Having been made the laughing stock of her hometown by her cheating ex-fiancé, Investigator Markie Pearson has sworn off overly-confident, good-looking men. When Bryce Hawk strolls into town, Markie quickly realizes he's the classic example of a man she needs to keep at a distance.
Ex-Marine Bryce Hawk moves to small-town Wisconsin after his military career-ending injury. All he wants to do is hide in his mundane job as the city's code enforcer while he sorts out his life. What Bryce doesn't account for is Markie, that emerald eyed beauty, walking through his office door on day one. Too bad it's too, late. Women are not in his plans, nor will they ever be...especially Markie, the one who gets his dormant juices flowing while irritating him at the same time.
When the municipal code violators that Bryce is investigating are murdered, Bryce becomes Markie's number one suspect. Or, is he another target? Is she?
Will this damaged cop and wounded vet overcome their inner demons in order to work together to escape the claws of death and perhaps find love in the process?
About the Author
Valerie Clarizio is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and extremely spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She's lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“Investigator Markie Pearson thinks Bryce Hawk, the City's Zoning/Property Maintenance Administrator, is hot. Too bad he’s also suspect number one in her murder investigation. Valerie J. Clarizio’s The Code Enforcer opens with a cute meet in one gruesome setting. I love how Ms. Clarizio infuses humor into her crime stories. Anyone who’s read her Nick Spinelli Mystery series can expect more of the same kind of quirky wit in The Code Enforcer. Like the murders, the love story in The Code Enforcer is rife with its own mysteries. Both Markie and Bryce harbor secrets from their pasts. Hers keeps her focused on why she shouldn’t fall for hunky Bryce. His goes far deeper and will tug at your heart. Read The Code Enforcer for its mystery, its quirky wit, and, above all, it satisfying love story. I highly recommend this good read.” Barbara Raffin, Award-Winning author of the St. John Sibling series
Excellent book! I like the way the story progresses. Its right on target for me. Will read more of this authors work!