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Posted December 28, 2013
What a delightful little mystery romance. I was pleasantly surprised because I was not sold on the idea of reviewing this book. What a surprise I got! This book has it all: a little bit of romance, mystery, and a well-written story. I have never read anything by this author in the past, but I am glad I chose to!
As to my rating, I did wonder whether I would give it a 4- or 5-star rating. I could have given it a 4-star, but there were a couple things that pushed it over the edge. The humor in the book is quite entertaining. I get so tired of authors not putting good humor in their books. And the writing is excellent. The characters are 3-dimensional, and even though most of the story follows a typical formula, the author throws a couple of things in to make it a little more interesting.
There is some profanity in the book, and there is a bedroom scene. I am glad to say that both are fairly minimal. But I do post this as a warning. I can honestly recommend this is a nice, light, easy read that mystery and romance lovers will equally enjoy.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Posted April 9, 2013
Some Like it in Handcuffs is a lively, humorous and sexy romance. Christine Warner demonstrates her talent for writing with this funny and delightful story that is both enjoyable and entertaining. The writing flows easily, the plot moves unfettered, and the sexual tension heats up.
Sunny Kennedy, a private investigator who is trying to prove her ability in a male-oriented field, has to contend with her domineering father and brothers, who are all in the law enforcement field. To alleviate their interfering concern for her safety, she finds herself saddled with Judson Blackwolf, a testosterone laden detective who thinks women should work in the background of law enforcement. The sparks fly as these two strong individuals find themselves fighting the strong sexual chemistry which flows between them.
This fun and witty read has it all – a little mystery, humorous dialogue, hot chemistry, sexy romance, creative storyline and likeable characters. It will have you turning the pages from the beginning to end while you root for the main characters’ happily ever after.
I received a copy of the book from Buy the Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
Author of Fair Play
Posted July 2, 2012
Sunny and Judson have steamy sexual chemistry, but they also have great personalities. I loved the fun as much as the action. My dream would be, to see follow-ups of all Sunny's brothers. And who knows, maybe even her father.
Posted May 12, 2012
I wasn’t entirely too sure what to think when I was confronted with the title. However, after the first couple of pages, I soon found myself flipping from page to page with enthusiasm. This was definitely a humorous story with such likeable characters. The author crafted a smooth-flowing, well-written novel that captured my attention from start to finish.
I think the author did a fantastic job creating two extremely witty, appealing characters that complimented each other so well. Also, she established an awesome level of sexual tension and witty banter between Sunny and Judson.
All in all, I enjoyed this lighthearted, sexy, fun read. Without a doubt, I finished this book with a huge smile on my face. I’m anxious to read more from this author. So, please write more soon, eh?
Posted May 8, 2012
Some Like it in Handcuffs-
Nobody does sexual tension like Christine Warner. Wow! From the moment those cuffs clicked into place around Sunny Kennedy’s wrists, I was hooked!
Working undercover at Benny’s Backyard Playhouse, Sunny has found a comfortable position for herself, front and center, in order to solve a cold case that has plagued her client, Mr. DeVito, for twenty-six years. The last thing she wants or needs is interference from outsiders- namely Detective Judson Blackwolf.
But once she’d informed by the police captain- who just happens to be her father- and the small army of brothers who make it their duty to protect her, although she’d be the first to argue that point, Sunny has no choice in the matter. It’s either pal up with her new sick-kick or forget about it.
I loved every moment of Some Like it in Handcuffs. Sunny and Judson are great together, exasperating, unpredictable, and yes…undeniably drawn to one another. And with the two of them working the case, the clues keep piling up. But so does the heated attraction and Judson can barely keep his hands off. Everything else gets pushed to the back of his mind. Although Sunny’s determined not to be distracted, she can’t refuse just a sample. Or two. It was a treat to watch these two go toe to toe and fall head-over heels.
Ms. Warner sprinkles the right touch of mystery with just the right amount of suspects. It will take both Sunny and Judson to bring a murderer to justice. If they don’t kill each other first!
Posted May 5, 2012
P.I. Sunny Kennedy has set her sights on working a cold case to find the killer for the father of the victim, who is her friend and who is terminally ill. Time is a factor so she takes a job bartending at the strip club the original murder suspect owns, much to the dismay of her brothers and overly-protective father who are all in police work. The men do their best to keep her out of the physical side of the PI business but Sunny is determined and used to getting her way with men. Judson Blackwolf, the hot detective, who is biding his time before transferring to another state, has been assigned by the Chief of Police, Sunny's father, to work the case with her over her frustrated objections. He's macho. She's stubborn. And now someone is leaving her clues.
Some Like It In Handcuffs is an excellent read, funny and sexy. The pacing is good, the story will keep you interested, and the chemistry between these two just might warm your cheeks. I'm looking forward to more novels from author Christine Warner.
Posted May 1, 2012
This was such a great book, I smiled so many times throughout reading it. I love Sunny's spunky character and her total determination. Judson is so sexy and has such a tender spot for Sunny, which makes for great chemistry between the characters. Can't wait to read more of Christine's work!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2012
Don’t let the title fool you: Christine Warner’s debut release SOME LIKE IT IN HANDCUFFS isn’t hardcore. To the contrary, this delightful romantic suspense, full of unforgettable humor, absolutely sizzles with a slow, sensual burn and characters who positively leap from the page.
Sunny Kennedy’s off-the-record investigation of a cold case murder takes a heated turn when she’s hauled to the police station in handcuffs, her only crime being a woman in a family full of men. Her father and brothers—all police detectives—want her off the case, but she’d determined to seek justice for a man who still grieves the loss of his daughter, years after her death. Her brothers think she’s asking for trouble and won’t be able to handle herself when the aforementioned trouble arrives. She’s not on board with their assessment, but to appease the manfolk—and ensure her access to police records—she agrees to work with Judson Blackwolf, a behemoth detective in a hot bod with baggage of his own.
Judson already lost one partner on a case, so when Sunny insists on keeping her undercover gig tending bar, neck deep in murder suspects, he insists otherwise. But Judson gets a fast taste of Sunny’s dogged determination when she sneaks off to work anyway. Not to be outdone—or outsmarted—he shows up, playing the ex who can’t let her go—a stint that quickly leads to real fireworks. As the tension heats up, so do those protective instincts, and before they know it, threads of real emotion have them both tied in knots.
The suspense is thick, suspects plentiful. It’s not often the reader is genuinely enamored with the purported bad guy, but with a couple of great twists it’s hard to know who to suspect . . . or who to trust. Sunny’s close interaction with the major players might skew her judgment, or does it? Judson’s objectivity is a nice balance to her belief in the prime suspect’s innocence, the banter fast and furious when Judson questions her defense of a man who has for years carried the burden of presumed guilt.
And just when you think you have it all figured out, you better think again. The truth is definitely in the details, and even down to the wire, things aren’t always what they seem, and sometimes help comes from the most surprising places.
Christine Warner’s debut release delivers with a feisty heroine and a hero who proves to be her ultimate match. Packed with breathtaking suspense, sizzling with sensuality, and doused in humor, SOME LIKE IT IN HANDCUFFS is a must read for lovers of romance and suspense.
Posted April 2, 2012
I knew from the sound of the title that i was going to be in for a fun and exciting ride. I was not mistaken. Some Like it in Handcuffs kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. Sunny makes for a great heroine, and she's so sassy, smart, and independent. her quirky but lovable family cracked me up. Despite how they treat her sometimes, being the only woman in the family, they do it with the right intentions, even if it doesn't always look that way. And Judson, whoa! He is a perfect match for Sunny!
The sexual (And non) tension between the two could start a fire. Electric! Wow. You can tell there's definite chemistry from the get go, even when Sunny doesn't want to admit it.
Christine Warner's debut novel will thrill readers that enjoy light hearted romantic suspense. There's just the right amount of suspense, angst, and drama. I felt very connected to Sunny and Judson throughout, and was very sad to see the story end when it did for the mere fact that I wasn't ready to leave these characters yet.
I dare you to pick up this book and not enjoy it. I can't wait to revisit the Kennedy clan and anyone else that this up and coming author has to give. My advice- don't miss Some Like It in Handcuffs!
Posted April 2, 2012
I pretty much read this book in one sitting – Couldn’t put it down! It’s full of suspense, mystery and romance with a twist of humor woven throughout the story.
Spunky and sassy Private Investigator Sunny Kennedy has been hired to investigate a 26 year-old cold case, and she’s determined to solve this one, despite the over-protective interference from her police detective brothers and police chief father.
Somehow Sunny’s family of alpha males manage to saddle her with Judson Blackwolf, a sexy detective temporarily assigned to the police department until he can move on to Montana. If Sunny wants access to the police records that will help her in the investigation, she’s got to accept Judson as a partner on the murder case.
Judson’s blue-gray eyes, strong, rugged features and dark coloring that makes his Native American heritage obvious immediately catches Sunny’s attention. And sparks fly from the minute Judson snaps the cuffs on Sunny in a raid on Benny’s Playhouse, a club Sunny is bartending at undercover to gain information for her investigation.
I absolutely loved the surprise of Judson’s disguise - Did not see that coming - Talk about a shocker! And Sunny’s comebacks are snappy and downright hilarious. The sexual tension between Sunny and Judson consistently raised goose bumps throughout the story and culminated in one of the sexiest love scenes I’ve read in a long time. The fluid characterization caught and kept my interest, and the “Who done it?” kept me in suspense until the last few pages of the book. And, at several points in the book, I’m not ashamed to say the story had me swallowing a lump in my throat. This debut novel by Christine Warner is a real page-turner and a must read!
Posted April 2, 2012
P. I. Sunny Kennedy has been fighting all her life to be recognized in a family of all males. Now, she has the opportunity to prove herself. She’s been hired to solve a cold murder case. Before she gets very far in her research, she’s handcuffed and dragged to the police station during a raid of the club where she uses her bartender’s job to gather evidence.
Judson Blackwolf, the hot detective who snaps those cuffs, has been assigned to assist Sunny in the case by her father, the Chief of Police. Despite her objections, she’s told it’s a take or leave it situation. If she wants access to police records, Judson will be her partner.
Judson and Sunny clash from the first time he places his hand on her head to ease her into the police car. But neither can deny the strong attraction between them, even though Sunny has no use for relationships, and Judson is moving out of state once this assignment ends.
Some Like It In Handcuffs is a funny, sweet story of two strong personalities each trying to have their own way. Ms. Warner’s debut novel is sharp, quick-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable. Sunny is sassy enough to tickle your innards, and Judson enough of an alpha male to accelerate your heartbeat.
If you’re looking for a cozy weekend read either in front of the fireplace, or on the beach, pick up a copy of Some Like It In Handcuffs by debut author Christine Warner.
Posted January 20, 2014
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