Today I am lucky enough to help Emma Calin celebrate her new release, Shannon’s Law. This is a great romance full of suspense and crime. This is Emma Calin’s second book in her Passion Patrol series. As the second book this was a great addition. Though they are all stand alone books you will see a familiar face or two. The love story is a wonderful Cinderella like story that will have you envious of any character that would experience what Shannon does. For my full review be sure to keep reading after the book blurb.
Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. In Fleetworth-Green she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking and homes in on serious millionaire criminals.
As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix is an upper class female rival who has long plotted her way into the Earl’s bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet.
Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.
All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.
Shannon Aguerri is sent to the small village outside of London. On her first day she catches the Earl’s son and some of his friends drinking and riding a scooter she suspects doesn’t belong to them. Shannon takes the Earl’s son back to the manor and meets the very handsome and eligible Earl. Shannon immediately finds herself attracted to the overalls wearing Earl named Spencer. But, Spencer’s complex relationship with his deceased wife’s friend. While Shannon continues to police the small village she begins to discover that the village is hiding an underworld kind of crime that you’d find in the city. Along with her investigation into the crime she and Spencer’s relationship develops quickly and before they both know the new police woman has fallen for the widowed Earl. But, when things move quickly obstacles and trust aren’t always solved at the same time as love develops. When Shannon’s job and her relationship intersect in an unfriendly way they must learn to work together or to let each other go.
I really enjoyed this novel. Shannon is feisty and has an answer for everything. Spencer is her perfect foil in being a posh stuffy English Earl. The love story between these two is very much a modern day fairy tale. The crime element in this story is well done also. The two components of this story are very well woven together and very believable. In fact any woman would be jealous of Shannon finding her happiness with Spencer. I do think though that an American reading this story will have a bit of a challenge with Shannon’s English slang. You get used to it but at first I thought her slang and retorts for everything were going to be too much for this story. But, like all good characters she changes with the story and definitely becomes one of the best parts of this story. Her comedic element is great when some of the criminal element gets heavy. Overall, I think this is a really worthwhile read and will suck you in once you get used to the slang and the culture. Emma Calin really did a great job with Shannon’s Law. I look forward to reading something else from Emma.