Good Cop (Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1)

Good Cop (Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1)

by Liz Kelly

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Good Cop ~ A full length fun, sexy ride of a novel. Book 1 in the Heroes of Henderson Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Liz Kelly

What happens when best friends fall for the same girl?
A bromance, a romance, and a love triangle.

Local sports heroes Brooks Bennett and Vance Evans are used to being part of a winning team. Yet when it comes to romance their good cop, bad cop images have them handcuffed. They want a woman's point of view to help unshackle their reputations, and they've picked out one pretty, pony-tailed firecracker to do it.

Lolly DuVal longs for a summer fling that can set off all her bells and whistles. So she agrees to tutor Henderson's hunkiest heroes on what women really want. But now she finds herself caught between two cops and a hard place. And those bells and whistles? They are starting to sound a whole lot more like alarms.

All the books in the Heroes of Henderson Series are complete romances. They do not need to be read in order, but it might be more fun that way as characters continue to show up in new Henderson books in big ways and small.

Heroes of Henderson books to date:
Playin' Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Prequel (Novella)
Good Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1
Bad Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2
Taming Molly Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2.5 A DuVal Cousins Quickie (Short Novella)
Top Dog Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3
Tempting Vivi Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3.5 A DuVal Cousins Novel
Kissing Cooper Heroes of Henderson ~ A Christmas Quickie
UnderDog Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 4
Mr. Wrong Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 5
Mr. Wright Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 6
Mr. Wright Now Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 7

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016552828
Publisher: Kelly Girl Productions
Publication date: 04/25/2013
Series: Heroes of Henderson , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 305
Sales rank: 12,322
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author of the Heroes of Henderson Series.

Liz's Heroes of Henderson series grew out of the New Year's Eve Anthology, Countdown To A Kiss, where the Devine Sisters of Henderson, N.C. had a bet every year at their parents' New Year's Eve ball. The sister who didn't have a date to kiss at midnight had to kiss their nerdy neighbor, Lewis Kampmueller.

Duncan James, the hero of Liz's novella in Countdown To A Kiss (which has also been published separately as Playin' Cop) is not only best friends with Lewis, but with both Brooks Bennett and Vance Evans, his fraternity brothers from NC State. Brooks and Vance are the Henderson cops who kick off the series with Good Cop and Bad Cop.

Recurring characters is the theme of the Henderson series. Each book is a complete romance in and of itself, but you won't lose touch with the couples you fall in love with. They keep playing big parts and small in following books as Brooks and Vance lead Team Henderson in finding ways to revive their small town.

"DuVal Cousin" books are an additional part of the Heroes of Henderson series, and usually are tucked in between books with numbers like 2.5 and 3.5. They can be full length novels or short novellas, and they are based on Lolly DuVal's (from Good Cop) Henderson cousins. Where the Heroes books are hero-centric, the DuVal Cousin books are heroine based.

Henderson is an actual town in North Carolina where some of Liz's favorite people were raised. Liz's version of Henderson is completely fictional since she hasn't had the pleasure of going back in nearly thirty years. But oh the fun she had while visiting there in her youth. Her memories are the perfect landscape for her contemporary romances.

Liz enjoys putting friends and readers in cameo appearances in her books. Originally from Baltimore, she spent every summer near Annapolis, Maryland in a community where dancing and romancing are literally part of its theme song. (The place where Jesse James gets banished from in Bad Cop. There is going to be a series about that place someday.)

A graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her handsome golf-addicted husband, (who is now sporting dark glasses everywhere he goes) Liz is a mother of two grown sons (also sporting dark glasses) and a miniature Labradoodle named Isabelle. They live in the Fountain of Youth, a.k.a. Naples, FL where dancing and romancing continues on ad infinitum.

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Good Cop (Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I smiled all the way through this book. Kelly has written a hot, funny romance about two cops, good guy Brooks and bad boy Vance, who fall for the same woman. I loved the friendship and the banter between these two men. Lolly is a great heroine; strong enough to more than hold her own with both of these charmers. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light, funny, and very sexy! Lolly is home for the summer and has been asked out by Brooks Bennett, the town's hero and her BF's big brother. It's looking like a great summer, until Brooks' BF Vance enters the picture. Liz Kelly writes with fun and joy. Not your typical angsty, conflicted romance characters, these are people you know and like! She does a bang-up job with guy-talk, you could swear you were a fly on a locker-room wall. Can't wait for more in this series!
gaele More than 1 year ago
It’s a summer fling of a title, clever, intriguing, enjoyable and fun. AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 3 Narration: 4 Story: 3 I like small town settings: the struggle that characters experience in changing or altering their direction and personalities, not to mention gentle nudges to potential couples does often come into play. Brooks and Vance have never left town: and have managed to continue that childish competition from high school and macho posing into adulthood: even if the time for this is gone. Brooks’ intentions are to make Henderson somewhere people WANT to be, and he truly is, in many regards, a throwback to a simpler time. Vince is actually a bit more stuck in the high school mentality, and never met a woman he wouldn’t make a play for. Lolly is back in Henderson for the summer, there are decisions to be made, and she’s ripe for a summer fling. It’s safe back home, and who knows, with two of the hottest men in town….. This is a pure candyfloss read, enjoyable and light, with a perfect mix of humor and steam, with low angst at the core. Brooks was completely developed and came forward as a solid character. Vance was more of a prototypical stuck in high school in thought, act and deed sort, and really had few redeeming features, with his competitive streak (it’s a girl –not a ball) most annoying. And Lolly – clueless and rather callous, not intentionally but a thoughtless streak (and lack of remorse that extended to an apology) were her constant companions. I thought that Brooks could do better, but he seems to like (and expect) a level of immaturity from his friends and lovers. Narration for this story was provided by Charles Lawrence, the second title from him I’ve listened to. His work is wonderfully skilled, nuances and changes in delivery, pitch and tone clearly present each character’s part in the story, care is taken to allow listeners to absorb moments of import, and there was no over-acting or overreach for Lolly’s voice. Clearly skilled, his performance added to the story. Overall – this isn’t a bad story: it’s light, it’s fun and everyone has met their own fair shares of Lollys and Vances. Brooks was the standout character in this story, with his solid ties to honorable behavior and a palpable sense of wanting to do the right thing. It’s a summer fling of a title, clever, intriguing, enjoyable and fun. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Bookeroo More than 1 year ago
Lolly is caught between two handsome cops. One is considered the golden boy and good cop, the other, a bad boy and bad cop. She needs to teach one a few bad boy ways and the other how to truly appreciate a woman…outside of sex. A big complication is the fact that they're best friends and want the same woman. She's decided for the time being, she'll just take them both! I adored Good Cop! It kept me laughing from beginning to end and fanning myself at the same time. Whoa, I loved the dialog between the characters, the sexy men and their byplay, and the many sizzling-hot moments I just couldn't get enough of. This is my first book in the Henderson series and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be reading them all! Ms. Kelly writes her heroes exactly the way I love them…those bad-boy attitudes, full-on sexy looks and build, they're playful, possessive, heroic and romantic. Her lines of conversation between the characters are expertly written and thrill me to no end. I heat up, laugh-out-loud, and just can't get enough! If you don't take the time to read Ms. Kelly's books, I'd have to say you're just plain out of your mind (lol)! DON'T MISS THIS SERIES! I guarantee you there WILL be sizzling-hot heroes included…    5 Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great town! I want to live there. Great characters, love all the interactions.
NessyBookLuvr More than 1 year ago
A totally fun, sexy summer romp. Loved this book! It's a great beach read about two cops who fall for the same gal--and what a chase she gives them! Just plain fun and sassy!
Anonymous 17 days ago
lots of angst as the tension builds in the triangle. nice secondary line with h&g's romance.I hate the tease for. the next book.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
I really loved this from beginning to end, there were a few places I thought get on with it already but the author put a new twist on it that had me hook. The best part is the humor and the pull between them, the chemistry is wonderful, the passion hot. It was a fun read that had be laughing out loud not only at what was going on but at the characters their selves for the mess they made, the misunderstanding and the pull of a friendship that could have been more. Mr. Lawrence prefect job in the narration of this book, he really brings the characters to life. You could feel the pain, confusion, love, lost, happy, sad and angry in his voice which really make it more realistic for me. If any breaks where taken you cannot tell, the volume stayed nice and even with no places where it was higher or lower than others. You have no trouble understanding what each character is feeling or who is talking. He has wonderful character voices from his female to his male. I thought his voice was very contemporary to the characters and the story line giving each character just the right touch with emotion, tone, volume as he gives a wonderful compelling listen. He has a wonderful voice that you have no trouble listening to for hours. I found things to do so I could listen long and was disappointed when the story came to an end. I am very much looking forward to listening to his narration in the rest of this series. The author gives you a wonderful story you have no trouble relating to as she spells a very believable tale of a women coming home to do a projects for college and the cops who needs her help one who has loved her from a far for many years the other a playboy who needs to learn how to be friends first and lovers last. This cause much conflict between them, their friends and family. Brooks and Vance are best friends Brook has always had the lovely Lolly in his sights for many years but with her being his sisters best friend and years younger he decided she might need some growing before he took matters into his own hands. Once seeing her again after so many years he is more than ready to stake his claim. Vance being the love them leave them kind of guy full of one night stands with women he can’t stand needs a little help learning not only to pick the correct type of women but to maybe get to know her first before jumping into bed. He is a big flirt with all the right moves to move a women right into his bed no questions ask. I thought I would die laughing as he gives pointers to Brook and where get got all his information from. There were times I really wanted to shake Brook for always trying to do the right thing he is always the good cop. I truly understood where Vance was coming from with Lolly being the first women he really ever got to know it isn’t hard to believe he would fall hard and fast for her. Things do get a little heated and out of control with them which really puts a hurting on poor old Brook. It is any ones guess whether he will take this laying down or if he will get the balls to fight back. Little old Lolly is stuck right in the middle trying to love them both in different ways it is any ones guess who she will fall for if either she is just home for the summer looking for a hot fling. It really doesn’t look good for either one of them. There is heartbreak in this story that will really pull on your heart. There will be times you will just want to set and cry for one or the other. Each are just plain stupid
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a fun sexy read that had me laughing out loud. With a strange little love triangle going on, Lolly DuVal has more male attention then she knows what do with. Brooks and Vance are best friends and now they both have their eye on the lovely Ms. DuVal. Brooks has always had a thing for Lolly but the age difference made him stay away. Well she's all grown up now and he's determined to make her his. Vance has issues with women. Outside the bedroom anyway. Lolly agrees to help him learn to appreciate women even when sex isn't involved. Vance finds himself unexpectedly attracted to Lolly but what about Brooks?? Who will win her heart, Good Cop Brooks or Bad Cop Vance?? Definitely a book I recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't regret getting to know the Heroes of Henderson. The characters of the entire series take on a life of their own. I have to clear my schedule before I open any one of the Heroes books because I get lost in the story till the last page. I can't wait to see if there's a next Heroes of Henderson book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book. Couldn't put down. Romance, sex, cops, baseball, teaching kids right, mother daughter best friends. Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, sexy and totally addictive! Liz Kelly creates a world you love to dive into, and cannot wait to discover more about. Brooks, Lolly, Vance, and their gossiping, hilarious friends and family offer a cast of characters to love, laugh with, and even sometimes love to hate. Light and fun, it’s easy to lose yourself in this book and spend hours trying to get to the end, only to realize you’re just waiting to get to the next one- which just happens to be perfectly set up by some expertly crafted secondary characters. Brooks and Vance can relax, Liz Kelly is putting Henderson on the map!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked this book very sweet+
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book right from the beginning as Brooks and Vance drew me in. Liz Kelly gets guy talk and the pair felt very real and believable. The heroine Lolly is caught in a love triangle between the two—one bad cop and one good cop—but it’s always clear which one she’s meant to be with. Can’t wait to read Bad Cop! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago