Monday, January 26, 2015

eARC Review: Nights Like These by Chris Scully

Published January 26th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
Starting over sucks. At forty, Miles Koprowski thought he had life all figured out. He had a nice car, a hot young lover, and a cushy job… and then he didn’t. Call it fate, or karma, or a downturn in the market, but this opinionated cynic is now forced to play rent-a-cop in a dying office building in the burbs just to make ends meet. Throw in an unhinged ex, a coworker who hates him, and a hot new boss, and suddenly everything is uncertain. 
Miles doesn’t plan on liking the night shift or becoming embroiled in a mystery that reawakens old passions and puts him in danger. And he certainly doesn’t plan on falling for the overbearing head of security, Colton Decker, former soldier and doting dad. But nights like these can change a man, make him start to believe there’s more to life than a high-paying job and a warm body in his bed. With a thief on the loose and his new job in jeopardy, Miles will have to decide what’s truly important. He might discover things he never knew he wanted… as long as he makes it through the night. 

Review by: multitaskingmomma

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

I never expected to be this entertained when reading Nights Like These. Truly, I expected something else for based on the blurb, I thought this was going to just some contemporary romance plot. I did not expect this to be so entertaining and mysterious, it took some time for me to figure out whodunit.

With the blurb, we have Miles at forty and starting over his life after losing his job thanks to downsizing and other things. His savings could have given him some respite but being without a job for a year is sure to dig holes in any one's pockets if there is no input. Add in a boyfriend - an ex - who had hold of his credit card and you get the picture. Not good. So security guard he falls into and resents. He never thought he would stumble into the arms of a really cutie of a boss and a mysterious death of a co-worker. Oh, and there are the art works disappearing and getting replaced by fakes.

Colton is a deadly looker and he just stops everyone in their tracks. How he could be so attracted to not-so-attractive security guard Miles is a mystery even to me, but he is. He never expected to stumble into a mystery that needs solving, an accident that does not look like one, and the loss of art that he has no knowledge whatsoever of. Thanks to Miles, an art aficionado and minor degree holder, he may just find out who is the thief. Or thieves.

This was really entertaining in a cozy mystery sort of way. Add in the romance that starts out on difficult footing and falls into fraternization frowned upon, then yes, this story went from ho-hum to very interesting pretty fast.

 Overall, this was a really nice and light mystery read that never stepped on the bizarre or erotica. If you like these plots, and it is quite an interesting one, then yes, this is for you.

Note: Copy provided by author for an honest review.

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