bummed out by that, but what can you do? It is what it is. Life is too short to waste it on books that leave you frustrated.