Review: Hot Pursuit 1 by Jennifer Zane

A fun weekend at a friends wedding in Denver takes a bizarre twist for Anna Scott when her rental car is pulled over due to an "anonymous tip". In her trunk...one dead body linked to warring crime families in Denver and New York. It should be easy for an innocent woman to be cleared for an innocent mix-up. But was it a mistake? The police aren't so sure, and neither is the crime boss who wants vengeance for his son-in-law's death. You see, Anna Scott didn't exist a couple of years ago, she knows way too much about criminal procedures and about talking to cops. Anna Scott has a secret, and this twist of fate could not only expose her, but place her and anyone close to her in danger. Jake Griffin is playing a dangerous game. He's spent the last few months undercover in the Moretti crime family. Anna Scott is a problem. Moretti assigns him to find out who she is, what she wants, and to kill her if she's a threat. Jake needs to keep his nose clean and focus on taking down Moretti, not a sexy woman who is a complete mystery. He can't stop thinking about her; her knowledge, her name, her dangerous associates, her fear, or the bone deep desire every time he sees her. Nick's at war with the whole world over one alluring, yet vulnerable woman, and he can't seem to stop taking dangerous chances where she's concerned. The most dangerous of all might be trusting her with the truth.

A fun weekend at a friends wedding in Denver takes a bizarre twist for Anna Scott when her rental car is pulled over due to an “anonymous tip”. In her trunk…one dead body linked to warring crime families in Denver and New York. It should be easy for an innocent woman to be cleared for an innocent mix-up. But was it a mistake? The police aren’t so sure, and neither is the crime boss who wants vengeance for his son-in-law’s death. You see, Anna Scott didn’t exist a couple of years ago, she knows way too much about criminal procedures and about talking to cops. Anna Scott has a secret, and this twist of fate could not only expose her, but place her and anyone close to her in danger.
Jake Griffin is playing a dangerous game. He’s spent the last few months undercover in the Moretti crime family. Anna Scott is a problem. Moretti assigns him to find out who she is, what she wants, and to kill her if she’s a threat. Jake needs to keep his nose clean and focus on taking down Moretti, not a sexy woman who is a complete mystery. He can’t stop thinking about her; her knowledge, her name, her dangerous associates, her fear, or the bone deep desire every time he sees her. Nick’s at war with the whole world over one alluring, yet vulnerable woman, and he can’t seem to stop taking dangerous chances where she’s concerned. The most dangerous of all might be trusting her with the truth.

Hot Pursuit 1 by Jennifer Zane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m always leery reading a new author not knowing what to expect from them. Well I need not have worried as this book has one of the best first chapters I’ve ever read. I even wanted to go back and re-read it – it was that good!!!

I didn’t know going in this was a serial series. This was just part 1 which was a little bit of a bummer because the story is captivating and the main characters were so intriguing that I don’t want to wait for the rest of the story.

Another big surprise was the heroine Anna Scott. Sometimes heroines in RS books are TSTL or just annoying with the trouble they manage to get themselves into. Well this little lady can take care of herself and not in a bad ass type of way. I don’t want to give too much away about her as I think you should experience Anna reading the book.

Now onto the hero Jake who’s undercover with a crime family in Colorado with the name Nick. Mmmm hot hot. The chemistry between Jake/Nick and Anna was off the charts but I liked the author didn’t rush them right into bed especially with Anna history plus there is the fact they are both lying to the other about who they really are.

This book only scratched the surface of the story and I cant wait for the next installment.

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